April 19, 2023

Hey, Mama! It’s that time of year! Little League Season has arrived! Whether your kiddo is a baseball player, or they are into other sports and hobbies, spring and summer seem to be the time for All. Of .The. Things! How does a mama support her kiddos and keep her sanity? Rey to Z not only has the perfectcustom baseball hats for the whole fam to wear to practice, but we also understand the challenges that come along with a busy household. We have put together this guide for surviving and thriving, as well as some of the benefits that your littles will gain from participating in hobbies and sports. This will be a great part of the blog to reflect on when you’re feeling overwhelmed by it all. It’s all worth it!

How To Support Kids In Sports and Hobbies & Stay Sane!

As a mama, you want to support your children in all aspects of their lives, including their sports and hobbies. However, it can be challenging to balance this with your own responsibilities and activities. Here are some tips and tricks to help you support your cuties in sports and hobbies, while still keeping up with your life.

Prioritize your time

Create and post a schedule that includes your own activities and responsibilities, as well as your kiddo’s sports and hobbies. This will help you to avoid feeling overwhelmed and ensure that you have enough time for both your own activities and your cutie’s sports and hobbies.

Be organized

Organization is key when it comes to managing your time effectively. Keep track of your schedule and your little’s schedules using a calendar or planner. Make sure you know when their practices and games are, so you can plan accordingly. Color code a big calendar - pick a color for each kid, so that you can tell who has an activity at a quick glance. Hang it somewhere the whole family can see it. Also, check out options for  apps and software available, if you’re a more tech-savvy mama.

Set realistic expectations

Be realistic about what you can and cannot do. Don't overcommit yourself to too many activities or tasks, as this will only lead to stress and frustration. Set realistic expectations for yourself and your kiddos, and communicate them clearly to your family. This will help you to avoid feeling overwhelmed and ensure that you have enough time for both your own activities and your cutie’s sports and hobbies.

Involve the whole family

Get the whole fam involved in your little’s sports and hobbies. Encourage siblings to come to games or practices, and ask them to help with tasks such as preparing snacks or packing equipment. This can help to create a sense of unity and teamwork within the family, while also allowing you to balance your own activities with those of your kiddos.

Be supportive, but not overbearing

Be supportive of your kid’s sports and hobbies, but avoid being overbearing or pushing them too hard. Encourage them to do their best, but also recognize that they need to have fun and enjoy their activities. Remember that your role is to support and encourage them, not to live vicariously through them or pressure them to perform at a certain level.

Take care of yourself

Remember to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally. This means getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in regular exercise or other activities that you enjoy. Taking care of yourself will help you to manage stress and stay energized, which in turn will help you to better support your cutie’s sports and hobbies.

Be flexible

Be flexible and adaptable when it comes to managing your time and supporting your kiddo’s sports and hobbies. Unexpected events or changes in schedules may arise, so be prepared to adjust your plans accordingly. This may mean rearranging your own activities or finding alternative ways to support your kiddos.

Supporting your kiddos in their sports and hobbies while still maintaining your own life can be challenging, but it is possible with the right strategies and mindset. Prioritizing your time, being organized, setting realistic expectations, involving the whole family, being supportive but not overbearing, taking care of yourself, and being flexible are all keys to finding balance and managing your responsibilities effectively. 

Benefits of Sports and Hobbies For Your Kiddos 

Participating in hobbies and sports can have a range of benefits for your cuties, that can help them as adults. Here are some of the key benefits:

  1. Improved physical health: Hobbies and sports can help kids develop healthy habits and improve their physical health. Regular physical activity can help them maintain a healthy weight, build strength and endurance, and reduce the risk of developing chronic health conditions later in life.
  2. Increased confidence and self-esteem: Participating in hobbies and sports can help kids develop a sense of accomplishment and improve their self-confidence. This can help them feel more confident in their abilities and better equipped to handle challenges and setbacks as adults.
  3. Better social skills: Participating in hobbies and sports can help kids develop important social skills, such as teamwork, communication, and leadership. These skills can help them build strong relationships with others and succeed in social and professional settings as adults.
  4. Improved mental health: Participating in hobbies and sports can also have positive effects on mental health. Regular physical activity can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, while also improving mood and self-esteem.
  5. Time management and goal-setting skills: Participating in hobbies and sports can help kids develop important time management and goal-setting skills. They learn how to prioritize their time, set goals, and work towards achieving them, which can be beneficial in both personal and professional settings as adults.
  6. Creativity and problem-solving skills:Participating in hobbies can help kids develop creativity and problem-solving skills. They learn to think outside the box, come up with innovative solutions to challenges, and express themselves in unique and creative ways. These skills can be useful in a wide range of personal and professional contexts.
  7. Enhanced academic performance:Studies have shown that kids who participate in hobbies and sports often perform better academically than those who do not. This may be because hobbies and sports can help kids develop better time management, organizational, and study skills, and provide an outlet for stress that can help them focus better in school. 

It’s all worth it, mama! Hobbies and sports can provide a range of benefits for your kiddos that can help them as adults. By participating in these activities, they can develop important physical, social, and mental skills, as well as build confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment that can help them succeed in all areas of their lives.

Now that you know the how’s and why’s to make it all happen – check out these fun ideas for the perfect photo ops! Rey to Z hats monogrammed baseball hats are the perfect way to look adorable and snap the perfect pics! Grab each member of the fam a hat. We have mama hats, kid hats,  dad hats,  grandparent hats, and even the most precious baby hats! Don’t forget to send us a pic to feature on our social media! 

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Jennifer Bennett
Jennifer Bennett