With families being spread out all over the world, staying in touch has become more and more of a challenge. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to keep our family close, no matter how far apart in miles we may be.
Back when I was younger, if you lived apart from family you wrote letters, mailed pictures and paid a fortune in long distance phone calls to stay connected. Since these were the only methods we had available to us, it was what you did. Of the above mentioned things, I will be honest, I still miss running to the mailbox looking for that handwritten note from a loved one. I don’t however imagine that my parents (since they were the ones paying bills back then) miss the expensive phone bills.
Today, technology has made things so much simpler for families that can’t be together. For example, this is what our families current situation looks like:
Mother-in-law #1: Arizona
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law #2: Nebraska
Sister #1: Texas
Sister #2: Texas
Other relatives: Salt Lake City, Iowa, Kansas City, Georgia
As you can see, we have family spread out all over the map and that doesn’t include friends that we like to stay in contact with. If we were to try to write letters each week to stay in touch with one another, it would become a full time job. There would also be a lot missed, because a letter can only be so many pages long.
So what is our solution for staying close with each other? Skype…..
Skype is a program that allows our family to be a part of each others lives through free chats, phone calls and video chats. It is such a great way for our children to know their cousins, aunts and uncles and grandparents that can’t be with us on a daily basis.
Because I love Skype as much as I do, I have become a Skype Ambassador through Mom Central Consulting. Over the next couple of months, I will share with you some of the awesome features Skype offers, as well as why it is so important to our family.
With Mother’s Day being this weekend, it is the perfect time to download Skype and begin using it. I still believe in sending Mother’s Day cards to the important women in your lives, but a card is nothing compared to actually seeing the smile on a loved ones’ face as you “tell” them Happy Mother’s Day in a video chat.
Skype is currently running a “Mom You Rock” charity campaign. Hop on over and create a video message for your mom, grandma, aunts and friends. They will love seeing you rock out in a Mother’s Day message made special just for them.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Skype. I received Skype credits to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.