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WiFi Home Network Setup: 4 Most Common Mistakes

Like electricity, water and heat, WiFi has become the 4th utility in homes across the United States. This prevalence is evident simply by attempting to log onto your WiFi network and sorting thru your neighbor’s networks. We use these networks … Read more

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Enjoy The Beatles with Your Kids

If you are tired of the same old silly cartoons your kids can’t seem to pry their eyes away from, Netflix is offering a ray of hope. No more silly songs that you can’t get out of your head or … Read more


25 Truths You Will Discover as a Parent

Parenting is one of the best adventures I have ever been on. Each day is a crazy roller coaster of wanting to squeeze her and kiss those precious cheeks and other moments I’m ready to lock myself in a closet. … Read more


Reading, Writing and the Internet

Many moons ago when we first became a Verizon FiOS customer, my motivations were purely, unabashedly all about me. I was sick of my internet cutting out as deadlines quickly approached. I was dog tired of spending hours on the phone … Read more

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts for Geeks

If there is one thing I know being a gadget loving geek mom, is that tech is always on my wish list each year. Fortunately, the galaxy is full of fantastic gift ideas for the nerd in your life; whether … Read more


Top Tips to Help Teach Kids about the World

Once you bring your first child home, it’s easy to see that being a mother or father is one of the hardest (yet most rewarding) jobs on the planet, with lessons being taught to children on a daily basis and … Read more

10 Ways to Make Bathtime Fun

This post brought to you by Sterling. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. Bath time is one of my most favorite times of the day.  It’s a signal that the day is drawing to … Read more

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Why A Solid Budget Tablet is All Most People Need

   We have four tablets laying around our house right now, ranging in price from $250-500, using all of the big three operating systems – iOS, Android and Windows. When I think about how we use our tablets most often, I sometimes … Read more