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How to Choose the Best Hybrid Car for Your Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 29, 2012 | Categories: Environment, Green, Guest Posts
How to Choose the Best Hybrid Car for Your Family

Guest Post When looking for the best hybrid car for the family, it’s important to consider which type of hybrid best fulfills the needs and priorities of all the family members. It’s also important to review the factors that make the vehicle stand out from competition and explore any tax credits you may benefit from […]

Santa Fe Tilapia #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 28, 2012 | Categories: Food, Health and Fitness, Restaurants, Wordless Wednesday

My new favorite entree – the Santa Fe Tilapia at O’Charley’s.

Best Garage Gifts for Dad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Gift Ideas, Guest Posts, Shopping
Best garage gifts for dads

Dad’s favorite place to spend most of his free time is usually in the garage building things or working on his hobbies. This is the one place where he has free rein on incorporating his personality into the design of the room. Whether your dad is into vintage automobiles, sports or woodworking, there are several […]

The First 30 Days of My 90 Day Weightloss Challenge

Creative Bioscience 90 day weightloss challenge

Okay, I’m slightly behind (and my behind is more slightly) on updating my first month update. I really should have done this a week ago. Last week was a busy week, with traveling, Thanksgiving, Cody’s birthday… but better late than never! Before I share with you how my weightloss is going, I’d like to share […]

Screen Time: Draining the Brains of Today’s Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 26, 2012 | Categories: Children, Gadgets, Guest Posts, Parenting, Technology

Guest Post “When I was your age, television was called books,” wrote William Goldman in his book, The Princess Bride. A few years back, instead of spending hours playing video games, we played basketball, soccer, kick the can, tag, hide and seek, hockey, archery, skeet, and fishing; maybe even tennis, racquetball, gymnastics, swimming, water-polo, or […]

Ten Years Ago…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 25, 2012 | Categories: Random Thoughts and Conversations

… on a crisp Monday morning, Greg, my Mom and I drove to my OBGYN’s office (for my 9:00 am appointment) to see if I was ready to have the baby that had so lovingly taken up residence in my ever-expanding belly. The plan was to induce me if I wasn’t dilated enough. I was […]

Did you shop on Black Friday?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 24, 2012 | Categories: Funny, Humor, Random Thoughts and Conversations

If so, what was the best deal you got? Maybe the song, “You Better Shop Around”, was ahead of it’s time? Tee-Hee. In all my *cough* forty plus *cough* years, I have never gone shopping on Black Friday. Ever. Am I missing something? If you do shop on Black Friday, why? Is it more than […]

Christmas, The Time For… Family Feuds?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 23, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances

Guest Post Image Source One of the things many people dread about the Christmas season is having to deal with difficult family members.  Though the holidays are a time for families to reunite, with distant relatives seeing each other once again, the experience of dealing with certain family members can be daunting for those that […]

How To Teach Children About Responsible Banking

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Image Source Educating children about banking is certainly one of the most hotly debated in many families – and not just because, as the Guardian has only recently once again confirmed, finding savings account offering decent rates has become all but impossible these days. Most importantly, dealing with finances is an important aspect […]

The Disease that will Define the Baby Boomers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness

Guest Post Image Source As the baby boomers grow older, a new phenomenon has emerged, which has become a reality for many aging couples. Men have become caregivers for their wives as their wives endure the debilitating cognitive illness, Alzheimer’s disease. In a sad ironic twist, the last generation that saw men as the breadwinners […]