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Author: Hannah Burney

Hannah Burney is a pitching coach’s wife and boy mom to a baseball-loving toddler and infant son. She is a stay-at-home mom and does freelance writing and photography on the side. She is currently located in the Cincinnati area and enjoys coffee, playing piano, reading, hiking and exploring the area (you know, when not cleaning up messes or hanging at the baseball field.) You can follow her life and work on Instagram @frecklesandredheads and via her blog https://hannahwarren1.wixsite.com/frecklesredheadsblog.

I Was Exhausted and Worn Out from Trying to Live Up to Impossible Standards

We put our worth in what we do, our accomplishments, and the success of our commitments, instead of the things that actually matter. When we do this, we begin to miss what life is actually about and where true value comes from. We worship being busy, and eventually that will come to haunt us in one way or another. 

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10 Midseason Reminders for the Wife Juggling It All

You aren't a single mom. You aren't doing it all alone. You aren't living the military or first responder life. When you kiss your husband goodbye before work, you aren't left wondering if you will ever kiss him again. Yes, this lifestyle is unique and sometimes lonely. Yet, even when it is hard, we still have a husband, father, supporter, and protector. We still have someone to do life with and that is a wonderful thing. Sometimes a change of perspective is all you need.

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12 Tips for Surviving the Season with a Baby

Don't feel like you can't miss a game.
Guilt about missing a game is a real thing. I get it. I hate missing a game too. Being a coaching family is our life, and I feel like I am not supporting my coach if I miss a game. Here's the thing though, sometimes it's just too much. Some days, you might be completely exhausted from still trying to get the hang of having an infant, or your 7-month-old might be teething, or your toddler might have been throwing tantrums all day, and even just the thought of getting to the game is too much. Guess what? That is okay. Be honest with your coach about this, and learn the other ways you can support him – even when you are not able to be present at a game.

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5 Lessons Learned in Our First College Season

You know what? Nobody's life is perfect. If you realize that now, you will save yourself much anxiety, pain, and stress. During season, schedules are crazy, nights get late, and your home will most likely become a mess. As a recovering perfectionist, this is something that freaked me out . . . especially early on in the season.

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