The Little Moments

Living in Louisville when all of our family is in either Nashville or Philadelphia makes staying connected a challenge. We end up taking lots of candid photos and quick videos to capture the everyday moments. My phone is always at the ready because Caroline and Henry turn into such hams when I bring out the camera.

And one of our Saturday morning rituals is a Skype chat with Gigi and Papa. Mark ends up following the kids around the house with the computer so that the grandparents can see the kiddos play with toys or jump off the couch. They may get a little dizzy watching but it adds so much for Caroline & Henry to be able to see their faces along with their voices.

It’s important that my children have strong family connections – even if that family is a thousand miles away. So it always makes my day to hear them say, “Hi Gigi! Hi Papa!” when their grandparents’ faces come up on the screen.

How do you stay connected to family? What rituals help you stay close?

It’s time to say more and stay human. It’s time for Skype.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Skype via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skype.


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  1. says

    my sister and i like to facetime with our iphones about twice a month. its a great chance for me to talk to my 3 yr old nephew even though his attention span is only so long. it used to make me sad because i was the only person (in the immediate family) that didnt see him every day (mym mom, dad and brother live right beside them). its better now because he remembers us but for a while i always seemed so far away even though its only an hour drive.

    fast forward to us expecting our first. i have a feeling that my family will be spending a lot of time at our place and us at theirs. it is very important to me that mister gets to know his cousin and spend as much time together as possible.

    i am asking for a little baby registry advice over at my little blog today. i would love your input if you have the time. thanks!

    • gerbermom says

      I love Facetime – isn’t it the best? And I have lots of baby registry advice, heading over! :)

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