Three Natural Sunscreens to Try This Summer

Protect your family from the sun the natural way. When it comes to sunscreen, there are a lot of mixed opinions and misinformation out there. Some people are staunch supporters of sunscreen, while others think that it might actually give you cancer. There are also many different kinds of sunscreen out there, from the kindContinue reading “Three Natural Sunscreens to Try This Summer”

Five Great Spring Sports for Child Athletes

Spring is the perfect time to encourage your kids to get involved. Every year when the daffodils and crocuses start to bloom, I am overcome with an intense feeling of gratitude that soon, my kids will be expending all their energy out on the court or field, instead of inside the house with me. It’sContinue reading “Five Great Spring Sports for Child Athletes”

How to Help Your Child Choose a Winter Sport

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean our kids are no longer competitive. For some families, winter is a time to spend bundled up around a fire, playing board games and singing kum-baya. For the kids in my family, it’s a time to get outside, conquer the snow, and engage in the oh-so-fun sports that onlyContinue reading “How to Help Your Child Choose a Winter Sport”

Summer Break Survival: How to Keep Your Kids Busy

Summer break is upon us, so it’s time to make a plan. As a mother of multiple children I am probably luckier than some. During summer break, my children can entertain each other, in the rare moments when they aren’t entertained by their electronics. Summer break is a bittersweet time for any mother, because itContinue reading “Summer Break Survival: How to Keep Your Kids Busy”

Five Sports Book Suggestions for Your Well Rounded Young Athlete

Even the best young athletes should take the time to read. I know that as parents, we are only in so much control over who our children eventually become. We would like to think we have complete control, but the truth is that no matter what you do, your child’s inherent personality and traits willContinue reading “Five Sports Book Suggestions for Your Well Rounded Young Athlete”

Are Cleaning Chemicals Damaging Your Lungs?

Do the chemicals in your household cleaners cause permanent damage? Cleaning is not one of my favorite things to do, but it is a necessary evil. If you have even one child, you know that somehow messes seem to make themselves, and its almost impossible to keep up with your kids when it comes toContinue reading “Are Cleaning Chemicals Damaging Your Lungs?”

Is Your Child Athlete Being Taken Advantage of?

Believe it or not, your child athlete may be too nice. I have said it time and again, and I stick by it. Child sports are supposed to be fun. That being said, there is no denying that any sport generally comes with a competitive element, and although we don’t want to raise our kidsContinue reading “Is Your Child Athlete Being Taken Advantage of?”

Do Your Kids Suffer from Sports-Induced Stress?

Are you unknowingly causing your kids sports-induced stress? Anyone who is a parent can tell you, the main reason to enroll your kids into sports is so they can burn off excess energy. The sense of camaraderie, lessons in team-building, and social skills they develop as a result of sports are all amazing side effects,Continue reading “Do Your Kids Suffer from Sports-Induced Stress?”

Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport

They say that a winner never quits, but is that old adage always true? We have all heard the age-old adage that quitters never win, and winners never quit, but as a parent, I don’t know if I agree. While its true that you don’t want to to raise a child to think that theyContinue reading “Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport”

What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game

Teaching your kids how to lose with grace is a very important lesson. If your child is getting involved in sports, it’s pretty inevitable that they will eventually lose. Obviously, losing sucks for everyone, but as a parent it can be especially hard because your instinct is to protect your child from anything that willContinue reading “What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game”