Organize and Simplify Your Family Life in 2013 with Family Den

by Susan


Getting more organized is one of those New Year Resolutions that many of us make every year.

While this year, for my official “New Year Resolutions” I took the “One Word” approach, I still secretly have my list of goals for the new year that include the typical… “Get in better shape” and “Get more organized”.

But I’m not letting myself have an all-or-nothing attitude towards these two common resolutions. I’m taking small action steps towards both goals and patting myself on the back as I proceed.

So I’m thrilled that the clever developers of a new website and mobile app called Family Den asked me to take a look at their new Family Management Tool.

Family Management On-The-Go with Family Den

Using Family Den will help me get more organized and it will even help with my other goal of getting in better shape as I use the integrated recipe and grocery lists to stay on top of healthy meal planning.

I love that it is one central place where I can bring together all my calendars and task lists online and update on my mobile phone.

One of the coolest features — that I think you’ll love as much as I do — is the ability to assign tasks to your other family members and update your grocery lists in real time.

Family Den

So you can be adding items to a shared grocery list while you’re staring at your empty fridge and your husband is already driving to the store.

The bigger your family and more complicated your life, the more you’ll love Family Den.

Life With Teenagers Is Getting Better

I can imagine how fabulous this app would be if you have teenagers… You can assign them tasks, manage their chores, have everybody work from a shared grocery list, see each other’s schedules, even have private family discussions through the messaging feature.

(It’s almost makes me wish my 5 and 7 year olds were already 15 and 17… no wait… maybe not.)

You can even have your kids “check-in” wherever they’re at through GPS on their smart phones. And through the social network monitoring feature, you can keep an eye on your children’s online presence. You can be alerted when they get new friends on Facebook or if they use a word that violates one of your preset monitored words.

Your Family Den dashboard will help you keep your family organized, well fed, on schedule and safe.

You Win!


Disclaimer: We were compensated to review the Family Den website. Our opinions and our resolutions are all our own.

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Lolli January 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm

This looks fabulous! And…as a mother of 16, 13, and 12 year olds (in addition to the 2 younger ones) I can attest that coordinating is a VERY good thing!


2 Petula April 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Sounds like an interesting app. I have three young ones at home (9, 8 and almost 7) and my 21-year-old daughter lives one town over with her daughter and boyfriend. Every week my oldest has to remind me her class times… then today she stops by but I wasn’t here. She says where were you? Well, she didn’t tell me what time. Or she’ll go to the store, know I need something and can’t remember what or get in touch with me… then I miss her generosity. That on top of everyone’s appointments, field trips, etc. being organized is a daily mountain to be climbed. :-) Great review.


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