Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad - Tales from the Not-so-Darkside of Parenting

Summer Memories Series-Part 8

30 Sep

summer memories

Part 8 of our Summer Memories Series is brought to us by Nancy Reyes of Things That Make People Go Aww.   I think back to my childhood and of all the memories I have and the one that stands out the most is our summer vacations down at the Jersey Shore.  What can u […]

Smuckers snackation was great, now it’s back to school

29 Sep

Enjoying a Smuckers Uncrustables with Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

I am thrilled to work with The J.M. Smucker Company to tell my family’s story and appreciate that they compensated me for it.  See what happened at the beginning of our story. Now that Beloved is settled and doing well, the Smuckers Snackation is officially over.  It’s back to school and back to work time.  Students […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Halloween Costumes for Teens

29 Sep

Halloween Costumes at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Costumes are always a big deal at our house.  Beloved has enjoyed picking out her outfit for as long as I can remember.  It’s fun for her and offers a great bonding moment between us as we spend the day shopping for just the right look.   What will your teen be wearing for Halloween […]

Must have gear for teens heading off to college

28 Sep

Kids walking back to school with backpacks.

With the back to school season comes stress.  Parents and kids everywhere are finishing up their last minute to do lists and praying that nothing’s forgotten.  For kids heading off to college, the anxiety factor can be even worse as they brave out on their own. Follett Technology asked me to share my tips for […]

Mom Monday-Ultimate Mother Daughter Bonding Dates

28 Sep

Mother daughter bonding date at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

What could be better than teaching your daughter about the importance of taking care of her body, having healthy skin and also about being kind?  Below are two separate mother daughter bonding date ideas (depending on age) that do just that.  Two ideas that come from two companies that I support 100%.  Here it goes. […]