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Tag Archives: children

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 […]

The Most Popular Toys Of The Last Century

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 21, 2015 | Categories: Children, Pop Culture

With each new generation of children comes a fresh batch of toys designed to delight and entertain. Looking back on your own childhood, you can probably remember the toy craze of the time. Perhaps it was the Rubik’s Cube, and you spent hours frantically trying to solve it. Or maybe you played with a Barbie, […]

You Can #ShareAwesome and Still Stay Safe Online #CG

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 13, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family, Internet, Social Media

We live in a time where news is instantaneous. Oftentimes even before the news outlets share it. I’ve seen many times how someone right in the middle of a news-making story snaps pictures on their smartphones and tweets it out or shares on Facebook or Instagram and it spreads like wild fire and becomes viral. […]

Going Back to School with Kohl’s and Disney’s Jake and Sophia #MagicAtPlay #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 25, 2014 | Categories: Children, Fashion, Shopping
Disney's Jumping Bean Jake and Sophia at Kohl's #MagicAtPlay

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for many kids across the U.S. are getting ready to go back to school. Sigh. I know, the summer has flown by for […]

How to Prepare for Sleep Away Camp for the First Time

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 17, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Fun, How To, Parenting, Tips
How to prepare for sleep away camp

Heading off to sleep away camp for the first time is always exciting for campers, and no matter how old your child is, there is always some anxiety and concern. We recently let our son go to Camp Wesley Woods for 5 nights/6 days… his first time spending more than 2 nights away from home […]

Join @DonnaChaffins & Learn More About National Infant Immunization Week Twitter Party 4/30 at 1 pm EST #CDCvax

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 25, 2014 | Categories: Babies, Children, Family and Health, Health and Fitness

This important topic about how you can learn more about National Infant Immunization Week has been brought to you through a partnership with TheMotherhood. 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. […]

Mother, Son, Listerine 21-Day Listerine Oral Health Challenge #Listerine #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 12, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Parenting
Listerine 21 day Oral Health challenge #Listerine

I received a Target gift card to purchase LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.” I’m notorious for challenging my son. Sometimes it’s academically. Sometimes it’s […]

Spark The Joy of Giving Early and It Will Last a Lifetime #GivingTuesday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 1, 2013 | Categories: Charities, Holidays and Observances, Inspirational
#GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday and every day post has been brought to you by TheMotherhood (proceeds will be donated to charities)…. I think it’s so easy for people to get caught up in the commercialism of the Holidays that we sometimes forget the true meaning of Christmas. I taught my son at a very early age the […]

Five Essential Tools That Every Parent Needs to Help Their Kiddos Excel in School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2013 | Categories: Children, Education, Guest Posts

Guest Post It is every parent’s dream to see their children do better than them. This does not just happen on accident or overnight. You have to work hard to give your children the hold they need to succeed. The best way to help them get ahead is to help them do well in school. […]