About Anne Banks

Hi, I'm Anne! I am an active learner on this crazy road called life. I love learning about anything, but currently spend most of my study time researching parenting tips and improving health. I get excited about crafting, reading, running, baking, and spending time with my three crazy boys (in no particular order, and sometimes at the same time)! I love sharing what helps me get through the day, and I hope my tips help you!

Don't sell yourself short, you are beautiful! TravelParentEat.com

You ARE Beautiful!

Yeah, I am risking a lot sharing this picture of myself from sixth grade.  Believe it or not, this was the retake picture!  I can’t even remember how bad the first one must have been for me to go with this choice.  Not a great year, apparently. The first time my husband saw this picture […]

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What parks to see, and what beaches to visit in this week's State of the Week Highlight: Southern California

State of the Week Highlight: Southern California

No, Southern California isn’t really its own state, but California is SO big, and has totally different family options in the North and South, we are dividing it into two. A lot of the family friendly fun in Southern California is related to the amusement parks. We’ve already highlighted a little about Disneyland here, so let’s […]

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State of the Week Highlight: Louisiana

We’re changing things up a bit this week, in honor of Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday).  Where else do you celebrate Mardi Gras than Louisiana?  That’s right, you have to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana. To help me share a little more about Louisiana, I asked my BFF, Lisa to share a little about where […]

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Come find out about all the exciting places to visit in the Cornhusker State: Nebraska. Travel Parent Eat

State of the Week Highlight: Nebraska

Just south of the South Dakota border is the great plain state of Nebraska, the corn husker state.  I’ve mainly only driven through Nebraska, but I reached out to the Nebraska Tourism Department to get some ideas for the best family friendly ideas. Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867.  The current population is almost […]

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You don't have to miss out on all the yumminess when you eat healthy. Make this summery treat and stick to your goals! Travel Parent Eat

Whole Wheat Piña Colada Bread

Sometimes you just need a little piece of yumminess without feeling guilty, right?  I love pina coladas and all the creamy goodness associated with them.  But right now, I can’t afford the calories. I also crave bread whenever I am watching my calories.  I LOVE quick breads.  They are so moist and have such great flavors! […]

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Winter Palooza, A great way to expend energy

It’s hard to find fun ways to spend a Saturday in the middle of January, in Utah.  We get cabin fever pretty bad.  This year’s remedy was the Winter Palooza at the South Towne Expo Center. We got there in the middle of the afternoon, expecting the crowds to have died down a little.  It […]

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Peppermint isn't just for flavoring your food. There are great uses for peppermint throughout your home. Use these 3 easy ideas to keep your family healthy. Travel Parent Eat

3 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil in Your Home

I received a complimentary bottle of peppermint oil from Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own. Has your family been hit with that nasty flu/cold bug this year?  It’s come through our house with a vengeance.  I’m tired of being sick and tired.  I was fortunate enough to receive a bottle […]

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Come along on one of our favorite date nights and enter to win one of your own at Station park. Travel Parent Eat

Date Night Idea: Station Park (Farmington, UT) Giveaway

It’s important to maintain a strong relationship with your spouse.  There really isn’t a better way to keep the spark alive than a regular date night.  Date nights don’t always have to be expensive, or require a lot of planning.  We’ve already shared several great date night ideas, but it seems like the right timing […]

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Come visit the Black Hills of South Dakota, and other family favorites in this week's state highlight. Travel Parent Eat

State of the Week Highlight: South Dakota

Take me back to the black hills, the black hills of Dakota… These are the beginning lines to one of my favorite songs in one of my favorite movies, Calamity Jane, starring Doris Day and Howard Keel.  It is also a very descriptive song of the beautiful Black Hills in South Dakota, this week’s state […]

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Weight Loss with Garcinia Cambogia

I received a free sample from Summit Nutrition in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own. I know I’ve been posting a lot about my weight loss, lately, but it’s super relevant in my life right now, and I hope it is helping you keep your resolutions. One trendy method for weight loss […]

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