I have written before about the infamous pregnancy stupids, and how badly I was effected by them. I used to be embarrassed, then for a while I found it rather humorous, but when it started to cost me money, I decided it was time to get my act together.
After I had Anna (almost 2 years ago), I started noticing that my brain was much more damaged by the stupids than I had realized. Not only was I pouring coffee in the bottle, and mixing formula in my coffee cup I was also forgetting EVERYthing, and still am. I have called my husband in a panic at least 10 times because I can’t find the car keys and need to get the kids from school. It wouldn’t be so bad if I hadn’t used those exact same keys to drop them off 7 hours earlier. I have also managed to miss dozens of appointments for both the children and myself, which apparently has put me on some list for bad moms, because I got threatened with fines today when I made the kids dental appointments.
Thankfully about a month ago I was invited to join three other bloggers to write for the EnoughTime Moms blog, and was also asked to review the HomeLife online organizer from Day-Timer. This program has already started to change my life (I’m not exaggerating) and I am hoping it will get me off the bad mom list at the dentist’s office! I am in love with this program because it helps me keep track of everything I need to get done during the day, and my appointments.
Basically HomeLife is a FREE website/online day planner. I use it to keep track of birthdays, doctors appointments, addresses, and lists. I am usually online anyway, whether I’m blogging or checking email so I just keep the page open all day and add appointments and notes as the day goes on. My FAVORITE thing about this planner is that you can set it to remind you of important events (like dentist appointments) hours or even days before the event! You can also use HomeLife to keep your family informed by posting blog posts and pictures that can only be seen by the people you choose.
Another really great thing about HomeLife is it’s portability! Now I can write my shopping list during the day and look it up on my phone once I get to the store! No more shopping lists left at home (come on, admit it…you’ve done it too!).
Take a look at what HomeLife has to offer:
Here are a few ways Mom can use HomeLife to better manage her home and family:
- Track color-coded schedules for each family member – you can avoid missed appointments, practices, and events
- Download every family member’s calendar from Google or Outlook and see them all together; or filter for viewing one at a time.
- Assign and email “to-dos” to family members to make sure things get done
- Create online grocery lists to update, view and share
- Easily Set-up automatic text message reminders for your spouse or kids
- Import Google Calendar™ or sync with Outlook® to incorporate work calendar and tasks into HomeLife
HomeLife offers Mom a host of features she can use to keep her family on the same page and closer together.
And, because it’s accessible from any computer or web-accessible smartphone, the calendar can be used by every family member – in the same house, down the street, or across the country.
It’s free, there’s no credit card required. Anyone can sign up and be on their way in just a few easy minutes. A series of video tutorials make HomeLife a truly user-friendly experience
HomeLife is the easiest to use online calendar for the active family, thanks to its Mom-friendly set-up and unique features like color-coding, Outlook sync, and automatic text message reminders. View the brief video tour and sign-up today by visiting: http://homelife.daytimer.com.
The only thing this program doesn’t do is help me find my keys, but my new efficiency inspired me to start using the key holder by the front door(yes, if you must know…it has been by the door since we moved in and I never used it )!
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~ This post was written as a part of my commitment to the Enough Time Mom blog team. All opinions and signs of cRaZineSs are my own, seriously..don’t blame Day-Timer .