Save Time Communicating with Your Team

  Save Time Communicating with Your Team TeamSnap is an amazing tool for everyone involved in a team sport. As a parent, I can definitely say that this app has become an essential. I can’t imagine ever going back to receiving multiple phone calls a week from the coach and constantly revising the family calendar. …

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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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If you have a kid in any type of activity, there is a pretty good chance you have experienced the dilemma of transporting food.  I know for me it is always a time thing.  I almost always forget until right before we should be getting in the car that I need to pack something to …

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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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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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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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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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If you’re a sports parent, then you probably spend an insane amount of time sitting in the bleachers watching your kiddo.  Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE watching but the sitting part can start to get a little old…amIright?!?!  As in all things, it’s best to be prepared.  So here are our top 5 things …

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Is your child's sports team going to travel this year? If so, be sure to follow these Top 5 Tips for Travel Sports Teams to make your trip a success!

As we come to the end of one sports season and the start of another, teams are getting ready to get their organized for the upcoming season. If your child is on a travel team, you know that can mean a weekend or two away for games or it can mean many weekends away depending …

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There truly isn’t one person that doesn’t need a few solid storage solutions. Even if you don’t have children, you probably still need a place carved out that you can store out-of-season items or even a spot for your personal sporting equipment. But, if you have kids in sports, your need for storage is exponentially …

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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 time of year my house seems to start overflowing.  It’s a feeling that our “stuff” is taking up every available space.  We have decorations and gifts and food and…you get the point!  Do you ever feel this way in December?  Well, now is the perfect time to PURGE.  Not only can you get rid …

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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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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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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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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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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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