Posts in category "sports"

Love the kid you have, not the one you thought you would get

Love the kid you have, not the one you thought you would get
When I was younger and imagined having children, I thought for sure I’d have all boys. I understood boys. I didn’t understand girls. Sure, I had lots of girlfriends, but not too many that I understood or even liked all that much. I was even in a sorority, although not the best sister ever since... Read more »

Boys dance - get over it

Boys dance - get over it
A year and a half ago I wrote a post about my son wanting to dance, yes, boys do indeed dance. I’ve written a handful of posts about his passion since then, and I really thought I reached enough people. I really thought the shock and awe that my son loved to dance had faded.... Read more »

I'm too immature for yoga

I'm too immature for yoga
I recently joined a gym with a friend of mine. And like any great, new adventure, I was fresh, excited and ready to try anything. We went to the first movement class. I’m pretty sure we were time-warped back to the 80s. The headband, leg warmer wearing instructor was slightly overweight and pushing us to cha-cha... Read more »
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Youth Sports Costs: How much is too much?

Youth Sports Costs: How much is too much?
Sitting at a meeting yesterday for my daughter’s soccer team, I couldn’t help but wonder if we’re all nuts. The initial chunk of change to sign up was quite a bit, but we’ve been paying that amount for a few years now, so that doesn’t surprise me. However, looking at our tournament schedule, we’ll probably... Read more »

Blackhawks lose: now what?

Blackhawks lose: now what?
The Hawks lost in overtime last night. Our household was in complete disbelief and sadness. The Blackhawks fought like crazy and we were thinking there was no way they could get this far and not have the fairytale ending. Am I a huge hockey fan? Not really. Did I play when I was younger? No.... Read more »

Bad Sports Parents - what will it take to shut you up?

Bad Sports Parents - what will it take to shut you up?
My family is a crazy sports family. Our weeks are filled with meets/games/tournaments and it’s a fine juggling act to not miss a thing. I started writing this post to defend my type of family, and I still will get around to that, but this weekend made me wonder what will it take to get... Read more »
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KEVIN DURANT NBA MVP SPEECH 2014 (Thanking MOM)

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Anyone who has a mom can relate to this video. Anyone that is a mom hopes to hear these amazing words of appreciation. The first couple of minutes are nice, but starting at about minute three, get your kleenix out.   Please follow Cheaper Than Therapy on Facebook or Subscribe by e-mail:  

CUBS opening day - more than just a ballgame

CUBS opening day - more than just a ballgame
During my 20s, I lived in California. I loved it. However, there were a couple of times a year that I really missed living in Chicago. Opening day for the Cubs was one of them. I would gather my local Chicago friends and we’d go to the sports bar and do our best to pretend... Read more »

NCAA Tournament Bracket: best family activity ever

NCAA Tournament Bracket: best family activity ever
A few years ago I came home with an NCAA bracket from my office waiting to be filled out, and had no idea it would turn into one of our best family traditions.  After a few bucks and names submitted, I found my kids glued to the television rooting for my selections to advance. That... Read more »
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All girls don't want to be cheerleaders

All girls don't want to be cheerleaders
I was recently forced asked to help on a committee for the middle school my girls attend. It’s for an event this spring that’s basically a basketball tournament. The meeting was a long drawn out two hour conversation about what else could be provided for the girls to participate in. The reason I didn’t help... Read more »