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Merck Manual Consumer App Giving Me Peace of Mind

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 11, 2017 | Categories: Apps, Health and Fitness, iPhone, Technology
The Merck Manual Consumer app gives you peace of mind...

Disclosure: 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 like the Merck Manual Consumer app, that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Two days before Christmas I woke up early feeling sick. […]

Best Yoga Clothing from Top to Bottom

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 5, 2017 | Categories: Fashion, Health and Fitness
Healthy lifestyle with THRIVE

Is 2017 your year? The year where you put YOU first? Are health and fitness your New Year goals? One of my goals is to add more yoga into my daily routine. I talked about the best yoga mats yesterday, and today I want to share with you the best Yoga clothing at the best […]

Best Yoga Mats for Beginners to Pro

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 4, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Shopping
Best yoga mats for yoga meditation child's pose

One of the best things we can do for our bodies, especially as we get older, is to stay and/or improve our flexibility. Yoga is one of the best ways to do that. Staying flexible helps increase your range of motion and although it’s not aerobic exercise, it is believed it is just as good […]

belVita Breakfast Biscuits for Busy Moms

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 3, 2017 | Categories: Food

One of my goals for the New Year is to eat breakfast. I’m guilty of skipping breakfast because I’m so busy. Being a busy mom, I’m bad about putting everything and everyone else before me. Thankfully, belVita Biscuits makes an excellent grab & go breakfast. Now I can grab belVita Biscuits as I’m going out […]

Yoga Meditation Beginners Can Do…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 2, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, How To

Yoga meditation beginners can do is a frequently searched and asked question. Maybe because we think yoga meditation is too intimidating, especially if you’re new to yoga and meditation. This is entirely a misconception; yoga meditation can be helpful to anyone, not just a select demographic. It is a way to clear your mind and […]

Valentine’s Day Appetizers – Prosciutto Cherry Bites

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 29, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Valentine's Day appetizers are an easy appetizer to make using cherries is this prosciutto cherry bites the perfect party appetizer...

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food. I especially like to make and try new appetizers. Valentine’s Day appetizers are especially fun because they’re usually easy. I’ve been known to make a meal out of appetizers, too. They’re fun to make and more fun to eat… like these Prosciutto Cherry Bites. […]

$200 Target Gift Card Giveaway for the New Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 27, 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized

Can you believe it’s almost 2017? To be completely honest, 2016 wasn’t the best year for me. Really the end of 2015 through 2016. Although I feel extremely blessed because I know that it could always be worse. I am, however, looking forward to 2017. I’m making some changes in the coming year that I […]

The Best Gifts are Those That Give Back

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2016 | Categories: Charities, Holidays and Observances, Shopping
Macy's Heart of Haiti ornaments and other products, gifts that give back...

I was gifted a product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. This is my favorite time of year. The holidays are about family and about giving. I love to give more than receive, so Christmas is my favorite holiday. One of my favorite things about […]

Tips for Buying a Teen Their First Car

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 20, 2016 | Categories: Auto, Parenting
Tips for buying a teen their first car like a used car from DriveTime....

I’m a mom who will have a teen driver in just under a year. Just typing that sentence made me queasy. So thank you to today’s sponsor, DriveTime, for understanding the nervousness of parents like me, and helping make the purchase of a car for a first-time driver easier for moms like me. My son […]

6 Ways to Save on Beef for the Holidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2016 | Categories: Food, Money Talk, Savings
Dijon & Herb Rubbed Beef Roast with Cranberry Sauce

I don’t have a huge family, but I still try to save money wherever and whenever I can, especially when it comes to groceries, meat, and the holidays. I make a grocery budget monthly, and I’m thankful to today’s sponsors, The Beef Checkoff and TheMotherhood, for recognizing many families like mine want and need to […]