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How You Can Help Kids in Your Own Communities

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 21, 2019 | Categories: Charities
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I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions regarding how you can help kids in your own communities are 100% my own and may differ from yours. How You Can Help Kids In Your Own Communities I recently became aware of a wonderful program that helps feed […]

Chocolate Crepes Recipe Perfect for Sunday Brunch

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
chocolate crepes

One of my favorite breakfast and brunch foods is chocolate crepes. Crepes are very thin pancakes. A crepe batter doesn’t have a raising agent in it like pancake batter does, so crepes are thin and flat not thick and fluffy. Crepes are popular in France, making it a fancy brunch food to make on Valentine’s […]

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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 […]

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Work, Family, and Healthy Eating

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness

In today’s busy lifestyles with demanding careers or jobs and busy family lives, we avoid healthy eating. However, not eating delicious and nutritious foods can have a huge impact on your life. Healthy eating has to be a priority. Image Source The modern way of life tends to mean most people are busy on all […]

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belVita Breakfast Biscuits for Busy Moms

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 3, 2017 | Categories: Food

One of my goals for the New Year is to eat breakfast. I’m guilty of skipping breakfast because I’m so busy. Being a busy mom, I’m bad about putting everything and everyone else before me. Thankfully, belVita Biscuits makes an excellent grab & go breakfast. Now I can grab belVita Biscuits as I’m going out […]

Individual Frittatas with Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 1, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes

This morning I was so busy that I didn’t take time for breakfast. By late morning I was starving, but I’m counting calories and didn’t want to overdo it. What to do, what to do? I decided I do brunch. And frittatas are perfect for brunch. I’m also eating a high protein diet at the […]

These are a few of my favorite things… #ad #greatstarts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 6, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Favorites, Health and Fitness
Kellogg's Special K Protein Bars #greatstarts My favorite snack

Everyone has their favorite season (mine’s summer), favorite movie, and favorite song. We all have a “favorite” something/everything. I was thinking about a few of my favorite things recently. I love snow days – when my son gets to stay home from school and we play in the snow and play board games all day.  […]

Fresh Start Smoothie #recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 18, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Family and Health, Food, Health and Fitness, Recipes
Fresh start smoothie recipe from Blog by Donna https://blogbydonna.com

Smoothies are all the rage. They can be healthy and a great meal replacement. As far as getting my son to eat more leafy vegetables, smoothies are an excellent way of sneaking in veggies. Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? I know, right? If you want to start your day off with a quick, easy, […]

Twas The Night Before School – Tips to Get the School Day Started on the Right Foot #greatstarts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 17, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Parenting, Tips

As a busy mom I learned very quickly once my son started Kindergarten that I had to prepare for school the night before. I can’t imagine how we could survive our mornings (and as a result, our days) if we weren’t prepared the nights before. While I was thinking about the things we do in […]

Healthy Breakfast Cake Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 9, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Home and Garden, Recipes
Healthy chocolate chip breakfast cake

Would you love to make a healthy breakfast or snack that doesn’t scream, “HEALTHY?”  How about one that is easy to grab on rushed mornings, easy to freeze and one the kids will love? How about a healthy breakfast cake?   These Healthy Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cakes are what you have been looking for! They […]