Our Top Picks

We discuss our top picks for products and stores and more.  Here are the links to the products discussed:

Note: This show was recorded before the holidays.  We did not get it posted.  Sorry that some of the references are pre-Christmas.  The products are still amazing and some of the same deals can be had.

Green Cleaning

After a family member’s baby received a diagnosis of liver cancer, Tricia decided to clean her house of all chemicals when the doctor told her family that they should get chemicals out of their lives.  Learn about how Tricia has done this and how the last 4 months have changed her family.

Learn more about Norwex cloths from Tricia  greenwaytolive@gmail.com
See her site or watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvKE8dGNqOI

Baby Wearing

Shelly and Lindsay discuss various ways to “wear” your baby along with the advantages of each style of wrap.  Lindsay, who has tried them all, explains why some are better than others.

Check out www.wrapyourbaby.com and wwwthebabywearer.com for more information on wraps.

Best Of Part 2

The show continues with the products, services, and sites that Nancy and Shelly have found most useful over 5 years of podcasting.

Best Parenting Book Dr. Andie Weiner More than Saying I Love You. Jayne Clayson

Best Detergent: Quick N Brite is Nancy’s FAVORITE stain remover

Best Family Travel Deal: Disney YES Program

Best Beach/Outdoor Gadget: Sun Smarties Family Cabana Pop-up tent from One Step Ahead

Best Early Learning Program: Rusty and Rosy and was created by Waterford Institute

Best Baby Signing Book: Baby Signing 1, 2, 3s

Best Soap: Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is Shelly’s favorite soap/ Nancy Loves PureWorks Antibacterial Foam as hand sanitizer, soap and lotion

Best Cold Fighter: Xlear nasal wash

Best Kitchen gadget: Piggy Platter Nancy Loves the Piggy Platter

Best Purse: Lilly May Bag. Check it out at www.lillymaebags.com

Best Baby Bedding: QuickZip Sheets by www.cloudsandstars.com

Best Of Part 1

Shelly and Nancy discuss the best products, services, books, and more that they have discovered over the past 5+ years of podcasting.

Best Parenting Book Dr. Andie Weiner More than Saying I Love You.  Jayne Clayson

Best Detergent: Quick N  Brite is Nancy’s FAVORITE stain remover

Best Family Travel Deal: Disney YES Program

Best Beach/Outdoor Gadget: Sun Smarties Family Cabana Pop-up tent from One Step Ahead

Best Early Learning Program: Rusty and Rosy and was created by Waterford Institute

Best Baby Signing Book: Baby Signing 1, 2, 3s

Best Soap: Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is Shelly’s favorite soap/ Nancy Loves PureWorks Antibacterial Foam as hand sanitizer, soap and lotion

Best Cold Fighter: Xlear nasal wash

Best Kitchen gadget: Piggy Platter Nancy Loves the Piggy Platter

Best Purse:  Lilly May Bag. Check it out at www.lillymaebags.com

Best Baby Bedding: QuickZip Sheets by www.cloudsandstars.com

Cyber Saving this Christmas

Learn the tricks we use to save $$ shopping on the internet for things like gift certificates

Check out

City Deals for 50-60 percent off gift certificates.  You can even purchase gift certificates for deals in other cities so if your family lives somewhere else, you can still take advantage of the deals.  Or if you are traveling, check the deals in the location you are going!

Restaurant.com has up to 80 Percent off deals.   Check them out for cities you will be traveling to on vacation too!

Pinching Your Pennies and the Screaming Penny: This email comes to your box filled with tons of deals.  Even though the Screaming Penny is supposed to be focused on the Western States, they show deals for internet sites.  Somebody there searches and finds the great deals each day (sometimes twice).  I got a Razar RipStick regularly $90 for $19.  Great deal just by checking my mail.  They also include City Deals and Restaurant.com deals so you can see tons of deals at once!

The Frugal Girls: You can get email or check out their posts in Facebook.  They specialize in finding things that you can get for free.  Great resource. They post coupon deals too!

Friend your favorite stores on Facebook for exclusive coupons.  Lowes had 90% off coupons last weekend!

Check out Amazon Prime Shipping Free 2-Day Shipping on any order size for a month.  This is great for sending presents to family and friends everywhere–especially when you forget that Cousin Bob!

Check out more deals and ideas on the podcast.

Products that Solve Problems

We discuss products that solve problems such as fear of monsters and nightmares, kids who won’t wear winter hats, getting stains out, creating family memories, calling hands free while driving, games for the family, and the way to keep your floor really clean.  We talk to the mom-creator of Bye Bye Monster Shop and Sharon of Parent Tested Parent Approved.