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5 Tools To Manage Your Family’s Back to School Schedule

Are you ready to start the new school year? I’m not.

My son will be starting kindergarten soon and can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having to get him, myself, and an infant ready and out the door on time every morning. And let’s not get into the thought of daily homework assignments, lunch preparation, and the daily drama of raising two boys.

So what do you do when you feel you can’t keep it all together? Use technology of course.

As the central communication hub for our kids, school, spouses, and other family members, we need to know what is being said, who is going where, when it will take place, and how it will get done.

Finding essential tools that will help manage our chaos will allow us to all be on the same page and gain some control.

Let’s start this school year on the right foot with some tools that will help keep us sane and on track.

 

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  • Evernote 2 of 6
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    Evernote is an amazing place to store all the information you need for you and your family. You can email, scan, type, or record anything you want to keep safe and secure. From school forms, to shopping lists, to recipes, to repair bills, what you need is available to you via your computer or app.

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  • Google Calendar 3 of 6
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    I love Google, but then again, who doesn't. It makes life easier to manage. Keep everything you need in one place and share it with ease. 

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  • Cozi 4 of 6
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    Cozi is much more than a calendar. It helps families share pictures, manage shopping lists, to-do lists, etc. Their color-coded system allows you to keep track of everyone's schedule without confusion. And your spouse will know what needs to be picked up from the store on the way home, or if you are busy next Saturday with a school picnic.

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  • Springpad 5 of 6
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    Springpad is another amazing free application. This visually appealing tool helps organize, simplify, and share information with family to make sure everyone is on the same page. 

    Take a look at one of their notebooks here.  

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  • Wunderlist 6 of 6
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    Wunderlist is a super simple shareable task management tool.

    Create a master list and organize your daily life and increase your productivity.

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