3 Ways to Make Better Memories with Your Family

When I was a kid my dad used to take me and my brother to professional baseball games. We would take a summer trip to New York every year, and while we were there we’d try to catch a Mets game if the Cardinals (my favorite team) were in town.

3 Ways to Make Better Memories with Your Family

Even after I graduated from college during the summer we would all get together — me, my dad, my brother, and my nephew — and make a trip to Cincinnati to watch a Reds game. In addition to spending days at the little league baseball park, those trips and experiences watching MLB games are still something I remember.

How to Safely and Responsibly Introduce Your Kids to Social Media

Two weeks ago we celebrated our daughter, Jaicey’s, 14th birthday! It is pretty surreal having a 14-year-old daughter. The fact that when we talk to her we are looking eye-to-eye is…different. And actually my wife has to look up to her. She is growing physically, but also emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

How to Safely and Responsibly Introduce Your Kids to Social Media

We are definitely in a new season of parenting. It’s exciting, scary, and sometimes we get a little nostalgic as we look back over the past 14 years. One thing’s for sure…we can’t go back. We are focusing on what’s in front of us now, and looking at what’s ahead.

What Kind of Sports Parent Would You Like to Be in Ten Years?

This is a guest post by Janis B. Meredith of JBM Thinks Sportsparenting. In this guest post Janis shares an excerpt of her book, Volleyball Mom’s Survival Guide. She speaks specifically to moms of volleyball players, but the truths are for every parent who has faced the challenge of parenting an athlete.  If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines and submit your post.

My Convo with NFL Super Bowl Champ, Entrepreneur, and Sports Parent Rosevelt Colvin

The 2013 NFL Kickoff is tonight starting with the defending Super Bowl Champs the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Denver Broncos.  What better way to kickoff the season then by chatting with two-time Super Bowl Champion, entrepreneur, sports parent and Indy native Rosevelt Colvin.

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Rosevelt was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1999, played for the Bears, the New England Patriots, and the Houston Texans.  Some of his best years were spent playing linebacker for the Patriots, where he won two Super Bowl rings during the process.

How to Boost the Confidence of Your Kids and Youth Athletes

Most of us want our children to be great at sports.  Who among us would not want our son or daughter to be the next Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Mia Hamm or Annika Sorenstam?

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This is a guest post by Wendy Lynne, the Director of Mental Toughness Academy.  The Academy’s online Mental Toughness Training helps kids build confidence, focus, determination and the ability to bounce back from adversity – what we call Mental Toughness.  Learn more about the Mental Toughness Academy at http://www.mentaltoughnesstrainer.com/.  If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.