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 moreWhere Did September Go?

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

What I Learned After 2 Weeks of Healthy Food and Exercise

**This post may contain affiliate links for products I have tried, love and recommend. 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 … Read moreWhat I Learned After 2 Weeks of Healthy Food and Exercise

I Have Good News and I Have Bad News…

Explore Indoors with National Geographic Kids, RealHonestMom blog

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 moreI Have Good News and I Have Bad News…

Adventures in Pokemon Go

I tried high and low to get the Pokemon Go app to work in my small hometown in Kansas during our road trip, but I kept getting an error about too many trainer accounts and the GPS wouldn’t connect. I knew this might happen after reading the reviews from people that lived in smaller towns. So we … Read moreAdventures in Pokemon Go

Best Road Trip Ever

When I think of road trips, I generally think of National Lampoon’s Vacation and disaster and end up with Lindsey Buckingham’s Holiday Road in my head for several days. But I feel like I never take a break. Life as a freelancer is always on, continually writing and searching for new opportunities and ongoing projects. … Read moreBest Road Trip Ever

If You Give a Boy a Bag of Chips…

  If you give a boy a bag of chips, he will slam it into every possible object on the way to the potluck at the park. And when you get to the park, he’ll want to give the bag one final slam onto the concrete slab under the shelter before running off to play … Read moreIf You Give a Boy a Bag of Chips…

Neon Summer Fun with Rose Art®

In the spirit of My Dirty, Happy Kid I vowed to relax and let the kids get good and dirty this summer in the name of good, old-fashioned fun. I feel like I spend a lot of time trying to keep things tidy, so I want to try and let things be a little more free-spirited … Read moreNeon Summer Fun with Rose Art®

Because Monster Jam®, That’s Why

After a very unfortunate and traumatizing series of meltdown incidents in public with my toddler when he was 2, I started to choose big events and outings with the family very carefully. We went out on a regular basis for errands and such, but I was extremely mindful of nap and mealtimes when doing so, and … Read moreBecause Monster Jam®, That’s Why

My Dirty, Happy Kid

My husband left with our son one evening for a Boy Scout gathering at the park with other dads and kids. When they returned a few hours later, my son walked in covered in dirt from head to toe. His dress shirt for Scouts was crop-dusted with dirt and orange crumbs, as were his shorts, … Read moreMy Dirty, Happy Kid

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