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Sausage Potato Hash Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 8, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
sausage potato hash

I’m back with another cast iron skillet recipe. It really is one of my favorite ways to cook. Another favorite of mine is meals that are good for breakfast or dinner, like this Sausage Potato Hash recipe. If you make it for dinner and have any leftovers, you can have the leftovers for breakfast the […]

Cyberbullying: Let’s Put a Stop to It Today

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 6, 2018 | Categories: Infographs, Parenting
cyberbulling

Cyberbullying is no laughing matter. While most young kids who are active online tend to ignore the potential consequences of being mean to others over the internet, victims of cyberbullying don’t take it so lightly. And most people, whether child or adult, is completely unaware of the fact that there are actually six different types […]

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A Purposeful Parent: Finding Your Way Once Kids Are Older

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 5, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
parent

Time is a luxury, it would appear, that we haven’t got. When we’ve got more important things than ourselves (especially if you are a parent), we tend to prioritize everything else, even the things that actually aren’t more important than ourselves. As a result, we leave ourselves so down low on the pecking order that […]

Improve Your Health Today with a Natures Novel Mattress

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Home and Garden
health

Being a mom has made me more aware of my health. I mean I want to be around to watch my future grandchildren, and great-grandchildren grow up, so I have to take care of my health and overall well being, now. Thankfully, there are five easy things you can do to improve your health. And […]

Improve Your Blog Loading Speed Hacks

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 4, 2018 | Categories: Blogging Tips
blog loading speed

Loading speeds are ever so important when you run a blog. There’s nothing more annoying than wasting valuable seconds waiting for pages to load online. Most people don’t have the patience to do this, and they’ll leave your blog if it’s too slow. This means that you’re not able to engage your traffic, your audience […]

Create Theater Magic with the Polk Command Bar

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: | Categories: His Gadgets and Tech
theater

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. One of the most important components in setting up a decent home theater is the sound. If you don’t get the sound right, you’ll find that a lot of the […]

Teenage Son, The 30 Things I Want You to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 3, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
teenage son

When I became a mom to a boy, I wasn’t sure how to be a mom… to a boy. I quickly realized it didn’t matter whether I had a son or daughter, there was no manual, and I was going to have to learn as I went. But as my son got older and is […]

Roasted Leeks Recipe a Flavorful Side Dish

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
baked leeks

I can usually come up with entree ideas, but I seem to be in a rut when it comes to side dishes. I tend to end up making some kind of potato dish, corn, green beans, salads, or macaroni and cheese. Roasted leeks weren’t even on my radar. I don’t even buy leeks that often, […]

Cake Mix Muffins – Cherry Almond Chocolate Muffins

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
cake mix muffins

Cake mix muffins are one of my favorite ways to make muffins. Since I usually have cake mix in my pantry, it’s just more convenient. Cakes are higher in sugar and liquids and lower in fat so cake mix muffins will have a much lighter, fluffier texture than the traditional muffin batter. Muffins are more […]

Can Wine Help with Creative Writing?

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: September 29, 2018 | Categories: His Lifestyle
Wine Glass

Wine, the fruit of the gods. The drink that has waged wars and created peace. For some, it is a personal savior, and yet for others, it is a haunting demon. But interestingly enough, the exact thing can be said for creative writing. And what happens if we combine these two vices of the human […]