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Mom Monday-The Father Daughter Bond: The Immaculate Connection

12 Jun

Rafa and the Kids The Father Daughter Bond

Growing up, I was Daddy’s Little Girl. We religiously watched the Steelers play after church every Sunday (sleeping through halftime on the sofa), and Thursday nights were Matlock and Murder She Wrote. My favorite movies still to this day are the kind that gets you a man-card: Dirty Harry, Die Hard and Delta Force.  I […]

Mom Monday-Health and Rewards for Kids-Strike a Balance

5 Jun

Strike a Balance with Rewards for Kids on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Is there a good way to reward your kids while ensuring you are maintaining a healthy balance in their lives? While it may seem impossible to adequately straddle that line, there are ways to keep the balance alive and well in your household. Rewarding your children is a great way to encourage and motivate them and […]

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.   […]

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 […]