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How to Encourage the Entrepreneur in Your Teen

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: January 6, 2019 | Categories: His Lifestyle, Uncategorized
Matt Redhawk

When raising a child, you want to give them all of the tools they need to be successful in life. Some of the most important tools they will ever have at their disposal will be their creativity and passion. But it can be a daunting task to balance and encourage these important aspects of character while still keeping […]

4 Ways You May Not Know How Pests Enter Buildings

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 31, 2018 | Categories: Uncategorized
pests enter

Many people mistakenly assume pests are only a problem on dirty properties, but the reality is that insects and rodents can enter any type of home or commercial building and you may never even realize it. If the problem escalates, the only real option is to call a professional pest control company to help you […]

Nordstrom $100 Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 12, 2018 | Categories: Giveaways, Uncategorized
nordstrom giveaway

I haven’t had a giveaway for my readers in awhile and I plan on having not only one… but six giveaways before the month of February is over! Yes! You heard that correctly. Honestly, I love giveaways. I love entering them, and I especially love offering them to you, my loyal readers. So enter below. […]

From Lazy To Work Out Crazy In Just 3 Weeks

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 6, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Uncategorized
From Lazy To Work Out Crazy In Just 3 Weeks

If you’re anything like the majority of people in the world, you listen to the small minority of people talk about how much they love to exercise and wonder what drugs they are taking. It isn’t possible to enjoy exercise, to go from lazy to work out crazy? The sweat, the tears, the pain – […]

3 ways to reduce Dental Trauma if a child develops a toothache

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized
Child dental trauma

As a parent, there is nothing worse than seeing your child suffer, be in pain, and being unable to help him. You would do anything to take their pain away. As infants, you remember rubbing their gums when they were teething. As they grow and get older, children will undoubtedly face a time when they […]

Sweet Dreams: Putting a Stop to Sleepless Nights

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 31, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Uncategorized
Sleepless nights

Missing out on good quality sleep can affect your physical and mental well being. We all have nights when we toss and turn, and our hearts sink when the alarm goes off, but it’s not normal to endure sleepless nights on a regular basis. If you’re struggling to sleep, these tips may come in handy. […]

Prep Your Holidays with Samsung Appliances from Best Buy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 11, 2017 | Categories: Home and Garden, Uncategorized

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I’m a busy mom, especially around the holidays. It’s my favorite time of year, but it’s also crazy busy. I love doing extra cooking and baking during the holiday season, too, […]

Where to Find the Best Dance Shoes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized
Where to buy the best dance shoes

Children’s interests are always changing. One day they’re into a game app on their phones, the next they might want to be the next Neil Armstrong. While the things they like may be ever changing, every once in awhile an interest comes along that is fueled by their newly discovered talents. Children discover at an […]

$200 Target Gift Card Giveaway for the New Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 27, 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized

Can you believe it’s almost 2017? To be completely honest, 2016 wasn’t the best year for me. Really the end of 2015 through 2016. Although I feel extremely blessed because I know that it could always be worse. I am, however, looking forward to 2017. I’m making some changes in the coming year that I […]

World Pasta Day – Divertimento e tanto amore!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 23, 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized
World Pasta Day and what you need to make homemade pasta from scratch...

October 25th is World Pasta Day! For pasta lovers like myself, every day should be pasta day. Really. One of my absolute favorite types of food is Italian cuisine. And any kind of pasta is fine with me. My son is just a spaghetti and mac ‘n cheese type of kid, but I have faith […]