JPIII Ready for some football!

James deciding to play football this year.  He played flag football when he was around 8 or 9.  The very beginning of the season he injured his knee during practice.  After seeing an orthopedic,  therapy and some rehabilitative hardware (knee brace) he’s playing again.

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They’ve had a phenomenal season.  So far they’re #1 in the State.

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And if they win the next two games, these boys will be going to Florida to play ball.

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Tonight was another night of practice and it was so COLD!

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Thankfully I was able to sit in the car with Jala and stay warm.

Next game is Sunday and I hope these fellas are ready for some football.

Until then, this kid will get his sleep.

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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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Mama Minute: What’s in my Football Mom Cooler Bag on Practice Days?

This week’s Mama Minute… What’s in my Football Mom Cooler Bag on Practice Days. Taking a cooler bag on practice day is beneficial for many reasons and here’s my top 3 reasons.

1. Saves you money
2. We know what our children are eating.
3. They can replenish right after practice.

  I make sure I carry something in the cooler bag for everyone. Practice is a couple ours and in order to make sure I’m not spending money on unnecessary items like, water, snacks and food, I pack something for everyone. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought my daughter food out and she doesn’t eat everything. Such a waste.

For mom:
I pack a drink and something to eat. Snack bar, soup yogurt or sandwich.
For the football player:
On practice days I have my son drink water, sandwiches and a couple snacks. He’s always so hungry after practice.
For my daughter:
I pack her a sandwich too, a couple snacks, fruit and a small drink. My goal is to limit our public restroom use EWWWW.

Hope you received some great tips by taking a look in my practice cooler bag. Do you carry a cooler bag to your child’s practice and what’s in it?

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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Hello Monster Truck Mom’s

Goodbye Minivan and Hello Monster Truck Moms!

Look out! There’s a new driver in town and she’s driving a monstrosity.  At first sight, I cringe at the thought, but I can think of a few risky or adventurous curricular activities I’d like to indulge in…..

1. Be a member of a women’s motorcycle club – Even though I’d take side streets to all of my destinations.

2. Tennis Player -Now this one isn’t risky not including the fact that I have absolutely NO SKILL!  So, in that case I will be playing with fire because I have yet to hit 1 ball.

3. A contestant on the show Knock Out – HA! Hahahaha!

We see where that’s going.  However, I’m down for any woman being adventurous and enjoying her life because we sacrifice so much.  On the other hand I wouldn’t like my children doing it, but then again my child has gotten concussions playing basketball.

Do you have any wild adventures or things you would like to do for a career or extracurricular activities?

 

 

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: 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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Flagrant Fouls- Refs, Coaches & Parents should be held accountable! (Video)

Here’s a video of players of Connell High School (Wash.) committing flagrant fouls and the officials calling them as regular fouls.  This is the epitome of neglectful parenting! I’ve seen a lot of unfair calls since my kids have been playing sports, but this here takes the cake! When I see kids act in this manner, I blame parenting first, coaching second and lastly these officials, whom evidently are being paid under the table by somebody!

This past season my daughter had a handful of micro-braids snatched out of her head by an opposing player. When she responded by punching the girl in the face, I had no objections. Did the ref call a foul on the player for snatching my daughter’s hair out? NO!  He picked her hair up off the court and threw it to the side and she received a foul for punching the girl in the face.  You may say, “You’re no better than these kids parents!” Whateva! *rolls eyes*

I didn’t go to the game and she was concerned that I was going to be mad at her about what happened.   When I picked her up from her game she said. “don’t be mad. I got a tech.”  I asked her what did she do and when she explained the story I said, “You shook her up, right?!”

 

We don’t tolerate our children mistreating anybody, but I’ll be DAMN if I sit back and tell my child to turn the cheek for a bully to slap them on the other one!

If this was my child in this here video, he would not be playing! This kid is going to hurt somebody and ruin their future because he has not built his skill or doesn’t know his purpose in life. Check out the article on Yahoo with more details on this sad case of not reprimanding our children properly. Here are the words of his coach

“[Cole Vanderbilt] a tough kid, but those that know him know he’s a teddy bear,” Connell coach Oscar Garza told the Tri-City Herald. “My 7-year-old son loves him and lights up when he’s around. But on (YouTube) he’s the world’s meanest, ugliest kid. It’s not fair, but I just want him to know his teammates and coaches are behind him.”

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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