9 Tips, Hacks, and Apps That Will Make Parents Feel More on Top of Things

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I don’t know about you, but I feel constantly on the verge of drowning in my obligations. Between my full time job, a husband who works 60+ hours a week, and four kids (with zero driver’s licenses) who have their own social and extracurricular schedules — not to mention running a household and carrying the mental load that moms are expected to handle — my poor brain is perpetually scrambled trying to keep up with all the things. If I’m being honest, though, it would be this way whether I had four kids or one; some people just aren’t great at being organized, and I’m one of them.

Winter break is a brief reprieve from at least some of the hustle and bustle, but now that school is starting again, I’m stressed out just anticipating the return to the mental juggling act. Lucky for people like me, we live in an age where sanity-saving inventions and innovations abound.

Write it Down

Call me old-school, but sometimes the easiest way for me to keep track of things is by using the old-fashioned method of literally writing it down (I know … how archaic!). Rather than littering up my space with Post-It notes, I love my reusable wall calendar; mine is from Artifact Uprising and is personalized, which is a nice touch. The entire family can write things down, and everyone can see the entire month at a glance, so we know not only what’s happening on that day but in the days to come. You can even use different-colored markers for each person, so everyone knows exactly what they’re supposed to be doing.

Artifact Uprising

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