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Tag Archives: family

Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 2, 2019 | Categories: Parenting

Attending a new school is a very difficult thing for kids. New friends, social structures, surroundings and support systems hit them like a ton of bricks on that first day of school. It can all become a little bit overwhelming if you don’t prepare them for it. Being the new kid is not always easy, […]

Connecting with Family is Easier with Facebook Portal

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2018 | Categories: 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. All opinions about connecting with family with the Facebook Portal are 100% my own. Everyone who knows me knows that my family loves tech gadgets. Whatever the new tech is […]

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Teenage Son, The 30 Things I Want You to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 3, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
teenage son

When I became a mom to a boy, I wasn’t sure how to be a mom… to a boy. I quickly realized it didn’t matter whether I had a son or daughter, there was no manual, and I was going to have to learn as I went. But as my son got older and is […]

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Top 5 Countries to Volunteer and Travel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 16, 2018 | Categories: Travel
volunteer

Do you want your life to mean more than just a monotonous routine of exhausting hours at work and home? I think most of us do. There definitely is more to life than just work. And although travel is important, volunteering is even more important I think. Why not add volunteer to your travel plans? […]

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Family Friendly Trips That Won’t Break the Bank

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 22, 2018 | Categories: Family
Family friendly trips

Let’s face it — vacations are expensive, especially if you’re traveling with the whole family. But no one wants to leave out the spouse or kids when they’re planning a family vacation, so we’re here to help. Here are a few family-friendly trips that you can take without breaking the bank. Family Friendly Trips That […]

Tooth-tastic Tips for Your Family’s Dental Care

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 8, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness
family dental care

Our dental care is highly important and yet often ignored. The health of our mouths can have a direct link to so many other conditions in the body, but it’s often the last problem we address. However, when it comes down to it, we’d do anything to get rid of that nagging toothache or stop […]

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What Life Over Likes Means to Me + $10K Sweepstakes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 6, 2017 | Categories: Contests, Family
life over likes sweepstakes

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks/Republic Wireless… What Life Over Likes Means to Me My family is very important to me. Spending time with my family taking in the beautiful landscape that surrounds us brings me even greater joy. I am fortunate to live near the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as many parks and […]

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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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What No One Tells You About Parenthood

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2016 | Categories: Parenting
What no one tells you about parenthood

When you are expecting your first child, you read all of the books about pregnancy, like “What to Expect When Your Expecting“, babies, and even toddlers. You glean information that is helpful to prepare you for the adventure of parenthood, but there are just some things nobody tells you anything about. As a matter of […]