April Bowling

April Bowling joined the NEHJ team in May 2012 with the debut of her column, "The Hockey Mom," which is aimed at mothers — and fathers — who toil long hours to support their young hockey players. April is a mother of two, including one avid little hockey player named Sam. Owner of TriLife Coaching, a multisport training firm in Essex, Mass., April also co-founded the TriROK Foundation, which works to get families off the couch and into the exercises of swimming, biking and running.

Mar 25, 2015 The Hockey Mom: Emphasize love, not winning
Feb 18, 2015 The Hockey Mom: Skating the fine line is a tricky deal
Jan 30, 2015 The Hockey Mom: Teammates trump losing feeling
Dec 15, 2014 The Hockey Mom: Unwrap some hockey holiday joy
Nov 29, 2014 The Hockey Mom: Plenty to learn from forward-defense dilemma
Oct 21, 2014 The Hockey Mom: Sacrifice part of the game for sports families
Sep 30, 2014 The Hockey Mom: Orono a role model for conquering cost burdens
Aug 15, 2014 The Hockey Mom: Don't raise your players to be colorblind
Jun 23, 2014 The Hockey Mom: 3 youth coaches who truly get it
Jun 11, 2014 Hockey Mom: Leaving ‘select’ choice up to your kid? Priceless
May 15, 2014 The Hockey Mom: Proactive approaches make camp decisions easy
Apr 6, 2014 The Hockey Mom: In a wintry backyard, a miracle evolves, endures
Feb 24, 2014 Hockey Mom: A valuable lesson in prevent defense
Jan 27, 2014 The Hockey Mom: Mites’ big-rink adventure
Nov 27, 2013 Hockey Mom: Cross-ice demands a fresh perspective
Oct 26, 2013 Hockey Mom: Watching pro camp teaches great lessons
Sep 27, 2013 The Hockey Mom: Postcards from power skating camp
Aug 28, 2013 The Goalie Mom: Sometimes, the pads never quite fit
Jul 30, 2013 The Hockey Mom: Win or lose, sportsmanship must prevail
May 18, 2013 The Hockey Mom: Change is a rewarding part of the journey
May 6, 2013 The Hockey Mom on camp selection: Get input, trust instincts
Mar 4, 2013 The Hockey Mom: Riding the wild coaster we call hockey
Feb 6, 2013 The Hockey Mom: Great coaches have the power to inspire
Dec 30, 2012 The Hockey Mom: When did I become THAT hockey mom?
Dec 15, 2012 The Hockey Mom: The five words every hockey mom dreads
Oct 15, 2012 The Hockey Mom: Private lessons are a powerful tool
Sep 23, 2012 The Hockey Mom: Let kids run in the offseason -- with limits
Aug 10, 2012 The Hockey Mom: When a 7-year-old's Fathead acts 'selfish'
Jul 17, 2012 The Hockey Mom: How to spend my son's summer vacation
Jun 17, 2012 The Hockey Mom: Tryouts turn team players into individuals
May 20, 2012 The Hockey Mom: Learning perspectives from a Mite