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Dos and Don’ts of Combating Mom Stress

Dos and Don'ts of Combating Mom Stress

There is no shame in admitting you have “Mom Stress”. The things moms are expected to do on a daily basis are mind boggling. Whether you are still in the diaper era, have graduated to the terrible twos or are running kids and sports equipment from one end of town (or country) to the other, you are understandably stressed. Here are fourteen dos and don’ts of combating mom stress. Read More

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Surviving the Wait Until Your Next Disney Vacation

Surviving the Wait Until Your Next Disney Vacation

When you are a Disney fan you are used to doing a lot of waiting. You book your Disney vacation then you wait… You make your Advanced Dining Reservations then you wait… You make your FastPass+ selections then you wait… And right now there is a very special group of Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents waiting impatiently to find out if they made it to the next round of the 2019 Disney Parks Moms Panel search. This process of waiting is lovingly called the “Disney Waiting Dance”.

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Utlimate Sports Movie Bracket

Ultimate Movie Marathon

Everyone loves a good sports movie! As you might expect, I am a sucker for the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. I also love the human interest side of these movies. Whether it’s the increase in skill level or the main character’s  attitude, I am always up for a good sports movie. Read More

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Packing Your Team Mom Tournament Bag

Packing Your Team Mom Tournament Bag

We all know Team Moms wear many different hats. We are psychologist, photographers, primary care physicians, chefs, secretaries, travel agents, head cheerleaders and concierges. These duties all require different tools. Beyond the tools you will need to perform your duties as a Team Mom, you also want to have everything you need to make sure your own player has a safe, sound and sane experience. The best way to make sure you are never without the tools you need for a successful tournament is to pack a dedicated Team Mom Tournament BagRead More

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Guide to Sports Fundraising

Guide to Sports Fundraising

In the world we live in, fundraising is a necessary evil of travel sports. With disposable income decreasing, we need to find better ways to fund our kiddos participation without breaking the bank or sacrificing in other areas of our lives. The easiest way to accomplish this is via fundraising. I know it seems like fundraising is not worth the effort. However, the reward FAR outweighs the effort. Read More

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Why Softball Fielders’ Masks Should be Required

Why Softball Should Require Fielders' Masks

We’ve just come to the end of another high school softball season which makes way for the next travel softball season to begin. And this year, just like every other, the season was littered with players across the country who received serious facial injuries after being hit in the face by a batted ball. This year it hit very close to home for us because a former teammate of my daughter’s was one of those victims. However, she was one on the lucky ones. She only (I say only like it’s no big deal) sustained a broken nose in two places which required a painful reset. Read More

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