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We Are All Explorers with This Great Deal at Sierra Trading Post

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 23, 2015 | Categories: Family, Gift Ideas, Outdoors, Shopping
We are all Explorers Sierra Trading Post

This is a sponsored 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, and I wholeheartedly believe We Are All Explorers. One of our favorite things to do as a family is […]

Ready-to-Drink Kool-Aid is a Delicious Fruit Beverage for Our Active Lifestyle #KoolOff #CollectiveBias #shop

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 28, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Outdoors

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #KoolOff #CollectiveBias I am very lucky to live near the Great Smoky Mountains. Which makes us double lucky because we love to hike. I believe that […]

Have A Safe Barbecue Season – Food Handling And Safety Tips For Eating Outdoors

Guest Post Image Source With barbecues, picnics, garden parties, tailgating and camping, there are lots of great opportunities to enjoy the summer sunshine and spend time with friends and family that involve eating outdoors. Warm temperatures, combined with making do with more basic food preparation equipment and surfaces than you have in your kitchen, mean […]

Join Me for the National Wildlife Federation Ranger Rick’s Treehouse Twitter Party #RRtreehouse #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 31, 2013 | Categories: Children, Education, Family and Health, Outdoors, Parenting

This wildlife appreciation and Twitter party announcement has been brought to you by NWF and TheMotherhood… School’s out, school’s out, teacher let the…. my son is officially on summer break. Yay! We so need the break, too. We already have several hikes planned. It’s something we do almost every weekend during the summer. See we […]

Things to do With the Family this Fall

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Fun, Outdoors, Parenting
Things to do with the family in the fall

Image Source Fall is a wonderful time to plan some outings with the whole family. The beautiful, cooling weather makes it ideal to spend time outside, and the timing could not be better to reward the kids for a successful back-to-school transition. Whether through a day outing or a long weekend mini-vacation, families can have […]

Keep Your Kids Active This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 9, 2012 | Categories: Children, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness, Outdoors

Guest Post It’s summertime. The sun is shining, the air is warm and inviting, and your kids have all the free time in the world to do whatever they’d like. Most of us remember summer as an opportunity to swim, jump rope, play ball and fall into bed exhausted but happy. So why does it […]

Picnics are Making a Comeback

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2012 | Categories: Food, Guest Posts, Home and Garden, Outdoors

Guest Post Image Source Summertime memories seem to be made of a wicker basket packed to the rim with lunchtime treats. Those endless days of summer with picnics in the countryside seem to be perfection personified. A never ending stream of wasps that didn’t spoil simple delights as a ham rolls or an egg and […]