This kick…



Yep, this exact kick, caught on film (so to speak) for posterity.
You have to understand that this kick was a fluke in more ways than one.
I have never before seen my kid attempt to put any part of her body in front of the soccer ball during the eight seasons that she has played. When […]

Reminiscences of a soccer mom…


I never truly thought much about it back when Abbi was four years old. “Let’s sign her up for soccer!” I suggested to my husband. I don’t exactly remember why, although I’m sure it had something to do with wanting to help work out all the energy she had, get her into some kind of […]

Soccer Mom-hood


I am a soccer mom – and proud of it too. This is our ninth year in a row of having at least one (or more) kids playing soccer through our local AYSO region, and also my third year of volunteering on the regional board as Girls Registrar. It makes for a hectic time of […]

Never say Never


If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout this whole process with Hannah’s knee tumor it’s to never count on any answer being the ‘final’ one. The whole process has been a rollercoaster and every time we think everything’s done and taken care of (for now), we get referred to yet another specialist.
Not that I’m complaining […]

Sick, sleep and soccer


That’s been about how things have been going lately… We’re four weeks into the soccer season and so far we’re surviving multiple practices and games every week – and juggling Girls on the Run practice for the older girls as well. It’s very busy in the evenings right now – and I’m actually very glad […]

Starting off Spring Soccer Season


There’s one very definite sign of spring in our house – soccer gear gets pulled out, sorted through and organized in preparation for what are six rather busy weeks.
Busy, but in a good way. I really don’t mind at all being a ‘soccer mom’ – I enjoy seeing the girls having fun out on the […]