From U5 to U14–a look at Hannah’s AYSO soccer days.

Tweet In the fall of 2006, I escorted the most excited four-year-old ever to the soccer field for the first time. Well, not the first time she’d ever been at a soccer field – I’d been chasing her off her older sister’s practice and game fields since she was a toddler. This was the first […]

Holy Orange Lego Batman, it’s the Robotic Wizards!

Tweet For a family whose kids have really never been much into playing with LEGOs, it may seem odd that for the past two years, our October-December has been all about those little plastic bricks. Or rather, about LEGOs + robots. Which equals First Lego League (FLL) – a robotics program for kids in 4th […]

This kick…

Tweet 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 […]

Reminiscences of a soccer mom…

Tweet 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 […]

One year later… keeping a promise

Tweet April 17, 2013 will always remain one of the scariest days of my life. Waiting while my (then) 10-year-old daughter was wheeled back for a surgery that was going to remove most of her right knee tissue, move muscles around in her leg and then cover everything up with a graft of skin taken […]

Indoor Sports

Tweet We’ve been an AYSO soccer family for wow, over eight years now. All three of my girls have played almost every season since they were old enough at age four (Abbi took a couple of seasons off but went back to it several years ago). And other than a Abbi’s brief stint at softball, […]

Soccer Mom-hood

Tweet 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 […]

The new definition of “busy”

Tweet I remember back to when each of the girls was born and thinking how wonderful it was to have this new little person joining our family. Visions of sweet baby kisses and smiles filled my mind – but what I did not think about back then was that each of those tiny little babies […]

Never say Never

Tweet 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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – End of spring sports…

Tweet Don’t forget to see more photos at Wordless Wednesday, Project Alicia, Live and Love Out Loud, Seven Clown Circus, Parenting By Dummies, Better in Bulk, and 5 Minutes For Mom!