It may seem strange to many that I’m a hockey mom living in sunny S. Florida, but life has a way of throwing curve balls our way. In 2005, we headed south from Minnesota to explore what South Florida had to offer. Our kids were still quite young at the time, Jacob was going into first grade and Colin was only 18 months. It was truly the perfect time for us to relocate without much interruption to their lives. While Jacob had played hockey at the Super Rink in Blaine the winter before we headed south, he decided not to continue playing in Florida.
Several years and a Zachary later, you can imagine our surprise that despite living in Florida for five years (and Zachary being born in Florida), our boys (especially Colin and Zachary) were still drawn to hockey. We tried numerous other sports (karate, soccer, etc.) to no avail. I guess you can take the boys out of Minnesota, but you can’t take the Minnesota out of the boys. Consequently, since 2010 we’ve been living the hockey lifestyle in sunny South Florida. With three boys playing at three different age levels on three different travel teams, our life has been busy. I would be lying if I told you that laundry, non-hockey friendships and household chores don’t fall by the wayside during hockey season.
This blog is about my attempt (any my family’s) to find balance between motherhood, hockey, fitness, survival and career. In writing this, I hope to both amuse and perhaps help others striving to find this balance. For others it may confirm what they already knew; hockey moms are crazy.
This blog is also about saving money! Managing a household with three hockey players, two of which are now teenagers, encompasses a lot of food and a lot of expenses. I’ll be sharing deals, flash sales and my best finds. You can also expect reviews of our favorite products and new products we’re trying.
I hope you enjoy reading the blog and that the window into our crazy world provides you with both entertainment and good information.