The Sports Channel: It’s a new season

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Today is my daughter’s first game of the season. I won’t be there in person, but you know I’m there in spirit. It’s amazing how the cycle of life brings everything back full circle. Starting over with any new team causes us to have to show that we are committed to the mission. Which in turn opens doors for opportunity.

My once starter will have to spend time on the bench again like she did her freshman year of highschool. Never underestimate the power of sitting on the bench. Sitting on the bench with the right spirit and great work ethic, opens the door for endless opportunities. This is what we’ve instilled in her from day one…when you’re sitting on the bench, be mindful of your attitude and cheer for your team. When you get taking out of the game because you’ve messed up, don’t be discouraged, be thankful. Be thankful that your coach cares enough to point out your error so you can learn how to correct it. When you get in the game… play your best game. Companies are able to sale us their idea & product within the timeframe of their commercial. When we’re watching a television show we may watch 2-3 minutes of commercials in increments. When you get on the court, sale yourself! Convince those watching that you are a team player. Convince them that you’re not selfish. Convince them that this girl has got her practice in when she has down time……

Some may argue, “some people just may not want to buy your product.”

Just because someone isn’t willing to buy your product, doesn’t meant that your product isn’t built to last and of high quality. Some people like cheap stuff and at the end of the game, you know you gave it your all.

Best wishes to my daughter and her team as they begin their season.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Wordless Wednesday: Defense

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(My daughter top left & bottom left) My daughter has began conditioning training and let’s just say, “another level!” Every morning I txt her with….take your medicine, don’t forget your medicine or did you take your medicine? On the phone the other day she broke down her day to day routine and said, “I don’t have time to do anything.” My reply was, “Good!”

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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She’s back on the court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After 2 weeks since my daughter was injured during a basketball game, she has fully recovered from her concussion and has been OK’d to return to play.  We went to see the specialist again on Tuesday and everything looked great. This is definitely good news & we are thankful to God for this experience as well her healing.  Watch the few clips below of her first game back.  One more thing before I let you all go.  I’m linking up with Diaries of a Grumpy Grateful Mom’s, Good News linky.  She has started a Friday linky on sharing our Good News.  Be sure to stop by and/or link up.

Warm Up (My daughter is # 50)

Starting Line Up (Last Player Announced)

Tip (She’s in the white for tip off)

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Sports Channel: Concussions

As parents of athletes we all know that contact sports can be aggressive and oftentimes dangerous, we never know the actual severity or seriousness until it knocks on our front door.

During my daughter’s Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament last week she was headbutted in the nose. I wasn’t at the game, but my husband was there and he said the impact was very hard and he thought her nose was going to bleed. The coach pulled her out the game and had her see their athletic trainer to make sure she was OK. Everything appeared to be fine and she felt fine. (Check here to see if your State has adopted the Concussion Laws.) He had her sit out until the 2nd quarter and put her back in and she was able to finish the game with no complications.

However, a couple hours after she made it home we noticed her spacing out and moving in slow motion. We continued to ask her was she OK and she said that she was. As a mom, one thing I wish I had of done was followed my first mind and took her to ER that night. But, I was thinking maybe she’s sleepy because it was getting late, she had been at the school all day and we had never experienced with this before. During the night I checked on her a couple times and everything was fine until she woke up the next morning and began to get ready for practice. I noticed her not able to hold a conversation with me and looking down. She spoke to her personal trainer and he checked her again that morning and stated she was testing positive for a concussion.

her symptoms:

She was very emotional

Couldn’t hold a conversation

Looked down at the floor

So, I took her to E.R and they did some test and X-Rays. Thankfully everything came back OK except the positive concussion results. I began to do some research myself and would like to share some sites with you for your future reference as well as an app. Hope this is helpful to any of you that have children/grandchildren in sports.

Today is day 4 since the incident and she’s finally coming back to herself. She won’t be allowed to play basketball until she’s cleared from her Doctor.

The Brain Injury Association of America

Sports Concussions.org

The Impact Website & ImCAT app this website and app has a wealth of information!!!! Great for parents, athletes and coaches. A must have for our phones!

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Chicago Sky, Sweaty Wrist Bands & Letterman Jacket

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Daughter: Look! (Pointing at her bookbag.)
Son: (reaching for it)
Daughter: Don’t touch it! It’s wet from sweat!
Son: Who’s sweat is it! Who’s sweat is it! (In midst of reaching depending on who’s sweat is it. Then he bends down to smell it.)
Daughter: Tamera Young. She gave it to me.
Me: (looking like… WTFrenchtoast)

Yesterday my daughter’s basketball team went to see our very own Chicago Sky WNBA basketball team play against the Atlanta Dream.  Our team lost by 3pts, but at the end of the game my daughter and her team were yelling to the players, “good game!” Tamera Young threw her wrist bands to them. My daughter caught one and another player caught the other one.

The last picture is of her new letterman jacket.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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