We have two calendars in our house.
A paper calendar in the kitchen where Mr. Q writes down his travel schedule and I mark standing meetings, and a smaller paper calendar that I keep in my purse with my schedule and the girls appointments. Every 6 weeks or so, I sit down with both of them and reconcile them, but there's definitely times when I have to go and check both of them before scheduling something.
It's an inefficient system, but one we've been using for about 4 years. I've looked at various on-line calendaring systems, but I hate the idea of having to turn on my computer just to look at my calendar !
One of the things I do to make sure we are on the same page is to forward e-mails to Mr. Q where I commit myself or our family to something, whether it be an event I want to attend as a family, or a moms' night out just for me.
I feel like such a dork sending an e-mail to my husband instead of telling him in person, but it definitely falls in the category of "Do whatever works !"
5 days ago