What's the Homemaking September ShapeUp! all about?
There are a lot of family calendar options available if you are the tactile type that has to write something down. Personally, I keep my calendar in Google Calendar. It allows me to have a separate calendar for each of us, as well as a general calendar for family events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc). I even create a Hockey calendar every year for the UND Hockey schedule, so I can tell if we have a home game that weekend.
Every year I update the general calendar and print out a listing for the Family Calendar area in my Home Manual, and then a week before the next month I print out a month view version of the Google Calendars with all events turned on for the Home Manual. I can then quickly jot a new event down while on the phone, without having to check my calendar on the computer.
I have a housekeeping calendar with my weekly, monthly and yearly routines on it. I can share this if there is any interest in looking at it.
I have a blogging calendar that I maintain in Google Calendar, though I don't include it for the Home Manual.
I also have an adoption calendar with various appointments and important dates related to the process.
Each calendar has it's own color code, so I can see at a glance what appt applies to what person. It's really very nice.
Here's a September Calendar for you!
Email me for the Excel Sheet if you want to adjust the routines.