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Planning a Cruise Trip? Five Tips to Help

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 17, 2017 | Categories: Travel
Planning a cruise trip? If a cruise vacation in in your plans, check out these tips...

If you have never taken a cruise for your vacation before, preparing for the adventure can be slightly daunting. You want to make sure that everyone in your party has a great time, and that you return from your vacation happy and refreshed. Planning is vital, if you want to have a successful vacation. This […]

10 Tips for Stress-Free Travel with Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 7, 2017 | Categories: Travel

Travelling as a family should be great. It’s a chance to get away from it all, reconnect, see the sights and have a fantastic time relaxing and having fun together. But, quite often it just ends up being exceptionally stressful, and you need a holiday to recover from your holiday travel. Traveling with kids can […]

How to Calm the Starting High School Anxiety

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 3, 2017 | Categories: Parenting, Shopping
Tips to calm high school anxiety with Back to School at walmart.com #BackToBusiness

  I can’t believe that summer break is over and my son attends freshman orientation tomorrow I think I’m experiencing as much anxiety about it as my son is. I mean… HIGH SCHOOL! Seriously, wasn’t he in Kindergarten just last year? Sigh. My son is starting a new school in a new district, which makes […]

Yoga Meditation Beginners Can Do…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 2, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, How To

Yoga meditation beginners can do is a frequently searched and asked question. Maybe because we think yoga meditation is too intimidating, especially if you’re new to yoga and meditation. This is entirely a misconception; yoga meditation can be helpful to anyone, not just a select demographic. It is a way to clear your mind and […]

Tips for Buying a Teen Their First Car

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 20, 2016 | Categories: Auto, Parenting
Tips for buying a teen their first car like a used car from DriveTime....

I’m a mom who will have a teen driver in just under a year. Just typing that sentence made me queasy. So thank you to today’s sponsor, DriveTime, for understanding the nervousness of parents like me, and helping make the purchase of a car for a first-time driver easier for moms like me. My son […]

5 Reasons You Need Walmart Grocery Pickup

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 16, 2016 | Categories: How To, Reviews, Shopping
With Walmart Grocery Pickup you can stay warm and dry in your car #stayedincar

Can you believe it is almost Christmas? I know, it’s crazy. And by crazy, I also mean crazy, busy. If you’re a busy mom and/or dad like me, you know exactly what I mean. With all the holiday parties and gatherings, cooking and baking, Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, and… I’m exhausted just talking about it. […]

Tips on Hiring Your Child to Work For You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2016 | Categories: Children, Family
Tips on hiring your child to work for you...

Many entrepreneurs and/or work from home moms and dads with children that are tweens or teens debate whether or not hiring their children to work from them is a good thing or not. As you work towards the internal debate over whether to hire your child or not, I wanted to express my thoughts and […]

How to Apply Blush for Your Face Shape

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 27, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Tips

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Wауѕ Tо Rеlіеvе Stress And Live A Healthier Lіfеѕtуlе

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 9, 2014 | Categories: Health and Beauty, Health and Fitness, How To, Tips
ways to relieve stress

Stress is nоw recognized as a mаjоr соntrіbuting factor to mаnу mеntаl аnd physical соndіtіоnѕ. It is оnе оf the most соmmоn rеаѕоnѕ fоr missing wоrk, аnd соѕtѕ the есоnоmу mіllіоnѕ еасh уеаr. But what rеаllу іѕ stress аnd hоw do wе recognize and deal wіth іt? Stress can be dеѕсrіbеd аѕ our rеѕроnѕе or […]

How to Spend Smart for a Brighter Financial Future

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 16, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, How To, Money Talk, Savings

Everyone who knows me, knows I’m frugal. I try to save what I can, and I like to think of myself as a smart shopper. Spending money is easy. Too easy. But if you have to spend or want to spend, it takes a little more work to do it smartly. To spend money smart […]