Father and son standing in field surrounded by cherry blossoms

Helping support your children’s mental health is just as important as supporting their physical health. In a world of continuous stimulation and 24/7 media, it’s important that you are well aware of the state of their minds and whether there is friction or difference throughout their days, as well as what to do to make …

Young skateboarder performing stunt in skate park

Anxiety affects many people, but it can be particularly volatile and crippling amongst our teenagers. Teens face pressure at every turn of their lives—often before they’ve developed enough skill and confidence to handle it all. Throw in the additional pressure of competitive sports and you can end up with a nasty combination of factors bubbling …

Child kicking orange soccer ball on athletic field

Being an athlete comes with many benefits. Discipline, exercise habits, sportsmanship, teamwork, and even strategy are just some of the positive contributions that being active in the sports world can bring to an individual. But, even with the seemingly infinite amount of pros, there are still a few cons to be found. And sometimes, they’re …

A view of a grey sports bag on a bench in a room

Eventually, all sports or gym bags will need a good cleansing. Whether they’ve seen every dugout in the southeast or it hits the weights with your athlete Monday through Friday, there’s going to come a time that it will need to be thrown into the wash – or at least given a good hand bathing. …

kids stay safe on one wheel

Our kids are on the go. We push them to be independent movers and shakers. First, with their own two legs, and then, eventually, as a no-training-wheels-needed bike rider. But now, more than ever, there are so many other options for them to try, practice, master, and be off cruising the neighborhood on. And that’s …

treating minor bumps and bruises on kids

Years ago at my daughter’s yearly well-check appointment, the doctor said, “Her legs are covered in bruises, she must be doing something right!” I paused and looked at him questioningly. He laughed, “It just means she’s playing. She’s running. She’s falling and getting back up.” And that’s what kids do. Whether they’re the tiniest athletes …

10 Laundry Hacks Perfect for Sports Moms

When you have kids, stains are just a part of the daily routine. Throw sports into the mix, and those stains become even more regular than before – let alone the odor issues. But have no fear, there are plenty of tips and tricks to get our moms (and dads) through each load of their …

Children playing soccer

Summertime means that there is an influx of time spent outside and most of our calendars are covered with game times, practices, sports nutrition schedules, and more! With this fun though, can come concern of too much exposure to those UV rays shining down on the kids. Consistent sunburns are not good for long-term skin …

ebikes for under $1000 for kids

No family has to shell out extra-large bouts of their bank account to upgrade their child’s bicycle. In fact, there are plenty of electric bikes that have every bell and whistle (and safety feature) you could want but without a price tag that just doesn’t make sense. We have taken your little ones’ biking to …

eScooters for kids

Electric scooters have become an easy essential of a kid’s outdoor play. For years, traditional foot scooters were the necessity, but when e-scoots hit the scene, they exploded in popularity. And just like e-bicycles, these designs have become chic, functional, and incredibly innovative over the years. The best part about this piece of sidewalk fun …

girl riding an e-bike

Upgrading your child’s bicycle does not have to be a hard or daunting feat. Instead, it can be fun, especially if they’re solid riders of two wheels. If you are thinking about taking their skills and journeys around the neighborhood to the next level with an e-bike, look no further than this quick and easy …

kid playing baseball

Baseball is known to be a heavily upper-body focused sport – aside from our catchers, of course – and it is imperative that we know how to stretch, warm up, and cool down the muscles in these areas. With the shoulders being of particular importance to the routine. Create habits early when it comes to …

upper body stretches for after the game

Stretching once the final whistle blows is just as important as before your athletes hit the field or the court. These routines are imperative for warming our muscles up but they also help to cool our bodies down. And instilling this habit in our young players will last them well into their college and pro …

Whole Grain Classic Homemade Stuffing

Holiday meals seem to have become synonymous with several bites. Those bites include (but are certainly not limited to): desserts, roasted turkey, and the ever-popular stuffing. Sometimes referred to as dressing, depending on where you reside, this bready bout of goodness is a side dish, a meat filler, and one way to personalize your family …

What Every Soccer Parent Needs To Know About Running Shoes

Choosing the best shoes for your young athlete is one of the most important decisions you will make when prepping for sports season – and in today’s case, soccer season. From the shin guards to the training sneakers to cleats, there are some necessities and details to take notice of when deciding on the best …

Children doing yoga poses on rubber mat

Whether you are stuck inside due to unforeseen circumstances or just want to find a way to break a sweat when the rain hits, there are so many different ways to get those little ones’ blood pumping and energy expelled! Use the tips, tricks, and activities below to create a daily routine, add to one …

Carrot and Goat Cheese

A nutrient-conscious dish does not have to be complicated. In fact, the best ones are the simplest to whip up in the kitchen. Whether it’s your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, the easiest recipes can also be the best for you. If you’re on the hunt for a delicious bite without the guilt and without …

girl walking up the stairs with gym bag

Carrying your water bottle, sneakers, extra shorts, and tees, maybe even your tennis racket and some balls too, a gym bag gets just as much of a workout as the rest of your body. This means, there’s going to come a time when it also needs to be freshened up a bit. Ask yourself, when …

Whether you have an aspiring figure skater or a mini hockey star on your hands, you’ll need to learn a bit about ice skates before they dive into any rink-oriented sport. There are a plethora of factors to look over when purchasing and some simple facts about the gear that you’ll want to stay up …

Whether you’re beginning a new season of ice hockey or dabbling in some figure skating, you’re going to need to know how to keep your skates sharpened and ready for action at the rink. Every once in a while you’ll notice that your ride isn’t as smooth as it should be and maintaining the proper …

Pure Athlete Ultra-Comfortable Running Socks

Blisters are never conducive to an athlete’s performance and neither are extra sweaty feet that result in nail or foot fungus. The dreaded athlete’s foot thrives in moist environments, so knowing what materials to shop for when it comes to sports socks is absolutely imperative for both comfort and health. Socks are part of a …

kids warming up with outside activities before getting ready to play

It doesn’t matter if you have a dancer on your hands or an up-and-coming star pitcher for the middle school baseball team, every kid athlete needs to grow up knowing how to warm up correctly. The time before practice and the game is a necessity for all – especially when it comes to safety – …

coach doing motivational drills with their team

As a coach and long-time softball player, I know that one of the biggest issues come practice time is the ability to keep every athlete engaged and motivated throughout the duration of our two to three-hour session. And sometimes, it can be hard to keep the entire team going when the season is winding down …

Family headed to the sports arena wearing thick clothing and layers

Don’t go unprepared. For those that have to spend time in sports arenas – especially hockey rinks or basketball courts inside large, spacious buildings with the AC cranked up – it can get rather chilly. There are several quick and easy tips to take to heart to stay comfortable and warm while on the sidelines. …

how to capture great sports action shots

Our phones are tiny little emergency kits, instantly gratifying info helpers, maps and guides,  communication network, and even our way to take a snapshot of the present to save for the future. Our phones are pretty much a catchall to our life, so if you’re not already utilizing its ability on the ball field too… …