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Mamavation Monday – My Pledge #mamavation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 30, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

Many of you already know that I embarked on a weight loss challenge on October 15. I consciously made the decision to do it during the holidays. I did not want to wait till the new year. I was/am tired of the New Year resolutions. Starting in January, I’m going to “blah, blah, blah, blah…”! […]

Integrate Photographic Art In Your Home Decor With These 5 Tricks!

Guest Post Even though most of us love to conserve the precious moments of life with photos, the truth is that we often feel hanging these pictures on the walls within a simple frame is just not going to cut it. More often than not they don’t match our modern furniture and the décor we […]

Borrowing Money for the New Year | The Ups, Downs & Everything Else

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 27, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post The idea of taking out a loan automatically seems to have negative connotations attached to it, however if you’re struggling with your finances after this Christmas, it might seem like a tempting option. Loans do come in many different forms however and the important part is that whatever finance options you take, the […]

How to Look Like a Million Dollars On Any Budget

Image Source In our modern society, EVERYTHING is influenced by your physical appearance. Your relationships, your happiness – even your job – are all influenced, in a big way, by your looks. While this is not very fair, it is the truth. If you doubt whether or not your looks can influence something like your […]

May Every Day Be Christmas

Let Every Day Be Christmas by Norman Wesley Brooks

I love this poem by Norman Wesley Brooks, and the sentiment is exactly how I feel. My hopes for all my family and friends, as well as YOU my readers is that each of you live every day as it were Christmas! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a healthy and prosperous […]

Funny Christmas Quotes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 23, 2012 | Categories: Funny, Holidays and Observances, Humor, Images, Quotes

Christmas is my favorite time of the year! I love everything about it. I especially love the true meaning of Christmas… and do my best to impart that onto my son. With that being said, I also love humor. I love laughing and hearing others laugh. I truly believe it is the best medicine. Sometimes […]

Christmas Traditions Around the World

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances

Guest Post Image Source Christmas is celebrated on a global level, and while Santa, cookies, and a great holiday tree make up the heart of the American tradition, many cultures celebrate this holiday in a very different fashion. From outdoor concerts in Australia to bright paper chains in China, the varied traditions around the world […]

ACT Anticavity Kids Helping Promote Confidence #ACTkids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 21, 2012 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Random Thoughts and Conversations

I recently heard a mother saying that she feared her son would be over-confident. She went on to say that she constantly bragged on her son, and was afraid it would go to his head. This gave me something to ponder. See, we, my husband and I, always tell my son how great he is… […]

ALDI Makes Holiday Shopping Easy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Food, Reviews, Shopping

Just a few weeks ago we had a new ALDI open near us. I have only been in an ALDI store once, and I had forgotten just how cool they are to shop in. I stopped by ALDI’s a couple of days ago to pick up a few holiday things, I forgot, because I’ve already […]

3 Ways to Prevent Marital Problems from Festering

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Guest Posts, Marriage, Relationships

Guest Post Image Source Marital problems have a tendency to percolate under the surface of the relationship, getting worse when they aren’t dealt with in a timely fashion. In many cases, not dealing with marital problems and allowing them to fester can make one person in the relationship begin to resent the other. Sometimes resentment […]