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Skip the gym this winter and use this At-Home Mom Workout!

It’s cold, snowy, and you only have 30 minutes to get a workout in before the kids need to get to practice.  Knowing you need to make time for yourself, you want to take a break and get some stress relief, so what can you do at home with little to no “gym” equipment? Bodyweight …

TruMoo Protein Plus is the best post workout drink for you or your kids!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Protein Plus. All opinions are 100% mine. Last school year my oldest son started running cross country. Honestly, he’s not really passionate about running, but he is passionate about basketball. Simply put, the cross country season is right before basketball season and he …

  My kids are busier than ever!  It mostly has to do with the fact they are getting older and have more of a say in what they do and don’t do.  On the flip side, there are so many things demanding their attention and time. Just with school and homework alone, a kid’s day can be full.   NOW, …

Looking to keep the weight off this holiday season? Follow these 10 ways to avoid the holiday 10 pound gain and you will both feel and look better when the season is over!

The holidays are coming, the holidays are here. So how do we stay on our fitness plans and avoid the “Holiday 10”? There are many ways to get into the habit of taking care of you. The “I’ll worry about in January mindset” is dangerous and can bring about a “Well, I better eat this …

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 …

This post is written by Craig Sigl a Mental Toughness Trainer. ************* Confidence. Everybody wants more of it and lack of it is the second most common issue why athletes come to me for.  (The first is fear of failure). When I work with young athletes in my office, I often have one or both parents …

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 …

We all experience stress, if not today then tomorrow or the next.  If we are honest with ourselves…most of our stress comes from situations we create. We are all extremely busy these days!! If you have school aged kids you are probably at that stage in your life where the minute the kids get home from …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Car decals are a great way to show support for something or someone – like the kiddos, of course! –  or just sharing important organizations, causes, and the like within your own community. More times than not you will see cars “sporting” decals that show off their child’s team, school, or jersey number. If you’re …

As I have mentioned before, I don’t particularly like cooking.  I understand it’s part of the job and we can’t eat out every day but, none the less, I prefer to do as little of it as possible! 😉  I LOVE when I can make a large quantity of meat and use it for multiple …

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 …

Tips for Buying Back-to-school Supplies that can save you time and money.jpg

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 …

paren Have you ever wanted a special t-shirt to show off your kid’s team or support them by wearing their number to a game?  Cute and customized t-shirts can cost up to $25 (sometimes even more).  What you might not realize it that making your own custom DIY bleach shirt is simple and cost effective. …

Parent Sportsmanship TIps

I don’t think I can count the number of hours I have sat on the sidelines watching my boys play sports. In all that time, I can honestly say I have seen some of the craziest behavior. Oh, and I don’t mean from the players, I mean from the parents. I am sure many of …

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 …

Smiling teenagers in photo for after school program

Are your pre-teens and teens anxious to earn extra cash while gaining athletic experience? I know for my 13-year-old, umpiring baseball is very motivating for him to get off the couch and do something constructive. Besides baby-sitting, dog-sitting and yard work, pre-teens don’t have a lot of opportunities to make money. Finding a sports-related job …

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 …