You may have noticed a change to the Kidoinfo events calendar. With the help of my techie husband, Doug, we have set up Google Calendar to track events instead of 30 Boxes. Although I liked the way 30 Boxes looked, it did not always display all events or allow you to save an event to your own calendar. I am in the process of testing more sophisticated calendars that will allow readers to input their own events and share them friends with a click of a button. In the meantime, Google Calendar allows you to see a list of events by day, and with one click you can expand the event to see a description and the location. You can also add any of these events to your own calendar using the iCal format.
On a personal calendar note: I am on a quest to organize my life – stay on top of e-mails, PTO and work meetings, article deadlines, and a night out with my husband or gal pals. I have been searching for a calendar that works, a reliable place to jot down my ideas, and a place to track my contacts. Anna recently wrote about this topic on her blog, “To do today: tell me how you stay organized,” and many readers have commented on what they do. I am curious about what works for you. Are you a Post-it person or paperless? Just as in parenting, other people’s tips and tricks can be enormously helpful.
I am a notebook person (maybe too many), and I use a combo of online and offline systems which I will write more about later. I’ve also started using Google Calendar for myself, which allows me to set up separate calendars for work, school, and home. I can see them all at once or turn off the ones I do not want with a simple click. I can also share the calendars with my husband so he knows when we have a school event, the kids have a doctor’s appointment, or when we’ve scheduled a babysitter.
I invite you to share your thoughts about the new Kidoinfo Events Calendar and how you stay organized.