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Sporting Mum- Life is Ugly

Life is not always pretty, I am not going to sugar coat it for my kids. Sometimes life is ugly, there will be moments where you are sad and feel overwhelmed. And that’s ok! It is in these circumstances, just like in any sport preparation, you need to carry on. You must keep going, putting one foot in front of the other.

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Sporting Mum – You’ve got this!

I am sure you have experienced it in sport and/or life where you have been a bit unsure about your ability and you have heard a coach, team member, parent, friend or boss say “You’ve got this”. There is an instant boost to your morale and your self-talk changes to “Yeh, I CAN do this!”

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Letting go

In life, as well as sport, you need to let go of things in your mind to be able to move forward. I no longer run to represent the country or to get sponsors, I run for my mental health. The people who are much faster than me probably train more or their goals might be based on lowering their times.

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Resilience building

Grassroot team sports… it’s not always pretty, in fact it can be quite ugly. However, it has the capacity to teach us many life skills like resilience. Sport mirrors life, this is what my articles are about. Real life sport situations that relate back to the way life is.

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Happy sport’s mum day, the sacrifices we make for sport

After resisting the label “sports family” for many years, it took a cold and rainy Mothers Day 4 years ago to own the label “Sporting Mum” . I decided to create a blog based around mums experiences with children in sport and their own experiences in still playing sport. We make a lot of sacrifices with time, money and travel for the love of our children and sport. The article highlights some ways sports associations can help ease the burden of these sacrifices.

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Play like you are in the backyard

Many great sports people look back fondly on their childhood years playing sport in their backyards with their siblings. It brought us together… until one of us got bored, too tired or spat the dummy! The importance of maintaining adequate and quality green space in high density areas cannot be emphasised enough.

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