Basketball Mom Shirt: Cricut Made

It’s the middle of basketball season around here.  It’s January, and for middle school basketball, we have about 8 more weeks of games.  (Then AAU season starts, but that is another kettle of fish entirely.)  The Big One plays a lot of basketball between lessons, games, and practice, we are often running from gym to gym.  I’ve picked up a fair amount of spirit wear as a sports mom, including several basketball mom shirts, but the reality is that I can always use a few more.  I decided to use my Cricut Explore Air to create my very own Basketball Mom shirt.  I’m going to share the shirt with you today, along with a quick tutorial to show you how to turn font and images into a single Welded image.  By doing this, your designs become even easier to position on fabric, and you don’t have unexpected cut lines.

Here's an easy to make Basketball Mom Shirt that is a simple DIY project with Iron-On Vinyl. It's a perfect graphic tee to make with your Cricut machine that any mother can wear to their child's basketball games and tournaments.
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Gearing Up for Sports Safety

This past week I was watching the Big One at a game, and I saw a heavier boy charge directly at him, slam into his body and send him first into the air and then into the ground.  The wind was knocked out of the both of us, literally!  As you may remember, we have not allowed the Big One to play football because of the risks for severe head injuries, but that doesn’t mean that sports like soccer, flag football and basketball don’t involve contact.  And fear and worry for parents.  I strongly and firmly believe that having your children engage in athletics has wonderful benefits for their physical, social and psychological wellbeing.  That being said, mothers worry.  I do feel that Storelli is a brand that helps alleviate the anxiety that a mother feels with the creation of their BodyShield Sliders.

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The Sweet Rewards of a Mom’s Life

Do you have days where you feel like you are barely hanging in there? This week has been one of those weeks. As it comes to the end, I’m still catching my breath and wondering how I am surviving. I’ve been pulled in so many different ways by each of the boys, and I’m trying to make sure that they all get what they need from me. And a lot of times, it feels like there isn’t enough of me to go around. It got me wondering about what exactly are the sweet rewards of a mom’s life. It definitely isn’t the effusive thanks and words of appreciation, nor is it the obedient children who clean up after themselves— at least in my house. However, motherhood has to have some sweet rewards, else so many of us wouldn’t be willing to throw ourselves into it.

My Mom Made That: The Sweet Rewards of a Mom's Life {Post Sponsored by Betty Crocker and the Sweet Rewards Cookie Bars}
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