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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 […]

What is your dream job, and why?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 6, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts and Conversations

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “What is your dream job, and why?” This one is an easy one. Although if you had asked me this question 7 years ago, I would have said a CSI. I still think it would be pretty cool to 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. […]

5 Tips For Successful Breastfeeding

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 21, 2013 | Categories: Babies, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Parenting, Tips
5 tips for successful breastfeeding

Guest Post Image Source If you’ve just become a mother, there are probably a lot of things on your mind, from diaper changes, to baby clothes, to the sheer amazement at how little sleep you can actually survive on. One potentially difficult aspect that few women fully prepare for is breastfeeding. Unless you’re one of […]

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 […]

Letters to Our Sons – March 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 1, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons
Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I know February is a short month, but wow, this month has flown by. It’s been a good month and a busy month for us. There was Valentines Day, Daddy’s birthday, and your Mommy and Daddy’s anniversary. You got a much needed hair cut this month. You won a blue ribbon for your […]

Fitness for the Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 20, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness

Guest Post Image Source Many families nowadays don’t do enough to keep fit, be it down to clashing schedules, not being able to find the time or because they simply can’t be bothered. However, for both adults and children alike it is extremely important to stay fit and healthy. Not only does it benefit your […]