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What's on your Summer Music playlist?
Surviving the annual family road trip requires music.  The playlist has to have something everyone loves for those moments when batteries die, CDs warp and everyone tires of hearing me sing every song on the radio.  Oh, how could I forget about the relaxing Quiet Game that last all of 10 minutes at most.

Music is a road trip necessity and I've got young kids and I loathe screening songs on the radio and satellite radio.  Profanity is rampant on radio and bubble gum pop ain't so bubble gum anymore.  I was shocked when one of my daughter's fave songs popped up on my stream and it wasn't the radio edit.  I never knew the lyrics were so vile. 

I guess that's why I listen to a lot of the releases from Capitol Christian Music Group's Faith artists. Catchy tunes, nice beats and lyrics I can relate to sans profanity.

Right now I'm rocking to Nichole Nordeman.  She's not new to the game.  Nichole has been a successful artist…
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A Day at the Beach

During a recent trip to Florida, the family and I decided to visit Clearwater Beach, about an hour or so drive from Orlando.  
We figured we would spend most of the day there so we packed snacks, lunch and plenty of water.
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Bedtime for Baby: Night Night Train

I'm often asked how our "Bedtime for Baby" Book Reviews segment came to be.  A friend of mine and her hubby became foster parents earlier this year.  One night she posted a pic of the books she'd read to their little one and asked for suggestions on more books as she was growing tired of reading the same books over and over again.
Me, being the lover of children's book I am, was thrilled to share some of the books I've read to my kids over the years.
I always read to my kids when they were little and our nighttime routine always included a bedtime story.  At first it was books I chose and as the kids got older, they began to select books and there were plenty of nights it was the same book over and over again but I didn't mind.  I relished this time with my kids.
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July Swago US Complete the whole board for a 500 SB bonus!

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5 Tips to Prevent the Dreaded Summer Slide plus a Nat Geo Books Birthday Gift Essentials Giveaway

Seems like Summer just started but trust me it'll be back to school time really soon. It's easy to forget the importance of Reading, writing and 'rithmetic while on Summer break but it's important that kids engage in meaningful learning opportunities throughout the Summer to prevent Summer Slide.
There are several ways to prevent Summer Slide - that period when kids are out of school and tend to fall behind - and keep your kiddos on the path to learning.
Read EVERY day   Encourage your child to read every single day. Consider signing up for the local library Summer Reading Program.  Ask your children about the books their reading and read with them.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes Coming to Oracle Arena + Your Chance to Win a Family 4-pk of Tickets

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. This all new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control.
This ancient artifact would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of the universe.
Witness the cutting-edge special effects and immersive video projection in this legendary, live adventure.
Check out this sneak peek of this exciting show
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Get 25% Back when you spend $50 at Kohl's

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Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try. You then take those points and turn them into…