Sports Themed Party Food Ideas: “Fish on a Stick” Is A Fun Option for a Swim Team Party or Birthday Pool Party This month, every Wednesday we are sharing sports themed food…today we’re sharing an option for swimmers! The “Fish on a Stick” is a fun option for a swim team party, a birthday pool …

Football Food Ideas

Ready for those Thursday night and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon and Sunday night football games?!  I know the guys in my house are and every chance there is to turn the football games on they do! If they plan to have friends over for a game it’s fun to serve up some “football-looking” food to …

How To Play Fantasy Football – A Beginner’s Guide for Girls When I first met my husband (way back in college) he was playing Fantasy Sports.  Flash forward to today and his love for Fantasy (football and baseball) is still going strong. Over the years his group of friends have taken the “sport” to a …

Football season is rolling in, ladies! This means cheering on your favorite team on Sunday afternoons, tailgating at the stadium or even gathering with friends for football parties! Don’t be left out in cheering on your favorite team! Update your football wardrobe with a new sweatshirt and a few accessories! No longer do we have …

Growing up we lived next door to my grandparents.  My dad’s side of the family is large but most Sundays we would go over to my grandparent’s house for lunch.  It was always a fun (loud) time.  Looking back, there was always had a LOT of food.  The adults normally helped out by bringing sides, but my …

I’m assuming the majority of you have kids on sports teams.  A lot of you might even have a kid or two on a travel team.  We all know just how expensive it can be to have our kids participate in any type of sport and it’s not getting cheaper any time soon.  Many organizations …

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Save TIME and MONEY With These Awesome Back-To-School Shopping Tips Well, you know the drill…summer just started and they are already rolling out the “Back-to-School” banners at all the stores.  My kids absolutely LOVE shopping for their school supplies, what about yours?  I can still remember that feeling even after all these years.  New supplies …

My family loves sandwiches.  I normally prefer turkey but my husband loves roast beef.  A few years ago my sister-in-law introduced us to these cheese steak sandwiches, and I have to admit that now I would probably choose this over a turkey club! 😉  Not only are these sandwiches delicious, they are super easy to …

The perfect family day at the NFL Training Camps

I can hardly believe that we are rolling into FOOTBALL SEASON!! The guys in my house get pretty excited, dinner talk turns to football, Sundays are spent watching football and evenings hanging with neighborhood kids have turned from wiffle ball games to touch football games! We are lucky enough to live just outside Indianapolis, so …

why i took my kids Electronics Away

As summer has moved along, my boys have started to slip into an electronics coma! After sleeping in most mornings (if they aren’t off to a camp or an appointment or something previously scheduled) they are really good about getting in their daily run and exercise routine and then getting their list of chores done. …

Have you heard the words “I’m bored!” in your house yet?!? Oh…we are not even half-way into summer and they have already been spoken in my house! Sometimes my boys just need a little idea to trigger some great activity! Ruth, over at Living Well Spending Less has a series going on right now called …

Sports Mom Secrets

Sam’s Club Shopping Tips If you are like me, you might feel like you are always running out of food! Always.  We are about to hit a stage where we will spend the most amount of money on groceries ever. EVER. Our boys are 13, 12 and 10 and the amount they consume continues to …

summer sandwiches

Summer seems like it’s all about trying to keep the food easy and light! I know that I typically lay pretty low on making casseroles, huge & heavy meals or even turning on the oven during the summer months. We are all pretty happy with food options that can be grilled or sandwiches that we …

age appropriate chores

Summer break started this week at our house and that means more time than normal for my kids!  They get their share of hanging out with friends, swimming at the pool and attending camps, but the one thing I have found to be very important during summer is chores. Don’t get me wrong, my kids …

Father's Day Gift Guide

We are super excited about our Father’s Day Gift Guide and Giveaway!  This is our “Top 10 Father’s Day List” loaded with things our husbands love and think your guys will love them too! 1. UNDER ARMOUR MEMBER’S BOUNCE POLO SHIRT We love this polo!  It’s prefect for guys of all ages and of all interests! …

 Father’s Day is coming up in June and we have a fun craft for any dad who is a sports fan!!  This fun koozie can be made with pretty much any type of ball, but we chose to make it using a football. The supplies you will need for this DIY sports koozie are:  ball, …

free online concussion training

Earlier this week we shared with you the importance of having your kids take a baseline test. The test is used as a reference in case a situation arises in which your child could have possibly endured a concussion. Of course, everyone is aware of what concussions are and we *think* we would be able …

Are you in need of snapping a picture of your kid’s sports team or even a great individual shot or trading cards? Let us introduce you to this super handy sports photo app called PhotoMoby! We had baseball “Opening Day” this past weekend and I was able to use the PhotoMoby App to grab some …

We are ALL guilty. The game starts at 5:30, we rush the kids after school to quickly scarf down a snack, while doing homework. Meanwhile, they can’t find their baseball hat…hurrying through the house wondering were in the world the hat went! ONLY 30 minutes until you have to be in the car on the …

Easy Summer Chicken Pasta Salad

I just got done looking at the calendar. Today we kick off our busiest season ever. All 3 boys are playing baseball and the first game starts tonight. There’s not one free night in the next 2 months. This means, more than ever, that I have to be on the ball in order to feed …

Folding Wagon A Kid's Sport Necessity

Our boys have all been heavily involved in sports since the first possible moment they were able to play organized sports. With the boys being so close in age we have pretty much nixed they option for travel simply because we are outnumbered! Last year, though, we told told boys they could play on the …

How to Choose the Right Size Baseball & Softball Equipment

March is here and that means all of you Moms (and Dads!) with baseball and softball players are anxiously getting ready for practices and games to begin.  If you are new to either sport OR if your kids are veteran players but growing like weeds, then you may need to head to the local sporting goods …

Yummy Fast & Easy Cookie Bars

Best Cookie Bars Recipe – Fast & Easy Cookies Sure to Impress Your Hungry Kids Do you ever need to bring a quick treat for the team after a game? Have a team party and need to bring a pan of bars? These Fast & Easy Cookie Bars are the best!! Everyone loves them, and …

Typically when I think about watching my boys play baseball, the first image that comes to mind is of me sitting in a chair, wearing a tank, ice water in hand and enjoying the sunshine. Now, let’s talk about the reality of baseball in late March and early April.  Dreary. Cold. Wet. Cold. Windy. Cold. …

Hearty Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe – Easy to Make Dinner for the Whole Family It’s basketball season in our house…and boy o’ boy do we ever have a crazy schedule. We have our oldest playing for his jr. high basketball team at school (can I just say that practice right after school is heavenly!!  no …