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Children More Vigilant In Today’s World: A Good Thing?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 30, 2017 | Categories: Family
children being more viligant in today's world

With the amount of bad news we see on television every single day, it’s not much of a surprise that we are living in a near constant state of fear. And what is this communicating to our children? Is it to be more vigilant? It seems that every time we log on, or we put […]

Tips for Buying a Family Car

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2017 | Categories: Auto

Sponsored post. When I shopped for a car before I had my son, my biggest concern was if the car was pretty, well, at least when I was in my teens and early twenties.  As I got older and more mature, I looked for a vehicle that was more practical. After I had my son, […]

Work, Family, and Healthy Eating

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Health and Fitness

In today’s busy lifestyles with demanding careers or jobs and busy family lives, we avoid healthy eating. However, not eating delicious and nutritious foods can have a huge impact on your life. Healthy eating has to be a priority. Image Source The modern way of life tends to mean most people are busy on all […]

Halloween Pottery Barn Knock-Offs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2017 | Categories: Home and Garden
pottery barn knock offs

I love fall. The cooler weather (although it still feels like summer here), the fall colors, using my slow cooker more, and decorating for the fall holidays – Halloween and Thanksgiving. It can sometimes be expensive to decorate, especially when you want a high-end look, like something from Pottery Barn. I love shopping Pottery Barn, […]

Financial Mistakes: How to Heal Your Financial Regrets

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Financial
How to heal your financial regrets... woman worrying over bills and money

If you’ve ever made a financial mistakes in the past, you know how painful it can be. Perhaps you went a few months without paying your bills, or maybe you embarked on a business venture that didn’t work out. Whatever it is, the chances are that it hurts and it’s weighing heavy on your mind. […]

Join the McCormick Online Foodie Community & Earn Rewards

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 25, 2017 | Categories: Food
McCormick online foodie community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Do you consider yourself a foodie? Or like me, a mom who takes an interest in the food industry and what you cook for your family? McCormick wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help […]

Clear Solutions to a Clearer Face

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Beauty
Clear solutions to a clearer face. Go to a professional acne treatment

There’s one problem that thousands of teens have to deal with on a day to day basis, acne. But, in actuality, it’s not just teens who have a daily battle with their skin – adult acne is incredibly common as well and affects a large proportion of twenty-somethings. And as someone in her fifties, I […]

Get 1 FREE Neutrogena Product at the Bestie Sale Ever

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2017 | Categories: Beauty

This post was sponsored by Neutrogena® as part of an influencer activation for The Motherhood. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I’m a beauty and skincare junkie. But I’m picky about my skincare products and especially for my teenage […]

Messy Moments – Wish I Had Wet Ones Twitter Party

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 20, 2017 | Categories: Family and Health
Wish I had Wet Ones Twitter Party for life's messes

This Messy Moments post is sponsored by Wet Ones® Hand Wipes. You know those “Messy” life moments? If you have kids, I know you know what I mean. With young children, there are countless messes in your day. I wish I could tell you it gets better, but I have a teenager in the house and […]

Make Money Blogging: The 4 Best Influencer Networks

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 19, 2017 | Categories: Working at Home
The best Influencer Networks for bloggers

I am so fortunate to have the best job. Not only do I love what I do, but I also get to do it at home. As a blogger working from home, my schedule is somewhat flexible, which has afforded me the opportunity to be with my husband and son more, as well as to […]