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Spring Cleaning: Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Involved

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 6, 2018 | Categories: Home and Garden
Spring cleaning

Now that it is officially spring, it’s time to spring clean your home. I have mixed feelings about spring cleaning… I love the idea of it and enjoy having a clean house of course, but at the same time, it’s a lot of work. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Spring Cleaning Made Fun Cleaning […]

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Children More Vigilant In Today’s World: A Good Thing?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 30, 2017 | Categories: Family
children being more viligant in today's world

With the amount of bad news we see on television every single day, it’s not much of a surprise that we are living in a near constant state of fear. And what is this communicating to our children? Is it to be more vigilant? It seems that every time we log on, or we put […]

Feeding Your Baby Good Quality Baby Food

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2017 | Categories: Babies, Parenting
high quality baby food

Once babies are three months old, and about to enter their fourth month, mothers start watching for signs for the right time to introduce baby food to their children. Mothers will oftentimes ask other parents about the best baby food to feed their children, and many will look up to check on the recommended baby […]

How to Raise an Independent Child

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 24, 2016 | Categories: Parenting
Raising an independent child...

On Sunday we waved bye to our 13 year-old independent son as he and a bus load of his theater friends embarked on a week long trip to New York City… I compared it to the first day of Kindergarten. It was a very similar feeling for me — except when I left him at […]

6 Easy Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 9, 2016 | Categories: Family, Parenting
easy ways to spend quality time with your kids

Quality time with your kids really isn’t difficult. The time you spend with your children is precious and it will have a direct impact on what kind of person they become as an adult. Since most parents don’t have a lot of time to relax and spend time with their kids between work, school and […]

How do you spell the “F” word?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 23, 2015 | Categories: Children, Friday Funnies, Funny, 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. I do wish I had written down all the zingers he comes up with (and do […]

Create a Personal Yearbook, Turn a Photo Book into a Memory Book

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2015 | Categories: Children, Parenting
personal yearbook

I have so many childhood memories that I think so fondly of, like my first best friend, my first crush, my favorite teacher, when I won my class spelling bee, and I could go on and on. The one thing they all have in common is… school. So much of our early lives revolves around […]

Start Preparing Your Children Early

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 21, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Parenting

With the way the world is constantly changing it is important that your children be well prepared to survive in the world. As a parent it is your duty to make sure that your children have the proper knowledge, skills and wisdom to be able to make sound decisions and take care of themselves. With […]

Our Son is Becoming Money Smart Using Kids Wealth #KidsLearnMoney

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Money Talk, Parenting, Savings

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kids Wealth. 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, are worthy of endorsement. Remember last month when I told you about finding this great resource kit for […]

How to Be a Better Parent

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 2, 2015 | Categories: Parenting

When it comes to parenting, can you really ever be good enough? Try as you might, you’ll still make mistakes. That’s okay! After all, we’re only human. However, if you’d like to improve your parenting skills, follow these tips on how to be a better parent: 1. Compliment your child more often. Aim for three […]