40 Things That Happen When You Travel With Kids

Family travel comes with its challenges but taking trips and traveling with kids on vacation is worth it.

If you’re like me, you plan a trip in eager anticipation to see new things and hit the road on a family road trip. And you start to mentally prepare because there is never a dull moment when you travel with kids. Kids are kids are kids are kids no matter where they are, and … Read more

What is DisneySMMC?

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2017 DisneySMMC

If you follow mom bloggers on social media anywhere at all, you’ve probably seen the #DisneySMMC hashtag blow up in your social feeds at some point. And if you’re like me, the first time you saw it you thought to yourself what the heck is DisneySMMC? I knew it was a big deal given the … Read more

Our Favorite Things at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort

The Legoland Hotel in Florida has an awesome lobby. They're sitting on a pirate bed made from LEGO bricks.

**This is a sponsored post with the LEGOLAND Florida Resort. We received a one-night complimentary stay with park tickets in exchange for a resort review. I only partner with brands that are a great fit for my family, and all opinions are my own. I am one that yearns for the simple. I love kids … 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

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

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

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

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