Helicopter Parenting: How to Land Your Aircraft for Good

“Helicopter parenting.  Don’t be a helicopter parent.”  Through the years, I’ve heard the phrase and the disdain that comes with it as other parents judge your completely “everything-must-be-perfect-for-my-baby” style of parenting.  But I didn’t quite know what it really entailed until recently. I was at a playdate with three good friends of mine, each of …

Some snow days are indoors

Snow Day Survival: 10 (non-destructive) Indoor Activities

A snow day? If you’re anywhere in the Northeast US right now, then YES! Some snow days are perfect for going outside to make snowmen, go sledding, catch snowflakes on your tongue.  But if you’re having the kind of snow day with brutal wind and poor visibility keeping you and the kids indoors — in …

Lessons My Kids Learned Without Me Teaching Them

Lessons My Kids Learned Without Me Teaching Them: They don’t always listen, but they hear me. I’ve been away on a business trip for four days.  You’d think it’s a mix of hard work, nice dinners and good, uninterrupted sleep.  It’s a little of that (no real good sleep, thanks to a strong body clock and …

Get Messy for Summer Fun with Boys

SuperMOB, Supporter of Mess: 5 Summer Fun Activities for Kids Hey, Mothers of Boys!!!  Looking for summer fun for kids?  Let them get messy with a “Sensory Safari!” We’ve already established that boys and messes go together.  You know those days when they’re so covered in dirt that you just want to hose them down before …