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Tag Archives: sons

5 Fun Things to do With Your Teen Son This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 22, 2016 | Categories: Family, Parenting
General Mills Tiny Toast cereal from Kroger a great summer snack

Between end of school year activities and summer trips and projects, it’s nice to get a helping hand from brands like today’s sponsor, General Mills. They want to help moms keep their teens fueled with fun snacks this summer. It is officially summer!  Although, judging by the weather, it has felt like summer for the […]

30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 20, 2014 | Categories: Children, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts and Conversations
30 things I want my son to know about me meme #30thingschallenge

I saw this really cool blog meme that I thought would be fun to do. I will be writing 30 posts telling my son what I want him to know about me. I plan on doing one post a week, either on Sundays or Wednesdays, over the next 30 weeks linking each post up below. […]

I’ve Turned Into My Mother and That’s a Good Thing #greatstarts

Well, it finally happened. I’ve turned into my mother. Deep down I’ve known this since I became a mother just over eleven years ago… I just wouldn’t admit it. Which is silly. Because being even just a little bit like my mother is a good thing. In fact, I strive daily to be like my […]

Letters to Our Sons: Halloween Edition – November 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 1, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, One of your favorite months and time of year has just been wrapped up with you going out trick-or-treating. You have had a blast this month helping decorate for Halloween.  We went to KCT’s annual Halloween party. And to Cherokee Caverns for some hauntingly fun cave trick-or-treating. You and Daddy picked out a […]

Letters to Our Sons – July 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 5, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I have enjoyed this past month so much. You have been out of school for a little over a month now, and we have been having so much fun! Let’s see… we joined a local community school with some of our friends, and you are learning how to swim. You love the pool. […]

Letters to Our Sons – May 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 3, 2013 | Categories: Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, What a whirlwind of a month we just had! So many incredible things have happened. It’s been a busy month for you, and I know at times you felt overwhelmed, but you never faltered. In fact, you excelled. I am amazed by you, my sweet boy. I’m also experiencing just a twinge of […]

Letters to Our Sons – April 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 5, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons
Easter 2013

Dear Cody, I can’t believe another month has come and gone. Time flies. And as you get older you’ll realize that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by. This my son is one reason you must appreciate each day. Each hour. Each minute. I love writing a monthly letter to you, […]

Letters to Our Sons – March 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 1, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons
Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I know February is a short month, but wow, this month has flown by. It’s been a good month and a busy month for us. There was Valentines Day, Daddy’s birthday, and your Mommy and Daddy’s anniversary. You got a much needed hair cut this month. You won a blue ribbon for your […]

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 […]

Letters to Our Sons – February 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 1, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons
Letters to Our Son

Dear Cody, My sweet boy, as I sit here thinking about you and what I wanted to say to you, I am flooded with ten years of memories. Ten years of laughter, tears, hugs, kisses, triumphs, accomplishments, and a multitude of other memories. You were/are my dream come true.  If you had not come into […]