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Bandtober is Back

My goodness the magic of this month. The seasons starting to (finally) shift, sweater weather creeping in and, since I’m from Texas, the temperature outside is finally below the temperature of my pumpkin spice latte. Bring on fall! Oh, and it’s Bandtober. This month, a blur of  ...

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Family, Journal, Marriage

When Coach Takes a Nap

When the alarm system dings for the open door, I feel a breath of relief exhale. A helper and a second teammate has finally entered the game. Then, he sits in his arm chair and before I can ask how his morning went or what they ate for lunch, snores resound from his side of the room.

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Journal, Marriage

Dear Husband, Now That You’re Back

Suddenly, I have a teammate. And this teammate wants a say in things. (The nerve.) I buck against this relinquishing of control every single year. I hold it close to my chest, tight-fisted, wondering why you don't trust me, why you don't respect me, thinking, "Don't you REALIZE I'm fully  ...

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Family, Journal, Marriage

Coaches’ Wives, We Are Not Single Moms

As awkward as that moment was, it was a reality check. Even though the season severely limits my husband’s time with our children, I am not a single parent. My friend reminded me it is worth the extra work to include Ordell in as many parenting decisions as possible even in the height of the  ...

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Family, Journal

THIS is Why They’re Gone All the Time

What I do know is there will be many more days filled with tears as we drive away from the field. There will be many more missed moments and milestones that have to be sent to our coach via video. And there will be more days where 40 minutes is all we can get. But there will be many more  ...

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Journal, Marriage

Why I Will Never Be a Football Widow

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,  ...

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