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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 […]

How to Raise an Independent Child

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 24, 2016 | Categories: Parenting
Raising an independent child...

On Sunday we waved bye to our 13 year-old independent son as he and a bus load of his theater friends embarked on a week long trip to New York City… I compared it to the first day of Kindergarten. It was a very similar feeling for me — except when I left him at […]

6 Easy Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 9, 2016 | Categories: Family, Parenting
easy ways to spend quality time with your kids

Quality time with your kids really isn’t difficult. The time you spend with your children is precious and it will have a direct impact on what kind of person they become as an adult. Since most parents don’t have a lot of time to relax and spend time with their kids between work, school and […]

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

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 27, 2015 | 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 […]

7 Apps To Help You Be A Better Parent

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 11, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Gadgets, Guest Posts, Parenting, Technology

Guest Post Being a parent is hard work, and keeping up with everything that’s going on can be a challenge. Whether you want to get on top of daily tasks, track your child’s development, or monitor their whereabouts and protect them, there’s an app that can help. In no particular order, here are 7 apps […]

Timbuktu Magazine iPad App for Kids – Review #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 30, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Children, Education, Reviews, Technology
Timbuktu Magazine iPad app

This educational app review has been brought to you by Timbuktu Magazine…. As a mom, former educator, soon to be homeschooler, and huge fan of the iPad, I love finding educational apps. In fact, I’m always on a quest for new apps that will inspire my son’s imagination, as well as encourage learning. We are […]

DUI, Children and You: What is Mallory’s Law?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 30, 2013 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source No one should be driving under the influence (DUI) under any circumstances, but especially parents and people with children in the vehicle. Putting children at risk demonstrates a distinct level of irresponsibility that both society and the law take very seriously. This is why, as one of the factors that influence […]

Free $10 Gift Card for Educents #educents #dailydeals #educationdiscounts #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 24, 2013 | Categories: Education, Parenting

This educational post is brought to you today by Educents.com. As a parent (who happens to have a degree in education) and soon-to-be (year after next) homeschooling Mom, I am always looking for educational resources to help supplement my son’s education. I recently heard about this new startup, Educents! I know many of my readers […]

Kids just want our time and attention

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 16, 2013 | Categories: Children, Parenting

I shared this on Facebook the other day, because it really touched me. I cried as I read it, because I think it hit a little close to home. I am trying to be in the moment more with my son, instead of telling him I’m busy. Obviously there are times when it really is […]

Fun Online Games Moms Love More Than Their Kids Do

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 5, 2012 | Categories: Fun, Guest Posts, Internet

Online games aren’t just for your children. A recent study by Harris Interactive found that almost 70 percent of moms play video games, and that those who do also exercise more, socialize more, and have more sex. Apparently, they find that online games make them feel happier and smarter. Wondering how you can get in […]