With the school year about to get into full swing, now's the time to start preparing, before the juggling of class schedules, homework, soccer practice, carpool, parent-teacher meetings-all the while trying to manage the house and your own work-etc., etc., etc. launch into overdrive.
After conducting an informal poll of some of my mom friends to find out how they balance everything, the key is clearly staying organized. A couple of them vouched for the indispensability of a dry erase board calendar, which they post in their kitchens so everyone at home knows what's on tap for the month. They prefer whiteboards to paper versions, since these are easier to update, and unlike using a computer, you don't need to log on to see what's going on-your schedule simply lives on the wall, so you get constant reminders of what's going on and in-store for the coming weeks. Here, five options to get you ready for the year ahead.
How do you keep your family organized during the school year?