I've tried all sorts of calendaring methods in my life. The old Franklin/Covey Day Planner method was too complicated and I never remembered to open the stupid thing up anyway. A plain old calendar on the wall was dummy proof, but still too easy to forget to update or check every day. I wanted something on my computer since I'm on the dang thing every day anyway. I wanted something that would either be part of my email or home page on my browser, something that would put my calendar in front of my eyes automatically. I tried several options, always chasing that elusive perfect program. Yahoo's calendar is convenient since I prefer My Yahoo as my home page, but the calendar itself is more complicated than it needs to be. Google's calendar is user friendly, but I don't use Google for more than this blog and tool bar searches so it isn't convenient. FlyLady endorsed Cozi online calendars and I must say, they are super simple to set up and use, but again, I had to remember to log in to it every day. I liked it, but I didn't love it. I've spent more time than I want to admit setting up online options, only to default back to the old paper grid on the wall.
|The Holy Grail of calendars?|
Oh, and for the record, I keep a cute dry erase calendar on the wall for the girls. I put their events on it so they can help keep track of everything. It's a simple way to teach the concepts of months, days and seasons to my little ones, and helps Miss E be accountable for her own responsibilities. It's their space though, and I'm still jazzed about possibly finding calendar nirvana for myself.