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Technology and Your Teenager

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 21, 2019 | Categories: Technology
teenager

This is a sponsored post. All opinions about teenagers and technology are 100% my own. My son is now a teenager, and along with that comes everything that entails being a typical teen. You know, the eye rolls, the short answers, the complete lack of information unless it’s painfully mined through a series of the […]

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4 Things You Should Be Saving For Right Now

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 20, 2019 | Categories: Money Talk, Savings
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In a hyper-connected, hyper-consumer society it is easy to spend, spend, and spend some more! But, the problem with that is, it is going to leave you and your family inundated with goodies in the short term, but left out in the cold in the longer term. Instead, you should be saving some right now. […]

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How To Talk To Your Teen About Bullying

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 16, 2019 | Categories: Education, Parenting
talk about bullying

The fact that previous generations of tweens and teens didn’t have cyberbullying to contend with may be a contributing factor in what seems like the rising desperation of victims. It’s not easy talking to your teen about bullying, especially if you don’t already have open communication going on between you and your teens. Tragically, a […]

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The Path to Graduation for High School Seniors

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: May 11, 2019 | Categories: Education
Graduation

This is a sponsored post. All opinions about preparing for graduation are 100% my own. High School Graduation. These words strike fear in my heart. With that said, you may guess that I have a teenager in high school. And you would be right. It’s not a task for the weak of heart, and it […]

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Oven Fried Ritz Sour Cream and Onion Chicken Legs Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 9, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
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This is a sponsored post. All opinions and this delicious oven fried chicken legs recipe are 100% my own. I try to find ways to make traditional fried foods healthier by either making them oven fried or using an air fryer. Since my family loves drumsticks, I usually make them in the oven. It cuts […]

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How to Motivate Your Teen to Get a Scholarship

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: May 1, 2019 | Categories: Education
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This is a sponsored post. All opinions on how to motivate your teen to get a scholarship are 100% my own. College is becoming increasingly important all the time to the future of any job seeker. But college tuition rates continue to spiral upwards each year. For this reason, encouraging your teen to find and […]

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Safe Driving with the New Uniden R7 Radar Detector

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 30, 2019 | Categories: Family
safe driving

Disclosure: 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. All opinions about safe driving are 100% my own. Safe Driving Since having a new teen driver in our home driving and car safety is of the utmost importance […]

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Funny Things Kids Say: How do you spell the “F” word?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Family, Humor

We all know kids say the darnedest things. There’s been TV shows revolved around just that. I know my son has cracked me up more times than I can count. And usually it’s when he’s just being so matter-of-fact. He’s sixteen now and I still think he has an amazing sense of humor. I do […]

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Stop Dehydration with Hydrant + Coupon Code

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 29, 2019 | Categories: Health and Fitness
dehydration

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions and experiences with dehydration are 100% my own. Dehydration isn’t something many of us think about on a daily basis. It is something I never thought much about either, but I do now. See, I used to suffer from chronic dehydration. When I was younger, I was […]

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Teacher Appreciation – Say it with Flowers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 28, 2019 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Health and Fitness, Wordless Wednesday
flower pot from a watering can teacher appreciation idea

This is Teacher Appreciation week at my son’s school and today is flower day. It could be a single flower from you own garden, a bunch of wildflowers, a flower(s) from your local grocery store or flowers delivered from a florist. Just show your appreciation for your teacher with flowers. Here’s one of the things […]