Our family is one of the most important pillars in our lives. Although sometimes circumstances force us to be far away, our mothers and grandmothers are always with us in our thoughts. Unfortunately, sometimes with the accelerated lifestyle we lead, it is difficult for us to keep in touch with them — either for lack of money to travel or simply lack of time.
Especially during these difficult times, where a global pandemic has hindered our ability to travel and get together, it is essential to maintain communication and share our day-to-day with mom and Abuela, giving them the support and affection when they need it most.
How to stay connected?
We can turn to technology, which gives us all the tools we need to be close to our families, even from a distance. We have many options, from video calls and instant messaging to watching our favorite movies and series together online. Here are some of them:
Whatsapp: It’s one of the most used instant messaging apps. Very easy to use and with different functions that make your conversations more fun.
Skype: the classic that never fails us. It not only offers video calls but also has an additional service of calls with a minimum rate to any phone abroad. This is ideal for calling when there is no access to Wifi or sometimes to our grandmothers who are not very familiar with other technologies.
Facebook: This social network allows us to share photos and videos in real-time and offers other great options that are Facebook Messenger and Facebook Live, one for instant messaging and the other to broadcast real-time video with your loved ones.
Google Hangouts: although we must be connected to our Gmail account to use it, this service offered by Google has a great advantage because of the number of people who can participate in one call — up to 25 in video and 150 in audio-only. You can meet with your whole family on the same call.
There are also other options, a bit more interactive and fun when you don’t feel just like talking, but you want to do some activity together.
Watch movies and series together: distance is no longer an excuse. It is now possible to share even relaxing moments watching your favorite series. Teleparty offers you that option, combining your favorite platforms (Netflix, Disney, Hulu, and HBO) and adding a group chat so you can comment on your favorite scenes. Let the party begin!
Now that you know how don’t let distance be a problem and stop you. Use technology to keep in touch with your loved ones at all times as if they lived with you under the same roof.