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

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

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 more

We Are So Sorry, Jacob Wetterling

**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

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

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…

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 more

Cool Dinosaur Museum in Tennessee

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

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