Mom Monday- Recapturing Christmas

30 Nov

Recapturing Christmas on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Whoosh.  There goes Halloween in a mad rush of costumes and pumpkin carving and too much sugar.  And then bam, Thanksgiving is upon us.  Recapturing Christmas is essential.  If we don’t stop and take a deep breath, Christmas will be over before we know it. And that would be a shame.  Because I truly believe […]

Holiday gift guide for the Music & Arts lover

25 Nov

Holiday Gift Guide for Music Lovers

This post has several great ideas about gifts for musicians and a holiday gift guide.  Thanks to The Network Niche, today’s post is sponsored by Music & Arts.   #musicartsgifts   I have been musically inclined since birth.  From that little windup toy hanging on the corner of my crib to learning to play violin […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Teach teens to be thankful

24 Nov

Teaching kids to be thankful on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Saying thank you has always been an important part of our family’s culture. It’s a pet peeve when I don’t hear those two little words in the appropriate setting. It’s so easy to teach good manners when your kids are young that will carry over into their teens. Teenagers that know your expectation of manners […]

Mom Monday-How to Keep Your Home Under Control During the Crazy Holiday Season

23 Nov

Keep your home under control during the holidays on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Here we go, people.   Here.   We.   Freakin’.   Go.   It seems as if the Parenting Gods decided to mess with moms even more than usual the weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. As if we don’t have enough to already do on a good day, the holiday season adds gift buying, […]

10 Things I’m Thankful For Today

18 Nov

Thanksgiving with family at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  Besides all of the amazing food that I can stuff my belly with, I am surrounded by the people that I love most.  Each year our family joins together and spends the day and mealtime laughing, reminiscing and just loving each other’s company. We tell the same old […]