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What No One Tells You About Parenthood

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2016 | Categories: Parenting
What no one tells you about parenthood

When you are expecting your first child, you read all of the books about pregnancy, like “What to Expect When Your Expecting“, babies, and even toddlers. You glean information that is helpful to prepare you for the adventure of parenthood, but there are just some things nobody tells you anything about. As a matter of […]

Taco Bake Recipe Making Holidays Easier

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 20, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes
taco bake from Kraft recipes hub on Walmart

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All views expressed are my own. This is my favorite time of year! It’s also the most exhausting time of year for me. With all the Christmas programs, holiday parties and get-togethers, decorating, running errands, shopping, wrapping… whew, I’m tired just talking about it. In all my rushing around, […]

Add Your Homemade Touch to Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 17, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Marie Callender's chicken pot pie #homemadetouches

A homemade touch to an already prepared food is a delicious way to show your family you care. It also saves you time, giving you more time to spend with your family. Marie Callender’s family size meals are my solution to both.  During the holidays I stock up on Marie Callender’s family size frozen meals. […]

Goji Play 2 – Exercise Has Never Been So Fun #GetUpAndGojiPlay

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 8, 2015 | Categories: Apps, Family and Health, Gaming, Health and Fitness, Technology
Goji Play 2 #GetUpAndGojiPlay #GetEmOffTheCouch

This Goji Play fun-filled post was sponsored by Blue Goji 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. #GetUpAndGojiPlay A goal that my husband and I set for ourselves last Christmas […]

There’s no other love like that for a brother… #iamprotective

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 29, 2015 | Categories: Family and Health

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #iamprotective #CollectiveBias If you know me or follow me on Facebook, you know that my brother has terminal cancer. It’s not something I’ve talked about on my blog before, though. Honestly, I thought it would be too difficult. […]

Sun Protection This Summer Because I #ChooseSkinHealth with Neutrogena Sun Care

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 23, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Family and Health, Health and Beauty

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’m dating myself here, but I grew up during a time when women/girls rubbed baby oil all over their bodies and laid out in the […]

Vote for Your Favorite Rice Krispies Treats Recipe for Great Prizes #KreateMyHappy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 13, 2015 | Categories: Giveaways, Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy #CollectiveBias In my home, it seems like there is always someone snacking. Or looking for a snack. I remember when I was young how one of my absolute favorite snacks was Rice Krispies Treats. My mom made […]

How to Be a Better Parent

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 2, 2015 | Categories: Parenting

When it comes to parenting, can you really ever be good enough? Try as you might, you’ll still make mistakes. That’s okay! After all, we’re only human. However, if you’d like to improve your parenting skills, follow these tips on how to be a better parent: 1. Compliment your child more often. Aim for three […]

Yet to See “Frozen”? Here’s Five Reasons Why You Should

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 22, 2015 | Categories: Children, Entertainment, Movies, Pop Culture

If you’re the sole person on the planet who has yet to see the cinematic masterpiece that is “Frozen,” take whatever it is that’s holding you back and “let it go.” (You know we had to go there.) Since you’re going to be bombarded at every turn with music from the movie and merchandise emblazoned […]

The Holidays, Family And Your Sanity: Can They Co-exist?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2014 | Categories: Family

Guest Post The holiday season provides a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together, but this can also lead to a lot of issues, especially if you have a gathering in a relatively small place. Fortunately, taking a proactive approach will provide you with many ways to alleviate the stress of the holiday […]