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Love Yourself Enough to Take 5 Minutes for You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2016 | Categories: Motivational, Parenting, Women
Take 5 with Cafe Breaks from Ingles using Ibotta app.

As a mom, it is so easy to get caught up with family and work responsibilities so much so that we oftentimes put everyone else first. It’s nice to get a helping hand from brands like today’s sponsor, Cafe Breaks through Acorn Influence. They want to help moms like me to recharge, relax, and take […]

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 […]

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 […]

#LoveMe Challenge: Learn to Love YOU in February. Will you Join Me?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 1, 2014 | Categories: Motivational, Random Thoughts and Conversations
#loveme Challenge february

I am participating in a #LoveMe challenge from Pepper Scraps. She threw the challenge out there, and I felt like it was a challenge I needed to take. Most of the time I feel confident. I have plenty of self-love. But from time to time, I slip.  I falter. I find myself seriously lacking in […]

Happy Hammock Day

Hammock Day

Did you know that July 22 was Hammock Day? It is! This offbeat holiday is right up my alley. In fact, I think there should be several Hammock Days a year. Don’t you? Even if you don’t have two trees to tie a hammock between they make great stand alone hammocks, now. So in celebration […]

What would you attempt to do… Motivational Monday

what would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? My answer – EVERYTHING!

Ups, Downs, Still Staying Strong #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 20, 2013 | Categories: Health and Beauty, Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Motivational, Weight Loss

Okay, I know it isn’t Monday, and I’m three days late. To be more precise I’m actually 10 days late, since I didn’t post at all last week. I’m a slacker. I know it seems that way, but I’ve been really busy. Life got in the way, and although I had an awesome week the […]