How a Family Email Can Be a Valuable Parenting Life Hack

It’s important to start off by saying that getting a family email isn’t in the same line as couples making joined social media accounts and its purpose is not limiting privacy between partners. It is, however, a great way for couples with kids to have all of their child-related emails gathered in one place for easy review and organizing. This is especially useful if you have multiple kids who have several extracurricular activities!

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Keeping Child-Related Emails in One Place

When you have children up until they are out of school, you will be receiving a plethora of emails related to their schoolwork and events, extracurricular activities, doctor’s appointments, dentist appointments, transportation reminders, school lunch signup emails, and many others. Instead of providing two email addresses and going through the process of asking for both of them to be included in every email, simply create a family email that will be designated to all your kids’ activities and schooling!

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Making a Family Email

When creating this email address, be sure to choose a name that clearly explains who you are. For example, you could put your family’s last name plus “parents” or “family” as the distinguishing name of your email address. To avoid the possibility of one parent accidentally deleting an email or forgets to check, it’s easy to set the system up to forward all emails to your main email addresses as well. Either way, setting up this system will allow both parents to remain equally informed and involved.

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Potential Problems to Look Out For

Force of habit is hard to break, and it could cause confusing situations if one parent replies to an email or starts a correspondence with a teacher using their personal email accidentally. Another potential problem is if one parent checks the family email before the other, leaving them uncertain as to which emails they have read and which they haven’t.