Hockey Power Skating Drill with Jon MacWilliams

Jon MacWilliams has over 33 years in hockey development and experience. Jon is the Head On Ice Instructor for Dave Bolland Sports, with former Chicago Blackhawk, Dave Bolland.  He has played professionally in Europe, coached AAA and Junior A Hockey and had trained NHL/WHL/Junior Players including Dave Bolland, Sidney Crosby and Nathan McKinnon. Not only is he all of the above, he is a fellow Canadian as well!  Very excited to have him be a part of my son's hockey experience! … [Read more...]

Sports Organizers – Team Snap

Keep your kids sports organized using this amazing app, Team Snap!

I wanted to share this with you.  Like immediately... I am seriously in awe of this sports organizer app!!!!!!!!! TeamSnap My oldest's hockey team is using this and JUST shared it with the team, which is how I JUST learned of it. Like I said, I literally JUST got this in my email and  have yet to use it, but I KNOW it's going to assist in organizing both boys' teams, games, practices, locations, etc. Use the Team Snap app on the phone, computer, tablet ... watch the video and visit their website to learn more on how it can be of value to your child's team.  Watch the video to learn what Team Snap can do for you and your sanity!! Lord knows we need all the darn help we can get.  I am … [Read more...]

Colorado Rockies Pitcher takes time to meet young fans

Colorado Rockies Pitcher takes time to meet young fans with same name

For years I have wanted to have my boys who are 'the Rex brothers' meet Colorado Rockies pitcher, 'Rex Brothers'. I'll never forget sitting at Wahoo's waiting for our food, flipping through a magazine, I saw this ad about "What's up with Rex Brothers".  My first thought was 'they know we're here!!!!!' (in Denver) ... I quickly realized that one of the pitchers for the Rockies was this guy!  Ever since then, I made it a personal goal to have my little guys, 'the Rex brothers' meet THE 'Rex Brothers'. It finally happened and it was such a great experience, not only for the boys, but for all of us! We were able to meet this cute young pitcher prior to the game ... which also just so happened … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball Players

Frank-Viola pitcher

My boys had a baseball tournament this past weekend.  And if you know me, I posted some pictures of them on Instagram and faceboook.  I am so proud of them to where it's most likely sickening for my non-parent friends, but I don't really care (and perhaps for my friend who have kiddos). I MADE them (literally), they are my best creation. Well, they also caught the attention of not one, but TWO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS!! WHAT? Let's be honest here, when I see something I want or an opportunity I'd like, I seriously go for it.  But this time is different.  No soliciting, no 'hey, look at my boys', just putting the pictures up with a few hashtags like #littleleague #baseball and … [Read more...]

Denver storms

Lightning front and center … [Read more...]

Taradara on Rachael Ray

Taradara has her 'debut' on the Rachael Ray show cooking up one of the Top 10 Recipes of 2013 as … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Personalized Gifting

bright star kids personalized gifting made easy!

You know me, I love gifts that are personalized.  Whether I'm giving something handmade and personalized as a gift or receiving something personalized.  My boys love any kind of bag with their names on it.  They once received a book from my mom that was personalized with their names in it!!  How cool is that? Brightstar Kids is offering some of the cutest personalized gifts with a 15% off discount!  A great and meaningful gift that won't take much effort on your part. BUT, it will mean the world to the lucky little person receiving your gift. If you're thinking of making or creating your own personalized gifts, here are a few ideas to help with making personalized gift giving … [Read more...]

HyperWear review

I'm wearing my HyperWear vest and showing exercises you can do with HyperWear sandbells. I really do love these … [Read more...]

Boy’s Birthday party idea

Mission Impossible Laser Game

We had my youngest's 6th Birthday Party recently.  It's a challenge for me to find games for young boys to play that they won't find boring or 'stupid'.  Totally nailed this one! All you need is a roll of crepe paper {you can get them at any party store, craft store, Target, or Walmart}.  Some chair legs or furniture legs, or spindles of your staircase.  And a test of your own agility.  You can do this in any room of your house and even outside if you have things to wrap it around. Simply tie around something to get yourself started and started making a fun arrangement for the kids to weave, crawl, jump, and step over.  There is no wrong way to make this! NOTE:  DO NOT WRAP AROUND … [Read more...]

A Football Coach’s Speech

Boys in football

The boy had some really nice comments from his coach.  So proud of this athletic boy.  He has certainly delivered by just being himself.  I really wonder where his journey will take him. Like, I really really wonder. He's got this fire, but it's so innocent and not quite discovered within just yet... I am so proud of my boys. Words cannot even describe. … [Read more...]