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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 […]

Our Children Being 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? It seems that every time we log on, or we put the television on, we’re seeing something […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Saying Thanks This Veterans Day Over a Cup of Coffee

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 7, 2016 | Categories: Family, Holidays and Observances, Inspirational
Share a cup of Folgers Coffee & a story with a Veteran this Veterans Day...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folger Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Honoring our Veterans has always been important to me. My parents instilled this in me as a young child and I’m passing it onto my son. I want my son to know we […]

3D Drawing Pen – Fun with the AtmosFlare

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2016 | Categories: Family, Fun, Gadgets, Reviews
3D drawing fun with the AtmosFlare Drawing Pen

Technology is an amazing thing, like 3D art, for example. And it’s not just something you only see on TV or in a studio, or lab, but now you can create 3D drawings in your own home thanks to brands like today’s sponsor, AtmosFlare, who give families like mine hours of fun with 3D drawing […]

Tips on Hiring Your Child to Work For You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2016 | Categories: Children, Family
Tips on hiring your child to work for you...

Many entrepreneurs and/or work from home moms and dads with children that are tweens or teens debate whether or not hiring their children to work from them is a good thing or not. As you work towards the internal debate over whether to hire your child or not, I wanted to express my thoughts and […]

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 […]