This morning I sat down with the intention of compiling a Holiday Gift Guide for our little athletes. While browsing this morning I came across a site called BestAppsForKids that put together 5 really great Holiday Gift Guides and ideas that we thought would be useful to help this holiday season. The holiday shopping season officially starts on Black …

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How to Get Your Kids Exercising

As childhood obesity continues to be a problem across the United States, parents are struggling to find ways to get their kids outside and exercising. Part of the problem is that most kids just want to play and have fun, not spend their time working out and being bored. To solve this problem, parents need …

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DIY Player Pendants/ Bag Tags

These painted washers are perfect for personalizing gift bags, labeling each player’s equipment, or just to use as necklaces for added team spirit. Get the team together and get painting! This project is pretty versatile because you can easily customize the washers for any sport. You can also use nail polish from around the house …

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DIY Dessert - Dipped Oreo Team Treat

  Everyone loves a good cookie right? Believe it or not these sporty cookies are actually Oreos in disguise! These fun treats are perfect for a sports-themed birthday party, for your graduate at senior night, or for the end of the year team party. Trying to raise money for a big competition or tournament? These cookies would …

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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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The kids will be out of school very SOON!  Summer is around the corner, are you ready!?!  I can’t say that I am totally prepared for all that we have planned for the upcoming months, but I am ready for some slower paced days.  My girls are both going to camp this summer and my oldest …

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summer sport camps

Summer is quickly approaching which means it is almost time to send your kids off to summer camp. Have you signed your kids up for any fun activities this year?  If your kiddos love playing sports then have you considered sending them to a camp designed specifically to fine tune their skills? If you haven’t already …

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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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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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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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Is your Child Struggling with Grades? It may not be about comprehension, there may be a simple step that they are missing to solve the grade struggle.

Reading, writing and arithmetic (remember that old-fashioned word for Math)…schools usually have them covered, in fact, most schools do a really great job teaching these and many other subjects. However, what tends to get overlooked is the student’s ability to prepare for their course load each week. Is Your Child Struggling with Grades? Recently, one …

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Our kids are busier than ever!  Between school, homework, socializing, extracurricular activities and technology they are being pulled in so many different directions. When it comes to something important, like schoolwork, it’s crucial that kids use their time wisely and stay focused. BUT with so many distractions, how does a kid (or adults for that matter) get the stuff done that needs to …

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  Preparation seems to be the key to surviving sports mom life!  Wouldn’t you say?!?  If you’ve ever been at a game or practice and forgot something important, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.  We all leave the house in a hurry and 9 times out of 10 times forget something.  Most of the …

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Gather your family, friends and kids to celebrate the Indy 500 in style with these Creative Indy 500 Food Ideas.

Because we live in Indianapolis, we couldn’t let the month of May go by without including a post about the Indy 500! It’s a big month-long celebration here, we’re talking black and white checkered flags every.where! The kids love celebrating too.  There are classrooms in every school doing some related activity to the Indy 500! …

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Ever leave home for a game or practice and forget something? The Basketball Survival Bag Essentials list helps you be prepped for every basketball game!

The last thing I wasn’t to do during this freezing cold and snowy basketball season is turn the car around because one of my kids has forgotten something for basketball!  It never fails…you ask if they have x and y. They say yes. But you didn’t ask about “z.”  Of course you didn’t, because that’s …

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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 …

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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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{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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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10 creative fundraising ideas for sports teams and schools

We have been on a number teams and schools where we have been asked to participate in a fundraiser. After more than 9 years of fundraiser after fundraiser I have to admit that I don’t want to buy another tub of cookie dough or another roll or wrapping paper. It seems that we do the same fundraisers …

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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 …

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Jimmy John's Homemade Subs

Honestly, this is actually my absolute TOP go-to meal for baseball season! When the boys are playing travel baseball we can be at the ball park all…..day……long. I refuse to eat or let my kids fill up on concession stand food! And its too expensive to eat out every meal for every tournament during every weekend.  I …

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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 …

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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 …

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