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Now that you're in the life and making the move, here are a few resources and insights to smooth out the inevitable bumps in the road.


Living the Dream and the Paradox of Success

He who rises up against obstacles and continues the race forward is the one who reaches the top.

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The Toll Road to Glory

 While those outside of the sport see only the idyllic, “living the dream” scenario, the reality for many is that achieving and living this dream comes with huge personal sacrifices.

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Football is a Family Affair

Being the wife of a football coach can be challenging. But Sarah Taylor got to see firsthand how to handle the job by watching her mother, Karen Sherman.

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Control What You Can - Opt Out

A pre-approved credit card application is another opportunity for identity theft. Opting-Out is an additional step we can take to protect ourselves.

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It's Tax Time.

This is the most important question to ask yourself and your Accountant. How's your security?

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Cheers and Tears

A Coach's Perspective.

It was so easy to see it, but we didn't imagine what it would take to achieve it.  If we did, it wouldn't be a dream.  

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TRANSITIONING DURING A CRISIS

Transitioning a family from one state to another is challenging enough.  Transitioning and learning of an unexpected health crisis will shock you into a different reality.

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UNCERTAINTY & CHANGE ARE CONSTANTS

“You can go chase a dream, but then sometimes you look back and there’s a trail of tears behind you. And the tears are usually your wife and your kids,” University of Miami of Florida,  Head Coach -- Mark Richt 

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A Slice of Life

Dan Fouts and his offensive line dined there the night before every home game. Fouts paid if he had not been sacked the previous game. The offensive line paid if it had surrendered a sack the previous week.

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Go for it -- whatever it is. And Believe.

We tend to resist going against our better judgment as we risk failure, embarrassment or worse. We desire the security of following what's rational and reasonable, at least most of the time.

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It's never easy but it's always good. I promise.

As parents, we worry about the impact of continued change the profession can have on our children.  You'll love what you read from this sports kid contributor.  

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This life is more than a trilogy. It's a Saga.

Hemingway said what?

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Learning to Believe…AGAIN!

When you know you have to do what's never been done before...what would YOU do?

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Mastering the International Move

The key to traveling with young kids is to be prepared and organized, anticipating that they will be hungry, tired, cranky and bored.  Homemade goody bags are an essential part of maintaining your sanity.  Also, wine.

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Reports from PBS and CNN have estimated that 1 out of 4 children is not ready to participate successfully in kindergarten. By knowing your child’s strengths and weaknesses, you can organize games and materials this summer to play with your child to bolster weaknesses. An area that needs bolstering may simply indicate that the child needs more exposure to the skill.

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Pomp and a Whole Lot of Circumstance

Most people have history, endless family and friends in their town with whom they will share upcoming graduation celebrations.   For sports families, our history, friends and family are typically scattered across the USA.

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We Don't Take a Trip...

I recently had a conversation with my sister who is preparing for her first trip abroad to celebrate her wedding anniversary. She is a worried tangle of emotions and her mind is residing in a state of “What if.”

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Staying Healthy in a High Stress World

Can a high stress lifestyle threaten an individual’s general health and well-being? Can stress produce or aggravate illness? Learn what Dr. David McDuff recommends to professional athletes. 

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I am a Sports Spouse

How is it possible that I married a coach? I never enjoyed competition and didn't play a lick of sports growing up, yet I am a Sports Spouse (SS). What?

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Mrs. Head Coach

There is a multitude of challenges that women married to or dating someone in sports have to handle because the husband or boyfriend is never home. Removing dead things in the yard?

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The End of a Season

The end of a sports season in the NFL starts at the edge of the holiday season… late December or early January.  At that time, emotions are mixed with excitement, anticipation and anxiety driven by the win/loss record of the team.

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