Disclosure: This is a sponsored posting with TracFone, all opinions are 100% my own.
My 5 children are extremely close to both sets of their grandparents. My parents live in Rhode Island, about 40 minutes from our house. My husband’s parents live in Pittsburgh, PA, about 10 hours from our house! It’s not always easy to be able to see either set whenever we want to, so we truly rely on technology to keep us connected. I’ve always made it my mission as a mother to make sure my children maintain a close, open and beautiful relationship with their grandparents. I grew up very close to both my grandmothers and that closeness truly impacted who I am today. It made me feel good to call them, but most important – it made them feel good to have me reach out.
Technology has changed a bit over the last 30 years. I was only able to call my grandmother from our gigantic landline phone at home. It was a rotary dial and actually was heavy to hold! Nowadays life a lot different and it makes it super easy and super accessible to be in touch with the ones you love, especially grandma and grandpa! Just in September alone, we had a lot of McClelland news to share with the grandparents!!
First day of school for the boys!
First day of preschool for Victoria!
First day of swim team for the boys!
First day of gymnastic lessons for Victoria!
William’s 11th birthday on September 25th!
Alexander’s 10th (finally double digits!) on September 28th!
And beyond all these milestone events in September, just a phone call to say hello and “I love you!”
It’s important to stay connected and update your grandparents on life and happenings and new beginnings. I love that TracFone is making it that much easier for families to stay connected. TracFone is one of the largest and most well-known no-contract cell phone service providers with nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable networks! They help capture special moments with nationwide service and 90-day no contract plans that start as low as $19.99 (averaging less than $7 per month), giving grandparents, families and friends an affordable way to stay in touch through photos, videos, text, email, social media and of course, a phone call.
My mother-in-law doesn’t have a cell phone, so she’s looking for a new device. The Alcatel Pop ICON smartphone includes great features to help grandparents stay up-to-date with their kids, grandkids and friends, such as an easy-to-use interface, large 5” touchscreen, hearing aid compatibility and a hands-free speaker. I’m even showing my own grandmother this option for herself! She loves checking out photos of the kids and also seeing how they text! The texting still makes her laugh!
For all those grandparents who already own a smartphone, TracFone’s innovative “Bring Your Own Phone” or BYOP program is a great option, too! I mentioned the BYOP program a couple of weeks ago in my blog post about Fitting TracFone into my Lifestyle and I think it’s a wonderful option to take advantage of for all users who want to save.
As you can see, TracFone understands the importance of staying connected with your family and is helping America celebrate loved ones this National Grandparents Day this September 13th!
We’re celebrating Grandparents Day early! Share a loved memory with #LoveIsGrand in the comments below for a chance to #win a $1,000 Grand Prize and Alcatel OneTouch Pop ICON smartphone prize packs with airtime!No Purchase Necessary. Rules: http://bit.ly/1UiehBj
Posted by TracFone Wireless on Monday, August 31, 2015
In honor of Grandparent’s Day, TracFone is hosting a #LoveIsGrand sweepstakes on Facebook, from Monday, August 31st through Sunday, September 13th. Each week, TracFone will publish two shareable eCards with a question in the Facebook post copy, asking fans to leave a comment for a chance to win. The prizes are amazing:
Prizing: Four randomly selected winners will receive a #LoveIsGrand Grandparents Day prize pack. Also, one randomly selected Grand Prize winner will receive a #LoveIsGrand Grandparents Day Grand Prize pack.
– Prize Packs (4 total): One Alcatel Pop ICON, one 90-day airtime card, and one $100 Visa gift card
– Grand Prize (1 total): One Alcatel Pop ICON, one 90-day airtime card one $1,000 Visa gift card
Tracfone is also going to be co-hosting a fabulously fun #LoveIsGrand Twitter Party on September 9th at 8pm ET, which will celebrate all the grandparents out there! I will be letting my mom @SharonCouto and dad @BarryCouto know so they can join in on the fun, too!! The Twitter Party will be an occasion to remember all the moments when our grandparents have spoiled us, as well as exchange testimonies of ways to stay connected with them. Share funny stories, photos, videos and great advice you’ve gotten from your own grandparents!! Prizes will be given out throughout the hour!!
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Thank you TracFone for making connecting with family an easy and affordable thing to do!