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“How do you do it?” Is without a doubt the question I get daily when I take my 3 boys and my nephew – 4 boys 5 and under out in public. The answer is Cozi Family Planner for a family calendar and planner and I am going to tell you guys all about it and why you need to be using it too.

Cozi is the leading productivity tool for families with more than 20 million registered users, Cozi is a free app that manages the logistics of everyday life. It keeps track of everything from school schedules and sports activities, to grocery lists, meals and chores—all in one place the whole family can access anytime, anywhere

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This crew may be cute but they come with a lot of scheduling and coordinating!

Electronic or Paper Family Calendar and Planner

Are you a paper or electronic family calendar or planner? I used to lug my large Erin Condren planner around everywhere but when we added our third baby to our family last year I knew I needed a different option. I like writing things down and color coding in my paper planners over the years, but I was beginning to forget it and had limited room in my diaper bag to toss it in. I made the switch to Cozi and haven’t ever looked back.

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Features I LOVE

Lists

Shopping Lists

We have a running grocery list that we add and subtract from based on who is ordering or shopping. There is no need for a old school paper list that gets lost or ignored at the store.

To do Lists

This mama is FORGETFUL. I list things like call the pediatrician, pay mortgage, grab a birthday gift, etc. I have a seperate to do list for the blog too! I have a home to do list with all of my projects and ideas for the house.

Birthday/Holiday Lists

I start shopping for Christmas and birthdays for my kids months in advance. When I see products I love that I think may be worthy of grabbing I begin to store. I already have items ready for Christmas this year. I break my lists down for what my husband and I will buy and ideas for family as well so I dont tell everyone to buy the same item!

Recipes

There are tons of delicious and easy recipes at your disposal if you are meal planning, shopping, or stuck in a rut with family meals. You can scroll and find ones that your family would like and add to your recipe box! If you have teens or older children, encourage them to go in and add things they see and like too!

Reminders

It automatically notifies the other family members when a event is added which I love. It takes the extra step out of remembering to tell the other party when you have a work event, friend gathering, or place to be.

If you are struggling to find a planner/scheduler option for you and your family, I highly recommend Cozi Family Organizer. I love being able to be present with the kids and cutting down on the logistics helps me! It has been a lifesaver to me in the last year and best of all it’s FREE! Join the 20 million other users to get organized today!

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I can not wait to hear about your planning and organization tips!

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  • The not so perfect, perfect mommy
    May 30, 2019

    I use this !!!!! I love it

    • Erin
      May 30, 2019

      Isn’t it an amazing?!

  • Nicole
    May 30, 2019

    I just downloaded this app and shared it with my husband. This is perfect for us with a newborn. Thank you! Great share.

    • Erin
      May 30, 2019

      It’s just so so easy! Sending you love mama!

  • Hillary Walters
    May 30, 2019

    Love this and definitely need to check it out. Also, you’re a supermom! 🙂

    • Erin
      May 30, 2019

      Haha, I don’t know about that! More like caffeinated and hope for the best kinda mom 🤣🤣

  • Annaliese
    May 31, 2019

    How handy is this! I use iCal for my planner- I love using something electronic that syncs to my phone and computer!

    xoxo A
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    • Erin
      May 31, 2019

      Yes it makes things so much easier.

  • Jasmine Watts
    May 31, 2019

    I haven’t used this app before but I have downloaded it on my phone. I shared it to my sister since I think this would be perfect for her with her newborn.

    • Erin
      May 31, 2019

      It really has made life more manageable! Hope you guys find it useful too ❤️

  • Morgan
    May 31, 2019

    This planning tool sounds incredible!! I love reviewing my schedule every Sunday for the following week & also cleaning out my email inbox has helped me with organization! Thanks for this awesome share, chica!
    xx, Morgs*

    • Erin
      May 31, 2019

      Xoxo! I can’t stand a cluttered email. I am a bit of a organization nerd (which extends to my inbox)!

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    May 31, 2019

    Ohh I’ve heard about this app but I’ve never tried it! It looks like such an awesome way to stay organized!

    • Erin
      May 31, 2019

      Key to survival over here 🙌🏻

  • Jessica Hughes
    May 31, 2019

    This app looks amazing! Where has this been all my life??

    • Erin
      May 31, 2019

      Right 🤦‍♀️ why did it take until kid 3 for me?!

  • Kari @The He Said She Said Experience
    May 31, 2019

    I really like that you can have different sets of tasks. We may need to try this in our family!

    • Erin
      May 31, 2019

      Yes and that the calendar is color coded to who needs to attend! It’s genius

  • Cindy
    May 31, 2019

    My son and daughter-in-law use this and love it. With their three kids it’s so handy to keep track of all their events. I need to download this too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Erin
      May 31, 2019

      Yes! 3 kids is a whole new ball game I’m right there with her ❤️

  • kileen
    June 1, 2019

    As a busy mama, I love planners! They are so helpful and convenient and help me schedule and prioritize my days!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Erin
      June 1, 2019

      Girl yes! It’s a necessary item for survival!

  • Rowena
    June 1, 2019

    I need this in my life! Thanks so much for the review it sounds exactly what I need as a forgetful but busy working mum!

    • Erin
      June 1, 2019

      I think you’ll love it mama!

  • Carolyn
    June 1, 2019

    YES! My husband was actually the one that found Cozi for us and I’m so glad he did. What an organizational lifesaver!

    • Erin
      June 1, 2019

      Same! It’s truly a lifesaver you are right !

  • Jasmine Vargas
    June 2, 2019

    oh my goodness. I need to give this a try!

    • Erin
      June 2, 2019

      Oh def girl! It’s too good not to trt

  • Stephanie
    June 3, 2019

    Ummm how freaking cool is it that you can color coordinate on this app-version of a planner? I love that so much!

  • juliacomil
    June 6, 2019

    This app is so convenient! I will upload it!

    • Erin
      June 6, 2019

      So convenient and FREE 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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