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Walking into my most recent Comcast #Xfinity event, I spy Mom-Colleagues that I haven’t seen in awhile. I approach them and our conversation immediately turns to the kids: the schedules, the eating habits, the “is he napping still” challenge, the highs and lows of pregnancy, and how we’re handling juggling multiple kids. Parenting is HARD. Even if your kids don’t have a medical or behavioral diagnosis, Parenting is HARD. I put parents who are dealing with challenges above and beyond the everyday kid stuff in a category all by themselves: the Totally-Awesome-Deserves-A-Medal-At-The-End-Of-The-Day category. This event was different than the others. Sure, we learned about the latest and greatest X1 features with Xfinity Home, Mobile, and Streaming but this time – we learned how parents with Autistic children can apply them to make everyday life easier.
(Spoiler Alert: Did you know Crock Pot had to put out a statement after the “Fire” episode on This Is US!? Sorry, I digress.)
Bravo to Comcast and Xfinity for not only being a champion of Autism Awareness but for leading the charge in accessibility. Simply say “Autism Awareness Month” in your X1 voice remote and select “Autism Awareness Month” and you’ll see a variety of curated content there. It’s above and beyond, really, but I don’t expect anything less out of this brand. It’s Spring Break this week in Massachusetts and in our own home it’s been nice “sleeping in” every morning. Our early-rising 7 year old simply speaks “Moana” into the X1 voice remote, peels herself a banana, and she’s good to go until we come down at 7! The X1 platform is not the only thing providing peace of mind for parents. Xfinity Home is Comcast’s answer to home security and has you completely covered with a 24/7 professional monitoring system and a highly customizable platform with live camera feeds. Take Anne’s story for example. She is an employee of Comcast and has an autistic 26 year old son. They were both craving some more independence so Anne uses her iPad and cellphone with the X1 system to check in on him. It was really cool seeing these features applied and I enjoyed meeting Anne in person. Check out the video, here: Anne and Jake’s Story
Here’s something else I learned – Xfinity Mobile is now available to all Xfinity internet customers and includes up to 5 lines of unlimited talk and text: perfect for families with multiple (phone-ready) kids! We’re thinking about switching ourselves.
I’m proud to be affiliated with the Comcast brand. I tell anyone in earshot that they have to switch to Xfinity – it’s a no-brainer. So far I’ve converted 5 (that I know of) and every single one of them has thanked me for changing their life. Okay maybe not in those exact words but I know that’s what they meant. Because that’s what Comcast & Xfinity does – makes your life easier. And as parents, I think that’s what we need the most…
PS: You know I’m all about the tips so guess what? Xfinity Watchathon is here thru April 22nd where you can catch up on 1,000’s of movies and TV shows FOR FREE. And have you seen DOGTV? Let your dog be entertained and relaxed while you are away! (What will they think of next?)