We use shared Google Calendars for our family calendaring. Each of us has his/her own calendar, and we have a shared calendar for stuff that we all participate in. But when we're sitting in the kitchen with the kids at meals, particularly while getting ready for school in the morning, it would be nice not to have to fish out the phones and cross-reference, and blah blah blah.
I set out to find a solution to this issue. The obvious solution is a traditional calendar. Berta bought one and added October's events to it, but it had some of the traditional problems.
The kids had a lot of summer vacation. I think it was pretty filled this year. We had a couple of project weeks, where we organized some activities and research for the kids each week at a time. These weeks were occasionally interrupted by holidays, trips to the beach with the grandparents, organized day camps, and play dates with friends.
In the beginning of August, I shuttered my consulting practice and took on a full-time position with ownCloud. I spent a week in Berlin at the yearly developer conference, and got to meet a lot of my remote co-workers. So far, the work has been constant, interesting, and rewarding.