“Experience Every Moment.” The phrase is on our website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter profile. Heck, we even have t-shirts with the phrase printed on the back.

But what does it mean?

As an educator…
You love teaching kids. You love seeing their faces every day. Paper work? Not so much. No one goes into teaching (or any profession, I imagine) for the paper work.

Experiencing every moment for teachers means getting more time to teach and care for the little ones in your classrooms. More time to sing, play, and read with your kids. More time to do what you love.

As a parent of young children…
Sending your child (or children) to child care every day can be tough. Even if you have the most amazing job in the world (yay, you!), you probably wonder what your kid is doing throughout his or her day.

Experiencing every moment for parents means seeing what’s happening in your child’s life while you’re apart. It means knowing how his or her day went so when you pick them up, you can talk with the teacher or your child without the distraction of trying to read a piece of paper. It means being present and feeling connected, even when you spend the day apart.

As an adult with aging loved ones…
You want the best for your grandparent, parent, or aging loved one who can no longer take care of himself or herself at home. But it can be hard to stay connected to that person and their care journey when you don’t see them every day.

Experiencing every moment with an aging loved one in care means seeing how that person is doing, even when you might not be far away. Also, knowledge is power, and when you experience every moment of medical care during your loved one’s time at a care center, you’re equipped to make well-informed decisions about their care.

We want the best for caregivers and families. That’s why I started tend.ly — to help people experience every moment, every day.