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The Procrastinating Planner

Those who know me well probably realize this odd irony about me already. In fact, they may have not been so shocked by this oddity that they couldn't even call me on it. I am in fact, a strange combination of both planner and procrasitnator.

There are some things that I tend to plan for. For example, I usually have dentists appointments on the calendar 6 months in advance. If we are going to take a vacation, in general I like to have that thought through for more than a few days.

But then there is the spur of the moment that I absolutely live for. Even though we are already busy people and it doesn't always work out, I LOVE to get the phone call about the friend wondering if they can just swing by later or who would like some company for a trip to the store or the park.

I think life holds more excitement and satisfaction when I have the proper mix of planning and spur-of-the-moment. But here's my point: as most moms are looking a new school year square in the face (we're just shy of a month away from the first day of school here) I wonder if we have the best tools at our disposal for keeping track of our planned events. AND, if our planned events are documented, then we'll know exactly when we have time to procrastinate... or have some spur-of-the-moment fun.

Last year I discovered Cozi. Although I'll admit I have not done a very good job using it to it's full potential, this "online personal assistant" has tons of great features! Cozi is a completely free tool where you can do everything from compiling your grocery list, syncing schedules, journaling special moments, and saving pictures.

Give it a try and tell us what you think!

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