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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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Healthy Hangover Hacks to Know This Party Season

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 3, 2017 | Categories: Tips
If you drink too much at a party, try these hangover hacks...

At this time of year, most people’s social calendars start to dial up a notch. From Halloween parties to the avalanche of catching up for drinks, celebrations, and office or work parties that mark out the party season. Finding yourself drinking more regularly can derail your fitness goals, and at a time when you probably […]

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A Worker’s Guide To Fair Employment

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 20, 2017 | Categories: Tips
A worker's guide to fair employment

What comes to mind when you hear the term fair employment? Most people immediately think of anti-discrimination policies, child labor laws, and minimum wage requirements. While those are all important aspects of fair employment, there are several other guidelines employers must follow under these legal strictures. If you suspect malpractice or mistreatment at your place […]

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Moving For Work: What You Need to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 14, 2017 | Categories: Home and Garden, Tips
Moving for work

When you’re relocating for a job, there are many variables to deal with in a short period of time. How your family will adjust to the new locale, how your budget will be impacted, and what your new home might look like all add some stress to the move. There are also small concerns that […]

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How to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 19, 2016 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, How To, Tips
Ways to celebrate dads on Father's Day

Between working hard to support his family, helping with the kids, and doing things to alleviate stress for Mom, Dad’s do a lot for their families. I know how fortunate I am to have a husband who is a very active participant in co-parenting our son. I am equally blessed with a stepdad that has […]

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Waste Not Want Not: Smart and Simple Tips for Avoiding Food Waste

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2016 | Categories: Food, Home and Garden, Tips
Waste Not Want Not: Tips for avoiding food waste

If you are trying to reduce the amount of waste your family produces, then you are part of a nationwide effort to reduce the amount of trash that goes into the nation’s landfills. However, wastefulness might still be happening right in your own kitchen. Food waste is a serious problem for many families, and according […]

Five Ways Social Media Can Enhance a Business

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 16, 2015 | Categories: Information, Social Media, Tips
freelance marketer seo social media consultant

Maintaining an effective internet presence is a fact of life for businesses in today’s world. Embracing the various trends that come and go is vital to keeping the digital presence of a company front and center in the minds of consumers. Social media is one of those trends that has exploded onto the internet, and […]

Tips on becoming a work at home mom… or dad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 22, 2015 | Categories: How To, Tips, Web Sites, Working at Home
how to work from home

  Are you among the millions of moms that dream of a job where you can spend time with your family – while earning money at the same time?  Today more than ever this dream can be a reality.  With today’s economic decline and layoffs, moms are turning to the comfort and convenience of their […]

It’s National Preparedness Month, Are You Prepared? #PoweringSafety

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 12, 2014 | Categories: Family, How To, Tips

This is a partnered post with Energizer 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. I am of the belief that you can never be too prepared for an emergency. Never. Ever. Really, never […]

Four Ways to Enjoy a Solo Road Trip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 31, 2014 | Categories: Around Town, Tips, Travel, Women
scenic drives for photos on a solo road trip

Many people think of road trips as the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But sometimes you might find yourself on the road all alone. It may be such a rare event that you aren’t quite sure how to handle the experience. Sure, you can listen to the radio (I have many […]