08-22-2008, 05:18 PM
ok ladies...divulge your secrets of being a soccer mom here!
this is all new to me...my 5 & 6 yr olds are starting to play soccer this year.
they are on two different teams due to the high turn out this year.
that means different practice and game schedules!!
i think i will go bonkers!
please let me in on any secrets or tips you might have!!
08-27-2008, 06:21 PM
I don't have any secrets but I am right there with you. My three year old starts soccer on the 11th and between gymnastics and ballet I am not sure how I will survive. She is only in preschool so I don't feel guilty about her being in so many activities. I have discovered the secret of keeping a good book on hand and sneaking in a few moments of reading time during practices.
08-27-2008, 10:59 PM
well not a soccer mom, but a swim mom. All three of mine take lessons and the oldest is in competitive swimming. And then there is also the recreational swim times.( we go at least 1 time a week as a family) we spend alot a time at the pool. as others have said, crock pot meals and meals that are easy and less time consuming are great.
we usually have a light meal right after school, then get all homework done, then relax a bit - game days are days when we watch movies or play games together. Then we go to soccer, then have another light meal. Sometimes if the boys do well, I just take them for fast food.
Last year was nice because there was a playscape right by the soccer field. I hope this year is similar.
and yup, I have 2 boys on 2 teams. I make sure to keep my pocket calendar with me at all times and I write everything in there to keep myself organized.
08-29-2008, 02:27 PM
great tips peeps! Thanks!
08-29-2008, 10:01 PM
Well we decided against soccer this year after much thought. We are going to get DD a soccer ball and goal for the yard to make sure that it is something she really wants to do. She has never played before...only watched...so we want to make sure she will really enjoy it before we commit the busy schedule and dishing out the money. I'd say just relax and keep lots of quick meals on hand...and yes, I would use the crock pot lots too. Get creative! ;)