With two kids, a husband, full time job, and a blog to run, I often feel like I am meeting myself coming and going! How do I keep my sanity?? Scheduling, planning, scheduling, planning and planning some more. Anyone that knows me well can tell you that I live by my daily calendar and tend to be an obsessive list maker (oh yes, I even color code my lists!). I just love feeling of satisfaction when I gleefully cross the next item off my to-do list!
As Lily gets older and has activities of her own, as the blog continues to grow, and as my life becomes more hectic, I have found the need for even more calendars and lists. It is starting to get to the point where my calendars need calendars and I can’t help but think that there just has to be a better way to organize it all!
As you know by now, I am fortunate enough to be a Verizon Palm Pre Plus Mommy Blogger. In my first two posts, I introduced you to some of the features including the camera on the Palm Pre Plus. As I explore and learn more about the phone, I found that it can help me organize my life (now if it could only do my dishes, too!). The Palm Pre Plus can sync ALL of my calendars into one convenient view so appointments and reminders can seen at a glance.
As a review blogger, I have to stay organized and have found Google Calendar to be very useful to track shipments, schedule posting dates and keep track of contest ending dates (all color coded of course). Without even telling the Palm Pre what to do, my Google Calendars appeared on my phone as if by way of magic! Love it! I can now tell instantly which reviews are scheduled on any given day and which contests need to be closed and pulled. The Palm Pre even allows you to set an alarm to remind you of certain events (a feature that was most helpful while both my daughter and I were on antibiotics).
Another great feature is the Memo Pad which allows me to quickly jot down ideas for fabulous blog posts or just remind me that we need more milk. And bread. The memos even look like cute little Post-It notes on a bulletin board!
The calendar feature of the Verizon Palm Pre Plus has certainly passed the test of this list-making Mom! Syncing, updating, scheduling and editing were extremely easy to use and did not require a learning curve. The touch screen makes navigating the calendar a cinch and helps this Mom stay sane while on the go!
Next time, I plan to talk all about surfing the Internet from the Palm Pre! Don’t miss it!