"Soccer" Mom

Mary - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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All right, I never would have figured that I would end up becoming the quintessential soccer mom...literally. My eldest son, Canaan, has discovered a love of soccer. So, once a week during the spring and fall, I find myself and my minivan (a minivan, I tell you!) at the soccer field, my twins and I at the sidelines watching brother play. Wow! Talk about a radical change of philosophy!

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Gina - posted on 06/11/2009

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I know where you"re coming from. My youngest, Justin, is goalie for his high school team. I never thought I would be so involved in all his games. I live for soccer season. It's AWESOME!

Susan - posted on 04/27/2009

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Well here it is - May right around the corner! We have tournaments that we are in the middle of for my daughter's classic team and one for our younger daughter's challenge team in the middle of the month - after that is Classic tryout time for both at the end of May - any advice on how to help your kids get thru tryouts with a positive attitude (also the parents)?

Neera - posted on 04/26/2009

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My son is 5 so we are just starting the "soccer mom" routine! I have been a soccer player my whole life so at least I get that but I played baseball with my son last night, 3 weeks after knee surgery! And I HATE baseball! The things we do for our kids, huh?

Susan - posted on 01/05/2009

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Thanks, Debbie - I do love being a soccer mom - although I don't know why it is called"spring" season - my older daughter's team will play mostly in February. We will have some pretty chilly soccer going on around here (NC).
I can't imagine what you go thru with both you and your husband playing as well! It is hard enough to keep up with our two players. But soccer brings us together and traveling to tournaments is always fun.

Debby - posted on 01/01/2009

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Tell me about it!!! Our winter schedule isn't too bad, both my husband and I play, so we have 1 league that we play on the same team 2 nights a week, then 1 game each in a different league. Our summer schedule is hell...my husband plays 3-4 nights a week, I play 2 and now this summer our daughter is starting up in the U3 Micro soccer, and that's 2 nights a week...Susan, I completely understand your eat, sleep, & breathe soccer.

Susan - posted on 12/05/2008

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I just joined this sports group today and am glad to have found other soccermoms! My two daughters, 12 and 13 (almost 14) play soccer - challenge level and classic (more traveling - training three times/week). Off season is indoor soccer once a week - which is a break since there are no practices! But we are about to start winter training for my older daughter - and then there are middle school and soon to be high school soccer teams - so - yes we eat, breathe and live soccer at our house! I never played any sports (girls did not have many opportunites when I was in school) so this has been a learning experience for me - what I love the most is the confidence the sport instills in girls - they are also great in school and I think it works hand-in-hand.

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Ann, I'm right there with you in the "multiple sports/activities" mom role. As my daughter also plays soccer, though far more recreational than my son. She is into musical theatre and dance, so we are always juggling soccer games and theatre/dance performances. It's funny how the perspective changes when you have children! :)

Ann - posted on 11/16/2008

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I totally hear where you're coming from! I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I would be a quintessential, suburban, soccer mom. But I am, and actually I am enjoying myself thoroughly (and my daughter is too, playing). I'm also a softball mom and a basketball mom and a dance mom (in many ways, I think that qualifies as a sport). Although practices and game and class schedules drive me nuts (I also work full-times), I wouldn't trade this stage of my kids lives for anything either!

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Welcome to my world! :) My son (and his team) is getting ready for playoffs this weekend. This will cap off a season of traveling on average of 1 1/2 - 2 hours to get to and from games, plus two practices a week and somehow managing to fit in my daughter's soccer and theatre schedule, as well. It is an enjoyable title to have though and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm proud to be a soccer mom! Hope you will enjoy it, as well.

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