I love and appreciate my husband, but scheduling doctor’s appointments for the kids, signing up for parent-teacher conferences, and even setting up play dates is not his thing. We are a family where he is more of the “tell me where the kids need to be and I will get them there” while I am the scheduler, the planner, the administrator, and really the CEO of the family. Chances are high that if you are reading this post you too are the CEO of your family.
A recent report from Salary.com states that the family CEO should be paid $134,121.00 per year. What?!? I know that, like me, you are not paid anything to do the job you do. You do the job because you love your children and family. But, consider what your “executive-level position” entails. You manage the schedules of all family members while sticking to a budget. You focus on the emotional and physical needs of others. How do you keep track?
A new site, launched in September, was created to assist the chief executive officer of every family. The moms behind this site were shocked that there was no software for helping the family CEO keep on track. Kirsten Bischoff and Megan Brown developed HATCHEDit.com to help people manage the business of running a family.
Time and again Bischoff and Brown found that women they spoke to used relatively simple tools to keep their families moving like whiteboards and calendars. Some moms were struggling to sync multiple family schedules using complicated computer programs. Just who is driving the Wednesday car pool, anyway?
Bischoff and Brown’s HATCHEDit is a free, organization tool that includes:
- a family calendar
- an address book
- updated news feeds
- group chat
- a place to curate all that is important in your life
With a nod towards the village of people it takes to raise a child, HATCHEDit.com, allows moms to communicate information to everyone who helps care for their children: grandparents, babysitters, au pairs, and spouses.
But, HATCHEDit.com is not accessible to just anyone. You — the CEO of the family — control who can see, access, and input information. On HATCHEDit.com, everything you input to your family’s account is set automatically to private, unless you change the privacy settings.
On HATCHEDit.com children can only interact with their immediate family. And, children are not searchable. Your family’s information is only accessible to those who have your family’s logon and password. Those with tweens and teens will love that children can access HATCHEDit.com with a family logon and password. I know that I want my children to keep track of their sports practices and school activities.
Appointments, sports practices, and schedules are just one facet of family life. HATCHEDit.com wants to eliminate all those family email threads, too. As the CEO of your family, you probably coordinate family dinners with the CEOs of other families. Start a Group for holiday chatter, another Group to decide where to go for the family reunion, or even create a Girls Night Out Group.
Want to learn more about HATCHEDit.com?
- Like HATCHEDit.com on Facebook.
- Follow @HATCHEDit.com on Twitter.
- Read the blog.
- Catch up on what’s new via HATCHEDit.com’s tumblr.
- Watch on YouTube.
- Android and iPhone apps are in development.
Managing your family comings and goings needn’t be a big headache. Sign up for a HATCHEDit account to simplify and streamline your family.
Watch this video to learn just how HatchedIt works!
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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.
While by no means an expert on kids, parenting, or being a mom, Jill shares her expertise and knowledge on several national, such as, TypeAParent, Technorati Women’s Channel, and AboutOne’s blog as well as a couple of hyperlocal sites, The Baltimore Examiner, The DC Moms, and the Ellicott City Patch.