June 23, 2014
The Hockey Mom: 3 youth coaches who truly get it
April Bowling looks back with fondness on her son Sam's three great years with his youth coaches.

June 11, 2014
Hockey Mom: Leaving ‘select’ choice up to your kid? Priceless
A dad dressed in a black North Face fleece approached the glass and began banging on it so hard that my coffee cup started to vibrate toward the edge of the dasher.

October 15, 2012
The Hockey Mom: Private lessons are a powerful tool
Private lessons aren’t the answer for everyone, but they're something that time-strapped parents should consider.

September 23, 2012
The Hockey Mom: Let kids run in the offseason -- with limits
Participating in triathlons and kids running events over the summer can be a great way to build kids’ confidence in their athletic abilities.

August 10, 2012
The Hockey Mom: When a 7-year-old's Fathead acts 'selfish'
Following Tim Thomas' decision to take a year off, April Bowling sat down with her son Sam to talk about his favorite NHL player's questionable move.

July 17, 2012
The Hockey Mom: How to spend my son's summer vacation
The Hockey Mom, April Bowling, debates whether to send her son, Sam, to hockey camp or put his gear away and have him take some time off.

June 17, 2012
The Hockey Mom: Tryouts turn team players into individuals
There may be no “I” in “team,” but there sure is one in “evaluation.” This reality hit me while we were watching my son, Sam, at tryouts recently.

May 20, 2012
The Hockey Mom: Learning perspectives from a Mite
NEHJ is proud to debut a new column this month, “The Hockey Mom,” by April Bowling. The column is aimed at parents who toil long hours to support their young hockey players.