What Makes You Sparkle?

Rustic Chapel Wedding

We have a sparkly household. Whether it’s a sparkle in my son’s eye when he’s excited, the glitter in my daughters’ crafts or a shiny piece of jewelry that I love to wear, we love the shimmer and shine sparkles. There are lots of things in my life that make me sparkle too. Like being with my husband. […]

Boating Safety for Kids

A Day on the Boat

I have always loved boating. Growing up in North Carolina, I was able to go boating with relatives who lived at the beach and with family friends who went out in our local lakes. I’ve tubed, skied, driven and just enjoyed riding and being out on the water.     But all of that fun in […]

Enjoying Our Deck Again – How to Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets

Our Home's Back Deck

Our back deck is one of the favorite features of our house. When we built the house, we planned for a nice screened porch that opened to a large back deck overlooking the yard and woods. We enjoy sitting under the ceiling fan of the screened porch on hot summer days and love eating  and […]

5 Must Have Items I Always Carry

5 Must Have Items I Carry

I’ll admit, I carry a lot more than 5 items in my handbag. In fact, my favorite handbags are all enormous since I love being able to throw whatever I want in them – from a sippy cup for my son to my full size blogging planner. But no matter which handbag I’m carrying, there are […]

Our Favorite Summer First

No Sting Wound and Skin Care

The kids are out of school for the summer and we’ve been busy! I’d have to say that our favorite summer first would have to be our first beach trip of the summer. We had a great time at the beach, and are now enjoying the rest of our summer break here in town. Whether […]

Stylish Solutions for Messes at Home and On the Go

Huggies Clean 'n Clutch

Now that we have no more babies in the house, we’re able to start getting rid of a lot of gear. We’ve been putting lots of baby furniture aside to sell and bagging baby sleepers and clothes up to donate. But one baby item that I still use just as often as I did with […]

Easy DIY Custom Painted Stool – Shape Tape Design

DIY Stripey Stool

This post brought to you by FrogTape. All opinions are 100% mine. . With three young kids, we have a lot of stools throughout the house. In front of the sinks, beside the beds and to reach the counters. Some of them are cuter than others, but none are very pretty. So I decided to […]

Keep Momming

A Helicopter Mom Kids

Raising a child at any age is challenging, and when it comes to mothers and daughters, the dynamic can be even more complex. What some may dismiss as “typical tween girl behavior” can sometimes be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention- […]

My Favorite Things Summer Giveaway $150

Huge Organization Giveaway at A Helicopter Mom 2

. Welcome to the Our Favorite Things Giveaway! I’ve joined 15 other bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway. We’ve each put together our own prize package full of our favorite things and we want to share them with you! Each blog has a separate giveaway, so after you’ve entered my giveaway, be sure to hop […]

The Easiest Problem to Fix in My Home


If you were to visit my house, I would hope that you’d feel welcomed. I would want you to think it was well kept and cared for. When you walked in the front door, I’d want you to see and smell a fresh, clean home. That’s what I would want.     The reality is […]