What I Noticed on a Day Away From Social Media

All the things I noticed while I was away from social media-RealHonestMom blog

Is anyone else tired? Like bone-tired weary from all of the chaos and infighting and shouting on social media? I don’t turn a blind eye to our country’s events but there was one particular day that I just couldn’t deal with all of the noise anymore and I stayed off of social media for the … Read more

Explore Indoors with National Geographic Kids

Stuck inside? Explore indoors with National Geographic Kids! RealHonestMom blog

I love partnering with organizations that encourage learning and exploration. This is a sponsored post with National Geographic Kids and may contain affiliate links.  We live in Tennessee and the winter weather finally set in well after Christmas. I woke up early and stood outside in the peace and quiet watching the the beautiful snowfall. … Read more

When Their Baby Words Are Almost Gone

When kids grow up and their baby words start to disappear

It really is a moment when your kids start to grow up out of toddlerhood and start pronouncing words correctly, isn’t it? We get so used to them and their little quirks and we adopt their words into our own vocabulary. Sometimes a family has its own language, you know what I mean? When cereal … 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

How to Avoid Guilt Over Holiday Eating

Post may contain affiliate links, please see my Disclosure and Policy statement for details. I just enjoyed a lot of junk food over the course of a holiday week and I don’t feel guilty about it at all, despite my recent weight loss. I enjoyed an early Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, homemade enchiladas … Read more

10 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress

Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Privacy statement for details. The holidays are here friends, they come at the same time every year and bring on a lot of the same stresses. Mental stress, physical stress, family stress. When Mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy. Trying to get it all done all … Read more

Homemade Jurassic World Family Halloween Costumes

Post may contain affiliate links. See my Disclosure and Privacy statement for details. You know, as ridiculous as I’ve ever looked, I can’t think of a single time I’ve ever regretted dressing up for Halloween with the kids. I feel a little silly and self-conscious because not a lot of parents dress up, but I … Read more

Painting Pumpkins with Glow-in-the-Dark and Neon Paints

*Post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosure/policy statement for details One time I wrote about Unfortunate Children’s Art and how even though our children’s projects may not be perfect or go wild on a Pinterest feed, they are precious and beautiful to us because our children made them. I also shared several examples of … 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

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

I saw a meme the other day that said something along the lines of how Fall is a season that reminds us that there are things we can let go of. Boy, that is so much easier said than done, but I love the symbolism of it. In my last post I told you I … Read more

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