Fun ways to spark conversation with your kids

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How many of you have asked your kids a question and gotten a one word answer?   How many of you have carefully worded your question so that the response will clearly need more than a one word answer?   How many of you have kids who can still turn any question into a one word answer?   That happens here ...

Surface Lightens Load for Backpack Awareness Day #lightenmyload #windowschampions

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Times have changed a whole bunch since I lugged all of my notebooks and textbooks to all my classes from K through my grad school time.  I never had a laptop, a tablet, anything!  Students are kicking off the new school year, and it goes without saying that technology like laptops, tablets and readers are ...

Back to school learning, memories and lunch!

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The house is quiet, and I can actually hear myself think. You know what that means? School is now in session. I had mixed feelings about my children heading off to school this year. On one hand, summer was awesome and I hated to see it end. On the other hand, it’s nice to get ...

Back to school safety #LifeLockUltimatePlus

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY

It’s back to school time again, and a common subject that comes up is that of safety. While that’s always something to worry about (especially when you’re a parent), back to school time brings up a whole bundle of concerns in itself.  Back to School Safety How will your child get to school?   Can they walk to the ...

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Tablet for Kids

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A few weeks ago, LeapFrog's new LeapPad3 tablet for kids arrived at our house for review.   We had the original LeapPad which we all enjoyed, and had actually shared with some friends of ours not long ago.  I was very intrigued by the release of the 3rd 'generation' of the LeapPad- toys from LeapFrog were ...

Monitoring driving habits #StraightTalkTesters #giveaway

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The Safe Drive Car connection by Straight Talk is a really great device, which greatly decreases the worries of having a driving aged child. As part of Straight Talk’s new product category “connected life” the Safe Drive Car Connection helps you keep up with your teenager when they’re on the road, and allows them to ...

How to Get Started Geocaching

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Geocaching is a great activity to do with the family.  It gets you outdoors, walking around and makes you use your mind.  We started Geocaching a year ago and we still are loving it. If you are wondering how to get started geocaching, read on! What Is Geocaching? Geocaching is a global treasure hunt.  Participants use GPS ...

Follow the World Cup with Windows Apps #worldcup #brasil2014

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Calling all (fellow) soccer fans!! Happy World Cup!  #WorldCup and #Brasil2014 are here, and I have some Windows and Windows Phone apps help you to make the most of World Cup 2014! Don’t miss a beat! Follow FIFA World Cup with Windows Apps ESPN FC on Windows and Windows Phone offers comprehensive worldwide football coverage 24/7 for all ...

Best Windows Apps for Sports Fans

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If you are still thinking of what to give the man in your life this Father’s Day, worry not! I’ve got you covered with some of the best Windows apps for sports fans! With a Windows App, you don’t have to worry about even leaving your house to pick up a gift. There is no ...

Updated Straight Talk plans and promotions

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Straight Talk has some new updated plans and great promotions going right now and they wanted me to let you all know about them! I'm really excited about the new plans- well, one is updated, one is new- but I'm still excited! New and Updated Straight Talk Plans: Updated! With the updated $45 30-day plan you get ...