Calendar Conundrums + Echo Show

Calendar Conundrums + Echo Show

Over here at The Semi-Together Home, we are having a bit of a calendar kerfuffle. You see, Dr. Together and I each have our own work Outlook calendars, with at least two work trips per month each. We also each have a Google calendar with a co-parent and our respective...

Starting From Scratch: Resetting the Calendar

Starting From Scratch: Resetting the Calendar

Does anyone else feel like they are starting their calendars from scratch again? It is sort of like when I recently returned home from a remote-work vacation, and my refrigerator was legitimately empty. You would have to hang out at my house for a good bit to know...

My Newest Fave Outlook Non-Tech Nerd Trick!

My Newest Fave Outlook Non-Tech Nerd Trick!

Remember our totally digital friend Sarah? We were together recently in Boston and experimented with what has turned out to be my recent favorite Outlook calendar trick. (Or “hack” if that is the language you speak.) Outlook Calendar is wonderful for all the reasons...

Reader Mailbag: Traveling, Calendars, and Childcare

As I head into another heavy stretch of Together Travel, this reader question arrived via email. Now is as good a time as any to tackle!  So many good questions here.  And every household handles work travel differently. My reply: Great question. . . Context: Mr....

When You Just NEED a Wall Calendar

When You Just NEED a Wall Calendar

I love when my Together Workshoppers take their pre-work VERY seriously, and truly “bring” all calendars with them to trainings. Case in point: This recent photograph of the family wall calendar shared by Christine in Charlotte.  Check it out. . . Compared to my...

Andrew K’s Advanced Placement Outlook Usage

Andrew K’s Advanced Placement Outlook Usage

When I bumped into Andrew K., a Director of Special Services and former ELA teacher, he already had it pretty Together. His charter school network is very Outlook-y, and he was very much in the habit of scheduling his To-Do’s directly into his calendar – which is...

Zach’s Hack: A Little Weekly Calendar Trick

Zach’s Hack: A Little Weekly Calendar Trick

Digital calendars are wonderful tools – until you try to make them work with school bell schedules. With most of my Together Leaders going digital, we needed to find a way to make the standard time scales in Outlook and Google work for school folks. Enter this awesome...

Hello 2016: Setting up your Comprehensive Calendar

Hello 2016: Setting up your Comprehensive Calendar

In a small fit of Holiday Break forward planning, I took the most valuable Togetherness step of them all: I got my Comprehensive Calendar up and running. Go me! Being a schools-type, I really think of my New Year’s as happening more in August, but there are still some...

The Epic Battle: Calendar Versus To-Do List

The Epic Battle: Calendar Versus To-Do List

I’ve been grappling with this issue for quite some time. In the battle between your Calendar and your To-Do list, who wins? Gurus like David Allen usually land in the “list camp,” whereas folks from the “calendar camp,” like Stephen Covey, tell you to start with...