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Tips To Consider When Selecting a New Healthcare Policy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 6, 2019 | Categories: Family and Health
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It can be tough to decide which health insurance plan is right for any individual or family. Even as consumers consider the costs and coverage being offered, many might ignore other important factors that can play a big role in determining the products available. Fortunately, keeping a few things in mind while shopping for a […]

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Why Whole Natural Almonds Are a Great Snack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2019 | Categories: Family and Health
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This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’m a busy mom on the go and it’s not always easy to grab a healthy snack. I’m on a high-protein, lower-carb diet, which means I try to stay away from junk […]

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Advil PM SleepHelp App

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2019 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness

This restful, relaxing, get a good night’s sleep post has been brought to you by Advil PM… I received a relaxation kit for review purposes but 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 […]

Smoky Mountain Hike – Greenbrier School & Walker Sister’s Cabin

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 7, 2018 | Categories: Family and Health

I wanted to revisit this post since we did this Smoky Mountain Hike again this weekend, but believe it or not, we didn’t take one photo. We completely enjoyed every single minute of the hike and were totally absorbed in nature. But I did want to bring notice to the beauty and fun of this […]

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Prenatal Planning for New Parents

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2018 | Categories: Family and Health
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For many couples, conceiving a baby can come as a surprise.  For others, significant prenatal planning is used to determine when they hope to conceive. Either way, it can be easy to miss critical details like the importance of clinical screening concerning conception. For individuals who are ready to make a transition into parenthood, taking […]

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What To Do If You Become Exposed To Asbestos

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 26, 2018 | Categories: Family and Health

Although it’s not an illegal building material in most parts of the US, asbestos is banned in many European countries due to the effects and illnesses it can cause in human beings. There is an active link between asbestos exposure and cancer and you will need to know what to do if you’be become exposed […]

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12 Ways to Ensure a Happy and Healthy Christmas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 12, 2017 | Categories: Family and Health
12 ways to ensure a happy and healthy Christmas

Christmas time is nearly upon us, and that means very soon we’re all going to be gearing up to spend a pleasant, memorable time with our friends and family. Or so the idea goes. In reality, we might find that our Christmas traditions don’t lend themselves to being healthy and happy; indeed, they often lead […]

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5 Ways To Use Science To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 11, 2017 | Categories: Family and Health, Tips
5 Ways You Can Use Science to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

If you are like many people in the world, then you might have already started thinking about the new year and all that you want to achieve. It might be the year that you get married or the year that you finally run a marathon like you have always wanted to. You may have some […]

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The Good Listener: 3 Things to Know About Mental Health Work

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 15, 2017 | Categories: Family and Health
3 things to know about mental health work

Mental health is a big topic lately, and there has never been as much need for committed people in the sector than now. We don’t mind talking about mental health issues anymore – at least not as much as we did ten years ago. With the shift in attitudes towards mental health, people find themselves […]

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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 […]

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