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Teen Clothing for Fall

2 Sep

Teen clothing for Fall by Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Finally we are expecting some cooler weather (thank you tropical storm).  Floridians everywhere are running for their closets to grab their cozy “winter wear”.  I love autumn and the beautiful colors and comfy clothing that it brings.  My daughter shares my love of all things Fall.  Here’s some teen clothing for Fall! Basics in your […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Arguing with your teen

1 Sep

Tips to stop arguing with your teen at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Arguing with your teen is common as they start to exert their independent opinions.  Even my slightly shy and quiet daughter Beloved can let loose a bit of a tantrum if she feels not heard.  I’ve noticed that in our home, arguments usually stem from a misunderstanding of the situation; or sadly, from me speaking […]

Mom Monday-Adrienne Milligan-Preparing for disasters when you have little ones

31 Aug

Preparing for disaster by prepping potatoes with Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Prepping is the act of becoming more prepared and can be challenging in its own right. Some families must prepare for tornados or hurricanes. Others, like mine, prepare for earthquakes, volcanoes, or flooding. It all depends on where you live. As a family, we are preparing for disasters that may happen. Experience has taught us […]

How to stop yelling at your kids

26 Aug

mom yelling at young son

There’s various posts about “how to stop yelling at your kids“. And to be honest – that’s a great goal. More than that – it’s downright admirable.  My only concern is that promising yourself you’ll stop yelling is just going to end up being one more thing to feel guilty about at the end of […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Back to School as a Freshman

25 Aug

Kids walking back to school with backpacks.

Back to school means changes for all of our kids.  Switching schools can be one of those scary times in a teen’s life.  Don’t you remember going back to school as a freshman?   I remember dropping Beloved off at the car line and thinking she was one of the tiniest people on the planet. […]