Five tips for being a successful sports parent 

soccer parents

What makes a successful sports parent? While at my son’s soccer game on Sunday, – Father’s Day – I saw most parents rooting for their boy’s team and enjoying the game. Also watching the game from the sidelines was a lone ranger-of-a-dad, muttering to himself. His son’s team was losing. The referee made a call […]

Lessons learned from loss – “Jack’s Five Dads”


  Losing a parent is a profound loss at any age. Children especially have trouble realizing that the loss is permanent, and they can’t organize their emotions the way an adult can. When friend Bob Dedrick lost his battle with cancer, Rob Hovey, of Canandaigua, wanted to do something for Dedrick’s family. But he didn’t know […]

Lessons learned featured on the moms blog at democrat and chronicle

Moms blog

I’m blogging about lessons learned on motherhood, love, and life at the moms blog at I hope you get a chance to check it out soon, whether or not your a mom, since I just published a post you might like to read – Seven lessons learned about riding a bicycle. Why blog? For me, blogging is […]