Continuing the countdown to Mother’s Day, we’d like to highlight another mom that got our attention.
Our team loves Meaghan’s story because she takes complete advantage of Astrid’s shared list features to Â accomplish things with her spouse.Â
This past March my husband and I hosted our son’s first birthday party at our new home. This was kind of our parentalÂ debutante ball, we had family coming to DC from Boston andÂ Philadelphia, and for many of our guests it was their first time to our house. So we were feeling the pressure to have the house look great, the food be delicious, and for all of our guests to enjoy themselves. Operation: Sam’s First Birthday Party was underway.
The feature of Astrid that really worked for us in planning the party was the ability to cross-list tasks. So I had a master list of party prep, with items that had to do with minor house repairs, supplies, food shopping, and random one-offs. For most of these things, we cross-listed them in existing to-do lists, so I could see all the food shopping items in the birthday list, and also in the shopping list. Organizing this way allowed me to integrate the tasks into our everyday systems but also monitor progress towards the party. Within the birthday list, I used the priority settings to sort things by cleaning (highest priority!), food shopping, and miscellaneous, so I could get a quick overview of where we were with categories of activities related to party prep. Being able to have things this organized, and sync the list with my husbandÂ (we definitely used the assign task to feature), allowed us to keep our cool, be organized, and ultimately pull off a super fun first birthday party for our little guy. I remember, a few hours before the party started, jointly checking off the last task on the birthday list: “CLEAN ALL THE THINGS”