JPIII Ready for some football!

James deciding to play football this year.  He played flag football when he was around 8 or 9.  The very beginning of the season he injured his knee during practice.  After seeing an orthopedic,  therapy and some rehabilitative hardware (knee brace) he’s playing again.

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They’ve had a phenomenal season.  So far they’re #1 in the State.

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And if they win the next two games, these boys will be going to Florida to play ball.

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Tonight was another night of practice and it was so COLD!

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Thankfully I was able to sit in the car with Jala and stay warm.

Next game is Sunday and I hope these fellas are ready for some football.

Until then, this kid will get his sleep.

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Mama Minute: What’s in my Football Mom Cooler Bag on Practice Days?

This week’s Mama Minute… What’s in my Football Mom Cooler Bag on Practice Days. Taking a cooler bag on practice day is beneficial for many reasons and here’s my top 3 reasons.

1. Saves you money
2. We know what our children are eating.
3. They can replenish right after practice.

  I make sure I carry something in the cooler bag for everyone. Practice is a couple ours and in order to make sure I’m not spending money on unnecessary items like, water, snacks and food, I pack something for everyone. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought my daughter food out and she doesn’t eat everything. Such a waste.

For mom:
I pack a drink and something to eat. Snack bar, soup yogurt or sandwich.
For the football player:
On practice days I have my son drink water, sandwiches and a couple snacks. He’s always so hungry after practice.
For my daughter:
I pack her a sandwich too, a couple snacks, fruit and a small drink. My goal is to limit our public restroom use EWWWW.

Hope you received some great tips by taking a look in my practice cooler bag. Do you carry a cooler bag to your child’s practice and what’s in it?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Sports Channel: Concussions

As parents of athletes we all know that contact sports can be aggressive and oftentimes dangerous, we never know the actual severity or seriousness until it knocks on our front door.

During my daughter’s Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament last week she was headbutted in the nose. I wasn’t at the game, but my husband was there and he said the impact was very hard and he thought her nose was going to bleed. The coach pulled her out the game and had her see their athletic trainer to make sure she was OK. Everything appeared to be fine and she felt fine. (Check here to see if your State has adopted the Concussion Laws.) He had her sit out until the 2nd quarter and put her back in and she was able to finish the game with no complications.

However, a couple hours after she made it home we noticed her spacing out and moving in slow motion. We continued to ask her was she OK and she said that she was. As a mom, one thing I wish I had of done was followed my first mind and took her to ER that night. But, I was thinking maybe she’s sleepy because it was getting late, she had been at the school all day and we had never experienced with this before. During the night I checked on her a couple times and everything was fine until she woke up the next morning and began to get ready for practice. I noticed her not able to hold a conversation with me and looking down. She spoke to her personal trainer and he checked her again that morning and stated she was testing positive for a concussion.

her symptoms:

She was very emotional

Couldn’t hold a conversation

Looked down at the floor

So, I took her to E.R and they did some test and X-Rays. Thankfully everything came back OK except the positive concussion results. I began to do some research myself and would like to share some sites with you for your future reference as well as an app. Hope this is helpful to any of you that have children/grandchildren in sports.

Today is day 4 since the incident and she’s finally coming back to herself. She won’t be allowed to play basketball until she’s cleared from her Doctor.

The Brain Injury Association of America

Sports Concussions.org

The Impact Website & ImCAT app this website and app has a wealth of information!!!! Great for parents, athletes and coaches. A must have for our phones!

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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