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How to Take Prom Pictures

How to Take Prom Pictures

Prom Pictures are a key memento for a night that is surely to be a very special time for your high school junior or senior. As our teens began to attend prom, we were surprised to learn that at least for our high school, there isn’t an opportunity for the kids to take a professional photo […]

Comments   |   Kids, School, Sports, Teens, Volunteer
Team Mom Tips for Senior Night

Team Mom Tips for Senior Night

If you are a team mom for a varsity sport, now is the time to get those senior night plans in place. As the regular play season for many sports begins to wind down, this is a very special time for seniors as many of them are facing the end of playing a sport they […]

Team Mom Tips ~ Pictures and Video

Team Mom Tips ~ Pictures and Video

Today’s Team Mom Tips is all about team pictures and video. Being part of your kids sports experience is a wonderful thing. You get to watch them grow, learn and achieve their goals and really this is what youth sports is all about. But you now as well as I do, we all want to […]

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Family Fun After the Game

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Family Fun After the Game

If you are a busy Team Mom trying to decide which tournament will be the one that can offer the most not only for your players but for the families as well, all I can say is check out your options at ESPN Wide World of Sports.  When you attend a Disney Sports Tournament either […]

Comments   |   New This Week, Party, School, Spring, Teens
7 Planning Tips for a Perfect Prom

7 Planning Tips for a Perfect Prom

Mid April and prom season has arrived! For the next 6 weeks, one or more high school communities in most every city in the nation will be celebrating this special event for juniors and seniors. And while the prom committees, staff, and administration are busy making sure everything is ready for the dance itself, its […]

Team Mom Tips ~ Parent Communication

Team Mom Tips ~ Parent Communication

Today we are talking Team Mom Tips and parent  communication.  Knowing how to stay in touch with players and parents is king and making sure to have effective communication is one of the most important things a Team Mom can do well. Why? Because everyone has a job, everyone has to be somewhere at a […]

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Letting Go So Your Kids Can Grow

Letting Go So Your Kids Can Grow

Remember when your kids were babies and how hard it was to leave them in someone else’s care the very first time?  Torn between thinking you might die if you didn’t get back right away and knowing you’d go crazy if you didn’t have just a few minutes to yourself, this first outing away from […]

NFL Youth Sports Safety Roundtable

NFL Youth Sports Safety Roundtable

Did you see today’s story on ESPN talking about Moms and the NFL’s efforts to convince them football is safe for kids?  If your kids are athletes, sports safety is king and when it comes to educating coaches, volunteers, and parents alike, the NFL is leading the way. In June 2013, I had the incredible […]

8 comments   |   Kids, School, Teens
Report Cards ~ Should Parents Pay For Grades?

Report Cards ~ Should Parents Pay For Grades?

Halfway through the school year and we’ve just received the 2nd round of report cards for our children.  Proud of their hard work, it has long been our tradition to take our children out for a special family dinner to celebrate their accomplishments. Because we don’t eat out often, this has always been a much […]

Comments   |   DIY Projects, Kids, Teens, Time, Winter
Snow Day Survival Tips for Busy Moms

Snow Day Survival Tips for Busy Moms

Photo Credit FreeDigitalPhotos.net Who doesn’t love a snow day? They are tons of fun when timed just right during that long stretch when you don’t have any school holidays on the calendar and the kids are getting antsy. Snow days are wonderful around Christmas because you are already in the mood for all that sparkle […]