Banish the Ball Hogs.

On any given day a game can be exhilarating, nail biting, disappointing, or…..boring. I’ll admit it, I like the close games. There’s nothing like getting down to the last minute of a fast-paced, action-packed game to watch a team reach for the next level. And then there are the OTHER games… You know, the games Read more…

International Women’s Day

Know any strong and powerful woman who inspire you every day? We do. Today, think about: How can you help create a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women’s achievements small and large Think about the role models that surround your daughter. Are there any women in leadership roles? No? Find one… #Balanceforbetter  

Consider this before quitting a sport midseason!

I believe in kids playing, so why am I writing about quitting sports? The Kid’s been playing multi sports for so long and now, as a middle school student, more of her friends are beginning to specialize. Sometimes you can see the difference on the field or in the pool. The ones that practice the Read more…

An Important Study Changed Kids Academic Abilities in 24 Hours

PARENTS, this one’s important. As I was researching another topic, I came across the story of Jane Elliott, a 3rd grade teacher, and an amazing lesson that she led students through after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Odds are this lesson would not be permitted these days due to the childrens’ age and the Read more…

Turkey Trots – the great walk or run before the feast!

We’re new to Turkey Trots. Those of you who know me know that I’m lying when I say that. I have yet to run — or walk — a trot. Same with my husband. But my daughter signed up last year and walked/ran with some of her teammates. She’s 11. She came home with slightly Read more…

Non toy gift ideas…you know you want ’em.

Every year parents lament spending a small fortune on a ton of stuff, most of which is forgotten soon after it’s been opened. That’s why it’s always a good idea to include some non toy gifts for your little recipient. But finding something can sometimes be tough, especially if your favorite little person is a Read more…

Teaching children responsibility through sports. Parenting young athletes SCOUTjr.com

Sports provides opportunities for kids to become more responsible. In many ways, teaching children responsibility is easier through sports than daily life. Think about it… Is it easier to get your kid to” do the laundry” or “make sure your uniform is clean for the game” “Clean up the mudroom” or “organize your sports gear Read more…