Staying Sane in Snowmageddon 2015

I know we don’t usually have snow in sunny So Cal unless we go to the Mountains. But, I do know that I do have subscribers in other states where it does snow!

Snowmageddon 2015 is here, and with it comes school closures, working from home and a lot of time trapped inside with the family.  While binge-watching Netflix and curling up to read is nice, being holed up at home indefinitely with stir-crazy kids can make one a little nuts.

Luckily, technology like Skype can help you make the most of your time stuck inside. Here are six ways your readers can stay sane, despite the snow:

Keep the Kids Entertained:

·       Snowball fights, building snowmen and sledding are top of mind for any kid in this weather! Long-distance friends and family can join you in a Skype Qik group video chat to ensure they don’t miss the fun activities in your winter wonderland.

·       Too cold for kids to step outdoors? Set up a Skype Group Video Call for your child and his or her friends to enjoy a virtual playdate.  No babysitter or nanny payment required!

Catch Up on Correspondences:

·       Ask a friend to grab a glass of wine or a cup of hot cocoa over Skype video chat and chat about the latest gossip.

·       Invite family members across the country to join you for a meal via Skype. No need to dress up or stress over this virtual family gathering!

Maximize Productivity:

·       Working from home is easy with Skype. Send coworkers a Skype instant message for a progress report or schedule a meeting over Skype to hear what your colleague is working on. Screen and file sharing enables you to collaborate on documents with your colleagues in real time, making working from home less stressful.

·       Roads too dicey to make it to the gym? Have the gym come to you with Skypercise – look online to see if any personal trainers in your area conduct virtual training sessions and get a workout in the comfort of your own home.

Credit: Skype.

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