Monday, July 23

EMPOWER | Cozi.com - The Online Family Calendar

Good morning everyone...

I realize it's still Summer...
School isn't QUiTE on our minds just yet...
and for some of you...
the spontaneity Summer often allows...
is a welcome change from all of the structure and routine the school year brings.

However...
I want to introduce you to a tool I have begun using...
A tool to help organize our busy family life.
Although I could've certainly postponed using this until the days of Summer faded away...
I really wanted to take advantage of familiarizing myself with the system.
Not to mention getting my family actively involved and participating as well.
I felt this would be advantageous for us all...
in preparation for the routine and structure awaiting us in just a few short weeks.

Watch this 30 second video to fill you in on what Cozi.com is about:


Features I LOVE:
• Everyone in the family can access the Calendar, To-Do Lists and Grocery Lists
• Personalized To-Do Lists for everyone (or the whole family)
• Color-Coding for each person in the family
FlyLady Approved
• Cozi App for iPhone and Android
• The DAiLY JOURNAL to jot down a quick memory and load a quick photo. (LOVE this)!

I love that my older daughters, (sixteen and thirteen), are able to add items to the grocery list.
This makes them responsible for informing me when they run out of toiletries...
or if they'd just like something special from the grocery store.
I don't have to ask...
I don't have to remember...
it's already on the list.

I also love that I don't have to sound like a "drill sergeant"...
repeating my expectations and "demands" of the day.
I simply point them to cozi.com...*wink*
It's been a great tool.
I hope you'll find it EMPOWERiNG...
let me know what you think.


KEEPiNG iT REAL
Yes...
I got push-back at first from my older girls.
They actually make fun of me for all of the "lists" I seem to constantly create.
But with that said...
I've been able to eliminate all of the "other lists" and compile them into one tidy spot.

It may have taken a couple of weeks for everyone to get on board...
but Ema, my thirteen year old, added quite a few things to the grocery list this past week. *wink*
Even Ella, my three year old, has a list of simple things to do everyday.
(One of them being "give everyone in the family big hugs")...*grin*

So far...
it's working.
And that's a very good thing.

1 comments:

Noelleami July 24, 2012 at 2:22 PM  

Thank you for recommending Cozi. Just signed up!

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