Life as a soccer mom is no joke. You have to be prepared. We’re always rushing off to a game or practice but at the forefront of our mind is making sure our kids have plenty of fuel to keep them going!
Our soccer season was in late spring this year, April through June, and the weather didn’t disappoint. When we prepped for a Saturday morning game, whether 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. it was HOT! Aside from the uniform and all its parts, we’re talking about the chairs, umbrellas for shade, and SNACKS.
Soccer Game Preparation
Essentials Bag – Let’s face it, even on a cloudy day this step can’t be skipped. I keep a waterproof, vented beach tote that has lots of extra pockets filled with these essentials – wipes, suncreen (spray and creme), and bugspray. Moms know those wipes have so many uses. Extra baggies and snacks all go in here, too.
Comfort and Shade – It may seem like a lot to lug to and from the field, but folding chairs and shade transform the soccer mom experience. Find a folding chair with a shade top or toss in a big umbrella. Step it up with a tent if you’ve got space and a fold-up wagon to tote everything from your vehicle to the field like a pro.
Entertainment for the Little Fans – Pack something fun for younger siblings to do while watching big brother or big sister. Sticker books and toys may help keep them on the sidelines with you. Bubbles and puzzles are great and even a soccer ball if there’s an area for them to run around and play.
In Charge of Snacks? – Remember to pack extras for the younger or older siblings of the players. Cool drinks and little bags of snacks are perfect grab-and-go snacks that will get everyone fed and hydrated quickly. An easy option is to check these great recipes or bag up individual sacks of favorites like Post Cereals Honey Bunches of Oats®, Honeycomb®, and Fruity Pebbles®.
Calling All Soccer Fans!
This month, Post Cereals is putting limited edition Major League Soccer (MLS) cereal boxes at grocery stores around the country. These boxes feature Topps® MLS player trading card cut-outs for the kids!
Tune in live with us on Facebook THIS Wednesday, June 27th at 11:30 a.m. CST as we unbox this super Soccer Mom Survival Kit equipped with all of these great items for your soccer stars courtesy of Post Cereals. TWO lucky mamas will win this whole kit including the insulated tote. Goal!!!