A Simple Solution for Busy Moms {Sponsored Giveaway from SmartCal}

Busy MomBeep…BEEP…BEEP!!!  That, my friends, is the sound that I hear three times a week reminding me to go pick up my eldest at preschool.  Yes, you read that right.  I have an alarm.  That alerts me so that my sweet little boy is not left all alone in the classroom after all of the other prompt moms have come and gone.  {Please, oh please, tell me I’m not the only one.}  It’s just that being a work at home mom and having two little ones and a calendar that probably rivals that of the new governer’s…well, it’s overwhelming.  So overwhelming that I struggle to keep track of it all.

But thankfully, I just found out about our latest sponsor SmartCal, and y’all – they really get us busy moms!  SmartCal is an innovative new way to coordinate your child’s academic calendar with all of your work and personal events.  And the best part?  No extra apps, no additional calendars to check, no added steps — because the events are added to the one place that you probably look most…YOUR calendar {the one on your iPhone, your Google Calendar, you choose!}.


What IS SmartCal?

SmartCal is a new digital calendar solution that allows us busy moms to easily organize our family calendar, along with our child’s academic schedule, across ALL digital devices.  With one simple click, events are quickly imported into your existing calendar {iPhone calendar app, Google Calendar, Outlook, etc…}.  So you can say “so long” to a paper calendar from the district hanging on the fridge while the rest of your events and obligations are neatly stored on your handheld calendar.  Now all pertinent info will be in one place, and YOU won’t have to be the one transferring the data.  Yes, please.

What kind of information will be imported?

With over 120 school districts and universities in Texas using SmartCal, you will probably be able to find the one that’s right for you.  {For instance, my kids aren’t in elementary school yet…but their preschool follows the local school district’s calendar – so I just use that one.}  Once you subscribe to your child’s school calendar, then information such as start and end dates, student holidays, early release dates, and grading periods will be quickly imported into the calendars that you already use.  So, so easy.

So it must cost an arm and a leg, right?

Nope!  For just $1.99 you can subscribe to your child’s school calendar for the remainder of the school year.  {That’s cheaper than ONE latte!}  Plus, if you use the promo code ‘ CITYMOM14 ‘ — then you will receive the 2015-2016 calendar for FREE!  Thankyouverymuch.

Have more questions?  Chances are, they’ve got the answers here.

And because SmartCal knows how crazy morning time is for us busy moms, they are giving one of YOU a Keurig 2.0 to help make those hectic days start out just a little bit smoother.  Entering is easy — just follow the steps below…


Winner :: Kristen K.

If you represent a local business and are interested in participating in one of our sponsored giveaways, please contact our sponsorship coordinator for current pricing and availability.  We would love to partner with you to giveaway your product or provide your service to one lucky local mom!

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Kelly is the founder of Houston Moms Blog and has lived in this beautiful city nearly all of her life. She has a degree in education from Texas State University and was honored to teach special education for eight years to some of the cutest little kiddos you could ever meet. While teaching, Kelly met Cody – a tall drink of water and country boy to the core – and together, they fell in love, got married, and decided to start a family. In March 2011, they welcomed Hayes into the world, a silly but smart little boy with a story you have to read to believe. And in April 2013, their family was complete with the addition of Hadley, a super gregarious and oh-so-cute baby girl. Now, Kelly devotes her days to caring for her own little ones…and would not trade this new job of hers for the world! In her not-so-spare time, Kelly loves meeting up with her girlfriends for margaritas, failing miserably at Pinterest projects, and exploring this big old city with her two favorite little side-kicks in tow.


  1. About 2 when my little are getting ready for nap and I’m cleaning, prepping dinner and then utilizing my small amount of quiet time for personal business and meetings.


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