4 tips on Keeping your Significant other in The Loop

As a SAHM who has a very busy husband-to-be that spends more than 10 hrs away per day, it can sometimes be stressful to keep each other in the loop of what’s happening with our three kids, and each other. I dont mean if someone sneezed should he know or if someone pooped 3x in 2 hrs. 

Keeping each other updated on doctor appointments, events at school for our school-aged son, my doctor appointments, the hubbys travel for work schedule, visitors, extended family events, dental appointmentd, check-ups for the girls, organized sports, and everything in between.


This is what works for us


WhatsApp 

On the daily, I would usually video call him twice. Once in the morning for the girls to say hello (because they miss him and still don’t understant what ‘he’s at work’ means), and for me to mention whether or not the our son has gone to school. In this time I updated him on anything for that day that will be happening. It could be doctor appointments for check-ups for any of us or an event at school for the oldest. 
I video call him again in the afternoon to update on how appointments went, any important results that require immediate knowledge and for him to have a chat with the oldest about school and other stuff. 

We rely on whatsapp to call, text, or video call (which is btw a new feature). He works in the united states, and we live in Canada. He travels to and from daily over the border to work. While he does have an American cellphone..I don’t. So the cost to call him would be crazy. We don’t need a long distance plan because its not worth it for us. There are tons of apps that one can use with wifi or using your mobile data service. He still has a canadian phone obviously for being home during vacation, evenings and weekends. 


Google Calendar (shared)

My hubby to be is not really a paper and pen type of guy for reminders, and with the way the the digital and technology world is booming, he loves good calendar. We share the google account, which is a personal one where we update on the regular as the schedules pop-up. There we’ll update dates and times for appointments we have for the kids, ourselves, and extended family events. He also includes important work schedules I need to be aware of. Because, he travels for work at times, it’s important for us to be aware of the time he’ll be gone and what important, scheduled appointments he may miss. This way we’re able to create a plan accordingly. 




Loose Paper Reminders

There are always loose papers on the kitchen island for him to look at when he gets home. It could be lose papers from school that our son brought home, sports he’d like to join, or events where I know his attendance is required. At times there also love notes, and pictures the kids have made for him to guess or scribbles for him to read. Guess which types of loose papers we enjoy keeping? 


Verbal Communication 

While there are a ton of apps that can help with keeping each other on lock with our family appointments, the old verbal communication is still key (where you’re only limited to 50 characters), in keeping each other on top of things πŸ˜‰. This allows us to take the time to communicate to each other the extended details of appointments scheduled in our calendar. Its always better and recommended. 

Life with kids can get super chaotic, and keeping each other leveled with important information stored in an accessible organizer is how we’re able to keep our shit together as parents and partners.

How do you keep your partner in the loop?

MM, out! 

  One thought on “4 tips on Keeping your Significant other in The Loop

  1. March 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Love this post. How it works in our house: I keep the calendar and book time in my husband’s work calendar (which he checks all the time). So I’m the boss of our schedule haha It works for us right now with one child! We’ll see in a few years!

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    • March 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      I’d like to say im proactive in that part of scheduling..but i think i only keep up with some of the stuff..the rest my hubby does from his end.

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  2. March 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I have to get into the habit of using google calendar to keep track of upcoming events because it sounds like it will keep us all a bit more organized. Currently we verbally let one another know of plans and things, but we have been looking for a way to remember our important to-dos and appointments & these tips you shared are perfect.

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    • March 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      I recommend good calendar on top of verbal communication because my husband cannot remember anything lol

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  3. March 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    This is awesome! We totally struggle with keeping our calendar up to date.

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    • March 20, 2017 at 2:18 am

      Its important to write them as you receive the information and you’ll forget about it until it reminds you or you see it 20x a day from all the things you check off as they pass

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  4. March 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Loved the pic on verbal communication. You are hilarious. Good points there too..

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  5. March 19, 2017 at 3:21 am

    I’ve been wanting to set up a shared calendar for my husband and I. Right now, we each keep our own calendars, but I’d like to be able to share events more easily.

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    • March 19, 2017 at 3:27 am

      I recommend it. It makes it easier on the both of you to know what you need to when you need to.

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  6. madrediem
    March 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Jason and I try to text each other as often as possible and always set up appointments on our icalendar by inviting each other so we’re in the loop.

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  7. Ant
    March 17, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Google calendar and google notes is what we use all the time. πŸ™‚ We also use Baby Daybook to keep track of our roomie. The struggle is real πŸ™‚

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