I ♥ Skype. That’s why becoming a Skype Ambassador is so perfect for me. Sure, Skype has great applications in the business world, but for personal use it is even more amazing. Over the past couple of years, we have used Skype a lot. K loves to video chat with Daddy at work (it got us through swim lessons last summer), but the most amazing part about Skype is the ability to share children with family far away.
Three days after our baby girl was born, my husband’s grandfather passed away in NJ. He flew up for the funeral, leaving K and I home with a newborn. It was a sad weekend, but the bright spot was when my husband used his iPad to Skype with us. Setting my laptop on the kitchen table in front of K, she sang songs for her great-grandma and put on a little show. And then the most amazing moment, we introduced my husband’s 90-year-old grandmother to her newborn granddaughter – just four days old. We were 1,000 miles apart, but in that moment we were all together in her living room.
I will never forget the look on Gran-Gran’s face as she met her great-granddaughter for the first time.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing more ways that you can use Skype to connect with family and friends, in the mean time whether you are a Skype fan like me or you’ve never used Skype you should check out Skype’s Mom You Rock promotion to send a video message to a mom in your life (you can also send a birthday card). No only is fun (and free), but for every video card that is sent Skype will donate $1 to Save the Children’s Global Action Fund. For more information visit Skype’s Facebook page.
Disclosure – 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.