April Editor's Letter



I still use a paper planner for our family calendar. In fact, I’ve used the exact same brand of calendar since 2006 and I’d be lost without it. I keep all of our calendars from years gone by—it serves as a kind of journal and history of our life’s events. I’ve tried different apps and online tools and none have really appealed to me. I like being able to see the entire month at one time and being able to flip backward or forward when scheduling. My mom and sisters use the same calendar I use, and my one sister jokingly refers to it as “the cloud.” We all show up for family calendar meetings with our pencils and our planners!

 

For fun, while penning this missive, I decided to pull out our 2006 calendar and look through it. Oh my! What simpler times those were when the girls were younger! So many days are blank (can you even imagine!), and the ones that aren’t have things like playgroup or swim lessons or ice cream dates written on them. To look at our calendar now often makes my head spin. For many, spring means the season for cleaning and sprucing up after winter. This year, why not spring clean your calendar? Are there commitments you can cut? Social events it would be okay to miss? For ideas on how to get started spring cleaning your family’s calendar, check out here.

Speaking of planning and calendars, how is your summer shaping up? Now is the time to think ahead and plan a camp or two for the kiddos. Check out our Summer Camp Guide.

Happy spring and happy Easter, Kansas City!

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