Keeping Your Busy Family Organized

Keeping Your Busy Family Organized

Keeping track of your busy family’s schedule can be daunting. Between school schedules and sports practices, piano lessons and late night meetings, knowing where everyone is becomes a challenge. On top of that, keeping tabs on the shopping and bills that need to be paid adds another layer to your household management. Luckily the solution is found in the easy, portable, managing capabilities of a tablet like the Samsung NOOK tab. From keeping your family’s schedule organized to keeping track of groceries to ensure everyone is eating healthily, your tablet can be your best tool for household management.

Keeping Kids Active

One of the most challenging things about having kids is keeping them active while maintaining plenty of structure. Extracurricular activities are important for kids’ development academically as well as for their physical fitness, but keeping up with their schedules can be difficult. With a tablet like the NOOK, you can easily organize your weekly schedule around school and practices, music lessons and other activities.

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You can also keep track of free time, which is vital to growing kids, and be sure they have quality time to spend with you as well. Having a central location with a master school and work calendar can help, too, as you try to plan vacations and doctors’ appointments around holidays and other events in your family’s life. Your tablet can help you sort through all of this in one easy to navigate place, and unlike the kitchen calendar, it can easily fit into your pocket to go wherever you happen to be.

Track Your Groceries

In a busy family, planning healthy meals can be challenging. When time runs short, or when soccer practice runs long, it can be all too easy to drive through somewhere on the way home. Having an organized list and meals already planned in advance can ease a lot of the stress of trying to figure out mealtimes at the last minute. Having a master list of everything you usually buy can streamline shopping to make it easy and efficient, and access to all of your cookbooks on your tablet can make it easier to choose a good option for dinner and then buy exactly the ingredients you need ahead of time.

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Healthy eating is best modeled by you, so your kids will follow your example in what you choose to eat. Once they learn healthy eating habits, they will benefit for the rest of their lives. You can also let kids help pick what they want to eat by having them search through the recipe books available on your tablet. They will be more excited to eat something they have chosen, and it empowers them to make good decisions. Healthy eating all starts at the dinner table, and your tablet can make it a simple matter to get a good meal to your family.

Staying Organized Reduces Stress

Another way you can benefit from the organizational capabilities of a tablet is through managing your household budget. Making sure all of the bills are paid on time and that nothing gets lost in the shuffle can be a huge weight off of your shoulders and significantly reduce your stress. Your tablet can help you stay organized, with all of your bills available online on a pocket-sized device that goes everywhere you go. You can track what gets paid and when in your calendar and even follow up on anything that might be unexpected or need to be paid a little early.

Effective time management can also reduce stress. A tablet also provides an easy way to share the master schedule with your significant other in case someone else need to arrange transportation. You’ll also be less likely to miss appointments or to be late if you know when everything is happening, and be better able to keep track of where everyone is at a specific time. The organizational tools on your tablet benefit you in that way, too, and can bring peace of mind that will help keep you calm and collected over the long haul.

Your Tablet Keeps Your Family Running Smoothly

Between keeping track of the kids’ extracurricular activities to making it easier to eat healthy meals, your tablet is one of the best tools in your arsenal for keeping your family organized. Being organized can help relieve stress for everyone in your family by making sure all of the bills are paid on time and that everyone gets to where they need to go. You can also make sure that people are getting the down time they need so that your family has a chance for quality bonding, all thanks to the organizational ability of your tablet. Having a tool that can go where you go and support you the way you need can change the way you manage your family and help keep everyone healthy and happy.

Evan Varsamis is an Entrepreneur, Founder / CEO at Gadget Flow Inc, Investor and Marketing Advisor at Qrator Ltd and Contributor at Forbes, Inc, Huffington Post and American Express Essentials.
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