Twelve Days of Summer with My Twelve-Year-Old: DAY EIGHT

On the eighth day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: eight dropped balls a’rolling————————–...more

Tales from a Volleyball Mom

Sports Moms. Just the two words are enough to make anyone say 'oh Lord'. I mean, you've seen it on the news, on reality tv, and on the internet. Moms on the sidelines of any soccer field, football field, basketball court, or volleyball court. Sure, you have seen the dads, some say they are worse; but I believe moms are a tad bit more emotionally invested than dads are....more
The volleyball mom is the new cheer mom that is all I can say.  Most of the coaches my daughter ...more

On The Pregnant Teen Athlete Who Wasn't Allowed to Play Volleyball Controversy

When Mackenzie McCollum was told she couldn't play volleyball at school anymore until she had a doctor's note she was upset for several reasons. First of all, she wasn't telling many people she was pregnant, the mother of a teammate called the coach and informed him. Mackenzie is only 17 years old and a senior in high school. She was also upset that the coach told the whole team that she was pregnant while discussing who would be the starting center in Mackenzie's absence. It gets even trickier. ...more


Not that I agree with that in any way, but if that was in the written rules for ...more

Were School Officials Right to Stop Pregnant Volleyball Player From Playing?

When Arlington Heights senior center Mackenzie McCollum, 17, discovered she was pregnant, she hoped volleyball would be her one mainstay. ...more

Dodgeball Gets a Pink Slip

Blue Eyes, Baby Girl and I went to watch Noel participate in the University of Texas' Volleyball Playday this weekend. Noel has been playing volleyball with other 5th graders after school to prepare for the playday. The kids did drills with the UT volleyball team and scrimmaged with other schools. ...more