mini-resolution: update our family calendar

Blue Sky Wall Calendar

With our late winter break followed almost immediately by travel, things have felt a little chaotic around here for the past couple of weeks. I’m still trying to get into the swing of the new year, make sure I know about important upcoming dates, and plan some fun family activities over the coming months too. That means I have to get re-organized after letting things slide during the holiday.

So today, I’m taking out my Blue Sky wall calendar and a brand-new pack of colored pens, and I’m going to whip our schedule into shape. Just taking a few moments to write everything down and organize all our dates in one visually-appealing place always makes me feel calmer, more on top of my life, and more ready to have fun. Is there a simple task you can do today to help make your family life more orderly and less stressful?

Speaking of organization, I’ll be a featured guest at The Motherhood today during a live chat on getting organized. The amazing Asha Dornfest of Parent Hacks is hosting, and the equally-amazing Christine Koh of Boston Mamas will be the other featured guest. If you’re looking for some inspiration and tips for tidying up your home life – or have your own ideas to share – I hope you’ll join us at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.

I’m halfway through a four-week series of mini-resolutions: small, simple improvements I’m making in different areas of my life. This week I’m focusing on “family”. I hope you’ll join me!

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  1. Tracy Robinson
  2. A Consummate Generalist
  3. Steph@theminddoeswander