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

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

National Star Wars Day

National Star Wars Day – A Tribute to Princess Leia

I’m a child of the 80s. One of my favorite memories as a child includes Star Wars. As a family, we ordered pizza, popped popcorn, and settled in to watch Star Wars on TV – commercials and all. An Unconventional Princess My sister and I finally had a princess we could look up to. Princess Leia was Read More