Dec 022012
 
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Trying to keep on top of your own appointments, to-do lists, and other required activities can be hard enough.  Keeping yourself organized plus keeping the entire family’s schedules straight – that can be hugely stressful!  One is going to piano lessons, another is heading to basketball practice; Mom has a doctor’s appointment, Dad has to make dinner.  Plus the baby will need a few feedings and diaper changes in there.  But who’s counting, right?

Organize your life & family with FamilyDen

Organize Your Life & Family With FamilyDen

A new site and iPhone app called FamilyDen is now live and ready to help you manage all those appointments – plus a whole lot more.  You can add grocery and to-do lists, appointments and events (even recurring ones).  You can tag each calendar entry with the family members that it applies to so everyone knows where they need to be at any given time.  It also makes it nice because then the kids know who is driving them where, so if things change they can get in touch with the right person (less phone tag is always good).  There is an option to color-coordinate the entries, as well; each family member could have their own color, or you could label event types (birthdays, school events, doctors’ appointments, etc.).

Organize your life & family with FamilyDen

Meal planning is made a little easier with the family menu section.  In addition to being able to add a menu listing to each day, there’s also a storage area for adding recipes you’d like to try (or ones that you want to add to your permanent rotation).  Items needed for your meals that week will automatically add themselves to your grocery list, too!  If you need a little inspiration, the site helps you out with a few recipe suggestions to get you started.

Organize your life & family with FamilyDen

There are also a couple of features that really set FamilyDen apart from other organizing sites or apps.  First is the social media monitoring.  You can add each family member’s Facebook page and FamilyDen will scan the messages for suspicious language.  They will then be flagged and you’ll be alerted so you can review the message.  Second is the GPS check-in feature.  Want to make sure the kids got home from school or arrived safely at the mall?  Have them check in so you know.

I love the mix of features FamilyDen has to offer.  I really love the meal planning section as that’s something I’ve been hoping to get into a little more (and hoping for fewer weekly trips to the grocery as a result).  And as someone who loves a good list or label I really like the color-coding, too.  This is a tool I can definitely see us using.

How do you keep track of your family’s schedules?

I received a promotional item to thank me for my time in sharing this information.  All opinions, as always, are 100% that of myself and my family. 

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About Liza

Liza is a mom and wife living in Louisville whose family includes a toddler, high school junior, and college junior. When she's not doing the Pocoyo dance with her toddler she is either trying out new recipes and craft projects discovered on Pinterest, planning new adventures for her family, shopping on Amazon, or dreaming about Disney.

  148 Responses to “The FamilyDen Site And App Can Help Organize Your Life And Family”

  1. I like the color-coded calendar!

  2. I write notes on the wall calendar. I would love to try the FamilyDen

  3. I love the menu planning section, so handy

  4. Oooo I like this! I use Cozi now and am annoyed with them because they keep losing appointments I add or the changes I make to them. I may have to make the switch. I love all the features in one place!

  5. I like the meal planning section, and the appointment section sense I help keep track of so many appointments! Great organization plan to have!

  6. I think the menu planning feature would be helpful to me.

  7. I love how you can tag family members so everyone is aware of the schedule

  8. I like the Grocery Lists.

  9. This is really nice. I like the colored coding on the calendar makes it easier to know whats what. The menu planning section is something I sure need because every day its like hmmm…..what should i make for supper. So is the check in when get home from school thing to- Thanks for the info

  10. I love that it has color-coded sections!

  11. I like the color coded feature.

  12. The Calendar and Grocery List feature seems cool! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I like the Grocery List and meal planner. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I like the Meal Planning feature.

  15. I love the easy drop down menu.

  16. I like the calendar app.

  17. the meal planner is cool

  18. Menu planning and grocery list in the same place. I like that alot.

  19. I like the color coding.

  20. The Family Menu thing is nice because it makes makes meal planning easier.

  21. I like the shopping list feature :)

  22. I like the recipe storage feature.

  23. Grocery list without a doubt. We usually just use paper or hubby will make an excel spreadsheet. This looks like it would be much more convenient.

  24. I like the color coding for different family members. As a soon to be family of 5 + 1 due in January, I need to be organized.

  25. i like that it has a family meal menu seletion on it that is helpful to me

  26. i love that it’s color coded

  27. Great app for Parents with young children; so that they can keep updated on their childs posts and friends.

  28. The meal planning would be the most helpful aspect for me and I like the color coding too!

  29. I like the color coded calender

  30. I like the appointment calendar

  31. I like the social media monitoring feature!

  32. I love the meal planning feature. I am definitely trying to plan more effectively and this would be a real BONUS!

  33. I like that you can let everyone know whats going on by tagging them. awesome!

  34. I like that calander

  35. I like the combination menu planner/grocery list where it auto updates. Very useful.

  36. I would love to get my boys onto this and use it as a family. Seems simple enough..I have gone and played around with it myself.

  37. Love the tab system and the color coding. Love that it’s an app that goes right on my phone – this is great!

  38. My favorite feature is the social media monitoring. I keep track of my families activities the old fashioned way. I have calendar hanging inside the cabinet where I get my coffee cup so I see it first thing in the morning.

  39. The GPS check-in feature is very cool

  40. the menu, reviews, and the organization

  41. I like writing notes on calendars, so that’s my fave feature.

  42. I like the grocery list and meal planning feature.

  43. I like the menu planning section because I often plan our meals ahead of time.

  44. For me, the best feature would be the ability to tag others, since although they are all adults now, most of them have not adapted to having to remember their own appts, etc.

  45. I like the menu planning feature.

  46. I really like this, a lot easier than having a punch of post it notes everywhere!

  47. The menu planning feature would help me a lot!

  48. I love your giveaways

  49. I like that you can use the color coding. That would surely be helpful for me, with my fibro-fog!

  50. I like the Grocery List and meal planner. We do meal planning but just write it on the calendar.

  51. I love the menu planning feature! A must-have for me!

  52. I could definitely use the meal planning option.

  53. My favorite features are the grocery list and the menu. Thanks!

  54. I like the menu planning. Meals can get really boring.

  55. I love the menu and grocery list, what a great help to have ingredients in the recipes automatically added to the grocery list!

  56. I like the meal planning! :)

  57. Being a visual person, I like being able to color code each person.

  58. I like the gps check in feature… i can keep track of every one!

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  60. [...] "I love the mix of features FamilyDen has to offer. I really love the meal planning section as that’s something I’ve been hoping to get into a little more (and hoping for fewer weekly trips to the grocery as a result). And as someone who loves a good list or label I really like the color-coding, too. This is a tool I can definitely see us using." – Liza from Views from the Ville   [...]

  61. grocery list is cool

  62. I love the grocery lists and to-do lists feature! I need that!

  63. I like the grocery list and menu planning

  64. I think the groceries feature is theb est because who doesn’t need more help in that area??

  65. I like the calender

  66. Love the easy drop down menu feature

  67. I like that you can tag family members so they know who the appointment applies to.

  68. I like the grocery list feature and the color coded feature. I am trying to find it to download now.

  69. The menu planning would be very helpful for my household

  70. I write notes on the wall calendar. I would love to try the FamilyDen!

  71. The shopping list feature is my favorite.

  72. I like that you can use different colors for different family members and the meal planning feature.

  73. We just have a white board but your system looks much more efficient!

  74. Besides being able to keep appointments straight, I would love the grocery list feature. Thanks for the great review! :-)

  75. I like the color coding. Easy to see at a glance.

  76. the meal planning is a great feature

  77. The calendar looks useful

  78. I like that you can add grocery and to-do lists, appointments and events

  79. I like the meal planning feature. Being able to store recipes you want to try is a nice option.

  80. I write notes in a notebook, keep a calendar and set reminders on my phone!

  81. This is a nice looking program. With my oldest in school now, and next year having 2 in school, I definitely need some more scheduling help, lol. I seem to miss alot if not’s written down where I can see it daily.

  82. I like the feature that allows tagging of others, so you can all keep abreast of each other’s schedules.

  83. Wow, I love this. I think it’s great that the kids can do a GPS check in so you know they have arrived where they supposed to. Also the menu and how the items needed for a particular recipe gets added to your shopping list. Thanks for the post.
    Carol L

  84. This is my first visit, so I am not familiar with the family den. Briefly glancing at it, I thought it to be a good way to get more organised. thanks.

  85. I like the Grocery List and meal planner

  86. We keep a calendar in the kitchen and write on it. But it would be much more efficient with color coding, my favorite feature!

  87. The shopping list feature is really neat

  88. This is a busy mamma’s dream! I would especially use the meal planning because I am not good at that :) Love this!

  89. I like the meal planning feature w recipes. :) I need this!

  90. It looks like a very useful tool! I like the meal planning option, because that is my New Year resolution to become more organized in the kitchen!

  91. The built in grocery and to-do lists are great.

  92. ugh… we need some organization in our life – this looks like a great way to get started!

  93. I like that you can add to do lists.

  94. The color coding makes this easy to use. Would love to give it a try.

  95. I am miserable when it comes to organization I could use something like this.

  96. my favorite thing about it is you can keep so many different list on it my favorite being the grocery list

  97. I like that they are color coded. Makes it much easier for me to find stuff I need. Now I have somewhere to write my grocery list as the days go on instead of on scrap paper which I usually end up losing. Plus the meal planning – looks like it got all that I need – thanks for the review

  98. Like the social media monitoring and shopping features!

  99. The GPS check-in feature is genius! It would be great to be able to confirm family members’ arrivals and locations for peace of mind, especially in the winter when the roads get unpredictable. Thanks for the review!

  100. I’m not real tech savvy like some, but I really do like the way you can add stuff to the calender and see the full month and then click on the actual day to see in detail what that days list is

  101. I would definitely use the meal planning feature all the time!

  102. this sounds fantastic! almost makes me want an iphone! ;) i love the color-coding, and the meal planning! that would be so helpful for me!!

  103. It’s so handy that you can add your grocery list to it. I always lose my lists when they’re on paper!

  104. The calendar. Organization is at the top of my priority list!

  105. I love that it’s color coded and all in one place!

  106. I like that you can add recurring events and appointments to the calender

  107. I like the Calendar and Grocery List feature

  108. Love the color coded calendar!

  109. I like the grocery list

  110. the calendar and grocery listt

  111. I like the calendar.

  112. i really need something like the meal planning

  113. I like that you can assign different colors to different persons :)

  114. the grocery list would be great since I am always forgetting something once I get to the store!

  115. My favorite feature is that it is color coded! That makes it easy to see who has what when!

  116. This is a great idea! I like that you can color code everyone!

  117. i love the color coding

  118. i like the social media monitoring

  119. I love the meal planning feature. I always have the hardest time deciding what to make for dinner!

  120. I like the recipe feature.

  121. A fridge calendar.

  122. I like how you get notifications, that’s nice!
    raventally00@aol.com

  123. I am all about the meal planning! Looks very nice

  124. The meal planning feature is cool.

  125. I like the Grocery List.

  126. I really like the organization of the whole site.

  127. I like the meal planning feature; now I can easily save recipes for later!

  128. I usually set an alarm on my phone to remind me to pick up one of my children from work, and I set calendar alerts on my computer for birthday reminders.

  129. What a great tool! I could see my wife using this to organize our life.

  130. I like the meal planning feature let me keep the receipe i want

  131. I really really like the idea of the social media monitoring.

  132. great app, love the calendar

  133. menu planning

  134. This sounds like a great site with a lot of great features. I really like the facebook monitoring, GPS check in and menu planning. There are not enough hours in the day to get all of these things done without a little help.

  135. I like that you can tag each calendar entry with the family members that it applies to so everyone knows where they need to be at any given time!

  136. I like the meal planning, and that the items needed for the recipes/meals are automatically put on a grocery list!

  137. I like the meal planning section and the recipe storage feature.

  138. I love all the options they offer mainly the grocery list app

  139. I love the menu planning and the color coded feature

  140. I like the family den planner and how each family member has its own color

  141. right now i have an app for each of these would be nice to have all in one place

  142. My favorite feature is the grocery list.

  143. I like the menu planning & grocery list.

  144. I love that it offers social media monitoring!

  145. I really like that you can color coordinate. The phone tag isn’t so great at young ages. But then she knows in the phone has them all programmed in.

  146. I like the grocery list I always need that

  147. The User Interface is very very nice.

  148. I like the GPS checkin feature!

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