Melissa Brusso

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Melissa lives in Pawtucket, RI, with SportsDad, daughter Stretch, 14, and the Little Man, 12. She is an Educational Advocate, sports yenta, kid-schlepper, home cook and baker.  She can be reached at MelissaB401@gmail.com.

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Kickoff With Kids: Are you watching the Superbowl this weekend?

Kickoff With Kids: Are you watching the Superbowl this weekend?

[ 2 ] February 1, 2013 |

If you will be watching the Superbowl this weekend, do you envision a Norman Rockwell moment of uninterrupted game-watching with your children? There will be all sorts of sideshows going on, and all sorts of maintenance to be performed. Here are a few tips for enjoying the Superbowl with younger—or just less intensely interested—kids.

Foods, trivia, bingo, and advertising mayhem!

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RISE: Be a Friend, Be a Mentor!

RISE: Be a Friend, Be a Mentor!

[ 1 ] May 26, 2009 |

“During the new mentor training, we learned about the 10-block radius, a term that refers to kids who grow up in the inner city and are limited to experiences within their own neighborhoods and never get a chance to venture outside that zone. That concept really hit home when I took T to the East […]

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Run Like the Wind!

Run Like the Wind!

[ 3 ] August 28, 2008 |

She ran one lap around (400 meters) and we just stopped and watched her. Whaaaa? Look at her—-she looks like some kind of…runner. Wow, Stretch—good job! You ran all the way around the track! Whoa, what is she doing? She’s going around a second time? Nah, don’t worry—she’s wearing a dress and sandals–her feet are […]

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El Joga Bonito

El Joga Bonito

[ 3 ] August 11, 2008 |

Home Plate: Reflections of a Sports Parent When SportsDad calls home from work with a certain sheepish (but excited) tone, I can tell that he has some kind of sports bee in his bonnet. I call it a Joga Bonito Call (like a booty call, but for sports), after the Brazilian term (literally, “the beautiful […]

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Sports Camp Confidential

Sports Camp Confidential

[ 7 ] May 23, 2008 |

Today I welcome Melissa Brusso, a mom from Pawtucket, as a new contributing writer for Kidoinfo. In her column, Home Plate: Reflections of a Sportsparent, she shares her wit, wisdom, and experience regarding the world of sports with her husband, “SportsDad”, their daughter “Stretch”, age 10 and their son, “LittleMan”, age 7. As the weather […]

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