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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 […]

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 […]

Work from Home – How to Make it Work with Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 28, 2016 | Categories: How To, Money Talk, Working at Home
Work from home with kids

Are your kids the reason you started working from home or want to work from home? The reason you decided that making a living at home just made more sense when compared with the rising cost of daycare service. All parents agree on one thing: we are the best choice when thinking about who is […]

A Spider named Yeast Infection

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2015 | Categories: Fun, Humor, Images, Random Thoughts and Conversations
a spider named Yeast Infection

A commercial I saw last night brought back a humorous memory, that I would like to share with you today.  It has to do with the funny, humorous and downright hilarious things that kids can say. My story starts twenty-three years ago when my nephew was three years old.  He is now a twenty-six-year-old young […]

Create a Personal Yearbook, Turn a Photo Book into a Memory Book

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2015 | Categories: Children, Parenting
personal yearbook

I have so many childhood memories that I think so fondly of, like my first best friend, my first crush, my favorite teacher, when I won my class spelling bee, and I could go on and on. The one thing they all have in common is… school. So much of our early lives revolves around […]

Moms Rule – New Web Series with Comedian Stephanie Blum #MomsRule #IC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 27, 2015 | Categories: Humor, Parenting, TV

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Moms Rule. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. No one can really prepare you for motherhood. No matter how much they share stories and advice… it just cannot prepare you for the actuality of becoming a mom. Sleep […]

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 […]

Ways to Handle a Misbehaving Teen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2014 | Categories: Family, Parenting

Guest Post Many parents deal with behavioral issues with their teenagers, and it can be difficult to know how to handle it. An important thing for parents to remember about a misbehaving child is that it is not always their fault. Many times, children receive bad influences from classmates or friends through peer pressure, and […]

I’m The Best Me I Can Be, Thanks to my Husband #GoodNeighbor #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 20, 2014 | Categories: Family, Parenting, Relationships

I’ve always been the type of person that gives 110%. It sometimes leaves me with no time for “me”, though. I know most moms can relate… spreading yourself too thin. Giving all of ourselves for our families and others. Thankfully my husband goes out of his way to make sure I have “me” time. He […]

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 […]