National Parenting a Gifted Child Week

National Parenting a Gifted Child Week

The third week of July has been named National Parenting a Gifted Child Week. I’m grateful that people are starting to recognize the challenges of raising gifted children. Sure, having a gifted child is a good thing, a great thing really. I’m not complaining at all. However, it’s nice to know that other people understand Read More

Roseblood Owlcrate Box

Subscription Service Review: Owlcrate

Have you heard about Owlcrate? We’ve tried a few subscription services and none of them have really stuck – until now. Autumn is in love with Owlcrate and all that it has to offer. It’s about the books, of course, but there’s so much more involved. It is now Autumn’s go-to gift request for every Read More

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

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