Can you believe that Sunday is already Mother’s Day? Seems ever since becoming a mother myself the years fly by way too fast. The hubby said it’s probably because now we have a reminder of time passing as we watch our kids grow. Makes sense to me. Now if only I could find that infernal 220;pause” button…
Ever since moving to Pennsylvania from the Seattle area, Mother’s Day has been a bittersweet day in that I haven’t had a chance to spend quality time with my mom on her (and now our) special day. It happens to be one of the days that I set aside my aversion to talking on the phone and make sure I call her to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day.
With technology ever progressing, now we have the ability to have video conversations, thanks to that phenomenon called Skype.
Have you tried Skype yet? I’ve had several Skype conversations with family members and one video conference, and I love that you can see the person – including dorky facial expressions – of who you’re talking to. It makes phone conversations even more cool and personal, like you’re right there in the room with them.
Of course that means I have to be cognizant of having the room I’m chatting in nice and clean – don’t want to show off the mess or clutter. Including when I happen to be a hot mess.
Recently I was honored by being chosen to be a Skype Ambassador – the timing is perfect, what with Mother’s Day just two days away. Skype is currently having a cool promotion called 220;Mom You Rock221; – you can send a video message to a mom in your life from their Facebook page for free – you choose the occasion (right now the choices are birthday or Mom’s Day) and choose the tune. Create dazzling group video greetings to share with friends and family.
For every ‘Mom, you rock’ video you send, $1 goes to Save the Children’s Global Action Fund in support of the new MomsTheWorld.org campaign. Pretty cool, no? I haven’t made my Mom, You Rock video yet, I’m going to be sure to put one together tomorrow when I can snag the hubby and kids to participate and make it extra special for my mom.
Now to get her moved into the 21st Century and off the archaic dial-up so she and my dad can be subjected to regular Skype chats. I’m working on that.
Which brings me to this week’s question:
Do you Skype? How do you keep in touch with loved ones who don’t live nearby?
Have a great weekend – and Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mothers.
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Note: 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. All opinions are mine and not influenced by outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.