Sunday, October 31, 2010

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”

I must confess, I tend to judge other parents by how they behave with their children.  I try not to but sometimes you just can't help it.  Well, God always has a way of swooping in at the right time and giving me a sign.

Yesterday, I got to know one of the most amazing people today.  When you have children involved in sports you see a side of some parents you just don't understand.  Parents want to see their children succeed, but for various different reasons.  Some people just are naturally competitive and like to win at all costs.  But some parents want their kids to be the best that they can be and live life to the fullest.  Sometimes, parents know how to motivate their kids.  It may not be home we choose to do it but it works for them.  I personally hate to be judged but who likes to be judged, right??  I have tried not to judge but sometimes when the others around you are, it is hard not to.  

This amazing person, she lives for her son.  I don't know what made her feel like she could tell me about herself but she did and I am so glad she did.  I am not happy she has had to endure the things she has in life but I am happy I got to know her better. I never judged her but a few others have commented on how intense she is with her son.  So, before you judge someone get to know them.  There is usually a reason why they are the way they are.

Well, today is my son's 7th birthday! Yes, a Halloween Baby!!!! 


Peace, Love & Cheer

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

I must confess I felt like a crazy cheer mom last night!  This has led me to the question of whether practices and tumbling should be Open or Closed?!

As you all know, I was at a gym for 3 years and practices were closed.  Tumbling, some parents stayed but most did not.  I stayed maybe 3 times in 3 years.  Last night, my daughter was tumbling and she fell tumbling.  She landed right on her back and was crying and not getting up.  I could have ran out there or jumped over the wall on to the floor like a superhero (cape and all).  I always joked with the cheer moms at my old gym about whose turn it was to have the "CAPE."  The coach new she was fine because of how she landed.  Our coach is awesome, he cheered for Top Gun last year.  So, it is very comforting to have a World Champion Top Gun Cheerleader out there with your child.  He was right.  She was fine.  He made her go back and do it again which is what I would have made her do.  

Anyhow, I am starting to think I may have to stay out of the gym for a couple practices over I might get a little crazy!

Peace, Love & Cheer

Friday, October 29, 2010

“Guilt is regret for what we’ve done. Regret is guilt for what we didn’t do.”

I must confess, I am dying for cheer season to begin!!!  I can't wait to see my daughter in her new uniform.  I can't wait to hear the music.  I can't wait for the makeup and the glitter. 

My daughter had an amazing practice last night.  I am totally enjoying being able to watch her practice at this gym.  At the gym we were at the past 3 years, we could not watch.  This is her fifth year of All-star cheer and her first year as a flyer.  She is working so hard and I am so proud of her.  What comes along with success of our children also comes with the insecurities of others.  Sometimes, we have to remember that when our children are doing well, others may not.  This leads to jealousy and envy.  I am guilty of it myself but what about the kids, do they think about that?  I think we need to teach our kids not to look at the successes of their teammates but to look at the team as a whole and their individual achievements. 

Do you talk about the other athletes in the gym in front of yours?  How about the other parents?  It is really hard, isn't it?  It may be frustrating to deal with drama amongst the parents which is inevitable, but we must do everything in our power to make sure we do not discuss it in front of our kids.  We should not talk about parents, coaches or other athletes in front of them.  Kids don't understand and will most likely repeat what you have said and as they say "There is no such thing as a secret in Cheerleading!"

Peace, Love & Cheer

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

I must confess it has been a long time since I have done a blog but I have had some amazing reasons!

My daughter switched gyms this season as you have read in my previous blog.  So, I have been kind of taking that all in and absorbing it.  It is going well but I can honestly say I really miss the owner of our previous gym.  She is not only a great coach but an amazing and dedicated individual.  I love her like family which is why it made the switch so hard for me.  It was easier on my daughter who I call the "Tween", she wanted to fly and change has been good for her.  It has been great for me as well.  The practice times are so much better for us as a family.  I am less stressed and when Mom is less stressed so is everyone else. The new gym is setup differently and I am very pleased with the structure of the gym.  The owners are two great moms who run the gym together.  They both have athletes in the gym and they don't coach.  I think they can really relate to the parents since they are parents themselves ("Cheer Moms").  They have a head coach and a team of coaches.  Each team has two coaches who are the official coaches for that team.  They all have different levels of experience and have a lot to offer.  They are all different ages and sexes. 

Most importantly, I have become more involved in something that has become my passion.!!!  I have successfully helped recruit over 5,000 fans to their Facebook page.  We have an amazing product line with Sticker Shop Unlimited.  I have met some good contacts in the past 4 years and now I am able to utilize them.  There are so many amazing things yet to come with Cheer Moms!  You are just going to have to tune in.

THERE ARE SOME AMAZING GIVEAWAYS RIGHT NOW!!  So, go on and order your Cheer Mom gear!!!  The first one to post a picture on our facebook page with their gear gets a great prize!

Peace, Love & Cheer