This And That, And A Few More Things

Today is a beautiful day. Well, not because of the weather, as it is cold and gray and rainy! I am a sunshine-loving girl, so normally I would be upset and down that the sun isn't shining. But not today! Today is a very special day for me, it's my SITS day! What is SITS, you ask? Click on the graphic below to find out more. To have a SITS day is an honor, and I am extremely grateful to have this opportunity!  Not only did I learn a wealth of information from the SITS website, but I had the opportunity to join the #31DBBB challenge on the SITS forum. It's been an awesome source of information, support, and a great place for new bloggers to … [Read more...]


Spring Baseball 2012

Spring baseball has been in full swing for well over a month now. I thought I'd share some pictures from a recent game. We had to laugh because this game was on our anniversary. It's amazing how times have changed. Hubby and I were right there cheering, keeping score, and whatever else we do at a baseball game, never giving it a second thought that it was our special day.   Johnny and Coach John AKA "The Book" Waiting for the game to start Pre-game concentration In the batter's box Baseball ready Look Mom, I am hydrating Rally glove on This was one of those tough games.  Our boys were down 8-3 in the bottom of … [Read more...]


Sunshine Is Good For The Soul

When I look at the calendar, it's hard to believe that the end of February is almost upon us.  It just seemed like the new year began, and here we are almost 2 full months into it.  Well, you will get no complaints from this blogger.  I thrive on sunshine, long nights, warm breezes, and open windows.  During the winter, I mark the passing of time by when it gets dark.  Darkness means a few good things, like Big Daddy J on his way home from work or evening television with the family.  But I can't deny it, the fact that it is no longer pitch black at 5pm makes me want to dance and sing(don't worry, I will spare you the … [Read more...]

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Beyond The Comfort Zone

We all have a comfort zone where we feel the safest. When you are in the zone, you feel like nothing and nobody can hurt you. That is a very powerful feeling. It’s like a warm, cozy blanket wrapped around you, keeping out everyone that might cause you pain. But sometimes being in the zone can be more harmful than getting yourself out and about.  You become angry and suspicious, and fear takes over your life. In the past, this fear has been my excuse not to reach out to other people. I was afraid that if I open up and try to make a new friend, something bad will happen. I have been hurt in the past by those I thought were my friends, and … [Read more...]

On Being A Baseball Mom

Being a baseball Mom is a terrific way to spend time with your family, and make some new friends as well. My oldest son, Big Man J,  has been playing baseball since he was 7.  He's almost 13 now, so we've been at this for quite a while. I've sat through the torture of t-ball.  Do you know how horrible it is to have billions of clover flowers just waiting to be picked smack in the middle of a t-ball game?  Then there is the grasshopper level, where playing in the dirt behind second base is more fun than paying attention to the actual game.  At least with Biddy and Midget, the kids are playing instead of taking in the scenery.  They still need … [Read more...]

Champions At Last!

Remember my posts from earlier this year about the start of the 2011 baseball season?  I gave some helpful tips on surviving as a baseball Mom, enjoying yourself with new situations, and a bunch of proud Mom pictures.  Well, I am so proud to announce: The 2011 Central Whitehall League Midget Champions:                 Every cold, rainy day was forgotten.  I wouldn't trade this season for anything! … [Read more...]


Avoiding The Snack Bar Bill

  One of the most expensive parts of being a baseball parent is keeping you and your family fed during the season.  This is a hard thing to balance because all the money you spend at the snack bar benefits the entire youth baseball program that your son is playing for.  At the same time, eating at the snack bar several times a week can be as costly as eating out in a restaurant.  So I thought I'd share ways that you can save money in your budget, and still support your baseball program.     Pack sandwiches and fruit to eat as your main meals.  Eating this first will fill you up, and make sure that you are making better … [Read more...]

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Only 2 More Weeks

  Till the official 2011 Midget baseball season starts.  I am really excited to be able to be out and about for baseball season.  Little League baseball has always been a fun activity for our family.  Last year I wrote a great post on How To Be A Baseball Mom, and I thought I'd try to write some more helpful tips for baseball Moms.   Spring baseball is one of the most unpredictable seasons out there.  The calendar may say that it's Spring, but someone forgot to remind Mother Nature.  One of the best tips that I can pass along to other Moms out there is to bring a heavy weight blanket.  Even though you may dress in layers, sometimes … [Read more...]

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