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Tips to Protect your Kid´s Skin this Summer so they’ll play longer!

17 Jul

Protect kids skin this summer with Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

With summer in full swing, there are so many things for your children to enjoy this summer. Most of the coveted activities are outside. From swimming in the pool to hitting the beach to playing outside until dinner time, it’s a safe bet that your kiddos will be exposed to the sun quite a bit […]

Teen Tip Tuesday (by Kelly M)-Party Planning for Teens with Allergies

30 May

How to Make Party Planning Fun for Allergic Teens on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Have you ever been to a birthday party without a cake to eat?  Of course not. Why? Nobody goes to a party without expecting food to be served. Come on, it’s party etiquette. Unfortunately, those with allergies and intolerances may feel left out despite the best intentions of others. Party planning for teens with allergies so everyone has […]

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-Preventing Drug Abuse In Our Youth

30 Jan

5 Tips for Preventing Drug Abuse in Teens at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

As parents we have been truly blessed. Really, parenting has been the most challenging, exhausting, gratifying, worrisome, and loving experience of my life. One of the many blessings of parenting is the abundance of continuous and overflowing emotions associated with the role. As our children grow, we do our best to equip them with moral […]

Teen Tip Tuesday- The Secret of Santa

13 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 […]