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Mom Monday-Baby’s First Halloween: Costume Struggle is Real

19 Oct

Costume time on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. We didn’t get a lot of trick or treater’s while growing up in the country, but as a kid we would get even larger candy hauls from the houses we did go to. Now that I live in the suburbs I am really excited to […]

Halloween Memories that make me smile year after year.

16 Oct

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Halloween is one of my family’s favorite holidays.  The weather starts to get cooler, which is always a welcome respite.  It starts our year end feeding frenzy; candy, turkey and Christmas cookies. We always get together with the extended family to eat dinner then head out to troll the neighborhood in search of sugar laden […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Halloween Costumes for Teens

13 Oct

Halloween Costumes at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Costumes are always a big deal at our house.  Beloved has enjoyed picking out her outfit for as long as I can remember.  It’s fun for her and offers a great bonding moment between us as we spend the day shopping for just the right look.   What will your teen be wearing for Halloween […]

New Year isn’t just for resolutions; it’s for pondering the past

31 Dec

Happy New Year from Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

New Year’s has it hard. Who wants to go after Christmas in the holiday department?  While it’s true that the start of a new year won’t get the kid’s vote, for us as parents, it’s become a very important holiday. I have always enjoyed that feeling of freshness that occurs with the start of things.  Births, […]

Handle Parental Stress in the New Year

30 Dec

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Being a parent is a stressful job, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s sometimes hard to understand your child and difficult to get upset when your child does something wrong. Other forces, such as budget and your job can affect your stress levels as well. Since we’re all setting resolutions right now, let’s […]

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