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Tales of a Sports Parent



Doubling Up

As I have mentioned (and as the header of the site eludes to), my hobby of the past few years has been to record the boys’ sporting events.  Part of the rebirth/redesign of the blog site includes the “Videography” section… Continue Reading →

Tales of a Travel Team Parent

This isn’t intended to be a gripe session.  We know we have made our bed and we are happy to lie in it.  This is, as much of this blog is, simply a sharing of our experience in case it… Continue Reading →

A Few Good (Sports) Parents

I write a lot about kids sports.  Perhaps it is because we spend a lot of our non-work, waking hours with games, practices, clinics and all other manner of supporting our kids’ athletic endeavours.  I am not complaining, I love… Continue Reading →

Accepting No

A couple weeks ago my oldest and I were leaving the volleyball club.  It was a Sunday evening and there was a couple open courts on our way out toward the exit.  He asked if we could stop for a… Continue Reading →

My son won’t sit near me and I am Thrilled!!

My son doesn’t want to sit near me.  He doesn’t want to ride in the car with me.  He hardly notices I am even there.  And I am thrilled!! I mentioned in my tryouts post that my oldest tried out… Continue Reading →

Tryouts are Trying Times

With the beginning of the school year has come fall sports tryouts.  We aren’t very good at staying uninvolved or uncaring around tryouts.  We get a little too emotionally attached to what our kids want.  I admit it- guilty as… Continue Reading →

In this together (like it or not)

We aren’t fools.  We realize there will be many moments where we get the cold shoulder.  Where the boys are not into hanging out with their old, stupid parents.    We know the day will come where they want their independence… Continue Reading →

Maybe they’ll Dig it!

I have been playing volleyball for the past 20 years (off and on, when the boys were born I took a hiatus for several years). Although I didn’t play in high school or college, I have really grown to appreciate… Continue Reading →

Do as I say, not as they do

As if parenting weren’t tough enough, trying to teach our kids to do the right thing, to understand why, and so on. But we also have to explain why some people don’t do the right thing, people we have no… Continue Reading →

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