MoM Monday: 5 Ways To Help Kids Fight Spring Fever & Focus on Academics

1 May

Fight spring fever this time of year on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Fourth quarter is in full swing at our school. While my boys might want to back off the books and lean into vacation mode, I’m having none of it. The rule in our home is that you play the hardest near the end of the game. Those last few tests can nudge up grades or […]

KIDS EMAIL is the safest way for children to communicate online!

5 Apr

kids email is safe

As an extremely protective parent, I relish any items that would keep my daughter safe. I’ve come to rely on my instincts as well as new technology to help me do my job. I came across the KIDSEMAIL.org website and was immediately intrigued. They have compensated me for my honest opinion on their product.   […]

Teen Tip Tuesday (by Kelly M)-How to Be Prepared for Emergencies (when you’re a teenager)!

4 Apr

How to prepare for emergencies on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

What is preparedness?  Why do I need to worry about being prepared when I already have so much going on in my life? Well, as a teen myself, I think about and work toward being prepared daily for emergencies. How to Be Better Prepared for Emergencies when You’re a Teen How I Grew Up Learning to […]

Mom Monday-Spring Activities For Children To “Grow” Their Motor Skills

3 Apr

Spring Activities For Children on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

A few years back, a really cool trend started “popping” up as a new Easter tradition … planting jelly beans and replacing them with lollipops overnight. This is a really fun way to bring some magic into those young eyes who still believe in the Easter Bunny and other seasonal characters that light up their […]

Johnson’s Baby Lotion Bottle Hack (gardening fun for kids + parents)

22 Mar

Johnson's Baby Lotion bottle Hack on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Don’t you just love the smell of babies? Me too. That’s why I have been compensated by Johnson’s® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. Growing up, my mom was the craft Queen. She loved making projects and could sew, hot glue gun and whittle her […]