New Jungle Exploration Kits from LEGO City and National Geographic Kids

LEGO City Jungle kit with crocodile and minifigure in kayak in river

I proudly partner with reputable companies that encourage learning and exploration. This is a sponsored post with National Geographic Kids and may contain affiliate links. ◊◊◊ “Ooooooo, I like that one. I want one that has a tiger in it!” “Tigers aren’t in the jungle, William. Tigers live in the savannah.” I looked pointedly at … Read more

Watch TravelingMoms Attempt the Park-Assist Feature in the Ford Fusion

Traveling Mom and Traveling Dad writers test drove the 2017 Ford Fusion and the park assist feature.

TravelingMom retreat attendees were afforded the opportunity to try and observe new vehicle features with Ford, an event sponsor.  I’m writing about what stood out most to me.  My thoughts, opinions and observations are my own.   Goodness gracious, do I love my minivan. She’s getting up there in miles, but I have time before … Read more

See the New Rivers of Light Show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light is a beautiful must-see attraction using vibrant colors and effects with water and light at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

This is a sponsored post with Disney. I was afforded this experience as a member of the DisneySMMC event, in which I paid for my own travel, accommodations and registration. I choose to write about the events that truly spoke to me and my family that I believe will be of value to my readers. … Read more

Kids These Days…

Ellie's 10th birthday party at the nursing home to celebrate with her grandmother

For every negative article out there that talks about “kids these days” there should be an equal and opposite article that highlights how awesome they are. There will always be generational growing pains, and there will also always be a whole slew of kids out there doing something good. We should highlight more of that. … Read more

Why I Was Never Really Much of a Disney Fan as a Kid

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I was never really much of a Disney fan as a kid. That may widen some eyeballs and spurn a few gasps, but I really wasn’t. I know I enjoyed more than my fair share of Disney Movies on VHS growing up. But a Disney vacation was something that just wasn’t within the reach of … Read more

Explore Indoors with National Geographic Kids

Tyrannosaurus Rex encounter in the viewmaster virtual reality headset viewer

I love partnering with organizations that encourage learning and exploration. This is a sponsored post with National Geographic Kids and may contain affiliate links.    Of course we want to encourage you to get outside as much as humanly possible and explore the great outdoors together as a family. But the weather doesn’t always allow … Read more

Let God Close Doors

As much as I love chasing dreams and being a go-getter when it comes to finding opportunity, there is one important lesson I have learned in a big way and that is to let God close doors. This can be applied to so many things in life. The writing world is ripe with rejection and failed … Read more

Glow Stick Emoji Fun

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Policy and Disclosure statement for details. I am all about thinking outside of the box to find cheap, easy fun kids stuff and party ideas, but the kids actually stumbled upon this one themselves. One night after getting home from a children’s birthday party, they were going … Read more

Where Did September Go?

It’s October. Seriously, weren’t we just at the pool? Wasn’t I just doing back-to-school shopping? It’s pumpkin time. And you know what that means. Turkey day and then Christmas. For me, September was gone in a flash. Freelance work-wise I like to think of it as The Great Recovery after a summer drought. Things picked … Read more

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

So I just joined Instagram and I posted this picture and caption: 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 at … Read more

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