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Safe Driving with the New Uniden R7 Radar Detector

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 30, 2019 | Categories: Family
safe driving

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions about safe driving are 100% my own. Safe Driving Since having a new teen driver in our home driving and car safety is of the utmost importance […]

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Funny Things Kids Say: How do you spell the “F” word?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Family, Humor

We all know kids say the darnedest things. There’s been TV shows revolved around just that. I know my son has cracked me up more times than I can count. And usually it’s when he’s just being so matter-of-fact. He’s sixteen now and I still think he has an amazing sense of humor. I do […]

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Alexa Skill Blueprints – Making My Family’s Life Easier

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2018 | Categories: Family
my family

This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Alexa Skill Blueprints – Making My Family’s Life Easier Being a busy mom, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate my Amazon Echo and Amazon’s new program, Amazon Skill […]

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Family Friendly Trips That Won’t Break the Bank

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 22, 2018 | Categories: Family
Family friendly trips

Let’s face it — vacations are expensive, especially if you’re traveling with the whole family. But no one wants to leave out the spouse or kids when they’re planning a family vacation, so we’re here to help. Here are a few family-friendly trips that you can take without breaking the bank. Family Friendly Trips That […]

What Life Over Likes Means to Me + $10K Sweepstakes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 6, 2017 | Categories: Contests, Family
life over likes sweepstakes

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks/Republic Wireless… What Life Over Likes Means to Me My family is very important to me. Spending time with my family taking in the beautiful landscape that surrounds us brings me even greater joy. I am fortunate to live near the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as many parks and […]

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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 […]

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Who Will You Buy a Box, Give a Box of Cheerios to?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 15, 2017 | Categories: Family

There are so many special people in my life that matter a great deal to me. Among all the important people in my life, my mom is at the top of the list. Thanks to brands like today’s sponsors, Walmart and Cheerios, for helping me share some love and send my mom a box of […]

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Pure Love Made Even More Special with DairyPure

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 18, 2017 | Categories: Family
My pure love is my son #DairyPureMilk

This is a sponsored post with DailyPure Milk and 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. Pure Love I’m thankful that I have experienced several “pure” loves in my life. […]

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Meet Dunkin, it’s how we do the OREO Dunk Challenge #OREODunkChallenge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 17, 2017 | Categories: Contests, Family, Food

If you know me and/or my family, you know we are very competitive. We are competitive among each other and as a family. We also love OREO cookies. So when I heard about the OREO Dunk Challenge, I knew we were up for the challenge. Dunking OREO cookies into cold milk? What’s not to love […]

Balance Your Plate With Help From Stouffer’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 16, 2016 | Categories: Family, Food, Recipes
Stouffer's Lasagna with Meat Sauce to balance your plate with a well-balanced frozen and fresh meal option...

This post is in collaboration with Balance Your Plate and Stouffer’s. As part of the collaboration, I received product and incentives in exchange for participating in the program. As busy parents it’s not always easy to give your family a well-balanced meal every day. With working, all the after-school activities, homework, and especially during the […]

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