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Jeannette Kaplun is a Latina mom of two, TV host, parenting author and blogger. She co-founded Todobebé and hosted the Viva la Familia TV show on Univision, but is now devoted to her newest bilingual venture Hispana Global. She loves to help others. Oh! And she wrote the parenting book in Spanish Todobebé: Todo lo que necesitas saber para el primer año de tu bebé" .

An award-winning journalist and internationally recognized parenting expert, Jeannette Kaplun has over 17 years of experience on TV, radio, online media and as a published author. Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile, Jeannette is truly bilingual and bicultural. She just launched her newest bilingual platform for Hispanic women, Hispana Global. Jeannette was also one of the hosts for the Climate Reality Project’s live broadcast 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report, in which she interviewed Nobel Prize laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.

She has also been a speaker at major conferences throughout the U.S., Mexico and Chile regarding content, social media, work/life balance and online communities, including BlogHer, Blogalicious, EVO, LATISM, Blissdom, Hispanicize, Social Media Week Miami, SheStreams and SheCon.

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5 Easy Tips To Organize And Relive Great Family Memories

By Jeannette Kaplun |

Now more than ever it’s super easy to document our lives, but nothing compares to video when it comes to capturing our family memories. You not only get pictures, you get sounds, giggles, and music… Basically, you can capture the entire moment, all in High Definition if you have a Handycam or the newest video cameras.

The issue is that most people seldom watch their home movies. They tend to be stored in hard drives, stuck in a virtual world, until somebody remembers they exist. It’s not a matter of quality. It’s mostly a matter of life being so hectic we seldom slow down to relive those memories that brought so much joy to our lives.

What can you do? Here’s a list of how to ensure you keep watching your family home videos for years to come:

  1. Label your videos.  When you have a generic file name, chances are you’ll never know what your video is about. Or when you’re searching for a specific video, it’s very time consuming to search through files that are only coded by numbers.
  2. Backup your videos.  Store them in your computer’s hard drive, an external drive or a DVD. Better to be safe than sorry.
  3. Do a viewing party and gather your friends and family. You can have some popcorn or cut fruit as snacks and just have everybody watch the video in your family room. If your video camera has a built in projector, like the newest Handycams, you don’t even need a TV.
  4. Are you comfortable with computers? Edit a brief highlight video every time you tape something special, such as a birthday, a trip to Disney, a family vacation or your baby’s first steps. Share with your loved ones via email or YouTube.
  5. Create a family tradition at the end of the year and review some of the videos you’ve taken. It’s a great and fun way to take a look at everything your family has experienced during the year.

 

Do you watch your family videos often or do you tend to forget about them?

Do you want to win a video camera?

Want to capture your own family memories on video? We’re giving away two Sony Handycams! To enter for a chance to win, simply comment on any Sony-sponsored post (including this one) with an answer to the following question: what’s your favorite family memory? Contest runs through 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 30th, 2012, and you may enter once per post. Contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Want a chance to win weekly prizes like a Sony Handycam or a $200 Disney shopping card? Enter to win here!

A big thanks to Sony for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

Read Jeannette´s blog in Spanish and find more of her writing on Todobebé. You can also watch her on the Viva la Familia TV show Saturdays on Univision.

And reach out to her on Twitter and Facebook. She loves it!

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7 thoughts on “5 Easy Tips To Organize And Relive Great Family Memories

  1. Rebekah @ Mom-in-a-Million says:

    Great ideas! I’m good and getting videos (and pictures) but not at organizing them! I’ll have to give these a try.

    1. Rebekah, I’m so glad you liked them! I am not organized at al but this really can make a difference. Thanks for commenting!

  2. theycallmecody says:

    All good ideas. I’ve also found that having a TV with internet capability has helped me not forget that I have videos stored somewhere in cyberspace. Just a few clicks of the remote and I can watch my videos anytime.

  3. Meghan says:

    Great ideas! I love the idea of creating a yearly “best of” video!

  4. Danielle Smith says:

    Great ideas! My favorite is viewing them all at the end of the year as a family – It is a perfect ‘family activity’ and a chance to relive the entire year together….. looking forward to doing it this year.

  5. Danielle Smith says:

    Doing the highlight video every time you shoot a big event is such a great idea – that way it doesn’t pile up and feel overwhelming. As soon as you have 3-4 events you haven’t touched, you are less likely to tackle them…

  6. Katie says:

    I was actually just thinking about photo/video storage this morning. We had a close call with a fire earlier this week and I’m considering either a fireproof safe to put some DVDs of pictures/videos on, or even storing on some sort of online service. It’s definitely something to think of when it comes to those irreplaceable videos of kids!

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