Family Life Tip: Multipurpose Shopping Trips

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Since we started traveling more, my time back at home is even more precious. Every second has to count, and I need to get the most our of everything I do… shopping included. I remember those days when the big girls were little, and I would pack them up for some leisurely fun out shopping. It seemed a bit hectic back then, when they were both tiny, but those times were actually pretty mellow compared to these days. With three kids all running in different directions… I use all the family time saving tips I possibly can. Like multipurpose shopping trips, or in this case multi person shopping trips.  

shopping with family

It’s no secret that Pete and Ashley love fitness… they also love fitness shoes, shorts, equipment and pretty much everything else sports related. I do too… just not as much as they do. We always seem to be running from store to store buying them what they need to get for their next workout that it seems like I am often an afterthought. They don’t plan it that way, but it just happens. A couple months ago Pete was given a DICK’s Sporting Goods gift card from his brother for his birthday so we all went together while he spent it. 

We were all really surprised that DICKS’s carries so many different things. They really are a one-stop shop for the entire family’s sporting goods needs.   20160410_162930

We’ve since been back a few times, and when they reached out to work together, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I love sharing things that make our lives easier, and having a place to go to where everyone in the family can get the sporting goods that they need all in one place is something everyone needs to know about.


On this shopping trip it was just Pete, Ashley, and I. Maddie and Emmy were working on another project so we had planned just to shop for ourselves. Pete bought new workout shoes. I needed some good sandals to walk in (Am I the only one that likes to go for long walks in flip-slops? Does that totally prove that I’m a born and raised Californian? So many questions!) and Ashley needed a new kettlebell and ab roller. We didn’t plan to buy the other girls anything on this trip… but we saw these shorts (below) and we had to buy them for Emmy. They were too cute to pass up on! She is “training” for a fun run and she is actually taking it pretty seriously…eventhough she is just 6, so she was thrilled to have new shorts!

shopping trip

Everyone had a great time with their new sports gear! I’m even wearing my new shoes while taking this picture!

family workout


Next time you need to buy new sporting goods for the whole family be sure to head over to DICK’s. 

What do you do to save time with the whole family?

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • We go to Dick’s a lot for my oldest. We can get certain pieces of his sparring gear for karate there and it’s cheaper than what the dojo charges.

  • I save time with the entire family by dragging them out with me on large shopping expeditions. I send my kids down the aisles to grab everything, and I use my husband as a pack animal! 😉

  • It’s awesome that everyone was able to pick up some new athletic gear. Those ab rollers can give you a really intense ab workout.

  • We like shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods for our sporting supplies. They have good prices

  • We love shopping at Dicks! I can get work out gear, my daughter can get gymnastics gear, and hubby can get outdoor gear. Everybody wins!

  • We don’t have Dick’s here I don’t think but it sounds like a great store. I love that there is lots for everyone!

  • I love when i can get multiple things on my list in one place. It is so much easier when you live in a big City to shop all in one spot instead of trying to fight traffic. I will have to see if there is a Dick’s location near me.

  • I think it is great that your family, especially your children, are into fitness – it is so important I think for continuing health into teen and adulthood.
    My husband also loves kettlebells by the way 🙂

  • It will be time again soon enough to shop for back to school shoes. Dicks would be a great place to find sneakers as well as cleats for my 10 year old.

  • When it comes to sport items, We always loved shopping at Dick’s as they offer good pricing & the products are quiet great too. I think it feels good when you can get everything you need for your family aong with kids.

  • We love Dick’s Sporting Goods. As a mom of 4 ranging from 10 to 20, I need a place that has stuff for kids and adults. Plus, Dick’s tends to have a great selection when it comes to sports shoes and between basketball, soccer, and running, we buy A LOT of shoes!

  • To save time with the whole family, I simply put my phone down. Stop with the technology! It seems to work for us. I love that everyone when shopping together and you each found a treasure that you needed.

  • We save time from shopping at DICKS for my family’s Sporting Goods needs. They offer lots of varieties from all the brands that we love. It’s our one-stop store.

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