Not all team moms are alike. There are the ones who are frazzled, with their hair in a messy bun – all the time – and constantly in search of something they forgot or seems to be missing. Then there are the ones who appear to be on top of everything. Nothing seems to phase them. They always appear to be ready for a business meeting and they can tell you with 100% certainty where XYZ is. These are the moms we want so badly to emulate. They seem to have it all going.
Here’s a big secret: THEY ARE JUST AS FRAZZLED AS YOU ARE. The only difference is they have established habits in their lives where there is a place for everything and everything is in it’s place. Read More
Undetected Heart Conditions
You turn on the news and hear about an otherwise physically fit high school athlete dropping dead on the playing field. It seems so far away. You probably say,
“Aww, that’s sad.”
You listen to the player’s story about what a great athlete they were. They did community service at the local food pantry. They were a member of the National Honor Society. You might even say a prayer of healing for the family. Then you go about your day and likely never give it another thought. That is until it happens in your community… Read More
A few months ago, we chatted about Mom Stress. One of the biggest causes of Mom Stress is the overwhelming number of things we as moms are expected to do on a daily basis. We are expected to be on every board and committee, run kids to practices and games all while keeping the house neat and tidy and the occupants fed and cleaned. It’s exhausting! However, with a great time management system we can make sure every appointment is kept and task is completed. That’s why I started looking for ways to better manage my time. Over the years I slowly created a plan that worked for me. These nine steps to better time management for busy moms has been a life-saver for both me and my family.
Every top athlete will tell you success in sports is more than endless hours of training. There is a certain percentage of luck and divine intervention. This divine intervention is clearly spelled out for us in the Bible. While there are scores of verses which speak directly to this, here are my Top 10 bible verses for athletes. Read More
Being a team mom is a pretty thankless job. Therefore, when the occasion presents itself to show your favorite team mom some appreciation why not make the most of it. Christmas is the perfect time to find great gifts to make your favorite team mom’s life much easier. This Team Mom Christmas Gift Guide should give you some fun ideas they will love and cherish. Read More
So your daughter or son wants to play volleyball but you haven’t played or even watched the game since the 1990’s? If so, the game has changed in many ways. It is not your mom’s “bump, set, spike” volleyball anymore. It is now not only a game of finesse but a game of power with towering serves and hard driven attacks. There are defensive schemes, multiple offensive strategies and nuances which require a bit of explanation. To help you out here is the Volleyball 101 for New Volleyball Moms. Read More
How many of you sit through hours of your kiddo’s practices playing on your cellphone? Or maybe reading the newspaper? Or perhaps reading a book? Or let’s be honest… chatting it up with the other team parents? Why not make the time more productive by having a team parent book club? We all claim we want to read more, so let’s take advantage of this downtime to do something productive… and likely knock something off our New Year’s Resolution list. Read More
Team moms everywhere complete many different duties depending on the team they are a part of, the sport their kiddo is playing and the level of play. However, there are five hard and fast rules every Team Mom must live by. Without these rules, you are doomed to a season of contention, mis-information and overall drama. Read More
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 Bag. Read More
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