Sports Mom

Episode #51: Nobody Told Me THIS Would Happen As A Sports Mom!

  We could all use a little more laughter right now…like deep belly laughs. So buckle up and get ready for this huddle because I’m chatting with a sports mom who will make you laugh and drop some wisdom as well.   Brandalyn is a humorist and softball mom with a big heart and the spiritual gift of humor. Here is her recent rant and our conversation that follows.   On the podcast, Brandalyn and I discuss…   Who she is, what she does, and why she does it.   We find out more about Brandalyn as a softball mom   Her hilarious softball mom rant and her discoveries about the softball world.   Advice/tips for other sports moms/parents as they help their athletes navigate their own sports journey.     Bio:       Brandalyn Shropshire is a humorist, writer, and actress. Making people laugh has always been Brandalyn’s…

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Who Else Wants To Raise a Tough Athlete? Here’s How You Do It!

This last week has been a whirlwind of softball activity, trips, and decisions for my oldest daughter.    She will be leaving the nest soon and pursuing her education and athletic dreams at the next level. I haven’t posted much about this next chapter because frankly, I was a bag of emotions about it. I am super proud of my kid, beaming inside, with watery eyes when I stop to think about her journey.   Yesterday I was able to watch her last day of travel ball and couldn’t help but be flooded with past memories.    If you watched her yesterday, you saw a mature kid at shortstop who made everything look so smooth. You would probably think she always played there (I mean after all her Dad was part of her Coaching staff for a long time. Doesn’t that guarantee her the position she wants?) That couldn’t be…

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EPISODE #50: Can Youth Sports Teach Adults Humility and Patience?

  When sports shut down, we all had some downtime to refresh, but quickly we missed seeing our kids compete. Chet Arnold, the author of Bean and Baseball in Time Flies, reminds us to enjoy the journey and embrace the ups and downs.   We talk about some really important ways parents can develop a positive perspective as they navigate life with their athlete.   Chet and I discuss… Bean and Baseball as a book about the youth baseball experience and how quickly time flies from the first practice to High School Graduation and the milestones in between.   Why Chet wrote Bean and Baseball?   How youth sports can teach parents humility, patience, and understanding.   What advice/tips would you give our sports moms/parents as they help their athletes navigate their own sports journey?   BIO Meet Chet D. Arnold I am an Army infantry Veteran, a product of…

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Episode #48: What Would Sports Parents Learn If We Could Read a Coach’s Diary?

  You haven’t heard of A Coach’s Diary?   You must not be on social media much because Reggie Bibb and A Coach’s Diary are everywhere these days and with good reason. Coach Bibb is spreading a positive, powerful, and productive message to help and inspire athletes, coaches, and parents all over the world.   Get ready! This is a powerful 15-minute huddle with practical wisdom for you and your family.   Reggie and I discuss…   Who he is, what he does, and why he does it.   How A Coach’s Diary got started.   How much influence do you think the parent’s EXAMPLE (versus just talking) has on their athlete?     We talk about one of Reggie’s post from A Coach’s Diary   WISDOM is doing NOW what you will be happy with later. STAY READY and STAY PREPARED so that you don’t have to rush to…

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