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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 […]

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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 […]

Staying Organized Makes Life Easier

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 5, 2016 | Categories: Family, Home and Garden
Clipix Bookmark Manager Meal planning

Life can quickly become messy, especially when changes happen. When you start a new job, move to a new home or have another change in your life, it may be difficult to keep track of important information. Staying organized for routine tasks, even meal planning and home repair, can be overwhelming. There are several ways […]

No Super Mom Here, But I am THAT Mom

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 19, 2016 | Categories: Family, Parenting
I'm not Super Mom, I am THAT Mom!

I strive to be a good mom. I always thought I would be the kind of mom that doesn’t allow her child to watch too much TV. Or no TV at all. The mom that doesn’t let her child play too many video games, or none at all. The mom that feeds her child only […]

Vote for Your Favorite Pizza in the Papa Murphy’s Bracket Competition

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 22, 2016 | Categories: Contests, Family, Food
Favorite Pizza from Papa Murphy's #Team425

I was compensated for this review of Papa Murphy’s and their #Team425 Sweepstakes – Vote for your favorite pizza bracket competition. All opinions and statements remain 100% my own. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. If there’s one thing my family loves, […]

Every Young Athlete Can Reach Their Full Potential

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 21, 2016 | Categories: Children, Family
We're all just a kid Powerade

This is a sponsored post with SheSpeaks and Powerade. 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. We gave our son every opportunity we could when he was younger to try different […]

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 […]

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Just Dance 2016 Will be On Your Kid’s Holiday Wish List

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 7, 2015 | Categories: Entertainment, Family, Gaming, Technology
Just Dance 2016 kids holiday wish list #JustDance2016

I have always loved dancing. I dreamed of being a dancer when I was a young girl. It wasn’t to be, but that doesn’t stop me from dancing every chance I get! In fact, you can often find me dancing in my kitchen as I prepare meals. I have some pretty good moves as I’m […]