Teen Tip Tuesday- The Secret of Santa

14 Dec

The Secret of Santa on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Beloved was older than her peers when the secret of Santa found its way into our home.  Yes, it broke both our hearts but alas, time marches on.   I truly believe the magic of Christmas is what you make of it.  So for our family, that magic will always be present.  It’s a decision […]

Mom Monday-What Does Christmas Look Like To You?

13 Dec

What Does Christmas Look Like to You on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

I’ve always loved the song “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”.  I’m not sure if that’s the official name, but it’s what I’ve always called it; mainly because those are the only words I can ever seem to remember.  I’ve never let it hold me back though.  I belt that one line out […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Teen Bedtime

12 Dec

How a Sleep Trainer Saved Me and My son by Lauren Stevens

As our kids age and become teenagers, bedtime becomes a bigger struggle.  Teens feel they should be allowed to stay up late and parents want to ensure they stay healthy by getting enough sleep.  It can become an argument that leaves everyone sleepless.  How can you end the teen bedtime issue? Beloved often had difficulties […]

Mom Monday-How to avoid the Holiday conflicts + when to say Yes & No

11 Dec

Reduce holiday conflict on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Do you remember Christmas as magical? Many people do.  But that was not my experience of Christmas as a child. Indeed, even as an adult, it took many years as an adult to experience awe and beauty in Christmas. Avoid the holiday yes and no conflicts. Now I love the magic of Christmas, but I’m […]

Are your Christmas decorations up yet?

6 Dec

Recapturing Christmas on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Today’s post is running late, we’ve been hanging up our Christmas decorations.  It’s one of those tasks that I start dreading in October and then realize that I truly love doing it. I have vibrant memories of decorating the tree with my parents.  Dad would take us outside to play in the snow and build igloos […]

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