All Blog Posts Tagged 'Olympics' (9)

Things I've Learned This Week

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** If I held my breath for a big Valentine's Day surprise, I'd surely end up dead.

** A pre-shower naked dance is evidently becoming a nightly ritual around here.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 14, 2014 at 10:16am — No Comments

Women Olympians Medal as Role Models

Ever since Title IX guaranteed equal funding for girls' sports programs 40 years ago, we've seen the results in school, the workplace and women's self-confidence. Studies have shown that girls who play sports in high school are more likely to do better in science classes, complete college, avoid substance abuse and join the workforce. And the more time they spend participating in team sports, the higher their self-esteem.

 

Naturally, there's also an effect on the playing…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on August 13, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments

The Olympic Mom in All of Us

What is it, like a bazillion people who are watching the Olympics?  It’s so exciting, how can you not?  I mean, who wasn’t watching Gymnastics to follow Gabrielle Douglas to GOLD! And splashing along with Michael Phelps to his amazing medal record – what is it, 19, 20 now? 

Is it corny to say that I like the Olympics because it feels unifying and hopeful that all the people around the world are watching and…

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Added by Frances Frost on August 12, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Summer really needs a speeding ticket.

** Inspirational quotes do nothing but piss me off when I'm in a crabby mood.

** The Olympics have evidently convinced my kids that there's a vault in our second floor hallway.  (And I assure you there is not.)

** My brain has a serious case of the farts lately.

** The top of…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 3, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I'm the only one here that seems to know that the floor is not a trash can.

** Shrinky Dinks may be the dumbest art project ever invented.

** I really don't need to know WHY there's a streak of poo on the side of the toilet.

** "Make Your Own Pizza Night" is really just my way of saying, "Fix Your Own Damn…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 27, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Are You Ready For The 2012 Summer Olympics?

I am so excited for the 2012 Olympics.  The qualifiers for gymnastics and swimming got me wanting more.  There are so many sports, always a few that I haven’t heard of or are amazed it is an Olympic sport.  Here’s a list of all the summer…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on July 23, 2012 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Summer Sanders: Busy Mom and Member of Team Kellogg's

 

Most people probably don’t know that the United States is one of the only countries in the world that does not fund its Olympic team save its Paralympic team. I didn’t realize that either until I interviewed swimming legend Summer Sanders this week. Sanders, who won an impressive four medals in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on October 12, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Is Bigger Always Better?

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Added by Bradi Nathan on March 3, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Countdown to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

Added by Elaine on July 14, 2008 at 12:44am — No Comments

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