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Tag Archives: dads

Get Dad a GoPro from Best Buy This Father’s Day #GoProatBestBuy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 16, 2015 | Categories: Gadgets, Gift Ideas, Technology

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.   My husband and my dad are both a bit on the adventurous side. They definitely are adventure seekers. It does make gift buying easier and a GoPro camera would […]

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 […]

It’s Not Easy Being a Dad, Show Him You Appreciate Him #spon #WorldsToughestJob

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 4, 2014 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Parenting, Relationships

I partnered with Cardstore from American Greetings and The Motherhood for the #WorldsToughestJob, Dad Casting Father’s Day promotion and was compensated for my involvement. 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. My […]

Find Awesome Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day at Best Buy #GreatestDad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 30, 2014 | Categories: Shopping

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 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. […]

CaringBridge is Paying Tribute to Dads for Father’s Day #TheOther364 #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 23, 2014 | Categories: Causes, Family and Health, Inspirational

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CaringBridge. I received product a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I am one blessed woman to have had the most amazing dad as well as marrying a man who exhibits daily what it is to be a “Dad”! My […]

For all the Amazing Fathers in the World

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 16, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Infographs

Guest Post If you have a healthy relationship with your father then you are probably aware of the role he plays in shaping your life. A little tap on the back and a few kind words of encouragement can go a long way and fathers who care about how their kids and their well being […]

Celebrate Father’s Day: Make Memories

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances

When it comes to celebrating Father’s Day, most of us get caught up in the gift buying panic. What to get him? Will he like it, or failing that, will he even use it? The novelty ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug is no longer so novelty! So why don’t we put a pause on the gift […]

Celebrating Dads With Oral B #PowerofDad & Giveaway #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 6, 2013 | Categories: Giveaways, Holidays and Observances, Parenting, Relationships

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Oral-B. Oral-B may have provided us with content, product, access or other forms of payment. All opinions are my own. As I write this my son is with my husband at a Smokies baseball game. Spending “guy” time together. Spending guy time together is […]

Kids just want our time and attention

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 16, 2013 | Categories: Children, Parenting

I shared this on Facebook the other day, because it really touched me. I cried as I read it, because I think it hit a little close to home. I am trying to be in the moment more with my son, instead of telling him I’m busy. Obviously there are times when it really is […]

Best Garage Gifts for Dad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 28, 2012 | Categories: Gift Ideas, Guest Posts, Shopping
Best garage gifts for dads

Dad’s favorite place to spend most of his free time is usually in the garage building things or working on his hobbies. This is the one place where he has free rein on incorporating his personality into the design of the room. Whether your dad is into vintage automobiles, sports or woodworking, there are several […]