This post is sponsored by Sargento Foods.


Kristien and I keep joking that this summer is known as Brainwashing Henry into Loving Sports Summer <— that’s the official title.  Honestly, it’s not hard – this kid has been kicking a ball since he was barely able to walk.  And thanks to spectating a few races and doing a stroller-friendly 5K, he’s super into the idea of racing.  He keeps asking me when we can do a triathlon!  Love it. 


My husband’s two favorite hobbies are soccer (he’s on an intramural team) and golf (he dreams of one day joining a club, but is currently content to play a round every now and then and drive balls on the weekend).  A few months ago, Kristien started taking Henry to once-a-week soccer lessons.  Now that the weather is nicer, we’re trying to throw in some golf, too.


Driving balls is SUCH a fun family activity. It also teaches really good life skills, such as waiting turns, listening to instructions (although we’re intentionally not heavy on instructing), and encouraging others. 




Snack break…


Chowing down on the Sargento Balanced Breaks snacks again!  My family is crazy obsessed with these on-the-go nut, cheese, and fruit snacks.  I love the combo of the crunchy nuts and creamy natural cheese.  Plus, it’s the perfect balance of sweet + savory to keep our family snacking interesting!  You can read my complete review of the individual-sized snack trays right here.


The Natural White Cheddar Cheese with sea-salted almonds and dried cranberries is Henry’s favorite!   A tasty and nutritious snack is a win for both him and me.  This is way better than grabbing a bag of potato chips from the pro shop, right?

balanced breaks

I’m looking forward to the days when Claire can play, too.  But right now, she’s pretty content to watch her brother have fun.


What sporty activities do you like to do with your kids?



  • Elizabeth Beil June 5, 2015, 12:57 pm

    I am a golfer and I played on the high school many eons ago! I loved when I would go practice at the range and see little kids! It is such a great sport to learn when you are little because it teaches you so many things! His swing looks good!

  • Katie @ Operation Happier June 5, 2015, 4:09 pm

    I keep meaning to try these! They look so good and easy to grab and take on the go. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Also, can we talk about how amazing you look? All of your hard work is showing! Well done 🙂

    • Caitlin June 5, 2015, 6:51 pm


  • Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood June 5, 2015, 5:13 pm

    My brother was the captain of the golf team in high school and he and my dad are already talking about teaching my one year old son. So cute!!

  • Melissa June 5, 2015, 5:47 pm

    Lately, I’ve been noticing Sargento Balanced Breaks in my local grocery stores and I think they look great! It is an easy way to snack, which especially comes in handy during the summer months, after being out and about.

  • Jackie June 5, 2015, 8:58 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I tried the Sargento snacks today after reading your other post & they are awesome! Plus Publix has a digital coupon right now for 50 cents off .

  • Gloria June 6, 2015, 10:50 am

    Caitlin, your family is so precious. I love that you go to the driving range together. I started golfing with my boyfriend last summer and I was surprised how much fun it was! When we’re with his daughter, we stick to miniature golf though 🙂 We try to be pretty active together – this year it’s fun because she is really great at riding her bike now and we can go on rides together at the park.

  • Marj June 8, 2015, 4:41 am

    Henry’s so cute! Growing up a dad that’s a golf addict it’s always great to see young kids into the game. From experience they learn best at a young age, at least for golf. Not sure if it’s the patience or the willingness to let the body and hips do the work instead of whacking it with your arms.

  • lacey June 8, 2015, 9:08 am

    Claire is so cute!! Also, cute Grey shorts! Where did you get those?

    • Caitlin June 8, 2015, 9:57 am

      Target but a few years ago! Thanks 🙂

  • Sue June 8, 2015, 10:26 am

    We have two boys a little older (8 &11), but we do all sorts of sports. We play golf, bike, hike, baseball and even ice skate together. The best part of golf for a family of 4 is it is a good couple of hours of time together talking. I know those times will be more and more important as they get older.

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