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How to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 19, 2016 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, How To, Tips
Ways to celebrate dads on Father's Day

Between working hard to support his family, helping with the kids, and doing things to alleviate stress for Mom, Dad’s do a lot for their families. I know how fortunate I am to have a husband who is a very active participant in co-parenting our son. I am equally blessed with a stepdad that has […]

Waste Not Want Not: Smart and Simple Tips for Avoiding Food Waste

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2016 | Categories: Food, Home and Garden, Tips
Waste Not Want Not: Tips for avoiding food waste

If you are trying to reduce the amount of waste your family produces, then you are part of a nationwide effort to reduce the amount of trash that goes into the nation’s landfills. However, wastefulness might still be happening right in your own kitchen. Food waste is a serious problem for many families, and according […]

Five Ways Social Media Can Enhance a Business

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 16, 2015 | Categories: Information, Social Media, Tips
freelance marketer seo social media consultant

Maintaining an effective internet presence is a fact of life for businesses in today’s world. Embracing the various trends that come and go is vital to keeping the digital presence of a company front and center in the minds of consumers. Social media is one of those trends that has exploded onto the internet, and […]

Tips on becoming a work at home mom… or dad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 22, 2015 | Categories: How To, Tips, Web Sites, Working at Home
how to work from home

  Are you among the millions of moms that dream of a job where you can spend time with your family – while earning money at the same time?  Today more than ever this dream can be a reality.  With today’s economic decline and layoffs, moms are turning to the comfort and convenience of their […]

How to Apply Blush for Your Face Shape

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 27, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Tips

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It’s National Preparedness Month, Are You Prepared? #PoweringSafety

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 12, 2014 | Categories: Family, How To, Tips

This is a partnered post with Energizer and 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. I am of the belief that you can never be too prepared for an emergency. Never. Ever. Really, never […]

Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2014 | Categories: Children, Education, Parenting, Tips
Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

Attending a new school is a very difficult thing for kids. New friends, social structures, surroundings and support systems hit them like a ton of bricks on that first day of school. It can all become a little bit overwhelming if you don’t prepare them for it. Being the new kid is not always easy, […]

Four Ways to Enjoy a Solo Road Trip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 31, 2014 | Categories: Around Town, Tips, Travel, Women
scenic drives for photos on a solo road trip

Many people think of road trips as the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But sometimes you might find yourself on the road all alone. It may be such a rare event that you aren’t quite sure how to handle the experience. Sure, you can listen to the radio (I have many […]

Bomb Pops and $25 Publix Gift Card #giveaway #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 4, 2014 | Categories: Giveaways, Summer, Tips
Bomb Pops & Publix Gift Card #giveaway

Disclosure: I received a Bomb Pops gift pack to facilitate my review and no other compensation was received. 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. One of our favorite things about […]

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Taking Time for Me This Summer #PGeveryday #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Parenting, Tips, Web Sites, Women
taking me time with P&Geveryday #PGeveryday

I’m actually pretty lucky in that my husband has always made it possible for me to have “me” time. That doesn’t mean I always take it… as most moms can attest to, we are used to putting everyone else first that it’s sometimes hard to put ourselves first. I realized though that it really is […]