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Saying Thanks This Veterans Day Over a Cup of Coffee

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 7, 2016 | Categories: Family, Holidays and Observances, Inspirational
Share a cup of Folgers Coffee & a story with a Veteran this Veterans Day...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folger Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Honoring our Veterans has always been important to me. My parents instilled this in me as a young child and I’m passing it onto my son. I want my son to know we […]

Get Free Printable Lunch Notes for Back to School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 2, 2015 | Categories: Family, Inspirational, Motivational

I received compensation for this post 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. I can’t believe my son is already into his fourth week of school this year. I may […]

Do You Have Your Own Cheerleader? #GoodNeighbor

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2014 | Categories: Beauty, Health and Fitness, Inspirational, Motivational

This has been a big year for me. My son started middle school, which just doesn’t seem real to me, because wasn’t it just last year he started Kindergarten? Sigh. Time really needs to slow down. And speaking of time and moving too fast… I turned 50 this year. It still sounds a bit weird […]

Spending Time With Your Spirit – Five Tips for Relaxation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Inspirational, Motivational

When it comes to relaxation, few things are better than getting in touch with your spiritual side. All of us are spiritual human beings but the majority of us never embrace that part of our inner being. We spend most of our time here in “reality” and there is little doubt that is a contributing […]

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 […]

If I could have 3 wishes, what would I wish for?

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “If you could have 3 wishes, what would you wish for?” I thought this would be easy, but it is not. Because 3 wishes would be incredible, yet, I’d probably later, think, “Why didn’t I wish for this… or that?” […]

Dear 16 year old Me… 10 Things You Would Tell Your 16 year-old self, if you could

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “List 10 Things You Would Tell Your 16 year-old self, if you could”. I originally thought this would be an easy topic to write about, but dang if it wasn’t tough. I thought I’d be able to come up with […]

Day 3 of the #LoveMe Challenge: A Word That Describes You?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 3, 2014 | Categories: Inspirational, Motivational, Random Thoughts and Conversations
#loveme Challenge february

Blessed. I was a little surprised at all the words I thought of to describe myself. But no word stuck out or rang more true than… blessed. I have been richly blessed with family and friends. God brought the most amazing man into my life. My soul mate. We both were blessed with a son […]

Spark The Joy of Giving Early and It Will Last a Lifetime #GivingTuesday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 1, 2013 | Categories: Charities, Holidays and Observances, Inspirational
#GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday and every day post has been brought to you by TheMotherhood (proceeds will be donated to charities)…. I think it’s so easy for people to get caught up in the commercialism of the Holidays that we sometimes forget the true meaning of Christmas. I taught my son at a very early age the […]

Aging With Grace

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 13, 2013 | Categories: Beauty, Guest Posts, Health and Beauty, Health and Fitness, Inspirational

Once upon a time, when you were still in grade school, you probably snuck into your mom’s closet to try on her high heels and smear on her lipstick; all you wanted to do was be older. Since then, you’ve shot up in height, finished school, enjoyed romantic relationships, pursued careers… and now that you […]