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The health and safety of our children is priority #1.  Content here will help provide information to Sports Moms to make them aware of the health or safety concerns that our kids can run into given their sport of choice. 

Keeping The Kids Focused For The End Of School

Keeping the Kids Focused for the End of School

By mid-May it’s a wonder that students, and teachers, still have any energy for school.  Sitting in the classroom, knowing the sun is out and vacation is only a couple of weeks away just makes kids anxious and antsy.  If you’ve noticed the summer shift in your kids, we’ve got some tips to help them regain their focus for the end of school.

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Get Moving With The Family After Dinner

Get Moving with the Family After Dinner

Kids are done with homework and the dishes are cleared from the table, what next?  How about get moving as a family? Here are some great ideas to spend family time together and get exercise while you are at it.

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How To Keep Your Child Active And Healthy

How to Keep Your Child Active and Healthy

From their first stages of development, our children look to us, their caregivers, to learn behaviors and, subconsciously, create habits.  That’s why it’s so important to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Gyms That Allow Kids

Gyms That Allow Kids

We live in a fast paced world.  Having a balanced work/family/free time life is ideal but it takes hard work to achieve.  Physical activity is good for the body and the soul and that involves working out. But what about your kids and that precious family time?  Fortunately many gyms will allow your child to work out with you. Most require some type of training beforehand.

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When Tragedy Strikes

When Tragedy Strikes

Ever so often a tragedy occurs that shakes the core of a community, a nation, and the hockey world is still reeling from the horrific bus accident that killed junior hockey players from Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Treating Bug Bites

Treating Bug Bites

The weather is warming up and like people, bugs are active and loving the spring growing season.  Wasps, bees, scorpions and fire ants don’t enjoy sharing the same space with us humans and they let us know it!  The expression of a bee in the bonnet or stirring up a hornet’s nest has real, painful origins. And then there’s those pesky mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers whose bites leave us constantly  scratching and in a state of unbearableness. Now is a good time for reminders on treating those irritating bug bites.

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Soccer Gear For Beginners

Soccer Gear for Beginners

Soccer is perfect for getting your kids involved in sports.  Not only is this an inexpensive sport, but they’ll learn so much about balance, agility and other basics that can be carried over to any sport.  To get your child started in soccer, find a league in your community. Look on your city page to see if they have a youth league. You can also keep an eye out near schools and community centers for signs and posters from private leagues who accept new players.

If you’ve already found a league, it’s time to start gathering the gear your kids will need to play.  Here’s our list of must haves for soccer season:

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Staying Hydrated

Staying Hydrated During Sports Tryouts

School and rec sports are starting up soon.  Summer vacation has flown by and now our kids are getting ready to try out for their favorite fall sport and give it their all.  Football, cheerleading, and soccer among other fall rec sports are all incredibly intense sports that take place outdoors, leaving your kids dehydrated after a full day of tryouts.

We’ve put together a great list of tips for keeping your athlete hydrated and healthy.

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Spring Weather And Outdoor Sports

Spring Weather and Outdoor Sports

Drive by any sports field on a Saturday in April and you will see soccer, baseball and lacrosse games in full swing.  Some days a coat is needed and other days sunscreen and a hat. Unfortunately those weather swings can lead to stormy skies.  What are the signs to stop the game and seek shelter?

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