Having John Junior and little Betty head off college can be an exciting time for all concerned, but equally, it can be overwhelming to the point at which life as you know it becomes simply unrecognizable. But there are several key steps you can make – both to support them in their freshman year and …

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When all of your kids are involved in different sports and activities, it can be really difficult to keep track of. Unfortunately, most planners and calendars available to purchase just don’t have enough space to plan out the week for the whole family. My solution is this easy, colorful paint chip game day calendar that …

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Kids Playing Soccer

How to Throw an After Season Team Party What better way to celebrate the growth of the team and the completion of a successful sports season than to throw a team party. The party also gives kids, parents, and coaches a chance to relax and really enjoy each other’s company. In order to make this …

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Kids are busier than ever. Between a full schedule during the school day and all the extracurricular activities after school, when do they have time to relax? It’s important that kids have interests outside of school and family, but how much is too much? Having a full life is great, but the potential for over-scheduling is a real …

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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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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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Thanks to our awesome Slingbox® 500 now we can watch live TV from anywhere, simply using are cable we are already subscribed to. No monthly fees!

This post brought to you by Slingbox. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sports Mom Survival Guide. You are running out the door to yet another event on the calendar, packing the family in the van all while hearing your kids and husband grumbling about how they are going to miss “the …

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Organizing and working at a concession stand is hard work and it's not easy to get volunteers. Learn how to boost both help and profits in 8 easy steps.

These top tips for concession stand organizers are sponsored by our friends at VolunteerSpot – the leading, online sign-up tool that makes organizing people (and concessions fundraisers) a snap! Organizing a Concession Stand If you have ever been asked to be in charge of running a concession stand, you may throw your arms up in …

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Don’t get sidelined this season when it comes to rocking your sports mom swag! Save time, stress less, and KICK major you-know-what with these 4 top tips: 1. Coordinate team snack schedules online: Never forget sports snack again! Score major goals with VolunteerSpot’s free online team snack scheduler. Quickly set up the snack duty calendar for an entire season’s worth …

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Do you feel like it’s a never ending battle to come up with healthy lunch ideas and/or make lunches in the morning? About a year ago I decided to stop the madness and give the job to my kids!  We came up with a few things they could make on their own and set some rules …

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Get a new gadget this Christmas? Whether you splurged on a fabulous new iPad mini or Santa got the hint and delivered the latest smartphone to your stocking, chances are you’re looking to make the most of your new device.  Get connected and save time being Team Mom – count on these apps and tech tools to jumpstart …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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If you’ve ever been a Team-Mom, then you probably know how hard it is to coordinate with all of the other parents on your child’s team!  Scheduling anything for a large group can be overwhelming to say least, but throw in a bunch of parents who are too busy and (in all honesty) would rather …

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Sports Team-Mom Duty Checklist

Taking on the role of “Team Mom” can be a time consuming job if you are not organized right from the start! Check out our Team Mom Duty Checklist (and accompanying printables).  You may need to make some slight modifications for your particular sport and league/program offering, but it should provide some helpful tips no …

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