Me in a Tree: An Interactive Family Calendar Review (Giveaway)

by Jenny Nanninga

I recently had the opportunity to use Me in a Tree, a website designed for busy families. My family definitely fits that bill, especially with the holidays ahead of us!

I have tried various methods of organizing our family events in the past: a planner, a calendar on my phone, a calendar on my computer. None of them have been a great success.

What makes this website so fantastic is that it is so much more than a calendar.  It not only organizes your events, but your entire life!

Need a chore list for each family member? Check. Need to know when each family member has an activity? Check. Want to remember memorable events or special moments in a meaningful way? Check.  Want to connect with your family? Check!

Me in a Tree offers so many elements to not only keep your busy family organized and on schedule, but to keep them connected. One of my favorite aspects was the Family Huddle time.

This feature allows you to set aside a time once a week to get together as a family to discuss various things such as schedules, or problems. You are even given challenges by various characters from the Me in a Tree Website.  This turns a boring meeting into a fun family-bonding experience.

Getting started with Me in a Tree from Me in a Tree on Vimeo.

Each family member can create their own Avatar and can access the website.  Family members can even take assessments to learn what their strengths are.  I love the positive spin that this website puts on family life.  It really helps you to focus on fun, rather than stress about your busy schedule.

Speaking of schedules, the calendar is designed in an incredibly organized manner.  You can specify if the event is for the whole family or individual members and it color codes each person or group.  This will allow you to see where events might overlap, something that could easily slip a busy person’s mind. You can even sync your google or outlook calendars with your Me in a Tree calendar, which will save you even more time!

All in all, this program is very well-done.  The kid-friendly design can help teach kids responsibility and the importance of organization. The useful pages can help keep busy moms stressed.  The fun activities can bring families together.

I highly recommend looking into this website.  In fact, they are currently offering 50% off of their monthly fee!

Enter to win

10 readers are going to get their chance to win a one year membership to Me in a Tree! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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Jenny blogs at  www.thesweetstuff.blogspot.com all about her home, family (husband and sweet baby girl), being a mom, crafting, cooking, my faith in God, and more.



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I blog at http://www.livingthesweetstuff.wordpress.com/ all about my home, family (husband and sweet baby girl), being a mom, crafting, cooking, my faith in God, and more. I love the outdoors, living in a small town on the Central Coast and being a mom!

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1 Brandy December 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

This looks like a great app for the whole family.

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2 Brandy December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Forgot to mention that I need help with managing our schedules. In a house of six its hard to stay on top of all our different activities and to do’s.

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3 bron mitchell December 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Sounds exactly like what I’m looking for. I’m always striving to be organised, and never quite make it. This would help our family and maybe save me some time :D

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4 Taryn December 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I’m always looking for THE ONE when it comes to online organization tools. Still haven’t found it but I’d LOVE to give this a try!

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5 Rae December 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I need some organizing…hard to keep track of anything. Chore lists sound great!

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6 angie December 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I have lots of paper work and need many ideas to help out c

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7 Anne Lehnick December 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm

We have one kid in daycare, one kid in elementary school, and one parent in college. Plus, both parents have full time jobs. It’s so hard to keep up with all the appointments and activities!

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8 Jacqueline Jacobs December 7, 2012 at 12:19 am

Need help remembering events.

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9 Brittany December 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

We have four children who are in different activities we haven’t found a great way to keep everyones schedules, this looks like a fun alternative.

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10 Chelsea December 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I need help with organizing time alone with my husband :) our work schedules are crazy!

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11 Deedra December 10, 2012 at 5:52 am

Organizing everyones activities

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12 Marianne S. December 11, 2012 at 5:28 am

pretty much everything… most? my special needs son’s room…

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13 Kelly Falcone December 13, 2012 at 1:13 am

I need help organizing my kids toys and books

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14 wendy rozema December 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

organizing my kids toys

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15 Valerie Godin December 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I’d have to say managing our schedules is getting a bit hectic here. We are a family of 8, on the go, so sometimes our schedules clash a bit due to bad management

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16 nichol tone December 17, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I need organizing for my clothes

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17 Audrey griffis December 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

i need an overhall in my whole house i have never been good at organizing :)

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18 Miz Vickik December 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

A way to deal with clutter =)

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19 clarissa December 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

my husband travels a lot for work and forgets to tell me sometimes when he is going or when he will be home. It makes it tough to schedule appointments and things when I need him to be home

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20 Marianne S. December 23, 2012 at 1:12 am

I’m so excited I won!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!! Off to enter more! :)

Merry Christmas!

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