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As we approach the Back to School time for most of us, one of the challenges that I know I have faced in the past is keeping track of everything going on each week. Now that I have two kids that are in school and involved in extracurricular activities like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Sports, keeping up with where everyone needs to be each night as well as homework and other household needs can be a challenge. Then add on my schedule and work items and it can be a nightmare!
Towards the end of the school year last year, I discovered a system that works great in our household. I wanted to share it with you in hopes that it might give you some ideas on how to organize your families activities, school work, meals, and even chores like take out the recycle!
I have to admit, I have used planners before including free printable ones, and nothing ever seemed to work and I would give up after a few weeks of trying. It just wasn’t “me”. I tried using Google Calendar and really, I don’t have a way to always be around the Internet so an online application just wasn’t working for me either. Truthfully, I’m a pen and paper kinda gal.
I discovered the Erin Condren Life Planner earlier this year and after reading about it, searching out reviews, and even watching YouTube videos, it looked like something that would work for me. You can completely customize the cover to fit your personality, including what you want displayed as far as writing. Some use their Family Name, some put an inspirational quote, for me, I was simple and went with my name.