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A Parent’s Guide: When Bullying Becomes Assault

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 10, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
bullying

Every mom wants her child to experience a productive, joyful life, and while you can help make this happen, your child will inevitably have hardships. There are times in which they must endure these hardships alone to build character. As much as we wish we could make things easier for our children, we can’t. But, […]

Cyberbullying: Let’s Put a Stop to It Today

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 6, 2018 | Categories: Infographs, Parenting
cyberbulling

Cyberbullying is no laughing matter. While most young kids who are active online tend to ignore the potential consequences of being mean to others over the internet, victims of cyberbullying don’t take it so lightly. And most people, whether child or adult, is completely unaware of the fact that there are actually six different types […]

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Why You Should Get The Flu Vaccine – National Immunization Awareness Month

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 16, 2018 | Categories: Family and Health

I’ve never had the flu. *Knocks* wood. My son did get the flu, but because he did get the flu vaccine, he had a mild case that didn’t last long at all. I never got a flu shot before my son was born, but after he came into my life, I knew I wanted to […]

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How To Talk To Your Teen About Bullying

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 8, 2018 | Categories: Education, Parenting
talk about bullying

The fact that previous generations of tweens and teens didn’t have cyber bullying to contend with may be a contributing factor in what seems like the rising desperation of victims. It’s not easy talking to your teen about bullying, especially if you don’t already have open communication going on between you and your teens. Tragically, […]

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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 […]

Lil’ Fishys – More Than Just Pool Fun This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2017 | Categories: Children, Reviews
Lil Fishys motorized water pets for the pool and summer fun

While looking for fun things to do this summer, one of our go-to activities is the pool. Kids can spend all day swimming, splashing, and playing in a pool. I remember spending time at the pool as one of my all-time favorite things to do in the summer when I was younger. Thanks to brands […]

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 […]

No Super Mom Here, But I am THAT Mom

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 19, 2016 | Categories: Family, Parenting
I'm not Super Mom, I am THAT Mom!

I strive to be a good mom. I always thought I would be the kind of mom that doesn’t allow her child to watch too much TV. Or no TV at all. The mom that doesn’t let her child play too many video games, or none at all. The mom that feeds her child only […]