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How to Raise an Independent Child

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 24, 2016 | Categories: Parenting
Raising an independent child...

On Sunday we waved bye to our 13 year-old independent son as he and a bus load of his theater friends embarked on a week long trip to New York City… I compared it to the first day of Kindergarten. It was a very similar feeling for me — except when I left him at […]

Baby Boomers Get Tested for Hepatitis C – Hepatitis Awareness Month

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2016 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Baby Boomers need to be tested for Hepatitis C

I am participating in a VIN campaign for Quest Diagnostics. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Quest Diagnostics and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. Did you know that 3 to 5 million baby […]

Chance to Win a Maytag Washer Dryer Set Every Day Through 5/29

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 14, 2016 | Categories: Giveaways

One thing I do a lot of, I mean a LOT of, is laundry. And to be honest, it’s not one of my favorite chores. Yet, it is one of life’s necessities. Having a good washer and dryer makes the chore of laundry so much easier. I’ve been in a couple of situations where I […]

Orange Sizzle Drink Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 9, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Non-Alcoholic Orange Sizzle drink recipe for a summer cookout...

School is about out here and I’m so ready for a summer break. It’s time for picnics, cookouts and BBQs. So I’ve been looking for summer recipes, for both food and drinks. I like to keep us refreshed and hydrated during the summer and one of my favorites is what I call an Orange Sizzle […]

Benefits of Being a Later in Life Parent

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 6, 2016 | Categories: Parenting
Waiting to have a baby? Benefits of being a later in life parent...

Did you hear the news recently that Janet Jackson was having a baby? A celebrity being pregnant really isn’t big news, but a woman who is fifty having her first child is. Being a later in life parent isn’t something new. In fact, more and more women have put off becoming a mom until they’re […]

Low Self-Esteem? 4 Things That Can Lead to Low Self Esteem

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 5, 2016 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Women

Low self-esteem can hinder you, hold you back from being the best you, you can be. It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s important to have a positive self-esteem. We teach the importance of self-confidence in our children, but those lessons sometimes get forgotten when we become adults. As an adult, there’s so much […]

Prince, Gone But Not Forgotten & A Purple Rain Cocktail

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 2, 2016 | Categories: Music
Purple Rain Cocktail to celebrate Prince

When I heard the news that Prince had died, I felt like I had lost someone close. Yes, I know that he was a celebrity and I never even met him in person… although I did see him in concert twice, I felt like I knew him.  Prince was a huge part of my life […]