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

Encourage a Young Writer

National Encourage a Young Writer Day

There is a lot of consideration given to the next generation. For me, that includes the next gen of young writers, especially since my kiddo is one of them. Young Writers Matter… Did you know that The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) and Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) were written by teenagers? Christoper Paolini was fifteen when he wrote the first draft Read More

Cheap, Easy, DIY Tutus

We overextended ourselves a bit so crafting has taken a backseat.  However, Autumn is participating in Girls on the Run and I’m running with her this year. If you know us,  you know we can’t do anything simple or boring. To that end, my daughter and I are working on tutus for the 5K we are running Read More