Welcome to our very first Blog post!

12 Jul

Yay, it’s our very first blog post!

We’ve been enjoying everyone else’s stories and we’re glad to finally start our journey. As you can see from the title, I’m a self-proclaimed Helicopter Mom and my wonderful hubby is Just Plane Dad. I know what you’re saying:

  • “What, don’t you know what they say about those type of parents?”
  • “Don’t you know how it ruins your children?”
  • “Don’t you know how much the free range moms abhor you?”
  • “Aren’t you afraid of ending up on Oprah one day?”

YES we’ve heard it all and we’re not fazed. Well, maybe I’m a little glad that Oprah’s not on TV anymore, just in case. While we freely admit, our attitude toward parenting is in the minority, we do have over 18 years experience that shows we’re doing most things right. We have an amazing daughter that truly enjoys spending time with the ‘rents [teenage speak for parents] and is still speaking to us; we consider that a coup in and of itself. We are the family on our block that draws children in and makes them feel appreciated, cared for and respected.

Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad family

Do we always get it right?  Do we always do it the best way?  Of course not, but it works for us.

It is our hope that as you listen to our story, you will question the naysayers that only complain about the extreme over-parenting that’s become so unpopular lately, and embrace our take [admittedly extreme at times] on keeping children safe, happy and loved. We are proving every day that no harm comes to the children of parents that stay involved in their lives, and that you can “hover” around while still respecting natural boundaries and your child’s need to grow.  We proudly open ourselves up to the scrutiny that most assuredly will come and we welcome your comments and questions.

Follow us as we live, love, laugh and on occasion land, our way through life.

Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

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