Kids shouldn’t eat junk food (all the time) and why I always pack our lunches…

4 Sep

Back to School lunch bag hacks by Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Since our Beloved was always too shy to wait in the lunch line with other children, the obvious choice was to make her lunch every day.  That’s right, every single day.  She’s a picky child that only eats certain foods and only if they aren’t touching.  People always tell me she’ll grow out of it; […]

Is your kid driving yet?

21 Aug

Safe driving tips for teens from Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Something, dare I say magical, happens during the summer after 9th grade.  My Beloved ended the school year as a kid happy to be driven around the world by her parents.  Seemingly overnight, she started talking about permits, driver’s licenses, buying a car and sweet, sweet teenage freedom.  She couldn’t have cared less about driving, […]

Mom Monday-Making the Back to School Transition Smoother

19 Aug

Kids walking back to school with backpacks.

Summer vacation comes to an end eventually.  The new school year will kick off before you know it.  Parents and kids should start preparing several days (ahem weeks) in advance for an easy back to school transition.  There’s also a few things that can be done during the first few weeks of school that will […]

Talking about tragedy with your children

17 Aug

Veteran's need our support at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad asked me to write a guest blog on talking with kids about tragedies like school shootings, child abductions, and terrorist’s attacks. This is a very complex topic; so complex, that I have been thinking about it and working on it for several months. I am sure there are as […]

10 Tips For Working Moms That Travel

12 Aug


Who doesn’t love a good travel getaway or vacation? Whether it’s within your home state, home country or international, the ability to travel while working and running your own business can often seem unreachable. I’m here to report that it’s doable for working mothers! Here are 10 tips for working moms that travel. I am […]

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