A Lesson on the History of Memorial Day + MORE

A Lesson on the History of Memorial Day + MORE

7 Conversation Starters for Family Dinners + MORE

  The Jones household is in desperate need of some dinner conversation starters. Five minutes into the meal, Tony (a.k.a. Dad), having patiently waited for the initial feeding frenzy to settle down, asks twelve-year-old Emily, “What’s new at school?” “Nothing.” “How about you, Jason.... More »
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How to “Win at Losing” and our Other Favorite Books of 2017 + MORE

As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you The.... More »
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Hootsuite’s six secrets of successful engagement on Twitter + MORE

On the Hootsuite Blog, Olsy Sorokina writes about six lessons the social media platform learned when it studied its most popular tweets. After listing the 10 most popular tweets and asking readers if they detected a pattern—full disclosure: This reader did not—Sorokina offers the six lessons. .... More »

A Simple 7 Step Family Emergency Plan + MORE

  Proverbs 27:12 states, “A prudent person foresees the danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” It is the responsibility of a dad to provide security for his family. The best way to do this is to think worst case scenario and know the threa.... More »

10 Things Every Sports Parent Must Have

Dear Sports parent, let me start by saying this: I am not writing this post for any advertisers. I’m not using any affiliate links. This information is purely based on 21 years of sports parenting, on what I did have, and what I wished I had. Let me save you the agony of trying to...Read .... More »
 
Do you know how Memorial Day started and why it is significant? If Memorial Day is nothing more than a long weekend for you and a chance to grill out with friends, take a few minutes and watch this short video on the history of Memorial Day and remember the sacrifices so many have made on your behalf…

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I’m not sure when the raging controversy about the epidemic of Tommy John surgeries started, but clearly it’s become the dominant theme this season.
Everybody in baseball seemingly has an opinion, and experts are pinning the blame on LLers who throw too many innings to the simple frailty of the human body regarding elbows and shoulders and not being able to throw 90+ mph pitches…

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1,321,612. Do you know what this number represents? It represents the total number of U.S. deaths as a result of war. That number is staggering to me, as I cannot say I know one of them.
The men and women who serve our country in the armed forces seem distant, almost unreal. Memorial Day serves as an annual reminder to some of us, but many times, unless it hits close to home, we don’t truly understand the magnitude of it…

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