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In Nursing, Career-Defining Moments Can Come in All Shapes and Sizes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 19, 2015 | Categories: Causes, Random Thoughts and Conversations
Nursing Career Word Cloud

Nurses are truly the unsung heroes of the medical world. Not only do they provide essential medical care to each and every patient who crosses their paths, they also afford that vital human connection that is so important to the healthcare industry. This is especially important for patients facing grave illnesses with little chance of […]

It Starts with One Voice – He Named Me Malala Documentary #HeNamedMeMalala #withMalala

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 30, 2015 | Categories: Causes, Movies

I had the great honor to be part of a conference call with Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday, along with some fellow bloggers. When I say, “great honor”, I sincerely mean it. Even though we could not see each other, just hearing her voice coming through my phone, left me awe-struck. Malala is a soft spoken […]

Buy a Backpack, Give a Backpack to Charity with Carri Backpacks #ICarriOneToGiveOne

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 6, 2015 | Categories: Causes, Charities, Children, Education, Reviews

I received a product for review purposes but 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. We’ve been hit by the worst winter I’ve ever experienced since living in Knoxville (moved here […]

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

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 25, 2014 | 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 […]

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 […]

CaringBridge is Paying Tribute to Dads for Father’s Day #TheOther364 #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 23, 2014 | Categories: Causes, Family and Health, Inspirational

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CaringBridge. I received product a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I am one blessed woman to have had the most amazing dad as well as marrying a man who exhibits daily what it is to be a “Dad”! My […]

It’s So Easy to Help Kids in Your Own Communities with @Champions4Kids #sponsored #SIMPLEGiving

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 21, 2014 | Categories: Causes, Children

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. 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 recently became aware of a wonderful program that helps […]

How Teachers Change Lives & Adopt-a-Classrooom #TeachersChangeLives #ad #CGC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 17, 2014 | Categories: Causes, Children, Education

In fourth grade I fell in love with my teacher. No not a crush on a male teacher, but a true admiration and respect and love for my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Curry. I loved all my previous teachers from Kindergarten through third grade, but not the same kind of love I felt for Mrs. […]

You can “Ask Hunter” Hayes a Question AND Help End #ChildHunger #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 9, 2014 | Categories: Causes, Charities

This “Ask Hunter” and helping to end child hunger post has been brought to you by 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. A few weeks ago I shared with […]

I’m Shopping at Kroger to Help End #ChildHunger #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 24, 2014 | Categories: Causes, Charities, Children

This Child Hunger End Here post has been brought to you by 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.  The thought of a child going to bed hungry breaks my […]