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Why Whole Natural Almonds Are My Go-To Snack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2019 | Categories: Family and Health
almonds

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 don’t generally have trouble sleeping. I do have trouble winding down though. I have so much going on and usually am up late at nights finishing up work, that by the time I get to bed, it’s […]

Why You Should Get The Flu Vaccine – National Immunization Awareness Month

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 16, 2018 | Categories: Family and Health

I’ve never had the flu. *Knocks* wood. My son did get the flu, but because he did get the flu vaccine, he had a mild case that didn’t last long at all. I never got a flu shot before my son was born, but after he came into my life, I knew I wanted to […]

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Prenatal Planning for New Parents

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2018 | Categories: Family and Health
prenatal planning

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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How the Quality of Your Mattress Can Affect Your Health

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 16, 2017 | Categories: Family and Health
How the quality of your mattress can affect your health

Far too many people take their sleeping habits too lightly. If you’re prone to sleepless nights where you toss and turn, wake up still sleepy and find yourself aching in the mornings, then the source of your problems could come down to your lack of knowledge about your mattress. There are several secrets to a […]

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