The Only Thing Better Than National Geographic’s “Weird But True” Book Series?

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So I just joined Instagram and I posted this picture and caption yesterday: Sooo glad these count towards the #readinglog or we’d be in trouble. Also good for #roadtrips and the #bus stop. #fun #reading #WeirdButTrue #books #bookstagram #NatGeoKids #NationalGeographic #NatGeoKidsInsider #reading #school #homework A photo posted by Audra Rogers (@realhonestmom) on Sep 21, 2016 … Read more…

What I Learned After 2 Weeks of Healthy Food and Exercise

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In a recent post, I told you about how I ask my sons to tell me 3 good things about their day as soon as they get home from school. And in an effort to concentrate on the positive, I held myself to that same standard and told you one of my own 3 good … Read more…

We Are So Sorry, Jacob Wetterling

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**Sometimes in life we see something so Earth-shattering that everything just stops. We have to slow down and process what’s in front of us before we can move forward. I have thought of nothing else this week besides the Wetterling case. Here are my thoughts. “I want to say Jacob, I’m so sorry.” At a … Read more…

Gratitude: Tell Me 3 Good Things

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One day in my high school Home Ec class I remember hearing my teacher Mrs. Richardson saying that every day when her kids get home from school, the first thing she does is have her kids tell her 3 good things that happened in their day. I don’t know why that sticks in my head more … Read more…

Kitchen Therapy: The Great Escape

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Do you ever spend so much time around kids that your eyes start to cross a little bit? I’m grateful to be able to be here any time I am needed, but sometimes I need an escape in my own house, you know what I mean? I really enjoy making things from scratch every now … Read more…

I Have Good News and I Have Bad News…

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Okay, so I have good news and I have bad news. Do you want the bad news first? Okay, the bad news is that moms in minivans making 3-point maneuvers in the driveway do not mix with toddler pedal cars. It was left out close to the driveway where it wasn’t supposed to be and … Read more…

Cool Dinosaur Museum in Tennessee

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So I Googled “dinosaur museum” and Nashville, TN and one of the first results that popped up was a little place in Murfreesboro, TN which is about a 20 minute drive from where we live. Ever since we made a visit to the Sternberg Museum on our road trip to Kansas this summer, my house has … Read more…

Just Another Day in the Life

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“Which one did you get?” “I get Kywo-wen, what did you get?” “I got the Millenium Falcon!” I like to give the boys Star Wars gummy vitamins in the morning to help balance out the lack of any kind of  “good cereal” in the house. I always buy the boring  and generic versions of Rice … Read more…

What the Guns N’ Roses Tour Taught Me About Life

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When I first heard that Guns N’ Roses was planning  a reunion tour, I was cautiously optimistic. I was excited to the depths of my soul at the thought I could get a chance to see the beloved and rebellious soundtrack of my youth played out on stage, but I was cautious at getting my … Read more…

How To Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping Every Year

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I’ve been around the back-to-school shopping block a few times and I’ve found ways to help stretch supplies, clothing and the family budget from year-to-year. I still enjoy the tradition of going shopping before school starts, and we still buy new things to start the school year fresh, but I’ve learned several practical ways to help greatly reduce the … Read more…

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