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The Best Part of Ministry as a Coach's Wife

The Best Part of Ministry as a Coach’s Wife

In college, Ordell confidently sought opportunities to gain college coaching experience. At the same time, I struggled to find my footing as I juggled jobs with Young Life student staff, personal training, and teaching swimming lessons. I couldn’t figure out how to combine everything I was enjoyed doing and sleep!… Read more

Beth Walker
hand over your pearls

Hand Over Your Pearls 

One of the hardest parts of this coaching life, that I’ve found at least, is letting go of the illusion of control. From our schedule, to where we live, to who we find next to us as other coach’s wives, we have a say in very few decisions. We have… Read more

Jess Gilardi
dating a coach

Dating a Coach In Season Taught Me About Myself

Dating at any age can be brutal. It is a roller coaster of ups, downs, diagonals, sudden stops, backward moves, and loop-to-loops. In my 20’s I could buckle up and muscle through the ride and see that thing through to the bitter end; even when I knew I should have… Read more

Crystal Dalton
what my coaches' kids will remember most

What My Coaches’ Kids Will Remember Most

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately. My mind keeps reverting to memories made. When my kids were younger, for example, I would drop them off at my husband’s practice and watch them run around on the sidelines, anxiously awaiting a fist bump or a bear hug from their dad. They… Read more

Sara Sommers

Be Mindful of the Boys Whose Season Ended Last Night

We treat them like men and expect them to be tough but they are still someone’s little boy. And this morning, for many of them, their hearts are bruised and broken. Read more

Janie Fryar
mind your gap

Mind Your Gap

My husband has been an Offensive Line Coach for 11 years and was an Offensive Lineman all through High School and College. The other day he said something that had me thinking about life going into the season.  As he was working through the new offense out loud, he asked… Read more

Tiffany Rubio

Here am I, Send Me

When I want to irritate my coach, I ask him to emote verbally with questions like…”Why did you marry me?” Occasionally, when he has grown bored with a crass retort, he will reply with, “Why did you marry me?”  Without a pause, I can answer, “the strength of your character…”… Read more

Lisa Witcher
new beginnings

New Beginnings

“How are you liking it here?” This simple question can bring up a lot of emotions for a coach’s wife, especially if she’s recently moved. The word home, to most, has a straightforward definition. It’s where you choose to live, or it’s where you’re from. To the luckiest, it’s both… Read more

Jess Gilardi
I Just Broke Up with Our Old School and I'm Not Ready to Be Friends (Yet)

I Just Broke Up with Our Old School and I’m Not Ready to Be Friends (Yet)

This summer we moved and I liked the town we were in. By some miracle of miracles, I had ended up in a tiny little football community that just happened to also be the hometown of one of my best friends. My connection to her meant that I got connected… Read more

Anne Rulo

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The Best Part of Ministry as a Coach's Wife

The Best Part of Ministry as a Coach’s Wife

Beth Walker
hand over your pearls

Hand Over Your Pearls 

Jess Gilardi
dating a coach

Dating a Coach In Season Taught Me About Myself

Crystal Dalton
what my coaches' kids will remember most

What My Coaches’ Kids Will Remember Most

Sara Sommers

Be Mindful of the Boys Whose Season Ended Last Night

Janie Fryar
mind your gap

Mind Your Gap

Tiffany Rubio

Here am I, Send Me

Lisa Witcher
new beginnings

New Beginnings

Jess Gilardi
I Just Broke Up with Our Old School and I'm Not Ready to Be Friends (Yet)

I Just Broke Up with Our Old School and I’m Not Ready to Be Friends (Yet)

Anne Rulo
A Coach’s Carnival

A Coach’s Carnival

Heather Wright
Behind the firing: Tips for the wife on the move again

Behind the Firing: Tips for the Wife on the Move Again

Makensie Oubre
celebrating coaching milestones

Celebrating that Coaching Milestone

Stephanie Windon
it's just a season

It’s Just a Season

Stacy Peters
Old Coach’s Wives Don’t Retire - we just re-pack

Old Coaches’ Wives Don’t Retire—We Just Re-Pack

Lisa Witcher
How much do you need your football family?

How Much do you Need Your Football Family?

Emily Moore-Arena
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Feeding the Wide Receivers

Lisa Witcher
When Coach Says This, What He Really Means Is

When Coach Says This, What He Really Means Is

JANA TAYLOR
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A Day in the Life of a Coach’s Wife: Balancing Work, Mom Life, and Game Day

Lauren Bennett
Learning to Let Go of the Past

Learning to Let Go of the Past

Annie Aker
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: How do you get through the season without losing yourself?

Friday Night Wives
Five Ways to Regain Your Balance Mid-Season

Five Ways to Regain Your Balance Mid-Season

Haley Zimmerman
You are Not Your Husband

You Are Not Your Husband

Matthea Williams
Football Stole From Me

Football Stole from Me

Christa Hodgson
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Football X’s and O’s 101 for Coach’s #1 Fan: Offense

Samantha Myers
Where's Daddy?

Where’s Daddy?

Stacy Peters
Where's Daddy?

Be Kind or Be Quiet: Candid Responses to Tacky Remarks

Haley Zimmerman
My Experience with Anxiety as a Coach's Wife

My Experiences With Anxiety as a Coach’s Wife

Crystal Dalton
Tips for Taking Care of Yourself During the Season

Tips for Taking Care of Yourself During the Season

Paige.Chinn
Going to Therapy as a Coach's Wife? Sounds Normal to Me!

Going to Therapy as a Coach’s Wife? Sounds Normal to Me!

Anne Rulo
Supporting Athletes mental health as Coaches' Wives

Supporting Athlete’s Mental Health as a Coach’s Wife

Jess Gilardi
To the Wife of Many Sports

To the Wife of Many Sports 

Amanda White
Coach’s Wife Lessons Learned With Kids

Raising Coach’s Kids: What I Did Right and What I Wish I’d Done Differently

Jess Gilardi
Coach's Wife's Mid-Season Prayer

Coach’s Wife’s Mid-Season Prayer

Lisa Witcher
Dear Player, There's Little Eyes On You

Little Eyes On You

Stacy Peters
What do coaches' wives do

What Do Coaches’ Wives Do

Jess Gilardi
Dear Coach, You Need to Know You're a Hidden Hero

Dear Coach, You Need to Know You’re a Hidden Hero

Paige.Chinn
Coaching Coach-Love Lessons

Coaching Coach-Love Lessons

Lisa Witcher
To the Barely Getting by Coach’s Wife

To the Barely Getting by Coach’s Wife

Sara Sommers
Coaches’ Wives: Don’t Settle on Just Surviving the Coaching Life

Coaches’ Wives: Don’t Settle on Just Surviving the Coaching Life

Beth Walker
One Thing I Dread Each Season As a Coach's Wife

One Thing I Dread Each Season As a Coach’s Wife

Heather Wright
Dear Coach's Girl - Coach's Kids

Dear Coach’s Girl

Jessica Toliver
Grief Doesn't Take A Timeout During The Season

Grief Doesn’t Take A Timeout During The Season

Hannah Softley
20 Things Only a Coach’s Wife Will Understand

20 Things Only a Coach’s Wife Will Understand

Stacy Peters
Dear Coach we saw the wins in last nights loss

Dear Coach, We Saw the Wins in Last Night’s Loss

Janie Fryar
Five Good Excuses When You Want To Stay Home

Five Good Excuses When You Want To Stay Home

Haley Zimmerman
Ultimate Game Day Bag Packing List for Kids of All Ages

Ultimate Game Day Bag Packing List for Kids of All Ages

Stephanie Windon
Your Coach, My Husband

Your Coach, My Husband

JANA TAYLOR
Tips for Planning a Wedding During Football Season

Tips for Planning a Wedding During Football Season

Makensie Oubre
New Teacher Life: Finding Your Light Switch After You Follow Your Husband to a New School

New Teacher Life: Finding Your Light Switch After You Follow Your Husband to a New School

Abbey Nucci
Why Coach and I Cry Every Time the Season Starts

Why Coach and I Cry Every Time the Season Starts

Anne Rulo
Not Your Typical Friday Night

Not Your Typical Friday Night

Heather Wright
Coach's Wife Strategy to Actually Watch the Game with Kids in Tow

Coach’s Wife Strategy to Actually Watch the Game with Kids in Tow

Jessica Toliver
Marriage Not Interrupted for Football Season

This Marriage is NOT Interrupted for Football Season

Hannah Softley
Finding Joy in the Season

Finding Joy in the Season

Amanda White
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As Football Season Begins—We Pray for the Bigger Story

Lisa Witcher
Here We Go with God

Here We Go—With God

Heather Candela
The Ultimate List of Team Treat Bag Sayings

The Ultimate List of Team Treat Bag Sayings

Stephanie Windon
8 Affirmations For Coaches Wives

8 Affirmations For Coaches’ Wives

Jess Gilardi
A Day in the Life of a Coach's Wife on Game Day

A Day in the Life of a Coach’s Wife on Game Day

Chelsey Edens
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Lessons I Learned My First Season as a Coach’s Wife

Crystal Dalton
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Hello, Football Season!

Heather Candela
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A Day in the Life of a Coach’s Kid

Haley Zimmerman
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Dear God, As We Start Another Season

Jess Gilardi

To the High School Girls My Husband Coaches

Alex Kate Barrera
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I Miss My Coach During Season, But I am NOT a Single Mom

Jordan Harrell
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Dear Coach, As You Start Your Second Season During a Pandemic

Jess Gilardi
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To the Bare-Minimum Coach’s Wife, You’re Fine

Abbey Nucci
5 Ways to Survive the Season

5 Ways to Help Your Marriage Survive the Season

Jordan Harrell
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Dear Couch Critic, Simone Didn’t Quit

Beth Walker
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Simone Biles Makes it Clear for All Athletes: Mental Health Matters More than Gold Medals

Jordan Harrell

Dear Kids, This is the Big Picture

Kady Hofer
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There Are Three of Us In This Marriage

Heather Candela

To the Wife Already Stressing About Football Season

Beth Walker

You Are Not Your Husband’s Holy Spirit

Jordan Harrell
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Let’s be Part of a Community—Not a Clique

Heather Candela
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Lessons Learned from a Transient Coach’s Wife

Jess Gilardi
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What to Expect as a Coach’s Wife at THSCA Coaching School

Jordan Harrell
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A Prayer for the Wife Who is Moving

Anne Rulo
Dear Younger Me What I Know About Home, Hardship, Heartbreak, and Hope

Dear Younger Me: What I Know About Home, Hardship, Heartbreak, and Hope

Jess Gilardi
you can always spot a coach in the wild

You Can Always Spot a Coach in the Wild

Kassie Borba
not the head coach's wife I thought I'd be

I’m Not the Head Coach’s Wife I Thought I’d Be (And That’s Okay)

Jess Gilardi
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Dear Younger Me- You’re Going to Love This Life Eventually

Chelsey Edens
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Dear Player, My Kids Are Learning From You—Please, Teach Them Well

Jessica Toliver
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Dear Friday Night Wives, You Threw Out a Lifeline and It Changed Me

Haley Zimmerman
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Dear Head Coach’s Wife Here’s My Prayer For You

Beth Walker

To the New Wife on the Staff (And the Wives Welcoming Her)

Heather Candela

When You Just Don’t Fit In

Friday Night Wives
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Urbana IL: My Amazing Community

Beth Walker
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Let Go: Confessions of a Wife Burned and Scarred by the Coaching Life

Brittany Nordstedt

What Football Has Taught Me About Family

Heather Candela
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I Married My Football Coach in October—And It Was Wonderful

Kassie Borba
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: I’m Going Crazy On My Own

Beth Walker
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Dear Coach’s Wife, It’ll Feel Like Home Soon Enough

Beth Walker

5 Lessons Learned in Our First College Season

Hannah Burney
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Two Things I Love: Small Town Football and the Pre-Game Wave

Kassie Borba
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: I feel like I don’t have control over my life

Beth Walker
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“Coach’s Wife” is More Than a Title, It’s a Calling

Beth Walker
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20 (We Added 10 More!!) Gifts Your Coach Will Love

Jordan Harrell

A Coaches’ Wives Guide to End of Year Madness

Katie Kilpatrick
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran’s Coach’s Wife: Is this Normal First Year Coaching Stress?

Beth Walker
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Don’t Devalue the Sidelines

Beth Walker
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Marriage Isn’t Always 50/50

Laurel Pointer

Why Our Plans Rarely Work Out as We Expect (And Why That’s Okay)

Beth Walker
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: How Do You Handle Young Kids During the Season?

Beth Walker
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Coaches are Leaving the Profession at an Alarming Rate. This is Why.

Jordan Harrell
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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Coach’s Wife When You Mess with her Husband

Crystal Dalton
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Fans, Parents, Friends: What We Wish You Knew

Jess Gilardi
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: How do I Develop Community on Our Staff?

Beth Walker
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Save Your “No” For When It Matters

Katie Kilpatrick
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To the Young Mama in the Middle of the Season

Jordan Harrell
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To the New Wife in Town, Say “Yes”

Jordan Harrell
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: How Do You Deal with Head Coach’s Wife Conflict?

Beth Walker

Confessions From a Second Mama

Claire Mitchell
Gifts for the Coach's Wife Who Deserves a Huge Thank You

Gifts for the Coach’s Wife Who Deserves a Huge Thank You

Beth Walker
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To the Summertime Superheroes (That’s You, Coach’s Wife)

Crystal Dalton
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Coach, This I Can (and Can’t) Promise You

Jess Gilardi
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: How do you deal with gender disappointment?

Beth Walker

15 Ways to Cut Costs on a Coach’s Salary

Jordan Harrell
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When You Suck at Asking for Help

Jordan Harrell
Note to Self Reflections on Life from Coaches' Wives

Note to Self: Ministry Will Include Conflict

Beth Walker
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Because We All Have to be “The New Family”

Beth Walker
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: How Do I Hold on to a Career I Love?

Beth Walker
If you give a coach a scrap of paper

If You Give a Coach a Scrap of Paper

Jenna King
Dear Veteran's Coach's Wive Series

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife: This Move Feels Too Risky

Jordan Harrell
Dear New Wife Who Touched My Heart

Dear New Wife Who Touched My Heart

Beth Walker
To the Mamas of Littles: It Gets Better

To the Mamas of Littles: It Gets Better

Jess Gilardi
When My Husband Brings Coach into Our Marriage

When My Husband Brings “Coach” into Our Marriage

Lisa Witcher
How to Serve the Team without Upsetting the HCW

Dear Veteran Coach’s Wife, How Can I Serve the Team without Upsetting the HCW

Beth Walker

Storms Came, Our House Collapsed—How I Built a Stronger Foundation

Jess Gilardi
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Love Letter to the Current Owners of My Future House

Abbey Nucci
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Hey Coach’s Wife, Don’t Forget to be Your Own Cheerleader

Jess Gilardi
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Learning How to Support My Black Coach Well

Crystal Dalton

After 2020, I’m So Grateful for a Full Calendar and Monotonous Schedule

Jill Petri
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20 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained in the Bleachers

Nikki Chandler
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This is the Story of How I Hated Being a Coach’s Wife—And What Changed

Jess Gilardi
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When a Coach Gets Married, Here are What the Vows SHOULD Be

Anne Rulo

Great is Thy Faithfulness. Even When …

Angela Moreau
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Dear Future Self, When You’re a Veteran Coach’s Wife

Angela Moreau
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When This Life Makes You Feel Lonely and Insufficient, Remember This Truth

Kristy Harden

Before I Met My Coach, I Had No Idea the Heart, Energy, and Time it Required

Emily Moore-Arena

You Don’t Have to Go to Every Game, and Other Things I’ve Learned

Janie Fryar
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TWO MINUTE DRILL: Brittney Harrell

Jordan Harrell

Lessons Learned from a Brand New Coach’s Wife

Maranda Olive

Weird Stuff Coaches Do, According to Their Wives

Anne Rulo

Hey Coach's Wife—You are NOT Failing

Beth Walker

The Coaches' Wives Top Ten

Sarah Roberts

Two Minute Drill with Abbey Nucci

Jordan Harrell

Living in the Space Between Winning and Losing

Lisa Witcher
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I Married a Black Coach; This is My Story

Crystal Dalton
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What is a Coach’s Wife?

Jess Gilardi
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To the Woman Grieving, You Don't Have to be Tough

Kady Hofer
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Two Minute Drill with JD Doty

Beth Walker
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I See All You Do, Coach, and I Love You For It

Kayla Boyer
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When Jealousy of Other Team’s Success Creeps In, Remember This

Abby Smith
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My Football Coach Husband Has Three Daughters—And What a Sweet Gift

Deann Jones
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Les Miles’ Defense: “he was mentoring young women.” Male Coaches, let’s be clear. NOT YOUR JOB.

Jordan Harrell
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I Always Take a Book (Game Day Rituals)

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Two Minute Drill with Nikki Chandler

Nikki Chandler
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To All the Coaches I’ve Loved Before

Anne Rulo
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I Met a Man This Fall—A Football-less Love Story

Anita Ricci
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I Used to Wish He Had a Normal Job—COVID Changed My Mind

Jess Gilardi
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Dear Lord, Are You Sure This Guy is My Coach/Husband?

Lisa Witcher

I Found My Faith at a Baseball Field. Twice.

Jess Gilardi
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Dear Parents, Don’t Drag Me Into Team Politics

Stephanie Windon
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When You’re Lonely in a Crowded Stadium (Re: Friendship is Hard)

Rebecca Egger

An All-In Coach’s Wife: Sneak Peek at the Two-Week Devotional

Jess Gilardi
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To the Wife Moving (Again)—From a Wife Moving (Again)

Anne Rulo

The 4 C’s of Being a Coach’s Wife

Deann Jones

What to Expect When You’re Expecting—In Season

Haley Zimmerman
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To Our Basketball Sons, On Senior Night

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Unpopular Opinion: We Don’t Always Go Places Because God Led Us There

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Sex & the Coaching Life: 8 Ways to Spice Things Up

Anne Rulo
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10 Valentine Gift Ideas for Every Coach (and Every Budget)

Stephanie Windon
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Being the Head Coach’s Wife is Harder Than I’d Ever Thought

Jess Gilardi

Dear Coach, A Little Help Buying a Gift for Your Wife

Crystal Dalton

Coaching Won’t Last Forever—And That’s Okay

Anne Rulo

Murphy’s Law for Football Wives: If It Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong at an Away Game

Haley Zimmerman

Our Story: I Married a College Strength Coach

Kaitlyn McNally

The 5 Stages of Grief of a Coach’s Wife on the Move

Jess Gilardi

Don’t Forget—These Are the Good Ol’ Days

Sara Sommers

My Husband is a Coach—But He Doesn’t Coach Our Kids’ Youth Teams

Chelsey Edens

Any Team Can Beat Any Team on Any Day

Haley Zimmerman

Learning the Tension of Being Fully Independent and Fully Supportive

Jess Gilardi

To the Burned Out Wife: Take a Time-Out

Beth Walker

Don’t Stress Over the Next Move—Be Where Your Feet Are

Jess Gilardi

My Identity is Not Found in Being a “Coach’s Wife”—I Am So Much More

Abby Smith

To the Parents and Fans: If You Could See What I’ve Seen

Laura Glover Pruitt
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Because I am Here, Coach Can Be What He Needs to Be

Laura Glover Pruitt

No, It Doesn’t Get Easier—You Just Get Stronger

Jess Gilardi

I’ve Never Been Where I Wanted to Be—But Always Where I Needed to Be

Jess Gilardi

The Enneagram of Coaches’ Wives: Which Number are You?

Abby Smith

Dear Coach, I’m Choosing Grace

Crystal Dalton

Friend, You Are Not Alone

Sara Sommers

Dear Supportive Parents, We Couldn’t Do This Without You

Katie Byers
This Isn't the Season We Expected—But We're Actually Okay

This Isn’t the Season We Expected—But We’re Actually Okay

Lesley Ann Jones

When You Are Worn Out and Bone-Tired, Count On the Promises You Made

Lisa Witcher

Dear Former Players, Send the Invite

Chelsey Edens

The Awesome & Painful Privilege of Teaching Your Husband’s Players

Heather Candela

Coach’s Wife, You Have Eyes on You Because of Who You Married—Lead With Love

Rebecca Egger

Dear Husband, As We Enter Our First Season Together

Crystal Dalton

Your Marriage isn’t Hard Because You Married a Coach—It’s Hard Because You Got Married

Jordan Harrell

You are a Coach’s Daughter. And That’s Something to be Proud of.

Laura Glover Pruitt

Dear Coach’s Wife, You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are

Jess Gilardi

Dear Parents, Stop Taking Your Frustrations to Social Media Before the Coach

Friday Night Wives

You, Sweet Wife, are the Pacesetter—Without you, He Won’t Finish the Race

Anne Rulo

Help for the Wife Filled with In-Season Fear and Anxiety

Anne Rulo
From the Coach's Kid's Mom—He's Waited a Lifetime for This. Please, Show Grace.

From the Coach’s Kid’s Mom—He’s Waited a Lifetime for This. Please, Show Grace.

Janie Fryar

5 Tasty Treats to Spoil Your Players (or Yourself)

Lindsey Freed

Can I Pray for a Win?

Stephanie Windon

Hey Mama—As a Coach’s Kid, I Know Yours are Making Memories that Will Last Forever

Stephanie Windon
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Samantha Myers

When Your Roots are Damaged from Pulling Them Out Move After Move

Jess Gilardi

I Had a High Risk Baby During a 16-Game Season; This is What I Know About Tension

Rebecca Egger

How Frozen II Helped Me Through the Hardest Coaching Transition of My Life

Jess Gilardi

Dear Kids, As Your Daddy Leads His Team Through a Pandemic

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When (Not If) Sports and Mental Health Collide

Anne Rulo

He Could Have Been Born into Money and Power; But My Son was Born into a Football Family

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It’s Time to Take that Next Brave Step

Beth Walker
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Into the Unknown: Football Season 2020

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Even If We Don’t Have a Season, There’s Still Work to be Done

Deann Jones

I am a Coach’s Wife and Sometimes I Cry Alone

Haley Zimmerman

With Football Season in Limbo, This Is What Calms My Soul

Morgan Easley

If Football Season Doesn’t Happen

Anne Rulo

Whether You are Fearful, Thankful, Depressed, Anxious: Your Feelings Are Valid

Hannah Burney

Dear Senior Band Members, We Miss You Already

Lesley Ann Jones

I Never Thought I’d Say It, But I Miss Sports So Much

Chelsey Edens

Dear Senior Athletes, A Note from the Coach’s Wife

Jennifer Baker

To the Wandering Wife: You Are Promised Deep Roots

Jordan Harrell

Tips on Surviving Social Isolation with Your Kids and Coach—From a Teacher

Caroline Thomas

I Married a Coach; and Romance Looks a Bit Different for Us

Lisa Witcher
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Growing Up on the Sidelines

Ashlee Gecewich

I Was an Awesome Coach’s Wife; Then, I Had Kids—And That’s Okay

Shaila Walker

6 Tips for Making this Move the Best (From a Wife Who’s Moved a Lot)

Jennifer Daoust

I’m a Mom and a Coach’s Wife—and I’m Still Recovering from Football Season

Katie Byers
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Free Coaching App Simplifies Team Communication

Friday Night Wives
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Dear Coach, When You’re Losing

Shaila Walker

Anxiety Took My Breath Away. Here’s How I Got it Back.

Jordan Harrell

Dear Coach, Save Some of Yourself for Me

Jordan Harrell

To the Wives in My Tribe from the New Wife on Staff: Thank You

Stephanie Windon

Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love: The Advent of Waiting on a Baby

Kady Hofer

Be Patient When Things Get Weird: How Coaches’ Wives Can Relate to Joseph

Beth Walker

Football Might Bring Us to the Stadium; But Community is What Gives it Life

Lesley Ann Jones

What’s in Your Game Day Bag?

Lesley Ann Jones

5 Ways to Stay In-Budget During Season

Jill Petri

I Vow to Always Kiss You if I’m Awake When You Come Home … and Other In-Season Vows

Ashley McMurtry
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This is What IVF Pregnancy Looks Like During Season

Heather Candela

Blessings from the Battlefield

Maranda Olive
I Wasn't Prepared for this Life as a Coach's Wife

I Wasn’t Prepared for this Life as a Coach’s Wife

Jennifer Baker

Wrapping Up the Season You Weren’t Hoping For

Katie Byers

Coaches, Teachers, Administrators: Our Schools Need You and Your Integrity

Jordan Harrell

When You Face the Darkest Days, Rise Up

Friday Night Wives

No Matter How Many Times You Move, Starting Over is Always Hard

Jess Gilardi

Dear Upset Parent, From the Coach’s Wife

Stephanie Windon

Coach, I Hope Our Son Grows Up to Be Just Like You

Jessica Toliver

To the Coach’s Wife Doing All the Things and Getting None of the Thanks

Stephanie Windon

Here's to Football Season

Jordan Harrell

Here’s to Football Season

Jordan Harrell

To the Stepmom in Season

Abbey Nucci

5 Ways to Decompress When the Season Feels Overwhelming

Hannah Burney

Are You Chasing a Ring or a Crown?

Friday Night Wives

Especially During Season, A Break Is Good for the Soul

Alex Kate Barrera

Why My Husband Isn’t Choosing Football Over Family

Stephanie Barnes

5 Things You Don’t Have to Do (Even If You Feel Like Everyone Else Does)

Hannah Burney

The Motto That Saves My Sanity (and My Marriage) During Season

Katie Kilpatrick

I Let Her Fake Life Suck the Joy Out of My Real Life

Kady Hofer

Bandtober is Back

Lesley Ann Jones

To All the Sideline Critics, From the Football Coach’s Wife

Allison Irvin

We are a Childfree Coaching Family

Samantha Kinman

The End-of-Season Debriefing Practice and How to Do It

Anne Rulo

Passing the Baton

Friday Night Wives

When You’re Facing a Mountain in the Middle of the Season

Kady Hofer

Hey Girl, Stop “Should”ing All Over Yourself

Anne Rulo

Dear New School, It’s Me—The New Coach’s Wife

Chelsey Edens

Why Football? 7 Ways Kids Benefit

Shane Stinson

Surviving the “What Might Have Beens” of Sports

Hillary Ginn

10 Ways to Stay Connected During the Season

Hannah Burney

Infertility Made Me Feel Invisible—So I Want You to Know I See You

Joni Powe

Game Night Tips & Tricks from a Mom of Four Littles

Cassie Carter

When the Next General Calls: Following My Coach to the Ends of the Earth

Lisa Witcher

I See You Through Every Loss, Dear Husband, and I’m So Proud

Katie Byers

The First Note of Band Season Brings Me to Tears

Lesley Ann Jones

You Might Be a Coach’s Wife (PART TWO!)

Hannah Burney

Support for the Woman Grieving a Miscarriage This Season

Chelsea Middleton

To Daddy’s Players, From the Coach’s Daughter

Alex Kate Barrera

When Coach Takes a Nap

Alex Kate Barrera

The Truth is, We ARE the Fans in the Stands

Jordan Harrell
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My House Won't Be Clean This Season and I'm Not Sorry About It

Samantha Kinman
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My House Won’t Be Clean This Season and I’m Not Sorry About It

Samantha Kinman

The Pigskin Mistress

Lisa Witcher

They Will Grow; For the Kids of Fall

Kathie Pacheco

I’m Sorry. I Can’t. It’s Football Season.

Chelsea Middleton

26 Hilariously Awesome School Mascots

Beth Walker

You Don't Have to Go to Every Game, and Other Things I've Learned

Janie Fryar

Hey Coach’s Wife, It’s Okay to Have Expectations

Heather Candela

A Tribute to All the Fans in the Stands

Anita Ricci

In Defense of “The Parents”: a Reminder for the Coaching Family

Anne Rulo

The Calm Before the Storm (or Season)

Caroline Thomas

Sometimes It Only Looks Good on the Napkin

Anne Rulo

5 Ways to Support to Your Husband During Season

Annie Cochran

Things Would Still Be Hard Even If You Weren’t a Coaching Family. Because Life is Hard.

Anne Rulo

I Gave Him the Green Light

Lauren Bennett
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The Spotlight You’re Seeking Will Never Be Enough

Beth Walker
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Coach’s Hobbies Used to Make to Mad … But Now That’s Changed

Jill Petri
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It's Okay to be Okay When Coaching is Not

Anne Rulo
It's okay to be okay when coaching is not

It’s Okay to be Okay When Coaching is Not

Anne Rulo

I See You, Coach

Lauren Bennett

When Your Coach is a Mountain Climber

Katie Kilpatrick

A Note to Our Past Players: The Things You Didn’t Know

Jennifer Baker

To the Wife Held Captive by “What If”

Angela Moreau

For Love of the Game … and For the Wife Not Feeling It

Hannah Burney

The Truth is, It’s More than Just One Season

Jennifer Baker

Should We Move Now or Wait? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Beth Walker

Being a Coaching Family Means More

Hannah Burney

The Coach’s Wife Inside Me is Coming Out—and I Had No Idea She Was There

Chelsey Edens

When You Lose a Player

Anne Rulo

Dear Kids, A Reminder As We Pack Up Again

Jordan Harrell

Love Isn’t About Just One Day

Lesley Ann Jones

5 Things Tami Taylor Taught Me

Caroline Thomas

5 Love Languages (Coaching Style)

Anne Rulo

Your Husband Has Been Fired. Where in the World is God?

Friday Night Wives

The Fabric of a Coach’s Wife

Anne Rulo

To the coach’s wife in the trenches: this stuff is hard for him, too

Chelsey Edens

Is Daddy Coming Home Tonight?

Amy Davis

Thinking Your Kid Needs to Specialize in a Sport Early? Read This First.

Katie Kilpatrick

To the Wife Who Didn’t Sign Up for This, Maybe “This” is Even Better

Lesley Ann Jones

This is How I Fight the Anxiety of Job Season

Jess Gilardi

The Three (Other) Words My Coach Loves to Hear

Jill Petri

My Husband’s Truck is a Traveling Locker/Closet/Pantry

Jill Petri

Dear Seniors, This is What I Want You to Remember

Beth Walker

Dear Son, You Don’t Have to Play Football

Caroline Thomas

High School Coach Resigns Due to Parent Politics … And It’s Time to Say Something Out Loud

Jordan Harrell

Even When Coach is Gone All the Time, I am Not Alone and I am Not Forgotten

Ashley McMurtry

So You Married a Coach—a Note to the Newlywed Coach’s Wife

Jennifer Baker

A Gift Guide for the Coach’s Wife

Caroline Thomas

The Best Vacation You’ve Never Been On With Your Coach

Anne Rulo

I felt forgotten, invisible even. But then I remembered this.

Kayla Fox

When You’re THIS Close

Caroline Thomas

When You’re Fired — a Coaching Family’s Survival Guide

Anne Rulo
Kira Cardwell

Friday Night Wife of the Week: Kira Cardwell of Boone, NC

Lindsey Thompson

Parents, Thank You for the Unexpected Way You’ve Loved Our Family This Season

Chelsey Edens

Goodnight Football Season

Caroline Thomas

All I Want for Christmas … Is to Not be a Coach’s Wife Anymore

Anne Rulo

What Coaches’ Wives are REALLY Thinking

Caroline Thomas
Rebecca Woody

Friday Night Wife of the Week: Rebecca Woody of Atlanta, Georgia

Lindsey Thompson

Things NOT to Say to a Coach’s Wife

Beth Walker

Practical Advice for a Teacher Married to a Coach (Who’s Married to the Game)

Caroline Thomas

If You Need Permission Not to Decorate this Season

Beth Walker

This Season, I Couldn’t Be a Good Coach’s Wife. And That’s Okay.

Amy Davis
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Friday Night Wife of the Week: Elaine Welte of Austin, TX

Lindsey Thompson

When Self-Doubt Invades After a Losing Season

Morgan Andreas

A Conversation Between Coach Rock and Coach Hard Place

Friday Night Wives

I couldn’t wait for the season to end. But now that it’s over I want it back.

Ashley McMurtry

When You’re the Family Left Behind

Beth Walker

A Postseason Sing-Along: The Most Wonderful Ball of the Year

Heather Candela

The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done for Our Family is Learn to Say “No”

Jess Gilardi
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Friday Night Wife of the Week: Brittany Sloan of Marietta, GA

Lindsey Thompson

Dear Athlete, As the Season Ends, Know This

Amy Schafer

It’s Job Season—Here are 9 Strategies to Help You Manage the Unknowns

Anne Rulo

Finding Purpose in a Losing Season

Anne Rulo

This is Why Your Wife Wants a Gift this Christmas (And It’s Not What You Think)

Jordan Harrell

Dear Husband, In Case I Haven’t Told You Lately—Thank You

Lesley Ann Jones
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5 Simple and Fast Recipes for When You Want Homemade but Don’t Have Time to Cook

Beth Walker

Friday Night Wife of the Week: Jessica Rowell of Statesboro, GA

Lindsey Thompson

We’re Heading Into Our Second Sport, and I’m Calling Out an SOS.

Ashley McMurtry

Dear Players, You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are

Jess Gilardi
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10 Foolproof Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

Beth Walker

Making His Absence During the Holidays Less Hard

Lauren Tygard

When It’s Hard Being So Far From Family

Jordan Harrell
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Friday Night Wife of the Week – Rachel Jones Brown of Florham Park, New Jersey

Lindsey Thompson

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

Hannah Burney

He’s Not Choosing Football Over You

Beth Walker

The Football Field Has Saved Me

Lauren Tygard

For Those in the Midst of a Losing Season, It’s About So Much More Than a Record

Annie Aker

When You Don't Have the Picture Perfect Tribe

Jess Gilardi

When You Don’t Have the Picture Perfect Tribe

Jess Gilardi
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Friday Night Wife of the Week: Courtney Reeve of Katy, Texas

Lindsey Thompson

Dear Husband, Now That You’re Back

Jordan Harrell

10 Midseason Reminders for the Wife Juggling It All

Hannah Burney

Fall Start: October Violations

Heather Candela

I’m So Thankful for This Community of Coaches’ Wives

Lesley Ann Jones

Finding the Blessing in the Busyness

Samantha Myers
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Coaches’ Wives, We Are Not Single Moms

Beth Walker
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Friday Night Wife of the Week: Kelsey Jones of Junction City, Arkansas

Lindsey Thompson

All I Really Need to Know About Parenting, I Learned From a High School Football Coach

Anita Ricci

Dear Husband, I’m With You Through the Hard Seasons

Jordan Harrell

Friday (Night Wives) Favorite Things

Jordan Harrell

Coaches’ Wives Need More Than a Locker Room Speech – We Need a Change in Mindset

Candace Lane

5 Lessons Learned While Sitting on the Sidelines

Lesley Ann Jones

Wine Pairings for the Friday Night Life

Abbey Nucci
Kara Adams Robinson

Friday Night Wife of the Week: Kara Adams Robinson

Lindsey Thompson

I Resisted the Coach’s Wife Community for Years … This is Why I’m All In Now

Jess Gilardi

It’s Bandtober: Hug a Band Director’s Spouse

Lesley Ann Jones
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Home is Wherever My Coach Is

Jess Gilardi

Dear Coach’s Wife: It’s Good Too

Hannah Burney

Find the Friend Who Doesn’t Always Agree With You

Beth Walker

The Mid-Season Resentment is Here

Lauren Tygard

To the Fans in the Stands This Season, Please Consider This

Jordan Harrell
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To the Coach’s Wife Wondering if It Will Ever Get Easier

Jordan Harrell

The Beauty of Light on Bended Knee

Heather Candela

Recipes That Have Made Football Feel Like Family

Beth Walker

You Might Be a Coach’s Wife If …

Jordan Harrell

A Letter to Myself My First Year as a Coach’s Wife

Jill Petri

Thank God for My Coaches’ Wives Tribe

Beth Walker
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Dear Kids, You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are

Jess Gilardi
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When September Hits You Like a Load of Bricks

Beth Walker
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When Coaching is a Ministry, Expect These 5 Things to Happen

Jordan Harrell

Sometimes We Make It to Games. Sometimes We Don’t.

Jill Petri
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Our Yearly Motto: New Team, New Routine

Beth Walker
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Dear High School Athlete, Thank You

Samantha Myers
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‘Twas the Night Before Football

Lesley Ann Jones
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To the Wife Taking Care of Every One Else: Stop Dimming Your Light

Jess Gilardi

4 Practical Ways to Avoid the Midseason Meltdown

Beth Walker

This is What Football Does to a Coach’s Wife

Heather Candela
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My Kids Are So Much More Than Coach’s Kids

Beth Walker
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Happy New Year, From a Band Director’s Wife

Lesley Ann Jones
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Dear Husband, This Is What I Need From You This Season

Samantha Myers
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12 Tips for Surviving the Season with a Baby

Hannah Burney
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I Started Doing THIS With My Kids So I Could Actually Watch the Game

Jill Petri
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I’m a Superstitious Wife, But I Don’t Believe In Luck

Jess Gilardi

You Will Never Be the Perfect Coach’s Wife

Jordan Harrell
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The Comparison Game

Beth Walker
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Football Brings Me Closer to Jesus

Nichole Lewis

Just Because You’re Struggling Doesn’t Mean You’re Failing

Heather Candela

Dear Friends, I Couldn’t Do This Without You – Thank You

Nikki Chandler

Top Ways to Support a Coaching Family In Season

Beth Walker
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10 Tips for Young Kids Dealing with Separation Anxiety During the Season

Lindsey Freed

THIS is Why They’re Gone All the Time

Lauren Tygard
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A Letter From God to a Coach’s Wife

Jess Gilardi
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What “The Greatest Showman” Taught Me About This Life

Jess Gilardi

Preseason Anxiety: When Summer is Over but the Season Hasn’t Begun

Nikki Chandler

Preparing My Heart and Home for the Season

Lauren Tygard

Football Season, According to a Coach’s Kid

Stephanie Barnes
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31 Days of Prayer for the Coach’s Wife

Jordan Harrell
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Catch Ya After Season, Coach

Nichole Lewis
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Why I Will Never Be a Football Widow

Samantha Myers

Football Gives Me All the Feels

Heather Candela
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Dear Husband, Before You Go

Jordan Harrell

I Felt Completely DONE, And This is What I Prayed.

Lindsey Freed
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Dear Coach, Your Independent Wife Still Needs You

Beth Walker

5 Things I Wish I’d Known My First Year As a Coach’s Wife

Jess Gilardi
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5 Reasons Small Town Football is Awesome

Jordan Harrell
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Dear Husband, You’re Worth It

Jordan Harrell
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To the Wife Trying to Do It All, You’re In God’s Way

Jordan Harrell
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10 Ways to Lighten Your Load During Season

Jordan Harrell
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Wives, You Have an Enemy, But It’s Not Your Husband

Jordan Harrell

Dear Coach Daddy

Jordan Harrell
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Win or Lose, We Are Still Us

Kim Stone
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Dear Husband, Our Love Has Changed

Jordan Harrell
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So God Made a Coach’s Wife

Jordan Harrell
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My Need for Control Was Killing My Marriage

Jordan Harrell
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Things I’ve Learned From Being A Military Wife

Valli Gideons
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To the Mom Who Feels Unappreciated

Jordan Harrell
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Video: So God Made a Coach’s Wife

Jordan Harrell

You Are More Than Just a Coach’s Wife

Jordan Harrell

Dear Husband, A Note from Your (Newly) Needy Wife

Jordan Harrell
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I’m a Coach’s Wife, But I Won’t Let My Son Play Youth Football

Jordan Harrell

The Reach: A Bible Study for Coaches’ Wives

Jordan Harrell
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eBook: 31 Days of Prayer for Your Marriage

Jordan Harrell
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7 Away Game Road-Trip Hacks for Small Children

Jordan Harrell