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Soccer Moms

What To Call The Key 2016 Demographic?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where (oh where) are the cutesy names for the key demographic group in this election cycle?

10 Soccer Mom Must-Haves

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Sandy Henson Corso

It is that season again, the season of sitting on the sidelines cheering on our future Peles! Soccer is a lifestyle all its own! Here are some must-h...

Soccer Mom to Soccer Coach and Back to Soccer Mom

Donna Tetreault | Posted 04.26.2016 | Parents
Donna Tetreault

Here's the thing: when you're a parent and you're coaching other parents' children, it can get a little, well, uncomfortable. It just feels weird. At least to me it did.

An Open Letter To Every Soccer Mom Who's Doubted Herself

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2017 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I think of midlife women as the Swiss Army knives of the world. Men seem more like sporks. (no disrespect men, I do admire your ability to single focus).

11 Tips For Becoming a Stereotypical Soccer Mom

Sara Pittman | Posted 11.08.2016 | Parents
Sara Pittman

Whatever your understanding of the definition is, the stereotypical soccer mom lives up to her name as a woman who always has her shit together. She is hot with a body to match, she can juggle multiple children and equipment with ease.

10 Tips for Soccer Parents on the Sidleines

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.01.2016 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

A few years ago I wrote a post about soccer parents, but at that point, I did not imagine that we would now be one of "those" families, driving to soccer games in different cities, spending the night in hotels, and paying buckets of money to play a sport that many of us just went out and played in the park after school.

The Measure Of A Boy (And His Mom)

Emily Gallo | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Emily Gallo

They won't be "just right" for everything. They're definitely not perfect. I know that, but I don't want anyone to tell them yet.

Everything Is Possible While Dancin' in the Kitchen

Cathy Fink | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cathy Fink

Many parents thought the song should be an anthem in every elementary school in the country. But others refused to let their child sing on the song, or even sing on the recording, if we were going to include this song.

The Unapologetic Soccer Mom. Got a Problem?

TueNight | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents

How can being a soccer mom be a bad thing? I wouldn't trade the fun I had with those girls or the miles logged driving to every suburb outside of Chicago for anything. My kids know I'm going to try and make every game and celebrate with them on the wins and give them hugs when it's a loss.

Modern Day/Mother's Day

Julie Slotnik Sturm | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Julie Slotnik Sturm

Is it that strange to consider spending Mother's Day, i.e. OUR DAY, alone and not with our children?

The World Needs Losers

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Christopher Gurrie

I think it may be to start the discussion that -- the kids have "caught on." Perhaps that rewarding everyone is rewarding no one?

10 Things Parents Didn't Do 10 Years Ago

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.21.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Every time I see a young mom with toddler in one hand, gazing at her cell phone in the other, I want to rush over and remind her that everything that child is learning about human interaction she is teaching him right then and there.

I Am The Anti-Soccer Mom

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

I feel guilty because my kids don't do enough, then feel guilty when I make them participate. I came to the point where I had to make a decision for our family.

Political Mothers: You're the Key to the White House

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 01.01.2013 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

Don't call us soccer moms or mama grizzlies. Leave your Walmart mom label and your waitress mom put-downs at the door. You've got a couple of days to get it right, because there are plenty of moms left to persuade -- if you know how to reach them.

Lynne Peeples

Playing On Pesticides? Soccer Moms Play It Safe, Keep Kids Off Fields | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green

Cedar McGourty-Batchelor won't be playing soccer this Saturday. Neither will his first-grade teammates from Riverview Elementary School -- nor, for th...

Wake Up Democrats: Obama is Losing Female Voters in Droves

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Consult the latest polls folks and you'll soon discover an inconvenient truth: the vaunted gender gap, while not completely gone, has winnowed away.

World Vision: Waking Up From Suburbia Stupor -- Lessons From a Global Soccer Mom

Cat-Dan Lai-Smith | Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact
Cat-Dan Lai-Smith

Meet stay-at-home mom Shayne Moore. She spends her time supervising homework and driving her kids to sports practices. In the midst of all that, she wrote a book called Global Soccer Mom that's about how the "soccer mom" demographic can be global thinkers.

Can We Just Eliminate Team Snacks Altogether?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

Snacks, by definition, are supposed to be a treat. But instead of regarding them as such, a competition has arisen among mothers to best the previous week's snack mom.

Crying Along With Andy Murray's Mum

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Andy Murray's parents were every parent yesterday. You can watch, and cheer, and close your eyes when you can't bear to look, but you can not do it for them.

Global Motherhood: The State Of The World's Soccer Moms

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Jeanne Faulkner

It's not that I'm not delighted to be a mother. I am. Parenting is a significant part of my life, but it's not the sum total of my being and not something that's part of most adult relationships outside my home.

Latina Moms in the 2012 Election

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto | Posted 03.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

While as a group Latinos continue to support President Obama at higher rates than whites, Latinas approve of the President more than their male counterparts

GOP Candidate Has Women Problems

Marion Patch | Scott Raynor | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's woman problems may be creating women problems. Heading into Saturday's Iowa debate, Gingrich's overall poll numbers may have surged...

Facebook Moms Growing in Influence

Marc Middleton | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology
Marc Middleton

The new most powerful voting block in America will soon be called Facebook Moms. Facebook Moms will replace Mama Grizzlies, who replaced NASCAR Dads, who replaced Soccer Moms.

Porn-Addled Teenage Boys Do Rule The World

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

So what if we don't have a female head of state for the next 500 years. Go get a facial. You'll feel better. Develop a hobby. I hear recreational pole dancing is really fun.

The Trend Triple Threat

Jane Buckingham | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

As a trend forecaster, one of the questions I get asked most often is: "Where do you find your trends?" The answer is never easy.