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Camera Roll

Welcome to The Honest Mommy’s Camera Roll!!! This page is dedicated to sharing all of the hilarious and ridiculous photos that end up on my phone’s camera roll. Scroll through and enjoy taking a peek at a day in the life of The Honest Mommy……

Using counting bears to practice some basic math skills this morning!!

Using counting bears to practice some basic math skills this morning!!

 

Use pom-poms and clothespins to help your toddler make fireworks for the Fourth of July!

Use pom-poms and clothespins to help your toddler make fireworks for the Fourth of July!

 

Magnetic Letter Play! Grey is learning the letters of his name, so we take turns searching for the G,R,E, and Y on his tray of letters! Then, I help him put them in order to spell his name!

Magnetic Letter Play! Grey is learning the letters of his name, so we take turns searching for the G,R,E, and Y on his tray of letters! Then, I help him put them in order to spell his name!

 

Rock Painting!

Rock Painting!

 

Color Sorting!

Color Sorting!

 

Go Team USA!!!! #WorldCup2014 #TeamUSA #ToddlerArt

Go Team USA!!!! #WorldCup2014 #TeamUSA #ToddlerArt

 

A cake made from 30 beers is what every man wants for his 30th birthday, right???? #bestgiftever #happybirthdayhubby

A cake made from 30 beers is what every man wants for his 30th birthday, right???? #bestgiftever #happybirthdayhubby

 

Alphabet stamps are an awesome (easy, cheap) literacy activity for kids of all ages!

Alphabet stamps are an awesome (easy, cheap) literacy activity for kids of all ages!

 

I found some colored sand at the craft store - we poured it into a pan and used it to practice making shapes with my toddler!

I found some colored sand at the craft store – we poured it into a pan and used it to practice making shapes with my toddler!

 

Use painter's tape to make designs on heavy card stock paper. Then, let your kids paint away! Remove the tape when they are finished painting to reveal awesome Easter egg designs!

Use painter’s tape to make designs on heavy card stock paper. Then, let your kids paint away! Remove the tape when they are finished painting to reveal awesome Easter egg designs!

 

I saw this at Walgreen's and I couldn't help myself. This is the most ridiculous, hilarious, and amazing child-sized wife beater I have ever seen.

I saw this at Walgreen’s and I couldn’t help myself. This is the most ridiculous, hilarious, and amazing child-sized wife beater I have ever seen.

 

Have your child help you paint penne pasta green, white and orange. Then string them onto yarn or twine to make a St. Patrick's Day necklace!

Have your child help you paint penne pasta green, white and orange. Then string them onto yarn or twine to make a St. Patrick’s Day necklace!

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

I had to convince my son to get into the bath this morning (quickly!) after a diaper blow out, so I bribed him with shaving cream painting. It turned out to be so fun that I had to bribe him with something else afterwards to get him out. Phew!

I had to convince my son to get into the bath this morning (quickly!) after a diaper blow out, so I bribed him with shaving cream painting. It turned out to be so fun that I had to bribe him with something else afterwards to get him out. Phew!

 

Cut a paper towel roll into three sections and staple together. Use them to make shamrock shapes with green paint! I added a little poem to ours after the paint had was dry, too. Enjoy!

Cut a paper towel roll into three sections and staple together. Use them to make shamrock shapes with green paint! I added a little poem to ours after the paint had was dry, too. Enjoy!

 

I'm almost positive that he's painting a replica of the diaper I changed about 45 minutes ago. Am I a bad mother if I throw this masterpiece in the trash when he's not looking?? #yucky #poop #painting

I’m almost positive that he’s painting a replica of the diaper I changed about 45 minutes ago. Am I a bad mother if I throw this masterpiece in the trash when he’s not looking?? #yucky #poop #painting

 

This is what happens when you leave a two year old alone with a marker. He said, "Look Mommy! I have a mustache!" LOL.

This is what happens when you leave a two year old alone with a marker. He said, “Look Mommy! I have a mustache!” LOL.

 

Monoprint Art for Toddlers or Preschool! Let your child finger paint on wax paper. Then, make monoprints by having your child push white paper shapes onto the painted wax paper and lift! Idea taken from: http://www.two-daloo.com/monoprinting-easy-art-toddlers-preschoolers/

Monoprint Art for Toddlers or Preschool! Let your child finger paint on wax paper. Then, make monoprints by having your child push white paper shapes onto the painted wax paper and lift! Idea taken from: http://www.two-daloo.com/monoprinting-easy-art-toddlers-preschoolers/

 

Egg Carton Color Sort! Color inside an egg carton with Sharpie markers. Then, give your toddler pom poms to sort by color!

Egg Carton Color Sort! Color inside an egg carton with Sharpie markers. Then, give your toddler pom poms to sort by color!

 

Rolling Pin Tie Dye Art! Let your child pick paint colors and pour them onto a piece of paper. Cover it with saran wrap and roll away for a mess-free painting session!

Rolling Pin Tie Dye Art! Let your child pick paint colors and pour them onto a piece of paper. Cover it with saran wrap and roll away for a mess-free painting session!

 

I normally hate people who post tons of photos of their dinners, but then again people probably hate that I post tons of pictures of my kid. Anyways, I had to share this one. Carb-free Philly Cheese Steaks! Delicious! Click the photo for the recipe :)

I normally hate people who post tons of photos of their dinners, but then again people probably hate that I post tons of pictures of my kid. Anyways, I had to share this one. Carb-free Philly Cheese Steaks! Delicious! Click the photo for the recipe πŸ™‚

 

I bought a white mug and used chalkboard paint to paint a heart. Now, I can leave my hubby messages on his coffee mug every morning :) A thoughtful, cute Valentine's Day gift idea  for a total of $16! Your welcome.

I bought a white mug and used chalkboard paint to paint a heart. Now, I can leave my hubby messages on his coffee mug every morning πŸ™‚ A thoughtful, cute Valentine’s Day gift idea for a total of $16! Your welcome.

 

I found a pack of $0.99 doilies at the grocery store. I taped one to a piece of white paper and then let my toddler paint over it! Remove the doily to reveal an awesome heart pattern for Valentine's Day!

I found a pack of $0.99 doilies at the grocery store. I taped one to a piece of white paper and then let my toddler paint over it! Remove the doily to reveal an awesome heart pattern for Valentine’s Day!

 

Today, we used twine to paint heart cut-outs. Then, Grey clued colored tissue paper to construction paper to matte the heart paintings :) Happy Valentine's Day!

Today, we used twine to paint heart cut-outs. Then, Grey glued colored tissue paper to construction paper to matte the heart paintings πŸ™‚ Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Is this an inappropriate amount of wine for a toddler birthday party? At 11:00am? NO WAY.

Is this an inappropriate amount of wine for a toddler birthday party? At 11:00am? NO WAY.

 

Fold and cut coffee filters into snowflake shapes. Then, use water color paints to make colorful snowflakes! Fun, easy, snowflake art for this chilly weekend!!

Fold and cut coffee filters into snowflake shapes. Then, use water color paints to make colorful snowflakes! Fun, easy, snowflake art for this chilly weekend!!

 

I still need to find window treatments, but this is the "almost finished" product of Grey's new bedroom!

I still need to find window treatments, but this is the “almost finished” product of Grey’s new bedroom!

 

Bend a paper towel tube into a heart shape and use it to make an awesome (and EASY) Valentine's Day art project with your kids!

Bend a paper towel tube into a heart shape and use it to make an awesome (and EASY) Valentine’s Day art project with your kids!

 

Real Daddies bake cookies with their babies.

Real Daddies bake cookies with their babies.

 

When times were hard especially in the 1840s after the potato famine, Irish women learned to crochet lace to sell to support their families. Throughout the history of time, us mothers have been doing whatever it takes to take care of our families. I love this, so I added an Irish crocheted lace design to my motherhood knot.

When times were hard especially in the 1840s after the potato famine, Irish women learned to crochet lace to sell to support their families. Throughout the history of time, us mothers have been doing whatever it takes to take care of our families. I love this, so I added an Irish crocheted lace design to my motherhood knot.

 

Too cold to play outside today, so we got started on our first art project of the New Year! Poem via Rainbows Within Reach

Too cold to play outside today, so we got started on our first art project of the New Year! Poem via Rainbows Within Reach

 

Super easy salt dough! One cup salt, one cup flour, 1/2 cup water. Enjoy!

Super easy salt dough! One cup salt, one cup flour, 1/2 cup water. Enjoy!

 

Too cold to go outside, so we did some snowman math instead!

Too cold to go outside, so we did some snowman math instead!

 

At night, I like to pretend the playroom is actually a super trendy wine bar that serves a variety of delicious hor d'oeuvres straight out of Cookie Monster's kitchen.

At night, I like to pretend the playroom is actually a super trendy wine bar that serves a variety of delicious hor d’oeuvres straight out of Cookie Monster’s kitchen.

 

Spent my afternoon playing an intense game of "Hedbanz." The card says that I'm a sheep, but I really feel like a fool every time I put that damn headband on. On another note, I think "Hedbanz" would make a hilarious drinking game.

Spent my afternoon playing an intense game of “Hedbanz.” The card says that I’m a sheep, but I really feel like a fool every time I put that damn headband on. On another note, I think “Hedbanz” would make a hilarious drinking game.

 

Like Father, Like Son.

Like Father, Like Son.

 

We like drinks at bath time in our house. (A wine glass with fish on it makes alcohol at bath time more appropriate... right?)

We like drinks at bath time in our house.
(A wine glass with fish on it makes alcohol at bath time more appropriate… right?)

 

Hand print snowmen and thumb print reindeer! It's not even Thanksgiving and we finished the annual ornament making. I deserve a large glass of wine if you ask me.

Hand print snowmen and thumb print reindeer! It’s not even Thanksgiving and we finished the annual ornament making. I deserve a large glass of wine if you ask me.

 

This is the stuff I've got so far to hang in Grey's new big boy room! I can't WAIT to see it finished! Stay tuned.

This is the stuff I’ve got so far to hang in Grey’s new big boy room! I can’t WAIT to see it finished! Stay tuned.

 

When a toddler asks to color, what they really mean is they want YOU to draw whatever they demand. At least I had some fun practicing my portrait skills this morning.

When a toddler asks to color, what they really mean is they want YOU to draw whatever they demand. At least I had some fun practicing my portrait skills this morning.

 

Color by Number or Color by Sight Word! I drew a simple turkey and filled in either numbers or sight words, then added a key for the kids to follow!

Color by Number or Color by Sight Word! I drew a simple turkey and filled in either numbers or sight words, then added a key for the kids to follow!

 

Ice Painting!! Mix a little bit of paint with water in a measuring cup, pour into an ice tray, and freeze for homemade ice paints!

Ice Painting!! Mix a little bit of paint with water in a measuring cup, pour into an ice tray, and freeze for homemade ice paints!

 

Turkey Work! Today, the little kids finger painted turkeys while the six-year-old did some turkey sight word practice!

Turkey Work! Today, the little kids finger painted turkeys while the six-year-old did some turkey sight word practice!

 

Besides my son, I watch two other children during the day, ages 3 and 6. One is learning shapes, one is learning letters, and one is learning sight words. Play Doh is a great way to practice all three! And when they are all busy at the same time, I might even get the chance to pour myself a cup of coffee. Or better yet, go to the bathroom without all three standing outside the door. Have fun!
Besides my son, I watch two other children during the day, ages 3 and 6. One is learning shapes, one is learning letters, and one is learning sight words. Play Doh is a great way to practice all three! And when they are all busy at the same time, I might even get the chance to pour myself a cup of coffee. Or better yet, go to the bathroom without all three standing outside the door. Have fun!

 

Holiday Cocktail - Mix Bailey's Irish Creme, Vanilla Vodka, and Frozen Coffee Ice Cubes. Mmmm! Alcohol and Coffee is the perfect combo for this Mama. Photo and recipe via http://fancy-edibles.com/drinks/baileys-and-freeze-coffee

Holiday Cocktail – Mix Bailey’s Irish Creme, Vanilla Vodka, and Frozen Coffee Ice Cubes. Mmmm! Alcohol and Coffee is the perfect combo for getting through the Christmas craziness. Photo and recipe via http://fancy-edibles.com/drinks/baileys-and-freeze-coffee

 

 

Today, we collected leaves outside, made leaf collages, leaf rubbings, and tree paintings. Phew! Nap time, anyone??

Today, we collected leaves outside, made leaf collages, leaf rubbings, and tree paintings. Phew! Nap time, anyone??

 

Mommy vs. Daddy Pumpkin Carving Contest! Mommy made Elmo and Daddy made a portrait of our dog, Toby! Leave a comment at www.facebook.com/thehonestmommy to vote for your favorite!

Mommy vs. Daddy Pumpkin Carving Contest! Mommy made Elmo and Daddy made a portrait of our dog, Toby! Leave a comment at www.facebook.com/thehonestmommy or tweet me at @thehonestmother to vote for your favorite!

 

Halloween Handprint Art!

Halloween Handprint Art!

 

Nothing like some quick, homemade Halloween time fillers to keep school age kiddos busy!

Nothing like some quick, homemade Halloween time fillers to keep school age kiddos busy!

 

After a long day at work, I convinced my meat-and-veggie-hating son to eat a bowl of chili by bribing him with the iPad. He ate the chili, so I'm going to count this as a win in my book. All hail the iPad.

After a long day at work, I convinced my meat-and-veggie-hating son to eat a bowl of chili by bribing him with the iPad. He ate the chili, so I’m going to count this as a win in my book. All hail the iPad.

 

Looking for something fun to do?? Bust out the shaving cream! If you aren't one for messy play, put the shaving cream into plastic bags.

Looking for something fun to do?? Bust out the shaving cream! If you aren’t one for messy play, put the shaving cream into plastic bags.

 

My son had a blast painting this paper plate orange, then gluing some pre-cut shapes to make a jack-o-lantern. Unfortunately, his pumpkin looks like he had one to many Sam Adams October Fests....

My son had a blast painting this paper plate orange, then gluing some pre-cut shapes to make a jack-o-lantern. Unfortunately, his pumpkin looks like he had one to many Sam Adams October Fests….

 

I find that I'm much more creative during pretend play after a few glasses of wine (or "Mommy's Juice," as my son calls it).

I find that I’m much more creative during pretend play after a few glasses of wine (or “Mommy’s Juice,” as my son calls it).