Category Archives: softball

Softball Trash Talking: Don’t Be That Parent

You’re sitting in the bleachers or in your comfy chair on the sidelines watching your darling daughter (DD) at bat. Your DD swings. The ump calls strike. Next pitch your DD doesn’t swing. The ump calls strike. You protest. The pitch … Continue reading

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Softball: Where You Sit at a Game Is Important to Your Softball Player

Yes, where you sit along the sidelines of  your darling daughter’s (DD) softball game is important. Whether she is in the dugout or on the field your DD needs to know exactly where you, her supportive parent, is sitting or standing. It’s a … Continue reading

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Nutrition: The Right Fuel for You and Your Softball Player

We parents want to provide our darling daughters (DD) with the proper equipment, training and nutrition so that they can run onto the softball field and play their best. No hunger pains. No sugar highs (and crashes). Food — proper … Continue reading

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The Best Softball Equipment for Softball Players

Now that you’re taken care of with the four bare essentials a softball parent needs to survive your darling daughter’s (DD) sotball season, let’s discuss the equipment your DD needs to thrive as a softball player. When the girls are young often teams … Continue reading

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Softball Equipment: What Every Parent Needs

Yes, my darling daughter (DD) played fast pitch softball practically her entire life (she’s twenty now), and during that time, I learned (mostly through trial and error) the best equipment for her and me. That’s right, parents. If you want … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin! How to Survive and Thrive During the Summer Softball Season

It’s time for travel softball, those 8 or so (depending on where you live) sunny (you hope) weeks of rushed meals (and few to no sit-down family dinners) before you and your darling daughter (DD) head out for the softball fields near and … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Rip-It Face Mask Is …

Congratulations to winner Barb Webb of RuralMom.com! One lucky ballplayer Barb knows will soon be wearing a RIP-IT face mask on the infield, courtesy of Pitchers Helmet. With its exclusive Blackout Technology, the Defense Pro fielder’s mask is a visionary … Continue reading

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Softball: Have Fun, Play Safer and a Giveaway!

I am a long-time softball Mom. My daughter Tory pitched for many, many years. I was her loyal sidekick: packing, prepping, feeding, driving, supporting, worrying, celebrating and sometimes consoling my softball warrior. I wouldn’t trade those years on the road … Continue reading

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Mission Control: Reflections on 2011

Let’s start the New Year off gently; let’s be kind to ourselves, okay? Make a list of what you accomplished in 2011. Why? Because if you’re like me, you don’t focus enough on the things you accomplish; you only “see” … Continue reading

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Club Softball and River to Sea Run: Missions Accomplished

We’re done. Actually, my daughter Tory is done. . .with club summer softball. Yesterday was a sad/happy day for Tory and her teammates because it was the last time they’d play together as a team. Their 18U Gold summer team … Continue reading

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