I have been lucky, in that I lived near my parents for most of my life. There was a time, however, when I lived about 2 hours away when I was in my early twenties. Of course the internet wasn’t around then, but I often think how much I would have loved not only being online, but being able to use Skype to video chat with my parents.
Though my parents have both passed away, I have begun to use Skype to video chat with my BFF who lives about 3 hours away. She and I always have plenty to talk about, and we could do the normal Skype chat (more on that below), it is more fun for us to see each other’s expressions, and hear her laugh.
In addition to Skype Video Chat, I use the regular Skype chat to keep up with my blogging friends. I use this on a daily basis and I love it because it is so easy, and very reliable too. I can either talk to my friend individually, and I also have a group, where we can all chime in and chat away, whether one of us has a question, wants to say hi, or we just want to tell each other good news.
Mother’s Day is almost here, and I can’t think of a better way to “see” your mom who might live thousands of miles away via video chat. Even if she is nearby, but you won’t be able to visit each other, there is Skype Video Chat! Of course grandmothers, favorite aunts and even your own children might enjoy a face-to-face conversation with you, and to hear your lovely voice say, “I love you, Mom”!
You can visit the Skype “Mom You Rock” Facebook page to create a video of your own for that special mom in your life. Be creative – sing a song, make a sign to flash on the screen, feature the kids. The possibilities are endless!
Skype supports Save the Children’s new campaign celebrating moms and motherhood with their ‘Mom you rock’ video card. In addition to helping a great cause (Skype will donate $1.0 to Save the Children for every ‘Mom You Rock’ video card that is created through May 14th), you can make a mother incredibly happy when she receives a video instead of a traditional card this year. If you are the forgetful type (and that would be REALLY bad to forget than Mother’s Day!), you can create your Mother’s Day Video Card early, and schedule it to be sent automatically on Sunday, May 13th. It doesn’t get easier than that!
Make sure you also check out Skype on Facebook – they have some fun ideas and tips on using Skype.
*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.