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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 […]

No Super Mom Here, But I am THAT Mom

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 19, 2016 | Categories: Family, Parenting
I'm not Super Mom, I am THAT Mom!

I strive to be a good mom. I always thought I would be the kind of mom that doesn’t allow her child to watch too much TV. Or no TV at all. The mom that doesn’t let her child play too many video games, or none at all. The mom that feeds her child only […]

Is Women’s Health Important to You? Join Prestige’s Exclusive Online Community

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 2, 2015 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Women
Women's Health

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Are you planning on starting a family or already running one? Though we know our children come first, it’s also critical we still look after ourselves when it comes to women’s health.  It’s so easy for us to take […]

Moms Rule – New Web Series with Comedian Stephanie Blum #MomsRule #IC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 27, 2015 | Categories: Humor, Parenting, TV

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Moms Rule. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. No one can really prepare you for motherhood. No matter how much they share stories and advice… it just cannot prepare you for the actuality of becoming a mom. Sleep […]

We Are All Born With a Purpose, What’s Yours #imbornto #MoDSquad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Babies, Family and Health

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation with TheMotherhood. 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. I am proud to be one of the 39 moms (39 represents the number of weeks […]

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 […]

Taking Time for Me This Summer #PGeveryday #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Parenting, Tips, Web Sites, Women
taking me time with P&Geveryday #PGeveryday

I’m actually pretty lucky in that my husband has always made it possible for me to have “me” time. That doesn’t mean I always take it… as most moms can attest to, we are used to putting everyone else first that it’s sometimes hard to put ourselves first. I realized though that it really is […]

What Do Your Shoes Really Say About You? NickMom #Motherfunny #shop

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 14, 2013 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion, Funny, Humor, Parenting, Satire
#MotherFunny NickMom what does your shoes say about you

I like to think of myself as a #MotherFunny (you know, a funny mother). Well at least I know how to laugh at myself. And I know my family and friends laugh at with me all the time. One thing is for sure, I do love to laugh. It’s why I love NickMom so much. […]

Thinking of Going Back to School? I say… Do it! #ad #Infographic

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 22, 2013 | Categories: Education, Infographs, Women

This is a partnered post. Infographic provided by Vista College… I went to college for a year after I graduated high school, then quit to take a, what I thought at the time, dream job. It was for the position as credit manager for J.C. Penney… it really was a great job for someone so […]

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. […]