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

Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in Tampa Bay

29 Jan

Romantic restaurants in tampa

I am so excited that I get to participate in Social Fabrics’ most romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay.  Let’s see, we have sunny days year round, beautiful sandy beaches and gorgeous tanned people; how can we be anything but romantic? #Dinner4Valentines Just Plane Dad and I have lived here for over 14 years so we’ve […]

Madness Miracles Millions by Joseph Semprevivo

28 Jan

madness miracles millions book

My family’s life has been touched with diabetes and I know the struggle that this disease brings about.  I love how this story takes a simple wish “to eat cookies” and turns a family’s life upside down.  “Madness Miracles Millions” is a book about how one family, but how any family, can realize their dreams. […]

Clash of the Couples-how did you meet your spouse?

21 Jan

adam and eve on the couch

The Clash of the Couples book has been out for a bit and we’ve enjoyed every one of the hilarious stories between the couples.  Of course, it’s easy for us to say the stories were funny; we weren’t one of the couples that was caught arguing! Clash of the Couples: A Humorous Collection of Completely […]

Where do we go from here…on MLK day?

19 Jan

MLK, statue, I have a dream

Today is one of those beautiful days in history that you learn about your whole life but never fully understand the impact of the lesson.  Growing up we were thrilled to have the day off of school and that was enough.  We understood the general meaning of why we were celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

New Year is the moment we’ve waited for

6 Jan

Organize your closet

Happy New Year!  Can you believe that 2015 has arrived?  It seems like we were just planning how we’d spend 2014 as helicopter parents and what we wanted to resolve for the new year.  Now, a whole year has passed and it’s time to reminisce on what we’ve accomplished.  Isn’t this the moment we’ve all […]

Welcome the New Year with promise and hope

1 Jan

new year celebration with couple

Welcome to 2015! The New Year holds so much promise for parents like us.  We get a chance to think about our past year’s mistakes (of course we had some) and our accomplishments (plentiful) and work to ensure a brighter future.  It’s a peaceful time of year when the Earth is cloaked in promise.   […]

Do the natives ice skate?

29 Dec

Mom and daughter ice skating

Do they ice skate in Florida? Although we live in sunny Florida, ice skating is a popular pastime.  Me and Just Plane Dad grew up in cold climates with snowy landscapes so on occasion; we like to take our Beloved to the local ice skating rink.  Since she no longer needs our help skating, more […]

What did your kid ask Santa for?

28 Dec

Teddy bear on Christmas tree

What did your kids ask Santa for? Here’s some hilarious answers from some of today’s top bloggers. Helicopter Mom and Dad’s Christmas list http://www.pittsburghmom.com/blogs/carpool-lane/24796-a-new-christmas-list http://utah.todaysmama.com/2012/11/30/kid-christmas-lists/ http://www.danoah.com/2011/11/noahs-hilariously-awesome-letter-to-santa.html http://stuffkidswrite.com/ http://beth-amomslife.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-lists-and-dear-old-santa.html http://www.mandajuice.com/mandajuice/2012/11/christmas-list-woes.html http://www.rounds.com/blog/letters-to-santa/

Making holiday memories with Disney Planes and Walmart rollback prices!

22 Dec

#PlanesToTheRescue #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlanesToTheRescue #CollectiveBias. Looking for an easy holiday tradition to create for your family and kids that love the Disney Planes Movie?  Grab your Disney Planes Dusty and head to your local aviation museum for a day of fun […]

Keep in touch with the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans from Walmart Family Mobile

19 Dec

#HolidaysAreCalling #shop #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaysAreCalling #CollectiveBias The #HolidaysAreCalling and while I love this season for the lights, memories and peaceful feelings; I miss my family members that can’t be near. Walmart Family Mobile’s lowest priced unlimited plans give me a way to keep […]