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Are You Trying to Conceive? 6 TTC Tips for Couples #AstroglideTTC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 15, 2015 | Categories: Babies, Health and Fitness, Pregnancy

I never thought I was going to be a mom. Up until my mid-thirties, I really never wanted to have kids. Before you judge me, know that I had several reasons, some selfless, some selfish. I know many women around my age who put off having children until they were older. Many wanting to finish […]

We Are All Born With a Purpose, What’s Yours #imbornto #MoDSquad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 27, 2015 | Categories: Babies, Family and Health

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation with TheMotherhood. 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 am proud to be one of the 39 moms (39 represents the number of weeks […]

Join @DonnaChaffins & Learn More About National Infant Immunization Week Twitter Party 4/30 at 1 pm EST #CDCvax

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 25, 2014 | Categories: Babies, Children, Family and Health, Health and Fitness

This important topic about how you can learn more about National Infant Immunization Week has been brought to you through a partnership with TheMotherhood. 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. […]

Planning For Your Baby’s Nursery

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 24, 2014 | Categories: Babies, Home and Garden

Whether you are planning for your first baby or your third, decorating the nursery is a task that all parents-to-be enjoy in anticipation of the birth. Many parents want to have a custom look that does not resemble what you can typically pick up at the store. Instead, parents want to be in control of […]

Get Your Baby Dressed for Game Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 29, 2014 | Categories: Babies, Children, Fashion, Shopping

Babies are precious creations that people love to make a fuss over, and everywhere these little ones go someone usually takes notice of them. It makes sense that parents want to dress their babies to impress those who are apt to want to peek at, cuddle, and otherwise notice him or her. When it comes […]

Early Education Nation: How Parents Can Jumpstart the Learning Process

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 22, 2013 | Categories: Babies, Children, Education, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Children between the ages of six months and three years are able to develop skills and retain more information than those taught later in life. We know all too well that they may not obey, but they are hearing and processing at incredible speeds.  During these “high processing years,” introducing your […]

5 Tips For Successful Breastfeeding

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 21, 2013 | Categories: Babies, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Parenting, Tips
5 tips for successful breastfeeding

Guest Post Image Source If you’ve just become a mother, there are probably a lot of things on your mind, from diaper changes, to baby clothes, to the sheer amazement at how little sleep you can actually survive on. One potentially difficult aspect that few women fully prepare for is breastfeeding. Unless you’re one of […]

Great Ways to Keep Your Baby Occupied While You Work Out

great ways to keep baby occupied while you work out

Guest Post Image Source Ah, motherhood! It’s filled with lots of new emotions and experiences that bring us more joy than we could have ever imagined.  But… truth be told, there are some less than awesome elements of newness that come with motherhood too. Lack of sleep and time, feelings of overwhelm and the change […]

Little Me Multiple Birth Program Celebrates Multiple Births + Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 4, 2013 | Categories: Babies, Children, Family and Health, Giveaways

I remember thinking when I was younger that it would be great to have a multiple birth. So easy. What I mean by easy is, if you wanted to have more than one child, you could have, say, twins, and be done with it. No more pregnancies. Like a two for one deal. Twins with […]

Tips to Help New Dads Bond with Their Newborn

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 10, 2012 | Categories: Babies, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Proud dads love their newborns as much as moms do, but may have to make an extra effort to squeeze in bonding opportunities. Moms have built-in bonding times, especially if they breast-feed, and dads may be more anxious about handling that delicate little bundle of joy. From giving soothing baths to swaddling your […]