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  1. I'll leave this as an ethical problem for parents and grandparents to decide. I recently had to unlimber my long dormant math knowledge to help my grandson work out a formula. It hurt somewhat, but at least I remembered how. Then ironically I saw in an item in @heather's Evernote Daily News about 'photomath' - an iOS and Android app that will work out (and graph!) math problems for you, whilst explaining and teaching the process. Scan the problem with a camera and text recognition, plus built in math smarts, will work through the solution in teaching mode and give you an answer. If I'd had this back in the day, I would probably be stepping rapidly through the screens and just getting the answers for my workbook - but sadly I learned my math in a day when we were taught tables by rote, had actual printed books of logarithms and I thought a slide rule was "new tech". So stuff has been pounded in. I'd counsel caution in releasing information about this app to anyone under the age of 18 though - let 'em suffer! ? But for parents & GP's wrestling with problem-wracked pre-teens, and somewhat antiquated math knowledge, this might be a godsend... ? https://photomath.net/en/
  2. I have twin 13 year old sons who just finished Grade 8 in Australia. When they got iPad Minis for their birthdays, I saw an opportunity to use EN to improve my visibility of their homework & study. I created a shared notebook with each of them called <NAME'S> HOMEWORK & STUDY. We worked out a model where they had to either do their homework straight into EN every afternoon or, if they had a worksheet or book they had to write in, they would take a photo of the finished work into EN. As the notebooks would sync as soon as they had completed the work, I no longer had to ask if they had done their homework each day - from my office I could simply check EN. If the homework wasn't there, it hadn't been done. Not surprisingly, their homework got done! It also gave us an easy way to review on weekends. I also showed them how to use Peek to memorize definitions and maths laws. When they start Grade 9 in a month, I know EN will be a huge part of their study routine this year.
  3. To give you some background, I am a middle aged woman and the only child of my senior citizen parents. My Mom is 93 and currently residing in a nursing home. My Dad is 86 and is still residing in the family home by himself. He still drives and goes to visit my Mom often. I am basically their personal administrative assistant. I think that a lot of things that parents must take care of for their children, children eventually wind up taking care for their aged parents. What I've found is that it is absolutely AMAZING how much paperwork two little old people can generate. Evernote has been a godsend for keeping track of this stuff. Here are a few things I have in Evernote for my parents: I took pictures of all the bottles for medications my Dad is currently taking. It's very easy to bring this information up in Evernote when we are at a doctor's appointment.I took pictures of everything in my Dad's wallet, including his driver's license, he credit card, a little card that has information about the stents he has in his heart, shoppers card for the grocery store, etc.I either photograph or scan all his appointment cards so I can keep track of when he has doctor's appointments.Medicaid is paying for my Mom's care in the nursing home, so I save all the documentation pertaining to that in Evernote.I have power of attorney for both my parents, so I have those documents scanned into Evernote.I am on my parents' bank accounts so I can pay all their bills. I have all their bank statements saved in Evernote.I have copies of their wills scanned.On and on it goes. My next parent project for Evernote is going to be assembling a funeral notebook. I know, I know . . . we all hate to think of having to plan a funeral for our parents, but most likely we will have to do it sooner or later. I've decided that I want to have all the information assembled in one spot so I don't have to do a mad scramble to find things after one of my parents has died and I'm dealing with my own grief. Now it's your turn. Do any of you have any "Reverse Parenting" ideas that you're using to take care of your aging parents? Karen
  4. Our Parenting Ambassador, Carley Knobloch, put together a great downloadable PDF with her tips for cleaning up your home, garden, closet and digital life with Evernote. Check it out here: http://blog.evernote.com/2012/04/02/9-spring-cleaning-tips-from-evernote-parenting-ambassador-carley-knobloch-downloadable-pdf/ Anyone out there have some great Spring Cleaning tips to share with the community?
  5. Awhile back I wrote this guest post over at www.yourway.net, it seemed to help a lot of people so I thought I would post it here as well. http://tech.yourway....age-your-chaos/. By the way if you need a little more guidance check out "A Mom's Guide to Evernote". Evernote is a fantastic tech tool that can help you get a grip on all the loose ends in your life. You simply install it on your computer and smartphone, and it will quickly develop into your digital file cabinet. Below, I have listed 7 examples of ways I use Evernote in my everyday life. Shot Records It is always at the most random and inconvenient times I get caught needing one of my kids shot records. With my records saved electronically their shot records are with me wherever I go. Babysitting File It seems that every time we have a babysitter planned that it is total chaos beforehand. Keeping a babysitting file on hand with the bedtime routine and emergency information makes it simple to get out the door. I just email over the info to the babysitter. This is especially handy in the event of an emergency. Vacation Planning Planning a vacation for a family is no simple task. Finding a place to stay, making travel plans and keeping track of the paperwork. Not to mention the work to get everyone out the door. I keep all my lists with everything we need to get packed in Evernote. It is so easy to share notes. I can send them over to my husband too. Honey Do List Family life is pretty busy, but it doesn’t stop those nagging tasks from needing to get done. Weekends in our house get pretty crammed. So, when there is time to get things accomplished, it is easiest to pull out my on-going “honey do” list. Always having this information it makes our trips to Lowes, Target and grocery store much more efficient. Home/Property Management Managing your home or multiple homes is a lot of work. However, there is massive amounts of time to be saved by tracking all your home information through a paperless system. You can put warranty info, appliance info, leases, paperwork, pictures, and repair contacts all in Evernote. This allows you to easily and promptly deal with any home situation that occurs. Kids’ Artwork I love all the awesome artwork and projects that my kids bring home from school, however, I can’t stand all the clutter of the paper. I save the absolute best of the best. The rest I snap a photo of, save in Evernote and throw it away guilt free. Kids’ Activities Schedules Keeping up with the back and forth of all the kids is exhausting. School schedules, sports information are all saved in Evernote. That way no matter where I am I can reference these events that we need to work around. If you would like to learn more information on getting up and running with Evernote and organizing everything within, check out my ebook, Evernote for Moms. It is a quick and easy read designed to get you started in one afternoon.
  6. LONGTIME Evernote user here. I am constantly surprised at how often I find new use cases. Lately, Evernote has proved invaluable for our family with our child's medical situation. Our 9 month old daughter has a very rare genetic disorder just discovered in the last month and we're constantly in doctors offices, longs stays at the children's hospital, and lots of research. My wife and I share a notebook and add every medical bill, article we read, and notes we take when talking to the doctors. Many times only one of us is at the hospital, so when we take notes, the other person can go into the notebook and read the notes after the doctors leave. I've even used it to record a doctors conversation so I could go back and listen. (he spoke with a thick accent). We're also in the process of scanning and updating in Evernote, her entire medical records from each hospital and doctors visit. In the next 2 weeks we have 3 appointments with 3 different specialists and I plan to take my iPad and use Evernote to take notes. It's great to have the notes to refer to when talking to a different specialists or even when explaining it to friends and family. We also use it to keep our daughters birth certificate and social security card on file which has been invaluable when filling out all of those medical forms! I honestly could write and talk about Evernote use cases for days. But in the last month, this use case has been a great piece of mind for our family when it comes to my daughters medical condition.
  7. Half or more of my Facebook posts are photos, and a lot of those are pictures of my kids and their various projects. I also have had a notebook for a while dedicated to pictures of my kids and their various projects, but haven't been particularly organized about adding pictures to it - it just wasn't a big part of my EN workflow or my photography workflow. What I needed was a way to import the pictures I already thought were worth sharing and add them automatically. The web service If This, Then That can automatically create an Evernote note when you post a photo to FB, with a copy of the caption and a link to the photo on FB, but for some reason can't include the image itself in the note. For several months, I used that as a "good enough" option, but it wasn't really, and a couple of weeks ago I started paging through the available options at IFTTT.com to see what else I could come up with. After some trial and error, I realized I could set IFTTT to automatically email my Gmail account a copy of every photo I posted to FB, with the image, caption, and link, with a subject line that included the name of my EN archive notebook and the tags I wanted to attach to the note. Once I had that going, I set up a filter on Gmail to automatically forward every message from IFTTT to my Evernote email address. Works like a charm. If you aren't using IFTTT with Evernote (and lots of other services), it's definitely worth checking out. Lifehacker ran an article about it a few months ago that gives just a few examples of what you can do with it, and another specifically about using it with Evernote.
  8. Ok...my wife and I started using Evernote a year ago to keep track of receipts, and tax records...yawn. Now that she just gave birth to twins and our life chaos has increased exponentially, we again turned to Evernote to find a solution. I have read getmegeeky's evernote for mom's ebook and though I have read it 3 or 4 times, I don't get it. In the spreadsheet example, the kids and family are listed with red subtopics (notebooks), but in actuality, you cannot duplicate a notebook name so I don't know how to accomplish that. Plus, that didn't really translate to the templates at the end of the book. So, that left me confused and searching for other advice. I have read so many blogs, searched high and low and I don't know how to set this up for our use and to minimize the chaos. With 4 kids, we cannot set up each kid as a stack because the subtopics of medical informaiton, artwork, sports, etc cannot be duplicated for each kid. Conversely, stacks for Medical Information, School, Sports, etc can't be used because we can't put the kids' names in each stack due to duplication? So, then I think about tags. Each kid (and us) is his/her own tag. So, with notebooks for Schoolwork, Medical Information, we can tag with the kids' names and that will separate them. But, each kid is important enough for his/her own tag...arghh..so confused. Any advice from those with multiple kids? How can I best organize this database? We are drowning in paper and the chaos is beating us. Thanks in advance.... -buried in St. Louis
  9. I'm a huge Evernote user and love it for keeping track of details, records, information, etc. But I want to get the most out of it as a room mom this year...I'm my son's second grade room mom. I'd love to share ideas with any of you who are room moms or otherwise organizing activities with Evernote. Thanks! Leslie Godwin
  10. Hi all! Welcome to my corner of the Evernote forum! Let's talk about all the groceries, cleaning supplies, gas money and ninja mind focus it takes to manage a family... and how Evernote can help us get it all done!
  11. Hello, I'm of Mom of three, work full time and volunteer for several organizations. I have a crazy life. Here are some ways that I use Evernote.. - I scan all my kids work into Evernote. My 11 year old knows how to do this and I'm working on the 9 year old. Why? Grade disputes and it helps with those scrapbooking project that I'll get to one day. Anyone one school aged kids is inundated with paperwork. I have them place school notes in the scanner so I could scan and read on the train I also show Family and Grandparent art and other projects and tests on Ipad. - AR reading list and points. I have a file of the books that we are looking for and need to add to collection - Share documents with my Girl Scout Troop as well as archived all the documents for our local Swim Club - Room Party directions..I have a log of all the room parties and copies of the letters that I sent to families. - Instructions for toys and receipts. I've pulled it up at target and got a refund for a broken TV..The service desk women was a little mad that she had to type the receipt number in but it worked.. These are just a few things. I would like to hear other ideas. Yvette
  12. Hi gang— here's a guest post I wrote for Simplemom.com on the virtues of scanning (and storing in evernote)— let me know what you think! http://simplemom.net/scan-artist-scan-your-way-to-an-organized-life/
  13. Want to chat with fellow parents about how to get organized for the holidays and focus on the important stuff (family time)? Join our Parenting Ambassador, Carley, for a Twitter party on Wednesday, 12/14 at 9 pm EST. To join: Create your Twitter account, login via Twitter.com or your Twitter client. Follow @evernotelife and @digitwirl. Follow the hashtag #evernotelife (create a new column in your Twitter client to make it easier to follow the chat, or join the chat here: http://tweetchat.com/room/evernotelife) Ask questions, chat with fellow parents, and discuss ways you could be using Evernote during the holiday season. Spread the word and let others know you’ll be joining by tweeting: Join @digitwirl for a Twitter party on 12/14 @ 9 pm EST to chat ways to stay sane during the holidays + win prizes. Follow #evernotelife! or I’m attending the @digitwirl + @evernotelife Twitter party on 12/14 @ 9 pm EST. Join us! #evernotelife We’ll be moderating the conversation and giving away some great prizes, including Doxie Go scanners!
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