This is the perfect time of year to let all those people in your life know you care.  Don’t forget about friends and neighbors this holiday season.  Here are some ideas to help you spread the cheer!    HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS   1.  Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks A fun take on the tradition …

Looking for some great gifts for a sporty boy this year? You'll love this Sports Boy Holiday Gift Guide, packed full of great gift ideas for the boy in your life!

Don’t forget dad this Christmas! If your dad loves sports and sporting events, here are a few things he’d love to get under the tree this year! Sports Dad Holiday Gift Guide   1. Sunglasses There are so many different options and brands of sunglasses. Pick a style you think your dad would like best, but you can’t go wrong …

Looking for some great gifts for a sporty boy this year? You'll love this Sports Boy Holiday Gift Guide, packed full of great gift ideas for the boy in your life!

Don’t forget mom this Christmas! Here are a few things she’d love to get under the tree this year! Sports Mom Holiday Gift Guide   1. Fitness Tracker There are lots of different options and brands of fitness trackers available. Pick the one that your mom would like best. Take a peek at the functionality of …

Give your Thanksgiving guests a chance to create a list of things they are thankful for. Use these Thanksgiving Gratefulness Printable Cards this holiday season.

As we enter this month of November and ponder all of the things we are thankful for, it’s important we have our kids take time to think about these things too! We created this simple Gratefulness Printable that you can print out and hand out to everyone at the Thanksgiving table to fill out. It’s …

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Holiday Cash $500 Giveaway The holidays are quickly arriving and you may be wondering how you are going to afford all the gifts, parties, food, travel and other expenses that come around this time of year. Sports Mom would love to help you out! We have joined with a few fantastic bloggers …

Tired of the same old taco meal? Try these Texas Tacos layered with deliciousness!

Texas Tacos is a long-time family favorite of ours! It’s a great alternative to having yet another “taco” night. It has all of our favorites layered together and then baked. Your family will enjoy this taco variation, and if you think of other taco toppings that are favorites of yours, feel free to add them …

Youth Sports can be both a big time investment and financial investment in our kids. As we write check after check so that our kids can play, there may be thoughts that run through your mind: is this the best use of my child’s time, if they don’t plan to play in college? is this my …

Soccer Survival Bag Essentials

If you are anything like me (a.k.a. the older you get, the more forgetful you get) preparation is key to surviving sports mom life! Earlier this fall we shared our tips for keeping a bag in your car (in this post for football) for the particular sport your child is in…so you’re prepared with all …

One-Pot Creamy Spaghetti

Easy to Make One-Pot Creamy Spaghetti Is The Perfect “Normal” Spaghetti and Meatballs I think my family could eat spaghetti and meatballs once a week! I can’t tell you how many times I ask the boys, or my husband, what they want for dinner and spaghetti is the response. Again. When I came across this recipe for …

Laundry Stain Fighter Products

If your kids play sports, then you know we do lots of laundry! And that laundry is filled with grass stains, mud stains, body odor and sometimes even blood stains and more! There are lots of stain fighting products available and we want to share our top 5 Natural Laundry Stain Fighters and Top 5 Purchased …

This Cinnamon Apple Bread with Almond Glaze is so unbelievably delicious! You won’t want to stop with just one piece! The recipe was a bit of throw together which then turned out to be super fabulous. A while back I pinned and made this Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Bread from Crazy for Crust. It, too, was …

The fall weather has hit here in the midwest which means its 40 degrees in the morning and by the middle of the day it can be 75!  Dressing for the day doesn’t ever seem to be easy. Most days I need to throw on a cardigan or denim shirt in the morning, take it …

How to Make Tasty Italian Spiral Meatloaf (Warning, This Isn’t Your Momma’s Meatloaf) Does anyone else have bad memories of their mom’s meatloaf? It seemed like meatloaf night came around fairly often! I never minded my mom’s meatloaf, but it wasn’t anything to brag about (sorry, mom!!). And my husband absolutely could not stand his …

Need some motivation? Try fitness trackers for moms. Find out which fitness tracker is best for you!

This past spring I decided I would try to get on the band wagon of all those wearing fitness trackers. I asked for a fitness tracker for Mother’s Day. Then I panicked…they are a bit of an investment and I wanted to make sure the one I got was the best one for me! I spent quite a bit …

This post may contain affiliate links. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time for your sports team to help raise awareness and do a community service project!  Breast cancer affects so many women and their families. In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among …

{This post was written by Susan Dennis} It’s that time again.  Temperatures are dropping, fall is in color, pumpkin flavors everything…and parent-teacher conferences are ahead!  I’ll bet you can hardly wait to get through the scheduling process, which for me (the teacher side of the table) entails a whole lot of phone tag and repetitively …

You can design individual or team sportswear or spirt wear in no time at all using this easy method. Check it out!

If you have ever been a team mom there is the possibility that you might have had to order your teams spirit wear or accessories. The process can honestly be a pain! I have been in charge of this a number of times –you have to have to find a local t-shirt printer, have them mock …

How to Make Scrumptious Pumpkin Pull Apart Cake It’s almost that time of year!!  The air will start to get a little nip in the morning and pumpkins will become a staple.  I can’t wait for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!! 😉 Heather and I were talking about dessert the other day and for some reason “monkey bread” …

Sports equipment can be expensive!!!  The best time to buy sports equipment used to be at the end of season, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.  With travel leagues and sports going year round there isn’t as much incentive for retailers to deeply discount their inventory to make room for the next …

Just last weekend I picked up my oldest son from our local baseball park after he was done umping. As we were driving out of the park he said, “I wonder how many hours I have spent at this park?” We had a short discussion about the hundreds of hours he has put into baseball and …

Football season is HERE!!!  It’s a great time of year and even if you aren’t a football fan, I’m sure you can appreciate the season for other reasons.  Some of the things I love the most are crisp, cool weather, warm comfort food (like chili) on Sunday afternoons, and hanging out with friends to catch …

If you’ve ever been at a game or practice and forgot something important, then you are probably the worst the parent ever….JUST KIDDING!!  (You might feel like it at that moment.)  I have forgotten my daughter’s recital outfit on the day of dress rehearsal once…not my finest moment!!  We all leave the house in a hurry and 9 …

How to Make BASKETBALL COOKIES We are continuing our month long series on sports themed food and today we are moving on to BASKETBALL!!  These cookies are super easy to make (especially if you buy pre-made cookies like I did!) and perfect for an end of season treat or for a birthday party favor. I …

We are all looking for fun and EASY treats to bring to practices and games, so this month we are doing a series on sports themed foods. These sweet treats were a breeze to whip up and came out so cute, don’t you think?? What you need:  brownie mix (or two)  and required ingredients, powdered …

Helping our students and student athletes be successful in school is so important! In order to get them on the right track it’s best to start at a young age to teach them planning and organizational tips and it’s never to late to implement a plan! The older our kids get the busier they get …