Family calendars, to dos
Last week, I discovered BackpackIt, a nifty web utility that lets you share lists, files, and notes. The lists include check-off boxes, which means that this might be a solution to the endless problem of how do two (or more) people share a to-do list. T. and I are giving it a try, and we’ll see how it goes. I think the free level is plenty for us, but if someone would develop a way to sync the lists with HandyShopper, I’d be willing to pay for it.
For sharing calendars, we use the low-tech solution of a whiteboard hanging in the kitchen, which we try to update every Sunday night. It’s not perfect — T. totally forgot about a dentist appointment a few weeks ago, in spite of the fact that it was written in clear letters — but it serves the main purpose of making sure that we don’t both plan on doing kid-free activities at the same time.
For such a basic set of issues, faced by pretty much every family, you’d think there would be a better solution. But we haven’t found it yet. Recommendations are welcome.