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  

Finally! A Snow Day! But we’re sickies at home with some homemade soup

We’ve been waiting for a snow day for soooo long! And it finally hit…unfortunately so did the fever as my little one stays inside under the covers instead of running around under a sea of snowflakes. We’ll be hoping for another storm so we can do some of our favorite activities like: Shovel the driveway Read more…

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…

Fear of Failure: tips you can use at home to help your child overcome FOF.

I love reading about motivation and other psychological articles that can benefit kids, but sometimes the content can be a bit dry. I just finished reading this great article, “10 Smart Strategies to Manage ‘Fear of Failure’ in Youth Sports” on Champions Unplugged. It’s a great resource for collegiate athletes that was created by an NCAA 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…

Unequal playing time in youth sports…what’s the deal?

I can’t tell you how many times this conversation comes up. Unequal playing time is always a topic around team sports. Off the field, people are kind, sweet and giving. When the whistle blows, parents watch every second and secretly seethe over why their kid isn’t on the field…why someone else’s kid has been on 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…

Types of sports injuries on the field, mat or court.

You never really know the risks of a particular sport until your child starts playing. As parents we’re usually prepared for scrapes or bruises…but not as ready for concussions, broken bones or staph infections. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the more common types of sports injuries. We’re not doctors….and we haven’t seen it Read more…

Get over it! Your kids need to know how to BOUNCE BACK!

Has your kid ever been down? Failure is a part of life…it sucks…so how do you teach your kid how to get over it? We are loving this acronym that you can use with your kids! Professor Helen McGrath’s Bounce Back! program is an acronym for the main lessons of resiliency. If your kid’s ever been Read more…