My family have been techies for decades. My 70-year-old grandfather had a computer in his home and that was over 25 years ago (before anyone over 60 even used a computer.)
That love for technology was passed down and continuing to my kids. We use technology every day to stay connected and bring family closer together.
How We Use Technology To Stay Close
My family uses technology every day to stay connected to each other. Our family is spread out across the country and we feel closer because of the technology that so many fear would drive us apart. Here are a few examples:
When any of us travel, we use Skype to talk because we can see and hear each other. We even had Christmas via Skype one year.
My teens share photos and thoughts on social media and I can keep up with their world (a place they normally wouldn’t let me in.)
We upload videos of the kids’ recitals, plays, competitions, presentations and every day silliness so the family can see how much they’ve grown and all the activities they do.
My husband and I will send photos and notes to each other during the day just because. It keeps us close even when we are apart.
I love to play video games with my kids. A good round of Just Dance or a singing competition is a lot of fun. We have a lot of family video games on hand for instant family fun.
Finding The Right Tools
When you use technology, it needs to work well or it won’t keep you connected. Watch ‘Twas the Night Before Stanley and see how the wrong tools almost ruined Stanley’s Christmas surprise.
We have Verizon FiOS in our house and I know how important it is to have fast Internet. With 6 of us streaming, Skyping, messaging, uploading photos and videos, we rarely have problems with speed. FiOS has been very reliable and keeps us connected.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Verizon. The opinions and text are all mine.