Here on the blog, we have written about tips for staying connected and keeping in touch with your children while away on business travel. As working parents, we understand how important it is to feel connected to our kids when we are away from home, and how much we treasure any and every moment of connection that we can carve out of hectic schedules.
What we have not discussed quite as often, are the challenges of connecting with extended family - from parents and siblings to grandparents, cousins, and treasured friends. Our busy schedules at work and at home, along with the distance that often separates extended family, make connecting in a real way difficult. At the same time, these difficulties reinforce for us just how important these people are in our lives and how much we want, and need, to commit to them.
Whether it's taking a vacation together, scheduling time for a phone call, or sharing photos and videos of our children - and our lives - on social media, we are committing to staying connected to our families in all forms, across generations, in spite of (and because of!) busy schedules, demands of work and children, and the distance that separates but does not break our bonds. We are committed to helping you do the same. We want to make it easier for you to feel closeness and to be enveloped in the joy that our relationships with our loved ones provide.
Take a moment today to reach out to a family member or a close friend that you haven't connected with in awhile. Share a story about your children, or better yet, let them share their own stories. The pace of our lives will not slow down but our ability to connect is here and it's real. Do it today- it will make your day, your week and your life better, I promise.