Prepping for the Summer Sports Tournament

Prepping for the Summer Sports Tournament

I grew up playing sports so it’s no surprise that my kids also compete athletically. Now that my daughter plays travel ball, that means a number of summer sports tournament weekends. To that end, we’ve developed a system to prepare and – you can ask anybody on our team – I am known for having EVERYTHING. Read More

DIY Softball Bucket

DIY Softball (or Baseball) Bucket with Cushion

It’s softball/baseball season. In our house, that means a lot of softball. Autumn plays on a travel team and when they aren’t practicing or playing, we certainly are. This year, Autumn has decided to really give pitching a shot. I’m not opposed to this but my knees are. Crouching to catch and pop up for Read More

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper By: Kerri Maniscalco

This is one of my FAVORITE books! The main character is wonderful and the plot is just so great.  Stalking Jack the Ripper is a fabulous mystery with lovely characters that keeps you pulled in all the way to the end!   One of the best parts about Stalking Jack the Ripper for me was the main character and Read More

The Archived

Book Review: Archived by Victoria Schwab

This. Book. Was. Great. Sure, things could’ve been done a little bit better, they’re could’ve been fewer flaws in The Archived but the plot was AWESOME! Who doesn’t want their bodies to be shelved in The Archive?!? They keep dead bodies in a library, a dead people library! Imagine that, your loved ones all copied into a body, Read More

Girls Need Sports

Why We Are Failing Girls in Sports

Girls in sports should not be a rarity. Sports build character, teach teamwork, and encourage good physical and emotional health. Our girls NEED sports in their lives. So why do more than 50% of girls stop playing by age 17? I’ve read a lot of articles on the topic and seen dozens of excuses, most Read More