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

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. […]

Mom Monday-Erinn Sluka-Finding the Right College Dorm Room

24 Aug

Finding the right college dorm room at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

If you have ever sent a child to College, you know there is so much to know that you didn’t know you needed to know! That sentence will make complete sense to you if you have survived or are going through sending a child to college! Our son is entering his Senior year in HS […]

The most important thing to do to increase your child’s success in school

19 Aug

Success in school from Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

You know how important it is for your child to read. Everything the experts say tells you that kids who read simply have more success in school.  Not only that, but they are more successful later in life. But your child refuses to pick up a book. He rolls his eyes every time you recommend it […]