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

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

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

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

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 more

5 Simple, Everyday Ways to Teach Kids About Money

You know what sucks? Being broke. You know what’s awesome? Making a lengthy, yet full recovery from being broke and taking the important lessons you learned and passing them down to your kids so they are able to adapt to whatever their future circumstances might be. Kids learn best by example, and they love to … Read more

Star Wars Death Star Valentine’s Day Box

Star Wars Death Star Valentine's Day Box made out of a Halloween pumpkin

If it weren’t for having two snow days off from school this week, I know I would have forgotten about the Valentine’s Day party at school until the night before. It never fails. These parties are around the same time every year, but they always seem to sneak up on us. If you’re a last-minute … Read more

Repeating First Grade

I usually look forward to the whole back-to-school routine, but this year it has a different ring to it. My son is repeating first grade, and I think it’s my fault. In the big picture, it’s probably not as big as it feels right now. But there is no worse feeling than knowing that your … Read more

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