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Sports moms spend countless hours chauffeuring kids to events and practically live at the ball fields. Their weekends are spent at the track, auditorium, or field watching their kids play or perform and then have to sit and wait hours to watch again. With five kids in a variety of activities, I have become a pro at being prepared. We once had 16 ball games in one weekend! The last thing you or I want to do is be stuck at the ball field in 100 degree weather with no food, drinks or shield from the weather and $50 a weekend at the concession stand for the unhealthy snacks and drinks isn’t how I would like to spend my money. If you don’t have a sports mom/dad survival kit already, here’s everything you need to keep on hand.
Everything Sports Moms Need for Long Weekend Tournaments
On-the-go snacks: Fresh fruit, veggies and on-the-go snacks are necessary. These NEW Triscuit Wheatberry Clusters are available at Hy-Vee in the cracker aisle and are packaged in a convenient, resealable pouch perfect for on-the-go snacking. Non-GMO project verified, this bite-sized snack is made without artificial colors or flavors. Triscuit Wheatberry Clusters come in three varieties: Cherries and Almonds, Cranberries and Cashews and Pumpkin Seeds and Sweet Corn.
What is a wheat berry? A wheat berry is a whole, unprocessed kernel of wheat that is roasted and clustered with real ingredients like cherries, almonds, cranberries, cashews, pumpkin seeds and sweet corn.
A variety of beverages: One of my favorite drinks to get is Hy-Vee’s large bottled water. One in six people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Hy-Vee One Step bottled water helps build wells to provide clean water for whole villages.
Reading and Listening Material: I enjoy listening to the latest audiobooks with earbuds because I can still watch the game. If you want to devote your full attention to the event, reading material is still necessary for those long breaks!
Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and bug spray: Have you ever been to a sunny game and forgot your sunglasses? It isn’t fun. I always keep an extra pair of sunglasses in my purse for this reason. Sunscreen is necessary even for days you don’t think you need it. I have gotten burnt on so many cloudy days!
Wagon, Comfy chair, blanket and umbrella: A sports wagon makes life easier to carry your comfortable chair (a necessity!) and everything else on this list.
Cooler and cooling towels and hand warmers: The weather is a little unpredictable here in Iowa, so in one baseball season we need both hand warmers and cooling towels! Keep enough on hand for your player and yourself!
Is there anything I missed? What is a necessity for you during those long weekends?