Are your Christmas decorations up yet?

12 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 […]

Mom Monday-The Great Christmas Tree Hunt

10 Dec

The Great Christmas Tree Hunt on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

A holiday tradition is defined as a belief or behavior that is passed down and has a symbolic meaning from the past. Our family mission is to make laughter a priority in each holiday tradition we have. The possibilities in our family seem to be endless.  Here’s our tale on the great Christmas tree hunt. […]

How To Prepare Your Dog for the New Baby

9 Dec

Prepare your family dog for the new baby with Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Bringing home a new baby is a major life event for not only expectant parents, but their pets as well, especially dogs. No matter the breed you own, it will be important to help your dog get accustomed to having a newborn in the home. However, this can be tough for dogs who have not […]

Mom Monday-How Sleep Training Saved Me

26 Nov

How a Sleep Trainer Saved Me and my son. Guest post by Lauren Stevens

Since sleep seems to be one of the most talked about (and agonized about) topics in baby’s first couple of years, I thought I’d share how we’re doing a year after sleep training and how a sleep trainer saved me.   One year ago, I was a frazzled mom, prone to tears, constantly overwhelmed, forgetful […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Teach teens to be thankful

20 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 […]

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