If there is one important lesson that I have learned about friends and football it's this: you can't do one without the other. It's as simple as that. Ask any coach's wife – this part of the year can be so incredibly lonely.
One of the most amazing treasures a coaching family receives from their community is people who welcome them with friendship. Being new in town is always stressful. Even if you move every few years (or more often), it’s never easy to be the new family.
Let’s remember your earliest seasons as a wife. Remember how you tried to force your solutions when problems arose. Remember the frustration you felt when your perfectly plotted plans came undone. Remember how exhausted you were from trying to control everything. I whispered to you then, ...
We follow them anywhere, as many times need be, to a lifestyle most people don’t understand. And while our faith isn’t blind, it can grow weary if we lose sight of the bigger picture.
The pre-season anxiety is filling my fingertips up with the weird feeling I get right before an anxiety attack tries to get me.
Still have a few things on that "Honey Do List"? Time to finish it. Need to pay a visit to friends or family that don't live near by? Time to go. Wanting to have a fun "staycation day" with your kids? Time to have it. Need a few things fixed around the house? Time to break out the tools.
I’m writing this as a gentle reminder that all of us have been there. We’ve all been the New Wife -- the one no one knows. And sadly, some of us have even been the New Wife that no one ever knows… the one that no one ever reaches out to before the transient nature of the football life has its ...
Today is my husband’s first day of football camp, and I cannot help but get so excited thinking about this upcoming season. It is so easy for us to get wrapped up in the excitement of the beginning of the season, as we anxiously await the first game day. However, as coaches’ wives, ...
What I choose to dwell on will dominate my thoughts, emotions, and responses. So instead of hopping on the roller coaster of preseason camp, I journal, I take a walk, I grab coffee with a girlfriend, and I talk about only positive things.