Heather Fisher, a member of an all-mothers roller derby league in Austin, Texas, with her son Gibby, 3, at the Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex skate rink in Austin, April 4, 2007. Since the revival of roller derby in the last five years or so, more mothers are joining leagues. The sport used to be for edgy, indie singles, but now rink nannies take care of kids, and some moms are forming all-mom teams, who want the sport to be non-contact.

Photo by Erich Schlegel, The New York Times

Heather Fisher, a member of an all-mothers roller derby league in Austin, Texas, with her son Gibby, 3, at the Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex skate rink in Austin, April 4, 2007. Since the revival of roller derby in the last five years or so, more mothers are joining leagues. The sport used to be for edgy, indie singles, but now rink nannies take care of kids, and some moms are forming all-mom teams, who want the sport to be non-contact.

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