My Son Broke up With Baseball

My son said he didn't really want to play this year.With heavy hearts, we accepted his decision. He's played every year since T-ball started.  Every summer's schedule has been dictated by practices and games.  I've spent many afternoons sitting in bleachers watching the sky, wondering at what point they actually call a game for lightning.I've cheered for my little boy at every at-bat.  I remember vividly the day that it clicked for him.  The day that he realized that you are supposed to play your position and not run all over the field chasin...more

Calling the shots

WhereParentsTalk.com by Lianne Castelino So my littlest guy had a huge moment in the sun (literally and figuratively!) last night!  He's 11 and was most thrilled when I told him a few months ago that the new baseball league he and his brother would be playing in this year also trained umpires to work league games.  Both he and his brother would be eligible to learn to umpire, if they so desired.  What's more, they would both be paid for their efforts. ...more

I HATE THAT LIFE’S NOT FAIR, and what I’m going to do about it.

I don’t handle not getting my way too well. I know I’m supposed to be an adult about it. Plus I’m a parent, and I need to set an example for my child. But when I don’t get my way, I suffer from simmering anger, I give the cold shoulder or I hand out heaps of condescension to whoever I’m mad at.  I sometimes boil over with frustration.  Why? “IT’S NOT FAIR” says my childish reaction, repeating itself over and over in my head like a broken record. I admit it. I still HATE life isn’t fair....more

Brain Matters

WhereParentsTalk.com by Lianne Castelino  www.whereparentstalk.com Everyday there seems to be a compelling new story, disturbing new statistics, a new face in the growing list of those affected, and a new name added to the fight to reduce concussions. It's a wonderful thing.   ...more

Happy National Bike Month

I don’t suppose National Bike Month is a celebration Hallmark even bothers with. Too bad. But if gas prices continue to climb, every month might soon become Bike Month.Despite what temperatures may indicate (we're having a heat wave in Los Angeles and it's snowing in Minneapolis), spring really is on its way! With the start of National Bike Month we thought we'd share some tips and new cycling accessories to get you and your family ready for two-wheel transportation....more

Another interesting thing to look into that some cities are starting to do is create "green ...more

Savage Joy: Part 2 The Main Event

(Editor's Note: If you missed Lisa's earlier post - check out how she trained for her big fight in Part 1)...more

Long Road To A Marathon

I have signed up with the hubs to run the Pittsburgh Marathon.   According to the countdown clock, I have 14 days. I’m starting to get nervous. 13 years ago, I attempted my first marathon and at the half-way mark (13 miles!) I was pulled off the course. It was cold and raining and I guess when I walked past this point in the race, a volunteer came up to me and asked if I was ok. I said yes, that I was just cramping up a bit and was trying to walk through it....more

CONGRATS!! You rock!! (somehow i didn't see your response until now). ...more

A Not-So-Tempered Tantrum

 ...more

ADVANCES IN FOOTBALL HELMET TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW...

 I wanted to share the story of John Lara a highschool football player who in January was injured in a football game. He was hit and went into a coma, his injuries were life threatening but today he is returning to school after 6 months of rehabilitation. Go to this link to see his story http://www.ksee24.com/news/video/Clovis-Norths-Comeback-Kid-120683519.html. I share this story with you because I believe it is important for parents to be informed about the dangers of athletics....more

Keeping a Busy Family Organized

 ...more