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    My 2018 Book List

    My 2018 Book List

    Are you a book lover?  Do you have a 2018 Book list?  I love reading and in 2018, I was able to read and complete 4 books. That does not include the two that I have started and not finished just yet. Yes, I sometimes read more than one book at a time.

    2018 Book List

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    Being a sports mom of two busy athletes leaves me with A LOT of time in the car during practices.  I have found that these times are great for reading when I am not running or watching them at practice.  I usually have to sit in the car for 1 hour or 1.5 hours waiting for practice up to 4 times a week, which leaves much time for reading.

    Below you can find my list of 4 and links to purchase them:

    My 2018 Book List

    1. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle - As a child of an alcoholic, it was enlightening to see the process from addiction to sobriety.  However, the book was about soo much more.

    2. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - This is my 3rd book by Liane Moriarty and I was not disappointed. The first book of hers that I read and loved is Big Little Lies and then Truly Madly Guilty. If you want to know what could happen when you touch or open something you are not supposed to, you should read this book.

    3. She's Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst - I have to say this was my favorite book of all.  This book spoke to me from page 1. Chrystal really touches on all aspects of life and uses such real an relatable examples to illustrate her message.

    4. the party by Robin Harding - This really touches on ONE (of many) of a parent's worst nightmares and so much more.

    If you have been thinking about reading any of these books...I would definitely recommend each one.

    I am hoping to double my list for 2019.  How about you? What was on your reading list in 2018?  How many books did you read?  We would love to hear about your lists!

    Thanks for stopping through!

     

     

     

    Youth Sports: When should your child start playing youth sports?

    Youth Sports: When should your child start playing youth sports?

    When should your child start playing youth sports?  This is a question my husband and I asked ourselves many times before we signed our children up for organized youth sports.  We would go back and forth on when they should start. My initial standpoint was that kids should start as soon as they can, so that they can start developing their skills and get ahead of the game.  He didn't think they should start at the age of 4 or 5.  He felt that they will have many years to start and develop their skills.  We ended up with a combination of our view points.

     

    I didn't start to play on an organized team (Field Hockey) until 7th grade, thanks to our school districts sports programs.  My little sister and brother, however, started playing organized sports (soccer, football and baseball) when they were still in Elementary School.  I can still remember going to my brother little league and football games and  cheering on my little sister run the soccer field.  My little sister went on to be an All-American Athlete.  Did you play as a child?  Do you remember when you started playing?

    When to start: Kids in Sports

    We signed up our oldest up for soccer at the age of 4.  He we always athletic, teaching himself how to dance, do flips and he was shooting Little Tikes baskets since he was 6 months.  So, he was very coordinated.  However, due to finances, he wouldn't play again until he was 9.  We signed him up for Basketball, his favorite sport at the time and then at the age of 10 he played his first and last season of Football.  He is now a great Soccer and Basketball athlete!

    My youngest (pictured above) did not start playing organized sports until he was 7 years old.  He was also very athletic and active. He now plays Soccer and Basketball, just like his big brother.

    What age did your children start playing sports?  We ended up waiting until they were 7 and 9.  When it comes to deciding what age they should start playing, outside of finances, each child is different and it is ultimately up to you as parents to decide if they are ready to step on that field or not.

    Fun Fact: According to Statistic Brain, 36,250,000 kids between the ages of 5 and 18 play organized sports.

    I would love to hear your thoughts!  Make sure you like, share and comment!

     

    Welcome to Sports Mom League!

    Welcome to Sports Mom League!

    Welcome to Sports Mom League! 

      My name is Shawna and I am a Sports Mom.  Yes! I am the mom who can’t sit still during the game, cheers for my kids and their teammates and pays close attention to my boys during practice and games so I can give insight on things they may need work on or little things that the coach may not notice that would help them step up their game.

      I am a former athlete who played Division II Field Hockey, big sister of a Division III 8x All-American/High School Hall of Famer and now sports mom to 2 great athletes who play soccer and basketball. I am looking forward to watching, supporting and teaching them about the game and life, for the years to come whether they reach their goals as professional athletes or not.  

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      I am not only a sports mom and fan but also a creative!  Sports Mom League: Sports and Lifestyle Blog, is my creative outlet.  Here, I get to merge my life as a sports mom, experience as a blogger, in blog and web design and product creativity all into one.  As you explore the site, you will find that we have a Sports Mom League Shop!  Currently, our shop has Soccer Mom, Football Mom and Field HockeyMom hats for other Sports Moms like me.  We will soon be adding other sports and products.  If there is a sports mom hat that we haven’t created yet but you would like to rock, please drop us a line and let us know: shawna@sportsmomleague.com.

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