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Printing Memories of a Washington DC Staycation #HPFamilyTime

This is a sponsored post.  Would you like your vacation photos to be sitting on your printer when you get home from a vacation? That’s exactly what I did this past weekend when we went on our Washington DC staycation. We have lived near Washington DC for the 18 of the last 21 years and every year we talk about staying downtown for a weekend and playing tourist. We decided to finally do it this…

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earth to echo movie poster
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Our Earth to Echo Inspired Adventure Video #EarthtoEcho

 This is a sponsored post. Do you remember all the backyard summer adventures you had as a kid? I remember building forts out of anything we could find outside. Riding our bikes up and down the street until our parents yelled for us to come in. Those adventures created some life-long friendships. In the summer adventure movie, Earth to Echo, 3 friends, Tuck, Munch and Alex are inseparable, but things may soon come to an…

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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
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Get Your Kids Reading With Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge #SummerReading [Sponsored]

This post is sponsored by Scholastic. It’s Summer!!! In my house that means sleeping in, staying up late, mornings at the pool, afternoons reading and playing, grilling out, vacation and generally a more relaxed household. I believe summers are for fun and letting kids be kids, BUT, I want my kids to read during the summer. It’s the only learning activity I expect them to do. That’s where the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge comes in….

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Children, Teens and Reading
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Finding Books For Your Kids To Read; Surprising Facts #LearnON [Sponsored]

Do you have kids who do not enjoy reading? The facts from Common Sense Media’s latest research about kids, teens and reading both scared and surprised me.  (I am a LearnON Ambassador, but no compensation received.) Children, Teens and Reading Infographic This infographic shows the information from the latest research. Surprising and Scary Statistics These statistics both surprise me and scare me. I’m surprised because my kids are always reading. When my kids were young, they didn’t…

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Once Upon A Care Book
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Once Upon A Care; Download and A Book Is Donated To A School

Just a quick post to share with you a great program sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The video below shows how author, Patricia Lakin took the stories of school children and turned each one into a book. You can download the compilation of stories in a free ebook. For each download of Once Upon A Care, one hard copy is printed and donated to a school.   Disclosure: I received no compensation for sharing this…

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