I am certain that there are a number of people who wonder what is wrong with me during football season. I will be honest, I have dropped the ball a few times (even as I type this I hear "The ball is the program!!" so I know how critical these mistakes are!) and I have … Continue reading Where’s Your Mind At?
A little time has passed now, and so I feel like I can write about one of my favorite nights of the year with a little perspective. I struggle to even talk about it because I feel like there is not a huge group of people that relate to the way I feel about getting … Continue reading Football Clinic Night: The Hype Continues
Well, it finally happened. We finally hit the point where we went to the beach so much in one summer that I was feeling a little embarassed when people asked me where we have been. "The beach again!!??" We live in the South. We live in a community where many people belong to pools and … Continue reading Shame and the Beach
I think one of the common misconceptions I hear around coaching and football families, is the assumption that our whole family is just rolling in team swag. If one of my kids is wearing a jersey for the team or is sporting a new sweatshirt I will hear comments like "Oh, I bet you guys … Continue reading Representing Our Team Colors
We are right in the middle of Spring Recruiting, also known as the time of year when people are most likely to be surprised that my football coach husband has to work. (“Really?!? All spring?? What are they even doing?”) But this time of year can be a challenge because you had a minute during … Continue reading Top 5 Things That Change When My Husband is on the Road
When I was an eager mom of 4 and my first sweet little girl was starting kindergarten, I pulled out the adorable fabric lunch box and packed up her favorite sandwich and fruit with a yogurt and her Hello Kitty water bottle. Before the lunchbox was ready to zip, I found a post-it note and … Continue reading Lunch Notes: Love and Post-its
A few times a year we are able to welcome Nick's Offensive Linemen over to the house for dinner and some sort of super cool family of 7 entertainment. You know, the activities that parents suggest to teenagers to find an awesome way to hang out together. Hey, guys! Wanna play Taboo? How about charades? … Continue reading Fried Chicken for a Crowd: Feeding the Line