soccer moms 

Teens Turn to Dangerous Healthy Glows and Contraband Cigarettes

Prom season is right around the corner, but if your teen is looking for a "glow" to go with her fierce new dress, you might want to think twice: The Ontario Medical Association is urging a ban on tanning beds for those under 18. There is a new...

Slogan T-shirts are not just for teens anymore

There is a whole new generation of slogan t-shirt people out there. No, I am not talking about toddlers. I am talking about moms. Today's mothers are buying and wearing slogan T's by the handful. These T's are not cutesy shirts with happy bunnies or...

A rough baptism into high school sports

My oldest son, Loren, has played on a soccer team since he was in preschool. It has never been much of an issue, just a basic part of lives that come fall and spring he had practices and weekend games. In several weeks Loren will begin high school....

Soccer moms beware: your soccer player might have a smaller brain

A recent study of college aged soccer players has shown them to have small amounts of brain tissue shrinkage. For those of us who are soccer moms and have avid soccer players in our homes, this is not the best news. The study used MRI's to scan a...

Soccer moms not happy about "two boobs in the morning"

In the small suburb I grew up in, there was a free spirit named Linda who used to ride her bicycle through the streets wearing sunglasses and shorts. She was continually the target of whispered gossip, and though I was appalled by her chutzpah, I...

Are men born or bred?

A couple of weeks ago I got my hair cut. Not just trimmed, mind you, but really chopped of and heavily highlighted. I was going for a more Carrie Bradshaw look, but my chatty hairdresser had other things in my mind and the end result is something...

Blogging Baby Size Six: You know you're on your third child when....

I am always surprised when I wake up every day to discover that I am a mother to three children. Having kids was never on my list of accomplishments, so the fact that I have accumulated three in the last 13 1/2 years still stuns me. When I had my...

Life as a soccer mom: When it all comes together

There are many ups and downs when it comes to being a soccer mom. There is the pressure to attend all games, whether they are played on the home field or in a town three hours away. This gets to be a scheduling challenge when you have more than one...

Life of a Soccer Mom: Slurs from the sidelines

Since I recently fessed up and admitted the truth about how I spend my weekends during the fall and spring months, I have decided to share more tales from the trenches of life as a Soccer Mom. This weekend after the Rocky Mountains decided to spare...

Badly behaved soccer parents

I am a soccer mom. It is something I can freely admit and not want to hide under the nearest mini van to hang my head in shame. I love watching my two older children kick the ball around the field every Saturday of the Fall and Spring months. They...

Do we really need to take our cell phones everywhere?

Do you often wonder if the cell phone is more trouble than it is worth? Sure, it is handy, but do you spend too much time calling someone or waiting for someone to call you? It may cause unnecessary irritability or stress. Your reaction may be...

A soccer mom's duties never end

For reasons completely beyond my understanding, we spent several hours of yesterday, Mother's Day, watching our son play a game for his U14 soccer team. He is now in a competitive league which means that blowing off a game simply because his mother...

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