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 Tennis Racket Cork Board

I’ve been noticing a lot of DIY decorating ideas circulating around Pinterest and thought I’d give one a try. The project that really caught my eye was upcycling old tennis rackets into mirrors. The problem with that was I had no desire to go and have glass cut to fit an old tennis racket. Instead, …

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DIY - Easy Magnet Memory Board

    One of the best things you can do as a parent of an athlete is to capture the memories. After years of watching your kids play their favorite sports, however, the memories can start to add up. I’m talking pictures, upon pictures, upon more pictures. You can only buy so many frames and …

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DIY Soccer Camp Using Pool Noodles

The most versatile thing you can find in the dollar store is a pool noodle. No, really. There are countless clever ideas on how to use them floating around the internet and your family needs to get in on all the fun. We all know that summer vacation for the kids often comes with heavy, audible …

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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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3 No Sew Hair Accessories for the Team

3 No Sew Hair Accessories for the Team Alright girls, I don’t know about you but there is nothing better than participating in a sport you love except doing so while looking you’re best alongside your teammates. Simple accessories like bows and ribbons can really add to a team’s sense of unity and confidence without …

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5 Heartwarming Father’s Day Gift DIY’s

Fathers Day is fast approaching and if you haven’t already figured out what your kids should make for their dad, you’ve come to the right place. These gifts are a slam dunk for any athlete’s Dad for Fathers Day and are simple to recreate yourself. Do your kids also call your husband coach? Consider number …

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Keepsakes are a great way to preserve those special memories…And some of the best memories you will have once your kids are older will be of all the time they spent on the sports field or court.  Christmas is a great time to reflect and if you have special ornaments commemorating each year or sport, it will …

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Kids love Halloween (let’s be honest, many adults love Halloween)!  You could literally spend a fortune on costumes every year just for one kid.  BUT what if you could still have a great costume with little or NO money?!?  I have been scouring the web in search of some the easiest and cheapest kids costumes …

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This post brought to you by Office Depot. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sports Mom Survival Guide.It’s that time of year again: BACK TO SCHOOL!!  If you are anything like us, this means a LOT of shopping and long lists of supplies.  Taking the kids with you shopping can be be …

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Use these Free Printable Sports Valentine Cards for your kid's classmates this year!

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I am sure your younger kids are getting anxious to pick out their Valentine’s to give out to their classmates. When my boys were younger, they would always take an entire afternoon to sign and address the perfect Valentine for each classmate. These Free Printable Sports Valentine Cards are perfect for any boy …

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The BIG GAME is coming up and that means a lot of Super Bowl parties!  Hopefully your team came out on top, but either way it’s always more fun to watch the game with family and friends. Football parties can sometimes be a little boring for the kids, so we thought it would be a good idea …

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Make Your Own Car Decals Car decals are a great way to show support for something/someone (like your kid) or just share things with your community.  A lot of time you will see cars “sporting” decals that show off their kid’s team or jersey number.  There are so many resources that offer custom stickers that you …

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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 …

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DIY industrial Shelves

We have lived in our current house for over 2 years and I am just now getting around to decorating the boys’ rooms! I typically have a pretty good idea of what I would like to do, but their rooms have been difficult. As pre-teens and teens I need their decor to last until they …

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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 …

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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.  You …

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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 …

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 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, …

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A coach can end up being a huge mentor to our kids.  The really good ones take the time to understand and motivate our children.  These special people almost always do their job without any accolades.  So I thought today we would celebrate those coaches who really make a difference by giving them a gift …

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 If you’re a woman you probably either love jewelry or you can appreciate it!  If you’re a man reading this, let’s assume you have someone in your life who would benefit from this post! 😉 I thought it would be fun to take a break from our busy schedule and do some crafting…I know we …

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Updated October 2017 – I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to think of something original to get teachers and coaches. I want the gift to be meaningful so they know just how much we appreciate them, but I also want it to be both practical and unique! Whether it’s the end of …

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 Valentine’s Day will be here soon, but it doesn’t have to be a special holiday to let the ones we love know that they are special to us!  I decided to make this baseball printable, “You Stole My Heart,” to share with you and found some extra inspiration from THIS pin on Pinterest!  I’m a …

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