The Perfect Side Dish for Family Meals

Ore-Ida French Fries with BBQ Sandwiches

  I’m a big fan of convenience. If you’ve been reading A Helicopter Mom for a while, you know that I tend to get frazzled. I’ve got three kids who keep me more than busy during the week. With four carpools, a drop-off and pick-up at pre-school that takes as long as my toddler son is […]

Gratitude – The Things I Am Thankful For

Grateful for My Husband

      Did you know that World Gratitude Day was a couple of weeks ago? I did, and have been thinking a lot lately about all of the things I’m thankful for in my life. Because even though we all have wonderful things in our live that we’re grateful for, sometimes we take them […]

WiFi on the Go – Our New NETGEAR Unite Wireless Hotspot

Traveling with Tech Products - NETGEAR Unite Wireless Hotspot

When my husband and I bought my last car, we talked about whether or not we wanted to include a DVD player. We ended up deciding to go without a DVD player because the kids were young and we didn’t think they’d need entertainment in the car. What we didn’t consider is how tied to our screens we all would […]

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel – Universal Orlando

Portofino Bay Hotel at Night - Universal Orlando

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took the kids down to Florida for our very first trip to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. We were lucky enough to join the Family Forward team for a once-in-a-lifetime trip that we won’t ever forget. Our family enjoyed 5 fun-filled days in Florida, doing everything from spending quality time together […]

My Life Plus a Free Organization Printable!

The Week Ahead Planner from A Helicopter Mom

Things have been crazy here! Since the girls go to year-round school, they’re actually only out of school for “Summer Break” for about 5 weeks. We took a trip to Busch Gardens right after school ended.     Then took another trip to the beach a couple of weeks later.     Add a week […]