Lifemin, the Parent Calendar Assistant

Step 1: Sign Up

Complete the Sign Up form with your personal details, choose your service, and make your payment.

 

Lifemin - Single School is for a handful of specific schools where we have a relationship and have reliable visibility of the communications and newsletters coming from the school.

 

Lifemin - Full Service is for any parent with children at any school(s). With this service, Lifemin scans your email for all communications from your school PLUS in and out of school activities, carefully reads them and automatically updates your calendar and sets helpful reminders. You can either manually or auto-forward emails to Lifemin, or Gmail users can use our Gmail integration to set up auto-forwarding with one click.


Step 2: Set Up

LIFEMIN - siNGLE School

After making payment, you'll enter your school and class details. 

 

You will immediately receive an email confirmation with links to set up your calendars. (Check your Spam/Junk folder!) Everyone gets access to the Lifemin Reminders calendar that have seasonal updates to keep the mental load at bay. Parents who sign up for a single school will receive links for the school(s) and (class)es selected in the form.

 

If you are on an iPhone (or a Mac) and you use the native (Apple) calendar program, you will be prompted to subscribe to the calendar you click on, which means the calendar will be updated on an ongoing basis with new dates or any changes. You will need click on each calendar separately to subscribe to each one.

 

If you are on an Android or PC or don't use Apple's calendar program, you will need to manually add the calendar subscription to your calendar program; otherwise you will be prompted to download the calendar and it will NOT be updated on an ongoing basis. See the Calendars Guide for more information.


LIFEMIN - FULL SERVICE FOR GMail users

For Lifemin - Full Service users, once you've completed the sign up form and paid, if you're a Gmail user and want Lifemin to automatically scan your inbox, 

 

With just one click, you'll be set up for Lifemin to scan your inbox for notifications from your schools and activities for automatic actioning.

 

You'll be prompted to enter the names of your school(s), class(es), and activities in and out of school. We use these as search terms to search your inbox for those emails, and then automatically read them and enter all the important dates, to-do's, deadlines and reminders that we find. 

 

As this is still in Beta testing, you will need to click on 'Advanced' to proceed with the test. 


LIFEMIN - FULL SERVICE for anyone

If you are not a Gmail user, or would rather not give Lifemin these permissions, you may forward the emails manually as you receive them, or set up auto-forwarding yourself in your email, to calendars@lifeminco.com.

 

For guidance on auto-forwarding, see here:

Gmail

Microsoft/Outlook/Live

Apple/iCloud

 

You may also book a slot with Lifemin to do this set up.

 

 


Step 3: Watch the updates roll in

Once you've successfully subscribed and set up, Lifemin starts scanning! Your calendar will begin to be automatically updated with events, deadlines and reminders. You'll also receive email reminders to so you won't miss a thing.

 

As most school communications are sent at the end of week, the majority of updates and reminders are entered on Friday and Saturday, ready for Sunday morning, to get you ready for the week ahead. 

 

Calendar updates are SEPARATE to your personal calendar - they are self-contained within a Lifemin calendar. This means you can toggle them on and off, and you can also uninstall them at any time. 

 

You can email any additional school notices to calendars {at} lifeminco {dot} com and they will be added to your calendar.


Get started now

FAQ

who can sign up for lifemin?

Anyone!

 

Signing up for Lifemin for free gives you access to our Lifemin Reminders calendar and regular reminders and tips about common parental to-do's. 

 

Parents at Honeywell School, Belleville School, Thomas's Clapham and Westminster Under School can sign up for Lifemin - Single School and pay to receive school-wide and class-specific calendar updates and reminders for that school.

 

Any parent, including those at the above schools, can sign up for Lifemin - Full Service to read and action all emails from their school, class, teacher, club (in or out of school), or camp.

 

how much does lifemin cost?

The cost for Lifemin - Single School is £3.99/month. Lifemin - Full Service, our most comprehensive service, is £8.99/month.

ARE SCHOOLS INVOLVED WITH LIFEMIN?

The administration of all the schools we support have been made aware that their school is on Lifemin's systems, HOWEVER the school is not involved with Lifemin's operations. 

 

Lifemin is by parents for parents, so it simply takes the communications and information provided by the school and makes it a little easier for parents to manage, organise and action. Think of Lifemin as a personal assistant dedicated to reading all the emails and notifications you receive from your school.

MY SCHOOL ALREADY HAS A DIGITAL CALENDAR. WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR LIFEMIN?

If your school has a digital calendar, consider yourself lucky!

 

What you get with Lifemin that you likely don't get currently:

  • Personally tailored, class specific calendar updates
  • Intelligent reminders for school events and tasks where preparation is necessary - for costumes, for example.

Will my and my children's data be stored securely?

Yes, absolutely. Lifemin uses tools from established technology providers with the highest data security standards. For details about this and how we adhere to GDPR, please read our Privacy Policy (specifically section 9). 

i have another question i don't see listed here

Please get in touch!

how can i cancel my subscription?

Please contact us to cancel your subscription, we'll do it right away. (This is not to make it difficult for you, it is our technical limitations!)

 

If you signed up before September 2022 and have an account with Paypal, you can cancel your subscription within Paypal. Go to your Profile>Payment Settings>Pre-approved Payments. Further details here

how do i delete a lifemin calendar?

On iPhones, you need to go into Settings>Calendar and look for Subscribed Calendars, or for older versions of the iPhone, Settings>Passwords & Accounts. Further details here. In Google Calendar also go to Settings; further details here.

If I SIGN UP, will Lifemin see what is in my calendar?

No. You add Lifemin's calendars to your own calendar, but Lifemin has no visibility of your calendar outside of the Lifemin calendars. 

why am i not getting notifications (alerts) from my lifemin calendar?

Notifications and alerts from your calendar need to be configured on your phone or in your calendar program. On an iPhone, go to Settings>Calendar>Default Alert Times. In Google Calendar, you need to go to Settings, too. 

i click on the calendar link and IT'S ASKING ME IF I WANT TO DOWNLOAD AN .ICS FILE

Just say no! Lifemin is designed to be a calendar subscription, rather than a download. If you are prompted to download, something has gone wrong and you should click back/out. This can happen if you're using an Android mobile, and in certain other circumstances too. Instead of clicking on the link, you should copy it and use it to manually subscribe to the Lifemin calendar in your calendar program. See the Calendars Guide for more information.

why do i still see old lifemin calendars in my calendar?

If your phone/device downloaded one of the old calendars rather than subscribing to it, it will remain even once Lifemin has deleted it. You will need to delete the events manually. 

 

If you subscribed, the calendar may still appear on your phone even after it's been deleted. You can manually delete calendar subscriptions in your iPhone in Settings>Passwords & Accounts. See 'What Account am I Using in My iPhone Calendar?' in the Calendars Guide for guidance. 

 

NB The old Lifemin calendars started with 'Lifemin'; the new ones start with the name of school.