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This is our first back-to-school year- things like clothes shopping, menu planning and scheduling are key- all things my Type-A personality lends a great hand in, except in unfamiliar territory. This year is going to take a lot more planning. I’ve found that to keep 4 people on schedule takes a lot of work ahead of time, and I found a great assistant to help!
On a recent trip to Target for school supplies, I pulled out my planner and found a million things written with very little discerning information. The what needed more… mostly the who. I’m big on color coding, but the days of carrying around different planners for different people, or highlighters, corrector fluid and different ink colors has long passed. I need a simple solution for our everyday. Our very busy every day.
To better organize my calendar, I decided color coding was my answer, but the hassle of crossing out to change appointment dates (something that happens often with kids) was a deterrent. Enter: FriXion erasable pens by Pilot.
I grabbed a 3 pack of the red, black and blue pens, and got to the calendar- even making a mistake or two adding classes on holidays- easily fixed with the attached eraser. It is easy to see which events are mine or Dave’s, depending on the black or blue, and which ones are for the kids, in red. No more confusion about who is going to the dentist again!
My three pens fit easily into my wallet, so I know they’re always with me- no matter what scheduling event comes up. And they’re really handy around the house, too! As we’re packing up to move at the end of September, all of our boxes are marked with a different ink color- ensuring all the ones with red are packed facing out. Of course, this means that anything for the kids will be readily at hand. This means the most to me because having friends and family help us load up means we won’t touch every box- making sure the kids’ things are most accessible means that they will get their comforts first. Their clothes, toys and bedding are the first things we will set up in our new home- making it as comfortable as possible for them.
Big changes are hard, but being able to make the kids feel better just by being more savvy with my color-coding skills truly makes my days easier as they pass!
I urge you to make your back-to-school easier and philanthropic. Pilot has partnered with the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization, STOMP Out Bullying. Their mission is to build awareness and fund educational programs to reduce and prevent bullying all over the country- an issue you know means a lot to me.
As parents and caregivers, it is our job to lead the way however we can. For me, that means supporting companies that support my own personal mission- to end bullying. Pilot will be making a minimum of a $125,000 donation to STOMP Out Bullying. and you can help erase bullying with your purchase of their FriXion Clicker pens- especially during 8/23-8/29/2015, by getting 20% off your purchase of the FriXion Clicker pen 3-pack Assorted or Black ink at Target!
Will you be joining me to help STOMP Out Bullying?