10 Things I’m Thankful For Today

24 Nov

Thanksgiving with family at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  Besides all of the amazing food that I can stuff my belly with, I am surrounded by the people that I love most.  Each year our family joins together and spends the day and mealtime laughing, reminiscing and just loving each other’s company. We tell the same old […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Show Them You Are Thankful

22 Nov

Love your teen on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Teens often feel like we are always nagging and looking to catch them acting out.  They are so used to their harried mom responding with a curt statement or short “no”.  It’s not that we want to answer this way, it’s just that we often do so without thinking of the impact our words have. […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Hold a Family Interview on Thanksgiving!

15 Nov

Thanksgiving with family at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for teens to get to know their family better. The holidays bring us closer together and since most family members are hanging out in intimate settings, it’s a great time to hold a family interview of each other. So while you are waiting for that lovely turkey to be ready […]

Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project-Feed a hungry family

11 Nov

scary mommy thanksgiving project

The Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project started as a simple blog post from Jill Smokler in 2011.  She was upset that some parents couldn’t provide food for their families during the holidays.  Jill reached out to her readers and they warmly responded by donating money to her project. As I think about my life and each of […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Teach teens to be thankful

8 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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