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Old 07-07-2019, 12:05 PM
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Okay y'all I'm working with major ADD here so organization is a daily struggle. I had like 4 different apps on my phone telling me schedules. Between starting back to work for a summer program later this month, soccer tournaments, volleyball games, volleyball camps, practices, etc. I was looking at my phone a million times to see where we were going. Not to mention my husband's schedule is weird and he's out of town a lot. I can't even keep up with when he is coming and going but that's the least of my worries.

I literally got a desk calendar and am filling it out to stick on the fridge. At least I can tell at a glance when I get up in the morning where I need to go. I know the calendar on the phone works too but for some reason it doesn't work for me as well....



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Old 07-07-2019, 12:16 PM
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You've got a lot on your plate with all your family's activities! I think using a paper calendar on your fridge is a great idea. It lets everyone in your family know what's going on, not only for today, but the month!
I think you made a smart move!

I also have to see my schedule on paper! I have a small calendar book (from Dollar Tree) that I refer to in order to get a whole picture of my family's activities for the day, week, and month! My brain just seems to process everything better if I can refer to the paper copy.

I also carry it in my purse if I know I will be going to make an appointment (dr, haircut, etc.) It helps to see it before I schedule something new!

I probably need to copy your idea and put up a paper on the fridge also!
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:18 PM
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Very excited about your PAPER calendar!

Great job getting everything organized.

Your life sounds very exciting with all the activities.

I'm a Media Specialist and I teach 300+ students how to use technology (even the Littles.)

But, at home I need a breather from the technology.

I prefer PAPER calendars (ones with cute kitty cats), paper books, paper notepads...LOVE Paper!

And this in NOT paper, but OLD SCHOOL...We have a new boom box and we play CDs.
Got our music for 10 cents a piece at a Library Book Sale.
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:25 PM
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I still have it all in teamsnap etc in my phone so I have field locations etc. but I like to see it on paper. It helps my middle aged brain to process it.
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:41 PM
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One thing I did when we were so busy is color code that paper calendar. Everyone had their own color.


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Old 07-07-2019, 12:49 PM
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Teachnkids that's a great idea. This stuff just belongs to me and dd right now, since ds will be leaving for college and drives. He's on his own schedule wise!
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:06 PM
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central paper calendar and that's what we use. My husband has a dumb phone and does not want a smart phone. I have a smart phone, but don't tend to use the calendar in it very much, probably because I don't have too many appointments. If I'm out somewhere and make an appointment in advance, I will use my phone and then put it on the home calendar. I don't mind having the paper calendar until I have to make an appointment and I haven't transferred anything to the phone. Oops!
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:18 PM
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I still have a paper calendar in the kitchen. Itís so much easier to see it all it one glance...without squinting! I also have a small purse calendar. The act of writing something down cements it in my brain.

And, bluntly, I plain donít like the calendar apps on my phone. I can write something or look something up in 10 seconds.
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:51 PM
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I have one too. Although DH and I can see each other's schedule on our online and phone calendars, it is so much easier for me to keep track of it on a paper calendar. I color code like teachnkids. It's a large desktop calendar with a one page per month, and it hangs in our home office.
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:37 PM
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I prefer paper for a calendar, writing lists, etc. Digital is not always better!


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Old 07-07-2019, 05:32 PM
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We have a dry erase board made into a calendar hanging in our kitchen/living room area. Everybody has a color and we add schedules, appointments, etc on it. Iím visual and even though Iím on my phone a lot Iíd rather have a paper (dry erase) calendar to work with.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:43 PM
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I keep my calendar on my phone and a paper calendar in the bedroom so that like you, I can just glance at it and know what I am doing. DH and I know each other's schedules that way too.

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I've used one for years
Old 07-08-2019, 01:38 AM
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Our huge wall calendar lives on the wall in our kitchen. Everyone's schedule goes on it, whether I'm involved in getting them there or not. It helps me know who's coming/going, who's here for dinner, etc. If I don't know for sure whether something's a go--say, lifeguard duty, because the guys switch that around a lot--I write it in pencil. Otherwise, info goes on it in ink. FYI, I use the More Time Moms calendar, which costs me in the $15-$20 range. I first saw it at Borders years ago; now I mail-order it every August from the company in Canada.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:06 AM
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Another vote for paper calendar. We have one in the kitchen and I refer to it all of the time. I also have one at school that I use.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:55 AM
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I've never NOT had a spiral calendar that I keep open on my desk at home and work at all times. I don't like electronic planners, etc. I'm in the habit of having an academic style one, but I could easily go back to the Jan-Dec type.

I've marked special events, etc. with highlighters, different colored pens, stickers to catch my eye, etc. It's fun and I MUST see the entire month at once. None of this week by week stuff.
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