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Make Best Buy Your Holiday Shopping Destination @BestBuyWolf #bbyHoliday13 #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 27, 2013 | Categories: Coupons, Deals of the Day, Gadgets, Gift Ideas, Shopping, Technology
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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I am married to the most wonderful man. But as wonderful as he is, he is not the easiest person to shop for. He is a geek. A techie, an […]

Letters to Our Sons – September 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 6, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, What a month! The biggest thing to happen in August was you starting 5th grade. Well, it’s really BIG for me. I’m actually very sad about it, because this year will be the end of your elementary school years. We love, I mean L-O-V-E, your elementary school. I just cannot imagine not going […]

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By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 8, 2013 | Categories: Announcements

I have been chosen as one of the top 50 review blogs at Voice Boks – the voice of Parenthood! Yipee!!! I know it sounds cliche, but I truly am honored to be among the other 49 awesome review bloggers. I write about a lot of things here, and reviews are one of my favorite […]

Letters to Our Sons – August 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 2, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I usually write a letter, but boy have we been busy this month. It has been so much fun spending this summer with you! You ARE an amazing boy. You are so smart, funny, and talented. You start 5th grade on August 12th and I am beyond sad about this. This will be […]

Letters to Our Sons – July 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 5, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I have enjoyed this past month so much. You have been out of school for a little over a month now, and we have been having so much fun! Let’s see… we joined a local community school with some of our friends, and you are learning how to swim. You love the pool. […]

Letters to Our Sons – June 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, It has been a crazy month since my last letter. Crazy. May was jam-packed with a lot of end of “Sarah Plain and Tall closing and end of school activities. Yes, that’s right…. end of school. I’m not sure who was more ready for summer break, you, or me. 🙂 SPAT closed on […]

Why Not Celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 16, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Travel

Guest Post Image Credit “Looking for a winter holiday that is original, vibrant, and unforgettable? Fly to Hong Kong to celebrate the Chinese New Year.” While most people are perfectly happy with a traditional British Christmas and New Year – mainly full of cold weather and too much food – not everyone is so easily […]

New Year’s Resolutions Through My Kids Eyes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 14, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Humor, Parenting

Guest Post The other day my wife and 3 kids (11, 8, and 5) were sitting at the dinner table and the topic of New Year’s resolutions came up. After explaining exactly what they were, I asked my kids if they had any for 2013. What followed was pure gold. Clear Complexion? My 5-year old […]

New Year, New Me… 2013 Fitness Goals #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 7, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Weight Loss

Image Source I don’t make resolutions… I feel they’re doomed to fail. And failure is NOT an option. I had a good head start. If you’re a new reader, you can check out my weight loss challenge as well as my sistahood pledge to #mamavation. I’ve thought a lot about my fitness goals, and I’ve […]

Borrowing Money for the New Year | The Ups, Downs & Everything Else

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 27, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post The idea of taking out a loan automatically seems to have negative connotations attached to it, however if you’re struggling with your finances after this Christmas, it might seem like a tempting option. Loans do come in many different forms however and the important part is that whatever finance options you take, the […]