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What is your dream job, and why?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 6, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts and Conversations

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “What is your dream job, and why?” This one is an easy one. Although if you had asked me this question 7 years ago, I would have said a CSI. I still think it would be pretty cool to be […]

If I could have 3 wishes, what would I wish for?

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “If you could have 3 wishes, what would you wish for?” I thought this would be easy, but it is not. Because 3 wishes would be incredible, yet, I’d probably later, think, “Why didn’t I wish for this… or that?” […]

5 things that make me most happy right now…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts and Conversations
5 things that make me happy right now

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son to Know About Me” series is “5 Things That Make You Most Happy Right Now”. I think the keyword(s) is “Right now”. Today, this very minute. Of course there are many things that make me happy. I could write all day long about all the […]

Dear 16 year old Me… 10 Things You Would Tell Your 16 year-old self, if you could

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “List 10 Things You Would Tell Your 16 year-old self, if you could”. I originally thought this would be an easy topic to write about, but dang if it wasn’t tough. I thought I’d be able to come up with […]

Opposites Attract – A Match Made in Heaven

This is topic #3 of the 30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me series. Today’s topic is, “Describe your relationship with your spouse.” This is an easy topic for me, however, my husband is a very private person. So talking about him on my blog isn’t something I do very often. My […]

My 3 biggest fears

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 2, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts and Conversations

It’s Sunday and time for post two in the 30 Things I want My Son To Know About Me series.  Today’s topic is – “Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.” Be sure to check out all 30 Things I want my Son to Know About Me — as I’ll […]

20 Random Facts About Me

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 23, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Information, Random Thoughts and Conversations
20 random facts about me

The other day I did a post about the 30 things I want my son to know about me that first saw here. Today is day one of those 30 things. Dear Cody, The first thing on the list is “List 20 Random Facts About Yourself”. So in no particular order here are 20 random […]

30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 20, 2014 | Categories: Children, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts and Conversations
30 things I want my son to know about me meme #30thingschallenge

I saw this really cool blog meme that I thought would be fun to do. I will be writing 30 posts telling my son what I want him to know about me. I plan on doing one post a week, either on Sundays or Wednesdays, over the next 30 weeks linking each post up below. […]

Day 3 of the #LoveMe Challenge: A Word That Describes You?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 3, 2014 | Categories: Inspirational, Motivational, Random Thoughts and Conversations
#loveme Challenge february

Blessed. I was a little surprised at all the words I thought of to describe myself. But no word stuck out or rang more true than… blessed. I have been richly blessed with family and friends. God brought the most amazing man into my life. My soul mate. We both were blessed with a son […]

#LoveMe Challenge: Learn to Love YOU in February. Will you Join Me?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 1, 2014 | Categories: Motivational, Random Thoughts and Conversations
#loveme Challenge february

I am participating in a #LoveMe challenge from Pepper Scraps. She threw the challenge out there, and I felt like it was a challenge I needed to take. Most of the time I feel confident. I have plenty of self-love. But from time to time, I slip.  I falter. I find myself seriously lacking in […]