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Tag Archives: family

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taco Bake Recipe Making Holidays Easier

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 20, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes
taco bake from Kraft recipes hub on Walmart

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All views expressed are my own. This is my favorite time of year! It’s also the most exhausting time of year for me. With all the Christmas programs, holiday parties and get-togethers, decorating, running errands, shopping, wrapping… whew, I’m tired just talking about it. In all my rushing around, […]

Add Your Homemade Touch to Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 17, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Marie Callender's chicken pot pie #homemadetouches

A homemade touch to an already prepared food is a delicious way to show your family you care. It also saves you time, giving you more time to spend with your family. Marie Callender’s family size meals are my solution to both.  During the holidays I stock up on Marie Callender’s family size frozen meals. […]

Goji Play 2 – Exercise Has Never Been So Fun #GetUpAndGojiPlay

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 8, 2015 | Categories: Apps, Family and Health, Gaming, Health and Fitness, Technology
Goji Play 2 #GetUpAndGojiPlay #GetEmOffTheCouch

This Goji Play fun-filled post was sponsored by Blue Goji but 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. #GetUpAndGojiPlay A goal that my husband and I set for ourselves last Christmas […]