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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 ...

9 comments   |   Baby, Teens
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 ...

Easy Giving Tuesday Ideas for Kids

Easy Giving Tuesday Ideas for Kids

Giving Tuesday makes me happy.  After watching our country lose its shopping mind thanks to early shopping hours actually on Thanksgiving, its never been more apparent that our quest for a good deal knows no boundary.  Black Friday has lost a bit of its bling and Cyber Monday gives us hope that what we may ...

Thanksgiving Memories ~ The Kids Table

Thanksgiving Memories ~ The Kids Table

Lets be honest. When it comes to Thanksgiving, the kids table is where the fun begins! I truly wish that I could give my children the same fond memories of family Thanksgivings and my time at the kids table that I will always hold dear. Between my parents, they have 9 siblings and the 1960s ...

8 comments   |   Baby, Kids, Teens
I am Not Ready

I am Not Ready

Our oldest child is graduating high school in June.  He is just 2 in this picture above.  He is now 18 and I am not ready. I have finally ordered his cap and gown, his senior pictures, and his final yearbook.  I put it off as long as I could before he’d be in trouble ...