One of the things I’ve been working on over the last few months is finding a better balance for me personally, and for the family overall. With my wife and me working full-time jobs, the three kids in school, twins working part-time, activities, social events, volunteer activities, blogs, etc. it can get confusing figuring out who’s coming or going.
Considering our twins are seniors in high school this year we had a major uptick in activities related to college search, scholarship application, and a pretty good major push of end of year stuff over the next two months. It can get crazy in our house at times.
Did I mention we will be throwing them a graduation party too, oh and my wife doesn’t work a normal work schedule either. She typically works weekends, and late during the week. Damn you retail.
I paint this picture not to complain, but just to give you a slice of what life is like in the debt discipline household. Most days I’m up at 5:30AM and in bed around 11PM.
So, you can see there is certainly a need to find better balance.
Turning to Technology
One of the big issues I find it just keeping track of everyone’s schedule. We have a large paper calendar that my wife does a great job of keeping updated, but it doesn’t do any of us any good when we are away from it to figure out what’s on it. I’m constantly asking the kids for their work schedule, so I know what and how much to cook for dinner.
We’ll I think I’ve found the answer. We just started using an app that allows us to share a single calendar across our smart phones. Not sure why I didn’t think of it sooner, but here we are. Since all five of us always carry our phones why not leverage the technology and keep the calendars synced on our phones.