Sports

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Entertainment

30 Classic Outdoor Games For Kids And How to Play Them

ByBlake Harper

From Tag to Steal the Bacon, we rank the best unorganized sports games that are light on rules and heavy on fun.

Life

Why Trans Kids Need to Be Allowed in Sports, According to a Trans Athlete

ByTyler Santora

Legislators across the country are trying to ban trans kids from sports. Swimmer and advocate Schuyler Bailar explains why they shouldn't.

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Clear Eyes, Full Heart

12 Motivational Sports Speeches That Serve Up Serious Inspiration

ByJon Gugala

A dozen motivational speechs that are guaranteed to give your kid a boost before the big game or pick them up after a tough loss.

Life

The Fight For Trans Kids’ Rights Has Just Begun

ByTyler Santora

90 bills in 28 states aim to take away trans kids' rights. Here's how the Equality Federation is fighting back.

Entertainment

12 Heartwarming Reactions To Nassib Coming Out To Give LGBTQ+ Parents Hope

ByRebecca Jane Stokes

This will make your day.

Gear

20 American Made Toys That Make Excellent Gift Ideas

ByBen Marx

From blocks and crayons to kites and trikes, these 20 fantastic toys are manufactured in the good 'ole USA.

Parenting

Girls Basketball: What Daughters Want Their Sports Dads to Know

ByEmily Pappas

Step 1: Show them that sports aren’t a boy/girl thing — they're an athlete thing.

Life

I’m a Super-Competitive Dad. Here’s How I Learned to (Sort of) Keep My Cool on the Sidelines.

ByMorgan Price

I didn't want to turn into one of those asshole sports dads. So I made these three promises.

Entertainment

I Should Stop Watching the NFL, But I Can’t (and Won’t)

ByStephen Wallis

As a parent and a fan, football can be a tough sit. The injuries. The anthem protest debate. The hypocrisy. But, deep down, I love a third and goal.

Parenting

What Happened When I Lost My Son on the Mountain

ByDoug Schnitzspahn

On a family ski trip, I lost track of my young son. It forced me to trust that what I had spent years teaching him had stuck.

Life

Why Giving my Daughter Permission to Fail Helped Her Succeed

ByLizzy Francis

I wanted her to do well. What I wanted even more was to change her perspective.

Entertainment

Mutton Busting Is the Best Youth Sport for Today’s Overprotected Kids

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Putting a 5-year-old on the back of a sheep in a bull-riding arena might sound crazy, but maybe it's not such a bad idea.

Entertainment

The Cost of Taking a Family to a Football/Baseball/Basketball Game is Obscene

ByBen Marx

Tickets, beer, hot dogs, and parking can all add up higher than ever before.

Gear

The Best Axes for Throwing, According to Pro Axe Throwers

ByHudson Lindenberger

Want to fling some hatchets in your backyard? Here's what you'll need — and need to know.

Entertainment

Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas ‘Last Dance’ Beef Proves It’s Okay To Be a Bad Sport

ByCameron LeBlanc

Here's what our kids can learn from it.

Life

The Moment I Realized My (Semi) Free-Range Parenting Paid Off

ByLizzy Francis

I give my kids boundaries, but they have a lot of freedom. But it's worked out.