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6 Crucial Pieces of Equipment Every Young Hockey Player needs

So, your kid wants to be a hockey player, huh? Well, it takes more than heart and determination if they want to be serious about playing the game. While they can get away with not having full gear if they’re playing garage hockey, there are some pieces of equipment that are not only essential forContinue Reading …

Benefits of Youth Sports #TAKEYOURSPOT #UANEXTCanada

When I was a child I was not really into sports. I had always wanted to be more involved, but for some reason it never worked out. So when it came time for my own children to get involved in sports, I encouraged them however possible. My boys who are both teens played basketball, baseball,Continue Reading …

Packing tips for the Traveling Athlete

If you are a parent of an athlete you know all too well what life is like on the road during competitions and tournaments.  Every sport that has different levels of competition eventually leads to some sort of travel. For many this is as simple as a road trip and overnight stay somewhere, somewhat closeContinue Reading …

Chatting with Alma Moir, Mom of Olympian Scott Moir #ThankYouMom

We always hear about the athletes but do we know anything about how they got there? The support  they had along the way and who was there to pick them up when they fell?  I am very proud to tell you all about a recent chat I had with Alma Moir, Mom of Olympian Scott Moir. Scott isContinue Reading …

Cheer on the Canadian Women Ski Jumpers & Try one of their Recipes with Lesley Stowe Fine Foods

How will you be supporting team Canada during the winter Sochi 2014 Olympics? Cheering from home?  Sending words of encouragement? Maybe you will be there live cheering from the stands? I am excited to watch and cheer from home and follow along on social media this year. As a snacker I am excited to tellContinue Reading …

Pick Them Back Up, Celebrating the Moms behind Olympic athletes #ThankYouMomCA !

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games are now less than one month away. As the Proud Sponsor of Moms, P&G is excited to celebrate the final countdown with the release of the short film, Pick Them Back Up celebrating moms’ encouragement of their young athletes.  The film is a sequel to the award winning Best Job film which debuted during theContinue Reading …

Dr Cool- Quick on the Go Recovery for Athletes

I have mentioned before that my teen son is quite the athlete. He is a competitive jumper and jumps in three different events. High jump, long jump and triple jump. As you can imagine the sprinting and jumping does a number on his joints and muscles. Often he is participating in numerous events in the same day.Continue Reading …

Losing with Grace

I am a proud mom to four. I brag about my children and their accomplishments. It is my right as their mom 🙂 I keep a lot of personal out of my blog, but those who know me know of my children and our lives. Many know of the endless hours our family devotes toContinue Reading …