Blogging military wife and mother uses Skype video interviews to help inspire others

Amber Turner’s a proud military wife and mom, but she sometimes found herself isolated, and decided to create a blog to offer hope and encouragement to other mothers and wives in her situation.

At first, her blog was writing only, but with two young children, “it was hard to get the undivided time to focus on writing.” That’s when she added Skype Video Call interviews into the mix. “I found that I could get my point across quickly on video and I fell in love with it,” she tells Shana Pearlman on Skype’s Play Blog.

Turner’s blog, HippyFitMom, focuses on “fitness and motherhood and learning to love yourself. I always look for stories or tips that help people be bigger and better,” she says. It’s one of the reasons she was chosen by Skype to be part of its “Moment Makers” community that celebrates the way people use Skype to do what they love most.

Turner’s video blogs have chronicled her path to overcoming the challenges of isolation, Pearlman writes. “And her Skype Video Call interviews have showcased the stories of many other inspiring women.”

To read more about Turner and her story, head over to Skype’s Play Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
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