Summer Camp Preparation Checklist (Are You Actually Ready for the Good Times?)

Girls at summer camp in Branson Missouri read while laying on bunk beds.

“Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times?” If you're a fan of Bill Murray and the 1979 comedy classic Meatballs, you'll associate this musical question with the hi-jinks of the 'North Star' summer camp crew. But being "ready" for summer camp isn't just about mentally preparing your children to be away from ... Read More...

Toughing Out Sports Injuries: When to See a Doctor

Phil West We Want The World Soccer Match

  Phil West is an author, father, and soccer fan living in Austin Texas. He just finished travelling the United States where he watched all 64 World Cup matches in a different city each day. He will be documenting his experiences in a book, and you can read more at his blog, We Want The World. It was my first soccer game out from a ... Read More...

How To Manage Summer Sports Injuries

Men running through the woods. Summer Sports Safety. Injury Prevention.

Summer’s the season in which “weekend warrior” reaches a whole new level. Full-time athletes take to the outdoors to become part-time athletes, be it on the golf course, the tennis court, the pool or the beach. But far too often, summer sports enthusiasts take to the links, the court or the water without adequate preparation or equipment and ... Read More...

Summer Sport Safety for Kids (and Adults too!)

Kids playing stickball in the street

I count myself lucky that neither my kids nor I have sustained any major sports injuries so far. I still vividly remember calling a time-out during a soccer game I played in at age eight after getting stung by a bee, and I was hit by more than my fair share of pitches in my days of baseball ignominy. Aside from a few scrapes and sprains, I emerged ... Read More...