A few years ago, I had no idea how to use Skype or why I would want to learn. My husband swore by it, but as a mother of then very young children, it simply sounded like something that would take more of my non-existent time.
How wrong I was!
CandyMan was finally able to sell me (and the kids, as well) to Skype when he was traveling for work. Years before, when he traveled to Europe and the Middle East, we had to carefully plan when we would talk on the phone. Phone calls were hideously expensive, and the time difference was often difficult to coordinate. But Skype brought a whole new level of communication to the table for our family. Instead of the kids each getting 45 seconds to say hi and bye to Dad, I would gather around the computer as we video chatted with Daddy as a family. The kids would invariably stick their noses up to the camera and laugh and laugh as Dad got an up-close-and-personal view of their nose hair.
Skype made our times away from Dad seem less harsh.
Nowadays, Dad doesn’t travel much for work (in fact, I travel much more often than he does these days) but we’ve have found a new favorite use for Skype. As both CandyMan and I are now working at home, we have found that many of the people that we work with live in different states and countries around the world. Skype not only helps is to connect with business associates and clients face to face, but it saves on our phone usage each month (yes, we are one of those families without a land line phone).
Skype has grown from something I thought I didn’t have time to investigate to something I couldn’t live without, and I couldn’t be happier to represent them.
Skype’s Mom You Rock promotion
I’ll be blogging over the next few months about some of Skype’s amazing features. In the meantime, visit Skype’s Mom You Rock promotion to send a video message to a mom in your life. Didn’t get to spend Mother’s Day with Mom? It’s not too late to surprise her with something special.
The Skype Mom You Rock promotion is a great way to personalize a message to Mom (or any other woman who has influenced you for good) and one every mom is sure to love. In addition, for every video card that is sent, Skype will donate $1 to Save the Children.
For more information, visit Skype on Facebook.
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