If your family situation takes some explaining, you’re not alone.
The new American family looks a lot less like Leave it to Beaver and more like, well, anything you can imagine. Unlike in previous generations, what constitutes a family unit these days casts a pretty wide net. A single mom with her adopted daughter. An unmarried couple with a child. A divorced couple raising their own children along with their new partners’ children. Live-in grandparents raising their grandchildren while both parents work.
In fact, it’s the so-called “traditional” set-up that is becoming rare as family configurations change with divorce and new social norms.
A few decades ago, 40% of American families consisted of a married mom and dad and their kids. Today that number hovers around 20%. The social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s created a new normal family unit, and what was once considered taboo is now accepted and commonplace.
While some might bemoan the loss of the traditional family set up (especially when divorce is involved), millions of families have found a measure of freedom in the fluidity of the new normal. But with new freedom comes new challenges, especially where family organization and scheduling is concerned.
Gone are the days when Mom served as the sole family calendar manager. Today families have to coordinate school activities, playdates, sports schedules, pick up and drop offs, parties, shopping lists, and much more through all members – both parents, step-parents, grandparents, sitters, nannies, and the kids. With so many moving pieces, it’s easy to drop the ball and get overwhelmed.
Enter the Bievo Family Organizer – just in time to help you stay sane and organized! With Bievo, it’s never been easier to manage a calendar, contacts, medical information, and tasks among family and community members. The easy-to-use, color-coded family calendar will help keep you and your busy family in sync, on your desktop or on the go.
No matter what your family unit happens to look like, you can keep it organized with Bievo. Download it today for free from your preferred app store.