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Why you Should Travel with Young Kids

Adam and I love to travel! In our first five years of marriage, we had traveled to New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, San Antonio, Atlanta, New Orleans… we LOVED every minute of it!

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(I was actually pregnant when we were in Paris)

So when we became parents… weย had to decide should we still travel??? (or could we???)ย 

We didn’t have a lot of vacation days to work with, and we didn’t have a lot of disposable income either. But it really was something that we wanted to do more of and experience with our girls, it was a question of how we could do that. read more

Save Money Cooking Whole Chickens

How to Save Money Cooking Whole Chickens

I love shopping at our local Kroger’s. They have a great selection of healthy foods and it makes it so easy to save on groceries and whole foods. This week, I’m going to save so much money because I bought a whole free range organic chicken. I’m going to turn that one chicken into 3 different healthy chicken recipes.ย  It can be a challenge to save money cooking whole foods, but this is one easy tip!

I get lots of moms who are trying to eat healthier and are struggling to stay on budget every month with their grocery bills. When you can cook from scratch, you can save much more than using boxed meals. Also when you eat whole foods, you will save money because you are healthier and not going to the doctor as much.ย  read more

Braidin Review and Giveaway

Braidin Giveaway

Braidin Review and Giveaway

I am so excited to tell you all about The Braidin. When I first saw this product, I knew that so many parents out there would love to know about it.

This company was so nice to send me a product to test out and one to give away to one of my readers!

First let me tell you what it is. Have you ever been getting ready to leave and the baby spits up on you, or you drop some make up on your shirt?

What about your kids? When they are getting ready for school and drop some toothpaste on their shirt. UGH! read more

DIY Non Toxic Cleaning Recipes

DIY non Toxic Cleaning Recipes

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning EBook

By Heather of Mommypotamus

Are you starting to get your Spring Cleaning into action? We have started organizing and sorting getting ready for our spring cleaning here at the Parker house. Heather at Mommypotamusย has put together this great Ebook full of all the non toxic cleaning recipes you will need for your green and all natural spring cleaning this year.

I love Heather. She is always doing research ย and sharing tips for staying natural and healthy. She has two beautiful kids and also wants to keep them safe in this toxic world. She has collected these 50 cleaning recipes to help all of us keep our houses clean and safe (and they work too!).ย  read more

Busy Mom’s Guide to Whole Foods

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Busy Mom’s Guide to Whole Foodsย 

I am a busy mom of two little girls: one three year old and one 6 month old. Eating whole foods does take time and some effort. I get it! But that doesn’t mean you have to succumb to eating McDonald’s each week or eating every meal out of a box. Busy Mom’s Guide to Whole Foods is the solution.ย Here are some tips to help you fit whole foods into your busy schedule.ย 

1) Plan ahead

It is never good to have the clock get to 6 o’clock at night when everyone is hungry and asking ‘What’s for dinner?’ without a plan. This is when pizzas get ordered or dads run out for take out. I usually plan dinner out on Friday or Saturday for the following week. I’ll pick out 5-6 dinners that are quick and easy and make a list of all the supplies I need. I usually don’t delegate which night we are having each meal – you can go a step further and plan that out as well. read more