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Mom Mondays: Homage to Hockey

There are times when you miss a child’s hockey game because you’re at another child’s hockey game. These situations are unfortunate but as long as you balance getting to all your kids’ games at some point through the season, everything seems to work out.

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Mom Mondays: Hockey Harmony

I once saw a commercial on TV where the TV hockey dad brings his TV hockey wife her coffee while she’s sitting in the hockey stands, just in time to see their son score a goal. Mom and Dad erupt into cheers and beam at their little guy with glowing hearts and steaming coffee.

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Mom Mondays: Pit Stop Pit Falls

If you have kids in minor hockey, you’ve been to a lot of arenas. Over the past seventeen years as a hockey mom, I’ve been to hundreds of them.

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Mom Mondays: Short Order Hockey Mom

Tonight, I served homemade poutine for dinner, and by that I mean store-bought freezer French fries, fresh curd, and canned poutine sauce. Just call me Martha.

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Dollars and Sense: Lofty Aspirations

I can still remember many years ago when my Dad would wake me and my brother Zach up, and drive us to our 5:00 or 6:00AM hockey practices.

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Mom Mondays: The Whistleblowers

Every Saturday afternoon, my daughter spends two hours on the ice helping four- and five-year-old girls learn the necessary skills to play hockey. I’m not quite sure how this is even possible since she’s only seven years old and just learned how to skate herself.

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Mom Mondays: Puck, Paper, Scissors!

Have you ever watched the NHL draft on TV? You see the general managers and coaches and other team staff talking on their cell phones non-stop and hunched over laptops.

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Mom Mondays: Rinkside Assistance

Here’s some not-so-breaking news: winters here in Canada can be bitterly cold. This week, my weather app has sent me several extreme cold alerts and presented to me temperatures I haven’t seen since I had to walk to school uphill both ways.

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Mom Mondays: Hockey Team Holiday Parties: Do’s and Don’ts

We’re hosting a hockey team holiday party this weekend. Players, parents, siblings, and any neighbourhood riff-raff who wanders through our front door between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00PM on Saturday evening are welcome.

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Mom Mondays: The Healthy Hockey Mom

I’ve begun preparations for a solid fourteen days of game time this holiday season. And by game time, I mean eating and drinking, with a side of eating and drinking some more. I do love to kick back and socialize with family and friends, despite the toll it takes on my body! After Christmas, I’m hitting the gym. I mean it.

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Mom Mondays: O Hockey Tree, O Hockey Tree!

December is now upon us and holiday preparations are moving at breakaway speeds in most Canadian households Our home is no different. As I write this, I can see my husband carefully unravel and untangle the outdoor lights, and I think I heard him utter a merry jingle or two. 

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Cornered Coach: Pigskin Puck

I love watching the Grey Cup – the crowning glory of the Canadian Football League. But playing hockey against CFL players? That's a different story.

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Mom Mondays: Pucks and Parallel Parking

There comes a day in every hockey mom’s life when she finally finds the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; that is, her hockey players get their driver’s license. And I have just hit the jackpot – call it my personal hat trick! The last and youngest of my three children just got their license. Someone give me a medal.

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Cornered Coach: The Peanut Gallery

"Players play; Coaches coach; Parents watch." It's a common catch phrase and a motto used by numerous minor sports organizations. But it's the third part of the equation that usually presents the biggest challenge.

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From The Press Box: Season Best

Is there anything better as a kid than waking up on Christmas morning to find new hockey gear under the tree? For me and I’m sure pretty much every young hockey player out there, getting a new stick, socks, skates or pads was one of the best parts of the holiday – even if Santa had a tendency to choose things you had to grow into.

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