Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

The Family Calendar Goes Digital

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I keep promising myself that I’ll spend less time on my laptop, but when it comes to optimizing organization, Kate’s my go-to girl and she’s got an online family scheduling solution that warrants a look. Today, Kate reports on her family’s fabulous (free!) social secretary, Google Calendar (and no, Kate doesn’t work for Google!):
“For many of us, keeping our daily lives straight - early meetings, dinner plans, family birthdays, wedding weekends - was enough of a challenge before we had children. We've all been through different types of paper and electronic calendars, both mobile and not, in search of the best way to keep ourselves organized and make sure we don't miss the dentist appointment that required six months to schedule. With children in the house, this task increases enormously both in complexity and importance. And along comes Google - titan of the Internet - with a fun, easy-to-use, and free piece of software that might just replace the white board on the kitchen wall. Google Calendar allows multiple people to share and view their own calendars (each in a different color), allows real-time updating, provides plenty of space to enter and save information about events, and will even - the best part - e-mail a daily reminder of everything you've got going on for the day. The interface is elegant and uncluttered and set-up takes about five minutes (information can be imported from other electronic calendars). The calendar is on-line, but all information is password protected and only shared at your request.”


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