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The Best Hotels in Honolulu for Beach Lovers

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, offers all the diverse cultural and outdoor attractions expected of a big city. But nothing beats the lure of open water. If you’re traveling to Honolulu with dreams of surfing, water sports and lounging on … Read more

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Minions

We first met these banana eaters in Despicable Me as the sidekicks of Gru, and since then they’ve been taking the world by storm. It seems that no one is immune to their lovable ways but what do we really … Read more


Saving Lives One Child at a Time

I didn’t learn how to swim until I was ten years old. Even then, I didn’t learn from formal lessons or classes. One of my older brothers taught me the doggy paddle and that was good enough in case I … Read more


We are 1 in One Hundred Million

America was built on the blue collar worker. It was their hands that pounded in the last spike to complete the transcontinental railroad. It was they who paved the way to settle the west and tame the American wilderness. America’s … Read more

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Crayola changes coloring forever with Color Alive

This post brought to you by Crayola. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. While I’m a big advocate of early childhood education via technology, I also try to keep non-educational screen time to a strict … Read more

5 Tips For An Awesome Family Vacation

March is finally here and kids everywhere are counting down the minutes to Spring Break. When the final bell sounds, families everywhere will be loading up the minivans (or SUVs) and heading off across the state, across the country or even … Read more

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You Can Help Deliver Babies with Kangu

There is nothing in this world that compares to the first moment you hold your child. It is earth moving and terrifying. Everything stops for a moment, and this overwhelming sense of true love fills your world. For a Mother, … Read more

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The Benefits of a Balance Bike vs a Traditional Bike

When balance bikes first hit the market in earnest a few years ago they seemed like a novelty item. Then, almost overnight, people began to see them as serious contenders against traditional training wheels with proponents arguing that they not … Read more