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Handheld electronic organizers and small voice activated tape recorders are a boon to busy parents. Once a week coordinate each child's schedule and decide which parent will be the 'runner' for that day. It saves time and avoids lots of mobile phone calls during a busy part of the day. Voice activated tape recorders can hold all of your spontaneous great ideas, and serve as auditory file folder for you to transcribe later. When a pen and paper are not handy or convenient to use, such as when you are driving, simply speak up and let the recorder keep track of it all.