My blogging journey started over 2.5 years ago. I had no idea what would really come from it. I had high hopes, but there is no way I could be certain what the real results would be. All I know is I was frustrated with where I was, and some of the struggles I was having as a husband and a father.
When I was a kid my dad used to take me and my brother to professional baseball games. We would take a summer trip to New York every year, and while we were there we’d try to catch a Mets game if the Cardinals (my favorite team) were in town.
Even after I graduated from college during the summer we would all get together — me, my dad, my brother, and my nephew — and make a trip to Cincinnati to watch a Reds game. In addition to spending days at the little league baseball park, those trips and experiences watching MLB games are still something I remember.
Two weeks ago we celebrated our daughter, Jaicey’s, 14th birthday! It is pretty surreal having a 14-year-old daughter. The fact that when we talk to her we are looking eye-to-eye is…different. And actually my wife has to look up to her. She is growing physically, but also emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
We are definitely in a new season of parenting. It’s exciting, scary, and sometimes we get a little nostalgic as we look back over the past 14 years. One thing’s for sure…we can’t go back. We are focusing on what’s in front of us now, and looking at what’s ahead.
Living in the social media age we get to see into the lives of our families and friends like never before. A quick scroll through my Facebook feed reveals some of the BIG moments my family and friends have been up to. We all share big events, cool things we’ve experienced, and major accomplishments.
The 2013 NFL Kickoff is tonight starting with the defending Super Bowl Champs the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Denver Broncos. What better way to kickoff the season then by chatting with two-time Super Bowl Champion, entrepreneur, sports parent and Indy native Rosevelt Colvin.
Rosevelt was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1999, played for the Bears, the New England Patriots, and the Houston Texans. Some of his best years were spent playing linebacker for the Patriots, where he won two Super Bowl rings during the process.
Most of us want our children to be great at sports. Who among us would not want our son or daughter to be the next Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Mia Hamm or Annika Sorenstam?
|This is a guest post by Wendy Lynne, the Director of Mental Toughness Academy. The Academy’s online Mental Toughness Training helps kids build confidence, focus, determination and the ability to bounce back from adversity – what we call Mental Toughness. Learn more about the Mental Toughness Academy at http://www.mentaltoughnesstrainer.com/. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.|
My seven year-old son and his team won the first tournament he’d ever played in last summer. This year our team started right where we left off.