It is one way we are able to be with family without physically being with them! It has helped me so much from getting lonely without all the people I love! CC and I love just having the camera on while Kreg is gone so even though he is far it feels like he is right in the kitchen with us. Its funny to hear the conversations he has with people at the school too. Its nice that he does alot of his work on the computer so its easy for him to just have it on as well. Its so fun to have chats with our parents as well, thanks to modern technology My daughter can know her grandparents despite the distance between them!