Mom Monday-Health and Rewards for Kids-Strike a Balance

18 Apr

Strike a Balance with Rewards for Kids on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Is there a good way to reward your kids while ensuring you are maintaining a healthy balance in their lives? While it may seem impossible to adequately straddle that line, there are ways to keep the balance alive and well in your household. Rewarding your children is a great way to encourage and motivate them and […]

MoM Monday: 5 Ways To Help Kids Fight Spring Fever & Focus on Academics

11 Apr

Fight spring fever this time of year on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Fourth quarter is in full swing at our school. While my boys might want to back off the books and lean into vacation mode, I’m having none of it. The rule in our home is that you play the hardest near the end of the game. Those last few tests can nudge up grades or […]

How to Keep Kids Safe in Your Own Backyard

11 Apr

Little girl climbing near swing set

The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of one and eighteen years isn’t disease or violence — it’s accidents. Statistically, swimming pools are more dangerous to children than guns, and every year, 200,000 American children are taken to the emergency room for injuries sustained on outdoor playgrounds. Helicopter parents like us fear […]

Mom Monday-Spring Activities For Children To “Grow” Their Motor Skills

2 Apr

Spring Activities For Children on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

A few years back, a really cool trend started “popping” up as a new Easter tradition … planting jelly beans and replacing them with lollipops overnight. This is a really fun way to bring some magic into those young eyes who still believe in the Easter Bunny and other seasonal characters that light up their […]

Mom Monday-Fun outdoor activities for kids and their dogs during winter

12 Feb

Fun outdoor activities for kids and their dogs on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Winter months are often cold, which means parents, their children, and their pets, may not be able to go out to do their normal routine.  However, there are plenty of safe activities that you can all do even as the temperature goes down.  As you will see, these fun outdoor activities for kids and their […]

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