Getting Organized to Take Care of Your Family

We’re excited to welcome AboutOne to our blog today to share a little bit with you about why getting organized can help you take care of your family. AboutOne is one of our wonderful Family Week partners that we are thrilled to be working with!

That sound you hear is the collective sigh of relief from millions of parents grateful that the back-to-school season is over and we are all settled into the comfortable routine of the new school year. We are grateful for the quiet that school brings. At least until the crazy carpooling for after school activities starts.

While most folks talk about launching the new year on January 1st, the start of the school year also feels like a time of new beginnings – and with fewer children underfoot, a great time to get organized, particularly when you consider how the start of the school year involves so much darn paperwork – vaccine records, permission slips, that whole back-to-school packet, the school calendar… while we have moved into the digital age, most schools have not.

Taking care of your family is easier when you have the information you need, at your fingertips. Luckily, AboutOne can help. AboutOne is an online family organizer that can help you tackle your paperwork mess, including the back-to-school stuff. Just imagine: you can scan all those documents and have access to them at a click of the mouse. You can use your smartphone to take a quick snapshot of that pesky permission slip and add it to your account, so when your child makes that tearful call because the permission slip somehow escaped her backpack in the half hour since she left the house, you can easily send the permission slip to the teacher or principal, no matter where you are.

Seriously, AboutOne can change your life.

Just ask Elaine:

As my family grows and we all get busier, I find it increasingly harder to stay organized. As head honcho and CEO of my family AND my business, it sometimes feels impossible to stay on top of all the meetings, appointments, papers, and endless tasks. Lacking the space for any kind of physical family organization center, I’ve begun thinking about abandoning my dreams of meticulously organized binders and color-coded file cabinets, and trading it for a really cool online organizing tool. Fortunately, I have discovered AboutOne.

Or Shannon:

About 5 years ago, I was at work and got a call from my husband.  It was late November, the ground was icey, he was at Home Depot and slipped. He fell into the car, reaching out with his right arm to grab the car to catch himself and dislocated his shoulder.  Because he is like Rambo or something, he drove himself to my ER and had his shoulder reduced.  I remember being in such a tizzy when he got there because I’d never seen him in so much pain. I had to go and register him, and when I got to the desk my mind blanked. I couldn’t remember his primary care provider’s name, his mother’s maiden name, hardly anything! I kept telling myself that I really needed to write all this stuff down and keep it in my wallet or something, but I never did. Until a few weeks ago, if you asked me if I knew Mike’s primary care provider, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Until AboutOne

Shannon actually touches on why AboutOne was created. When our founder and CEO found herself at the emergency room with her very sick son, her cell phone, and car keys – and unable to answer the EMT’s questions about her son’s medications and health history – she realized she needed a tool that would give her access to this information, no matter where she was. As a cloud technology specialist, she knew the cloud was the answer and AboutOne was created.

When you’re a mom, taking care of your family matters most. That job is a lot easier if you have the information you need, when and how you need it. If you want to get your life organized and eliminate paper clutter (not to mention keep track of all that school paperwork), AboutOne is the answer.  With its companion iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone apps, you’ll have on-the-go access to the information you need to take care of your home and family.

We invite our eMeals friends to pay us a visit at AboutOne and sign up for a free account today!

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