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Four Ways to Enjoy a Solo Road Trip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 31, 2014 | Categories: Around Town, Tips, Travel, Women
scenic drives for photos on a solo road trip

Many people think of road trips as the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But sometimes you might find yourself on the road all alone. It may be such a rare event that you aren’t quite sure how to handle the experience. Sure, you can listen to the radio (I have many […]

Have You Become Noseblind to the Smells in Your Home? Febreze #Noseblind #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 26, 2014 | Categories: Home and Garden, Reviews
#Noseblind test with Febreze

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. I think we all are familiar with the term colorblind, but how many of you are aware of the term “Noseblind”? I wasn’t. It’s funny really, because […]

Going Back to School with Kohl’s and Disney’s Jake and Sophia #MagicAtPlay #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 25, 2014 | Categories: Children, Fashion, Shopping
Disney's Jumping Bean Jake and Sophia at Kohl's #MagicAtPlay

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for many kids across the U.S. are getting ready to go back to school. Sigh. I know, the summer has flown by for […]

American Century Investments and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research #ad #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Causes, Celebrity, Charities

This post was created in partnership with American Century Investments. I have received compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I recently wrote about the 2014 American Century Championships that aired last weekend and my respect for the golfing community for all they do for great causes. I’d like to […]

Lapel Pins Change The Way People Dress

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2014 | Categories: Accessories, Shopping

Guest Post Lapel pins change the way people dress when they are getting into their Sunday best. Lapel pins are an easy way to show support for a certain cause, but lapel pins are also a way for people to display their status or accomplishments. All the lapel pins listed below are great for people […]

6 Ways to Look and Feel Younger #VLBlurfection #ad @SheSpeaksUp @LOrealParisUSA

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 21, 2014 | Categories: Beauty, Health and Beauty
L'Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation #VLBlurfection

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/L’Oréal. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I love makeup. I loved playing with my Mom’s makeup when I was a young girl. I […]

2014 American Century Championship – Profits with a Purpose #ad #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2014 | Categories: Causes
Charles Barkley American Championship Profits with a Purpose #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim

This post was created in partnership with American Century Investments. I have received compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. My husband and I live a rather busy life, even before we had our son, we were either working or playing. One thing that we never got into, but have […]

Improving Mother and Child Health Care for Under Served Populations

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 17, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness

Guest Post Having healthier children and improving the health of their mothers will have a huge impact on our society in the future. Women who have access to good prenatal care and quality women’s health care have better outcomes in pregnancy, which results in healthier babies. The future of the nation will depend on the […]

4 Ways to Prepare for Middle School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Children, Education, Family
how to prepare for middle school

It’s easy to think about how to prepare your child for the first day of Kindergarten. There are hundreds of checklists for what a child needs to know to help him survive those first transitional days being away from Mom. There are even hundreds of articles helping Moms know how to let go of their […]

Colorado Church Group Ski Trip Planning

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 16, 2014 | Categories: Entertainment, Family, Travel

Guest Post Planning Colorado church group ski trips is difficult for members of the church to do. Members of the church are not plugged in to the ski community, and a travel agent should be contacted for proper planning of the trip. The travel agent knows how to tailor the trip for the group to […]