Teaching your child good sportsmanship allows them to grow to be a respectful and disciplined adult who can take both winning and losing in stride. A parent’s worst nightmare is seeing their child fight or scream because they lost, or rudely comment to the losing competition if they’ve won. Here’s some tips to helping teach your child good sportsmanship. 5 Tips to Help Teach Your Child Good Sportsmanship 1. Let your child know that it’s completely okay to lose a game. Losing happens. Your … [Read more...]
Which NFL Football Jersey Do You Like Best?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DICK'S Sporting Goods for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a favorite NFL team? It should come as no surprise that I am a Seattle Seahawks fan. In fact, I am really hoping they go to the big game again this year. Each Sunday, the entire family puts on our Seahawks jerseys and roots for the home team. Honestly, it can get a little crazy and stressful in the house with everyone yelling at the television. We're definitely a … [Read more...]
Our Summer Adventures: Kayaks and Paddle Boards
This post was developed in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own. We are officially on Summer break. Both kids are out of school and we have a summer of fun planned for the family. I don't know about you, but our summer break goes by so fast because we plan so many great summer adventures. This Spring our family bought kayaks and stand up paddle boards and we've already been using them and loving them. We can't wait to visit all of our local beaches and lakes and … [Read more...]
Parents: Support Your Young Athletes
This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE. At four, she wanted to be a ballerina. I signed her up for a six week summer course at the local dance studio. She still talks about that experience. When she liked soccer, I let her join our local soccer team. She even went to soccer camp that summer. When she liked tennis, we took her down to our community tennis courts, Dora the Explorer racket in hand, and played together. She even did tennis camp that summer. When she wanted to learn … [Read more...]
She had a great time at soccer camp!
Last week my daughter participated in a British Soccer Camp here in our county. She was nervous to go. She didn't know anyone that would be participating. Honestly, I gave her no choice but to go. And you know what? She loved it. There were a lot of children and the young adults (that came over from Great Britain) did a great job of organizing the kids into ages and teams. The kids had input on what their team country (team name basically) would be. The learned soccer technique and played a … [Read more...]
Christian Sports Theme Treat Bag Topper
I have some great memories of Vacation Bible School in the summer, or VBS, as a child. Did you go to VBS as a kid?We have worked with many churches now that my husband is in ministry that have had AMAZING VBS programs full of children. I haven't seen a Sports Themed VBS until recently. Will you be hosting a sports themed birthday party or VBS this Summer? If so, then here is a fun and easy printable treat bag topper for you! Christian Sports Theme Treat Bag Topper The back of the treat … [Read more...]
Do Your Kids Play Soccer? How About a Soccer Camp?
My daughter loved playing soccer last fall for our local school district. She had a great time and she did very well. We were still homeschooling her at that time. It was good for her to make new friends and get out of her comfort zone. She scored a few goals and got great exercise. This summer we are thinking about putting her into soccer camp. Have your kids gone to a soccer camp before? British Soccer Camp British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America. You will find … [Read more...]