Baseline testing for kids, concussion prevention

I was at a team mom meeting for our baseball league last year. All the basics were covered, like team pictures, uniforms, schedule, etc. Great, I was ready to wind up the meeting when a doctor from our local hospital began to hand out some materials about concussions and started a short program on concussion …

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Why your Kids & Teens {& Athletes} Should Volunteer

Have your kids just started on a new team this spring?  Or have they been on a team with the same kids for years and years?  Either way, as you know, the kids spend a LOT of time together on the field, in the gym or pool, or wherever it is that they are practicing …

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Make-Ahead Freezer Hot Turkey/Ham & Cheese

Happy Wednesday, Friends!  When we were doing our $100 Amazon Gift Card giveaway, many of you left comments about what you would like for use to post about in the future.  The hands-down most requested topic is for quick meals! We are going to do our best to bring you quick-meal options!  You might have …

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Do you wear your yoga pants far too often? and not just to the gym? Check out these 6 Best Ever Yoga Pant Alternatives! Stay comfortable and stylish with these options.

Guilty.  Yep, I wear them ALL the time. Yoga Pants. Actually, not all the time, but at least twice a week…and I’m not wearing them to go to the gym, I have them on as my “outfit” for the day. Why?  I want to wear something comfortable and my office is in our home, so …

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My kids love roll-ups!  I’m not sure what the obsession is with them, but I’m OK with it.  They are versatile and easy sandwiches to grab-n-go.   They are also a perfect food to take with you on busy weeknights or weekends. Roll-ups If for some reason you are unfamiliar with roll-ups, here’s the basics: …

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Tired selling stuff for fundraisers? Try a Product-Free Fundraising idea with your sports team, club or school.

As parents, the moment your child walks through the door with a fundraiser packet, you take a deep breath and think to yourself, what am I going to have to buy now?! Often times, we get “stuck” with fundraiser leftovers because your child couldn’t manage to sell quite enough of the required product. You might encourage …

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We all have those times when we don’t want to think about dinner and just want something EASY.  If you need a quick meal or appetizer, then you should try this 5 minute Margarita pizza!  (It does take 20 minutes to cook but the prep is only 5 minutes, so it makes for an easy …

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Whip up these quick Cinnamon Roll Twists in just minutes. Perfect for a savory breakfast or for dessert. These are a hit with both kids and adults!

Do you envy those who spend the entire afternoon making a batch of homemade cinnamon rolls all the while your kids are ranting and raving about how wonderful those cinnamon rolls look and smell? Heck, you don’t have an entire afternoon to spend in the kitchen! Want an easy  and quick alternative? You (or even …

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Hosting a March Madness Party or a Basketball Birthday Party? We've got you covered with this free Basketball Party Printable Pack, includes invites & more!

It’s March Madness time and there’s a pretty good chance you may want to host a party to watch a little basketball game or two….or maybe you have a kiddo who wants to have a basketball themed birthday party. Either way, we’ve got you covered with some great, super easy invites and party printables you …

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It’s happened to you too many times to count. You get stuck somewhere with no TV to watch that “must see” game! I mean, seriously! Your bracket is filled out and you can’t miss a shot of the Big Dance, let alone the Sweet Sixteen, Final Four and most definitely not the NCAA Championship game. Let’s face …

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This time of year is all about comfort food!  I love the smells coming from a soup simmering on the stove.  It makes the house just feel cozier.  I don’t know about you, but the cold weather doesn’t seem to slow down the evening activities all that much!!  We still have things going on throughout …

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A new travel sports season means you get to plan the travel for out of town tournaments. Find out how to make Team Travel for Youth Sports Easy.

It’s the start of a new travel sports season and you happened to draw the golden ticket of all parent tasks!  YEP, you get to plan the travel for out of town tournaments. It’s complicated! You are trying to manage ten to twenty-some families, keep them all happy with your food choices, hotel pick and cost. …

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Soup season is here! I’m always looking of new quick soup recipes for those nights that we are running kids around, what about you? A quick soup is great to make and leave warming…especially when you have people eating at different times. My family loves this taco soup because it tastes amazing and I love it because of …

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With our purses and wallets consistently under siege by our beloved offspring, it never hurts to keep our eyes peeled for opportunities that might offer them a sliver of “financial independence.” Soccer refereeing provides a fantastic opportunity for kids to earn a little income. On average, a youth soccer referee can typically make double the …

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Have a teen? You might be curious about their whereabouts or check in to see if they are driving safely. Use one of the 5 Best Apps to Track your Teen.

You have a teen, or maybe even a pre-teen, and you might be curious about their whereabouts or want to check in to see if they are driving safely. Amazingly, technology allows us to do this. When we were kids we “would have died” knowing our parents could monitor our location let alone what notes we were passing …

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This Tomato Tortellini Soup is amazing because it's super quick & easy to make, but yet the flavor is fabulous!

Soup season has arrived! Do you need to add a few recipes to your soup collection? I know I do and a few of the requirements for my soup recipe collection is that they have to easy and quick to make. I have fallen in love with this Tomato Tortellini Soup because of the simpleness, but …

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…and of course we want to dress the part, but to be honest I hate buying shirts that you can only wear once a year! If you recall, last fall we launched Motto Threads–our awesomely cool t-shirt line. Many of the shirts have to do with sports, because, of …

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Easiest Ever Meatball Soup

Need a super, super fast meal on a cold winter night? This is the easiest ever Meatball Soup.  You can have this in the pot, ready to cook in less than 5 minutes and ready to eat in less than 15! The ingredients are ones that you might typically have on hand.  I know I …

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This post brought to you by Cuties. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sports Mom Survival Guide. We all want our kids to be healthy. (Especially after the holidays, when they’ve had so much sugar!)  BUT sometimes it can be hard to get them to eat things that are good for them, …

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Have you ever needed a dessert supper fast??  These peanut butter bars take about 15 minutes to throw together and require no baking so they can be made in a flash! Ingredients:  1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs, 1 1/2 C powdered sugar,1/2 C melted butter, 1 C peanut butter, 1 bag of peanut butter chips, 1 bag of …

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Clean your House in Only 20 Minutes a Day using this simple schedule.

We all know how life goes, we often struggle to get dinner on the table on time, let alone feel like we can get our house cleaned every week. Life is filled with running the kids around from school activities to sports practices and games to church activities. For me, it is very, very rare …

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When our family is in the midst of sports craziness, I like to try as much as I can to still feed them with filling, fuel-filled meals. Our family has a “Eat Out” rule…simply that we get one meal out a week and it’s a meal that we all gather at together. This helps feed …

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If you need a last minute gift idea and don't have time to run to the store, you can gift an app! It's an easy and simple solution to gift giving!

We have all done it. We’ve waited until the last minute to buy a gift. And then the panic sets in…we are out of time to run to the store, and even if there was time we have NO idea what to buy! Don’t fear!  There is a solution that is simple and easy!! You can …

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I’m always looking for yummy, quick and EASY treats to hand out to friends and neighbors this time of year.  I grew up in Texas and my grandmother makes pecan pralines every year for Christmas, but I can’t seem to ever make them just right…so this recipe is a great substitute!  This recipe for praline …

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Keepsakes are a great way to preserve those special memories…And some of the best memories you will have once your kids are older will be of all the time they spent on the sports field or court.  Christmas is a great time to reflect and if you have special ornaments commemorating each year or sport, it will …

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