Moms Who Kick

Why should kids have all the fun? ask envious mothers

AFTER YEARS OF WATCHING HER SON KALE, 11, scramble for the soccer ball, Paige Brodie had an epiphany one day. "We spend so much time sitting on our butts watching these games," she thought, "we should play ourselves." With that, the Sherborn, Mass., mother of three organized a moms' team and became a new kind of soccer mom--one who plays in her own league.

Brodie, 43, and her teammates are part of a burgeoning trend of moms taking up their children's sports. At the John Smith Sports Center, where Brodie plays, the number of mothers' teams has shot up since 2000...

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