Life as a mom is crazy busy. Life as the mom of a teenager is decidedly more so. Trying to keep up with sports schedules, school schedules and extracurricular activities can leave me feeling like there is not enough room on the calendar to keep everything in order. Add to that the fact that things change quickly in the teen world and it’s easy to see how I’ve been missing things lately.
In fact, just last week, after receiving a call asking why my teen wasn’t at basketball practice from another mom, I decided that it was time for me to step up for our team parent group and harness everyone’s crazy schedule that we call life. After a little research and a few trials, I discovered that when it comes to staying on the same page with your group, only the BAND app will do! That’s why I’m excited to share how you can spend less time responding to group texts and calls with BAND and more time managing YOUR busy schedule!
So What is BAND?
So what is BAND and why am I so excited to use it to organize and chat with my teen’s parent group? BAND is the leading group communication app that streamlines all communication in one place and keeps your group members connected. With more than 20 million groups currently on BAND, this amazing app is helping to save time and allowing members to create invite only groups for safe and secure communication while sharing schedules, messages, images, and more!
How Does BAND Help Busy Moms?
While BAND sounded great in theory, I didn’t realize how awesome it really was till I had the chance to put it to the test! After downloading the BAND app for free, I was quickly and easily able to create a group, invite friends, chat, and schedule events so that no one misses an important meet. While there are many ways I’m using BAND, let me share how it has helped with my teen’s very busy basketball schedule. Earlier in the year, a piece of paper came home with an endless list of dates on it. Needless to say, it got lost quickly and even though I’ve had the times and schedules on my calendar, I don’t carry my calendar with me and the times always seem to be changing. To help remedy this problem, I created a band for myself and some of my fellow basketball moms.
All I had to do to set up my group was to send out invitations to my team mom friends. Once they accepted the invitations, we were able to add practice schedules to the calendar, share coach’s announcements on the community board, chat and share photos! They were even able to share the files to that schedule that I lost with me so that I always have it at my fingertips!
On those days when I’m not sure what the schedule is, I can easily check my band, see what’s on the schedule and message the other members to ensure that nothing has changed! It’s like our own private Facebook!
So, why is this better (and easier) than a text or a phone call? BAND allows me to communicate instantly and easily find everything to do with my teen’s basketball practices and games in one place. There’s no need to scroll through past texts or take time looking for phone numbers. Perhaps even more helpful is the fact that I can communicate with multiple people at once, ensuring that I get the information I need quickly and effectively while at the same time ensuring all us moms are up to date on the latest happenings!
While my basketball group is just one of the many ways I’m using BAND, I’ve discovered through it that scheduling, communicating and organizing information has never been easier! In fact, later in the season I plan to suggest BAND as THE way to communicate for the entire basketball team including the Coach to ensure that unlike past years, everyone has access to all the information they need exactly when they need it! That way I can ensure that nobody is ever left out in the dark when it comes to knowing when and where everything is happening!
How Can You Get BAND?
Now that I’ve shown you how BAND is helping me simplify life, manage my teen’s busy schedule and ensure that I’m always on top or what’s going on, the question becomes how do YOU get this amazing app for yourself? And the answer is it’s easy! BAND is 100% free and can be found on Google Play and Apple’s AppStore. It only takes a few minutes to set up your account, create your first band and start inviting friends! BAND can be used for Sports groups and coaches, faith groups, small businesses, gamers, college students, parents, teachers and more!
It’s the easiest and best way I’ve found to ensure that no matter how crazy your (or your child’s) schedule gets, managing it never gets the best of you!
Now tell me, how will you use BAND to help manage your busy schedule and keep connected?