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

Purina ONE wants your dog to take the 28 Day Challenge

21 Nov

Tukker and Sookie order Purina ONE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are ours alone.  It was an honor working with them. Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad are so glad that we decided to make #OneSmartDifference with #CollectiveBias and Purina ONE.  Tukker the Wonder Dog hasn’t stopped thanking us!  We switched brands […]

Happy Anniversary

14 Nov

happy 21st anniversary

Happy 22nd Anniversary Just Plane Dad. I have loved you since we first met.   I will love you until God parts us.    

Make your own movie with OgoSport toys

13 Nov

Ogosport Animate BILD kits

OgoSport active play toys are a great gift idea for those kids that seem impossible to buy for.  And if you’re like our family, the children tend to be “brainiacs” that are bored out of their minds with the typical off the shelf toys.  Enter the perfect solution:  OgoSport BILD kits.  These are for the […]

Visit the Northpole with Hallmark

11 Nov

Northpole snowman Christmas sign

Do you have little ones anxiously waiting for Christmas?  This year, Hallmark has created a magical city named Northpole that will get your children excited about the holidays.  The Northpole was founded by Santa (of course) and Mrs. Claus to prove that the stories are true.  They do exist! Northpole is a real place, with snowflakes, […]

Ornaments with Love

8 Nov

girl driving a silver car ornament

Looking for that perfect holiday gift?  Love personalized gifts?  So do we!  Ornaments With Love are a timeless gift that tells someone how much you care.  My family has a tradition of getting a new ornament every Christmas that represents the passing year.  When babies are born, the ornament was a baby carriage, when we […]

Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project-Feed a hungry family

6 Nov

scary mommy thanksgiving project

The Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project started as a simple blog post from Jill Smokler in 2011.  She was upset that some parents couldn’t provide food for their families during the holidays.  Jill reached out to her readers and they warmly responded by donating money to her project. As I think about my life and each of […]

Old Factory Candles are hand poured in the USA

4 Nov

Fall Harvest scented Old Factory Candles

Old Factory Candles are made with natural soy wax and hand poured in the great USA!  These candles smell so delicious it’s obvious that they are created from premium fragrance oils. Every candle set (3 candles) burns for 20 hours, so once you’ve put the kiddies to bed, light the self-trimming cotton wick and snuggle […]

Halloween Memories

31 Oct

halloween pumpkins

Halloween is one of my family’s favorite holidays.  The weather starts to get cooler, which is always a welcome respite.  It starts our year end feeding frenzy; candy, turkey and Christmas cookies. We always get together with the extended family to eat dinner then head out to troll the neighborhood in search of sugar laden […]

NuNaturals STEVIA Giveaway

24 Oct

nunaturals stevia packets

I’m thrilled to be hosting another NuNaturals Stevia giveaway.  NuNaturals Stevia products are a sweet delicious way to reduce sugar and carbohydrates in your diet.  These supplements were voted the best tasting Stevia products available on the market today.   NuStevia products are:        100% Natural        100% Free from Aspartame, Saccharin, Sucralose, corn syrup […]

How to stop yelling at your kids

22 Oct

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 […]