10 Team Mom Tips for Senior Night

If you are the Team Mom for a high school varsity sport, quite possibly the most important event you’ll ever plan will be Senior night. As important to the parents as it is the kids, Senior night is a truly unique event that deserves thoughtful planning and your best execution yet. As a parent of a Senior athlete, you are closing a chapter in your child’s life and with it, your involvement in helping them reach their goals Read more

How to Manage Travel Sports and Summer Vacation

If you are a Mom with kids in travel sports, you probably just spent Memorial Day weekend on the sidelines cheering your player on. While families all over are starting their summer or nearing the end of the school year, your family is gearing up for a summer on the road managing packed weekends at tournaments all over the state (or beyond) and keeping the rest of your family happy too. Travel sports parents know their summer schedule Read more

When the Final Season of High School Sports is the Worst

After what seems like a lifetime (and for some kids it really is just about that), the final season of high school sports arrives full of memories just waiting to be made. In today’s “Just Do It” culture, high school sports is wrapped in drama.  Full of all kinds of complicated, this crazy few months has more emotion and passion than any other I’ve walked through.  If you are the Team Mom, its a countdown to Read more

Best Team Mom Tips for Any Sport

If you have ever considered serving as a team mom in youth sports, it’s time to learn more about one of my favorite volunteer roles of all time.  Sure, it keeps you hopping as you juggle players and parents while adding in a layer of deadlines and details; but serving as the team mom is a great way to be part of your child’s youth sports experience while making a truly important contribution to the team and Read more

Planning for Fall Celebrations and Holidays

Come October, fall celebrations and holidays are everywhere I turn. As the leaves begin to change color and those colder temperatures settle in, I’m eager to keep our organized momentum going that we worked so hard to put into place all September long.  My family is busy so when it comes time for October, the excitement of the new school year that September really commands is swiftly traded for fall celebrations and holidays we all enjoy Read more

Team Mom Tips ~ Snack Ideas

Sports Moms are a busy bunch, and when it comes to the post game snack knowing when it’s your turn to bring food and what to bring is king.  If you aren’t serving as the Team Mom – hopefully the Mom who is has sent out a schedule that informs everyone when it’s their turn to bring snack. But here is the hitch ~ the snack isn’t supposed to be a meal ~ its called “snack” for Read more

Back to School ~ Yard Sale Tips

When is the last time you held a yard sale?  While it’s probably not the first thing on your back to school checklist, the reality is August is a fantastic time to have a “back to school!” themed yard sale.  If you are following along here at GO MOM! you know that late July and early August are all about organizing key spaces to get ready for the new school year.  And because the excitement about summer Read more

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Tournament Hotels

One of the most important aspects of the youth sports travel tournament experience is determining where will your players and families stay. When you participate in one of the many events hosted by or held at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that there are a number of Walt Disney World Resort Hotels to pick from that include Disney Resort Perks that are available only to guests staying at Read more

Swim Meet Survival Guide ~ 9 Tips for an Organized Night

There is not a swim Mom I know who doesn’t have a personal swim meet survival guide.  While we have a baseball player and tennis player in the house, we also have a competitive swimmer. Six years and counting I can promise you the experience of attending a swim meet where your child is competing is as unique as it can be.   All it takes is a few chaotic Tuesday nights before you realize there has to Read more

Easy Craft for Swim Meet Ribbons

 Our daughter loves to swim and so far, it seems to agree with her.  Weekly swim meets lasting 3 hours or more most every Tuesday night for 2 months defines her summer and with each race, she is motivated to swim harder, go faster, and see if she could beat her best time.  Perhaps best loved are the relays she swims, part of a group of girls all working together and cheering each other on Read more