Why Organize My Village?
When you become a parent, you have to adjust to all the new things about having a new tiny person in your life – lack of sleep, feeding schedules, learning to swaddle. But it’s not just the new things that are overwhelming. Laundry, walking the dog, meal planning, picking up your oldest child from school – life didn’t stop when the baby was born, in fact it feels like it’s only getting started.
That’s why Organize My Village is an online scheduling tool built with parents in mind. Founder Maria Golarz felt exactly this way when she had her first child. She knew that she needed help, but she didn’t know how to ask (or even that she could!). Organize My Village is a way for parents to ask their family and friends for support without guilt!
The online scheduler allows parents to simply ask for what they need and get support from their family and friends – no guilt, no fuss, no feelings of obligation, just the help that parents need when they need it so they can focus on finding more joy in parenting.
How it works
When you create an account with Organize My Village, you customize what kind of help you need (we even provide suggestions to help you get started!) and when you need it.
You can schedule visits with the baby on your schedule and on your terms.
You can ask your best friends to fold your laundry while you're sleeping
You can create a list of daily tasks ("Help! Who can pick up our oldest child from school on Fridays?"), weekly tasks ("Help! Who can watch the baby while mama goes for a much-needed walk alone?") or occasional tasks ("Help! Who can do a family photo shoot for us?")
You can also create a Wish List to ask Aunt Lucie to pick up some diapers on her way, so you can really benefit from all the offers of
"Let me know what I can do to help!"
All in one simple place.
Each account then has one “invite code” – send this code to your friends and family – or use our built-in button – so they can login and see what you need help with and self-schedule with just an e-mail address. You will then receive a notification every time a loved one signs up to help, but you won’t have to do anything else!
You can also sync your Organize My Village calendar with your personal calendar (Google, iCloud), etc., so you’re always in the know.
Here’s what your calendar will look like:
With the support of your village, you don't have to choose between a shower and a nap - you can have both!