Guest Post: Megan of Meaningful Mommy, on Becoming a Sports Mom

It’s tough to predict what our kids’ athletics careers will look like. Based on their father, my girls should have been backups to the backups and the last kids picked. The eternal fourth-place ribbon. But somehow, someway, they overcame my genetics. They’d each eclipsed my sports fame by the time they began kindergarten. I wonderContinue reading “Guest Post: Megan of Meaningful Mommy, on Becoming a Sports Mom”

Go Ask Daddy About Feet Pegs, Guy’s Fees and Tree Traditions

Some parts of life keep us grounded. Our faith. Our family. Our mortgage. Or, little holes in our heels that keep us secured to various Star Wars action figure playsets. The figures I grew up playing with had them, and any official playset had pegs. It helped the stiff-legged rebels and bounty hunters stand upContinue reading “Go Ask Daddy About Feet Pegs, Guy’s Fees and Tree Traditions”

Go Ask Daddy About RG3 and Pricey Honey

Tiny stupid keyboard. I’m only 43, and yes, I wear progressive lenses. I’m not like, “get the hell out of my yard!” old. I can still shoot jump shots and jog. But these dadburn iPhone keyboards are for the birds. I mean, really. Let a hummingbird have at it. We’re talking buttons so tiny twoContinue reading “Go Ask Daddy About RG3 and Pricey Honey”

Go Ask Daddy About High Altitude, Olympic Fortitude and Octopus Super Powers

Sometimes, the idea in your head sputters on the turf. Luckily, it was just practice. My mind drew up a box with two teams of eight, a 1v1 battle inside, passing out of the box. It looked lively in my mind, challenging, ever-changing, active. I split my squad up and put everyone in place. TheContinue reading “Go Ask Daddy About High Altitude, Olympic Fortitude and Octopus Super Powers”

Awkward and Beautiful, in a Yellow Kayak

Awkward is the easy part. It’s the beautiful I have a problem with. This Beautifully Awkward Project isn’t easy. I have a great list of ideas from you all, from yoga class to community service to block parties. I will choose another for the next of three installments on this endeavor I’ve taken on withContinue reading “Awkward and Beautiful, in a Yellow Kayak”

🕷️ Go Ask Daddy About Ref Jobs, Flash Mobs and Spider Globs

I love to cook. I’m a foodie. I can do something about my affliction. I can’t say the same for those of you who pine on Pinterest for brownies and holiday wreaths, yet can’t boil water or cross a stitch. It’s not always pretty when I get in the kitchen, though. I’m this strange amalgamationContinue reading “🕷️ Go Ask Daddy About Ref Jobs, Flash Mobs and Spider Globs”

The Beauty of a Woman: Giving Props to my 3 Favorite Female American Olympians (and Ashley Wagner)

I love the Olympics. In Summer Games years, I love the Summer Games. Right now? It’s the Winter Games. It’s like all my elementary school years. In winter, it was all about football for me. During the summer? It was dinosaurs and Star Wars. All.The.Time. I get pretty caught up in it. I love theContinue reading “The Beauty of a Woman: Giving Props to my 3 Favorite Female American Olympians (and Ashley Wagner)”

Guest Post: Toby of Dumbass News is My Maine Man

We’re all about culture up in here, at Coach Daddy. Toby writes a blog called Dumbass News. No, it’s not the detroit red wings fan newsletter. It has a very distinctive symbol and news that you’d find disturbing and amusing. Or, just disturbing, if it happens to be about you. He’s here at Coach DaddyContinue reading “Guest Post: Toby of Dumbass News is My Maine Man”

Go Ask Daddy About the Olympiad, Lunch Meat for Dad and an Extra Baseball Pad

    If blogging was an Olympic sport, I’d be … well, I’d be in a lot of events. This week, I’ve made my way to Carrots Over Cake, Beth’s awesome blog that focuses on nutrition. I’m serious! I left the Nilla wafers in the Pontiac (where they belong) and I wrote a post aboutContinue reading “Go Ask Daddy About the Olympiad, Lunch Meat for Dad and an Extra Baseball Pad”