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5 Fun Things to do With Your Teen Son This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 22, 2016 | Categories: Family, Parenting
General Mills Tiny Toast cereal from Kroger a great summer snack

Between end of school year activities and summer trips and projects, it’s nice to get a helping hand from brands like today’s sponsor, General Mills. They want to help moms keep their teens fueled with fun snacks this summer. It is officially summer!  Although, judging by the weather, it has felt like summer for the […]

Treatment Options for Athlete’s Foot

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 12, 2015 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Health and Fitness

Guest Post A parent may feel shocked when they learn that their child has athlete’s foot. However, while the athlete’s foot, also known as tinea, may be temporarily annoying, athlete’s foot is a lot more common than most people think, and it is often very easy to treat. Once it is treated, simple preventative measures […]

Going Back to School with Kohl’s and Disney’s Jake and Sophia #MagicAtPlay #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 25, 2014 | Categories: Children, Fashion, Shopping
Disney's Jumping Bean Jake and Sophia at Kohl's #MagicAtPlay

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for many kids across the U.S. are getting ready to go back to school. Sigh. I know, the summer has flown by for […]

How to Prepare for Sleep Away Camp for the First Time

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 17, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Fun, How To, Parenting, Tips
How to prepare for sleep away camp

Heading off to sleep away camp for the first time is always exciting for campers, and no matter how old your child is, there is always some anxiety and concern. We recently let our son go to Camp Wesley Woods for 5 nights/6 days… his first time spending more than 2 nights away from home […]

Will Playing With Dolls Affect Your Childs Future Self Esteem

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 30, 2013 | Categories: Children, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Most children at some point in their life have owned and played with a doll, whether a rag doll, or the ever popular Barbie Doll.  For many years psychologists and other professionals have tried to analyze whether playing with dolls has or will affect your child’s self-esteem. Today, this topic is still controversial. […]

Letters to Our Sons – May 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 3, 2013 | Categories: Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, What a whirlwind of a month we just had! So many incredible things have happened. It’s been a busy month for you, and I know at times you felt overwhelmed, but you never faltered. In fact, you excelled. I am amazed by you, my sweet boy. I’m also experiencing just a twinge of […]

Letters to Our Sons – April 2013

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

Dear Cody, I can’t believe another month has come and gone. Time flies. And as you get older you’ll realize that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by. This my son is one reason you must appreciate each day. Each hour. Each minute. I love writing a monthly letter to you, […]