Extra Curricular

Get tips for managing lessons and sports. Learn how to be a great sports parent. Learn how to juggle these things and your other kids’ schedules.

That Ref is My Son

When watching your kid’s games, think twice about how you treat the ref. That ref is someone’s child. You are also setting an example for your own children.  Parenting has… View Post

Extra Curricular Index

Adding “Culture” to Kids’ Lives Balancing Family Time with Outside Activities Choosing a Coach/Teacher…How to Find the Right Fit Competitive Sports for Kids {the Good, Bad, and Real} Going to… View Post

Choosing a Coach/Teacher…How to Find the Right Fit

  I look back on it as one of my biggest parenting mistakes ever. Perhaps it is my worst mistake. At the time, I wasn’t sure what was the best… View Post

Going to Your Kids’ Games Prepared

  This wasn’t exactly the vision I had in mind. Most things in the real life of parenting aren’t, but this almost seemed insane. My feet were soaked. My bones… View Post

Competitive Sports for Kids {the Good, Bad, and Real}

  Competitive sports for children are starting younger and younger. More children are starting playing competitive sports and younger ages and more leagues are dropping the age minimum for playing… View Post

Good, Better, Best

Back in 2007, before I even started this blog, I heard a talk given titled “Good, Better, Best” by Dallin H. Oaks. The opening line was “Most of us have… View Post

Choose the Right Time of Day for Activities and Lessons

  Let me tell you a little secret. The time of day you schedule activities such as lessons or sports really does matter. The time of day will have a… View Post