I’ve partnered up with technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, from Digitwirl, to bring you some fun yet informative videos on various products and services related to technology that will help you get organized and simplify your busy life.
I so love that I have Carley here to be my technology voice because I am soooo not qualified. I’m not tech savvy but thankfully I have a 14 year old daughter that can usually figure things out for me. When it comes to calendars though I’ve yet to see the benefit of going digital. The only reason I say that is because I see how much the big calendar on my fridge benefits my kids (14, 12 and 6). They look at it every day and can see exactly what is happening when. They even remind me of things so I don’t forget. I love not having the entire responsibility of time resting all on my shoulders. That would be a lot of additional stress. Instead we all share the load. Even my 6 year old is less anxious now that he can read the calendar himself (before that I had a visual calendar to help him). Kids like knowing what the day entails and what is expected of them.
So as you can see I’m conflicted about how going digital with my calendar will replace this type of organization when it comes to keeping my family’s sanity. I suppose if each of my children had smart phones (they don’t!) then it would make sense to sync up with each other.
Carley shares a great video below about all the benefits of using Google Calendar. After watching it, I would love to know what you think.
Notes from Carley:
Is my husband going to be home for dinner? Does that business meeting conflict with basketball practice? Game night, girl’s night, date night… keeping everyone’s schedules straight in my work and family life is a herculean effort. To manage everyone’s coming and going, I need something more than just a place to jot things down (sorry, paper calendar). What I need is a system that truly supports me and helps me get through my day, one commitment at a time.
That’s why I can’t live without Google Calendar. Let me count the ways I love it: I can use it anywhere (so every device I have gets me where I’m going), it’s easy to share schedules, so I can coordinate efforts with co-workers and significant others, aaaand it’s free.
Watch this week’s Twirl to learn to see why gCal and I have a standing appointment.
Can’t see the video? Watch it here.
Digitwirl is the weekly web show that offers simple solutions to modern day problems. In 3 minutes, Digitwirl brings busy women the very best time, money, and sanity-saving technology, and then teaches them how to use it, step-by-step. Digitwirl was created by technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who uses lots of technology to manage her busy life as mom of two and entrepreneur. Become a subscriber to get weekly show alerts and exclusive deals at Digitwirl.com, or follow Digitwirl on Twitter at @digitwirl.