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Daily Diary: Need To Get That Sports Lingo Down…



I’ve never really been around much sports in my life. My parents divorced when I was 7 and my father was a computer guy. So, I never had a Sunday filled with football growing up. Being from Queens, it was even worse. There were no teams to join. We would just hang out on our stoop and play 4 corners. Cement games… yes, that’s how I rolled.

Now that I live in a town that is OBSESSED with sports, I find it hard to fit in sometimes. Not that I don’t get along with the moms – because I do. But I just don’t get it. I don’t know what I’m looking at. I don’t know what I’m saying. I’m in a foreign world.

For instance, this weekend we all went to Liam’s baseball game. He was running onto the field and I yelled, “Liam!! Don’t forget your mitten!!!”

Heads turned from all over.

“Mitten!!!! Vera! It’s a MITT!”


Then I asked someone when the rehearsal was going to end…. but I guess I should have said practice. And finally I said something about the team’s outfit and was reminded that they are called uniforms.

I don’t know. This isn’t my world. We are all laughing which is good… but I feel like I need to do some freaking research for this new role. Soccer mom? Baseball mom? Me? I guess so…



At least Caleb still thinks I’m right. 🙂

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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