Parents are expert Jugglers. With all the balls to keep in the air - from academics to sports, social events to finding time to sit down together for a meal - its no wonder we get into playing the Blame Game with a spouse or co-parent when something from our schedule *Splats* on the ground.
There IS another way. Effectively implementing one single tool is a sure-fire way to save you friction with your fellow co-parent (current or ex), and have you and your family accomplishing more with less stress.
We’ve all used Google as a search engine, perhaps even email host, but free Google Calendars is quickly becoming the saving grace in many a parent’s life. Whether your child is in kindergarten or college, Google Calendar is a tool you can use to keep track of everybody’s critical engagements leaving you more time to sit down together to reconnect.
Single parents take note: this tool can keep you and your ex on the same page while limiting the amount of personal engagement and nagging required to transition your child/ren from one home to the next!
Google has a nifty Calendar that you can access and share between fellow Gmail account holders. You and your family will each need an active Gmail account (easy to set up here). Once you have an active account simply log in and click on the CALENDAR tab at the top of your browser. Using the calendar is quite intuitive, but should you need help there is a great tutorial here.
Wondering why this outperforms your family’s trusty calendar that hangs at the front door?
Here’s why it works: