A letter to you...
My Dearest Little Ball of Sports Mom Sunshine,
Whether you've been #RockingTheSideline for years or you're a total Sports Mom/Team Mom newbie, as your new Sideline Hacking Ninja Bestie, I am totally obsessed with providing you with support, encouragement and guidance in your super awesome, ultra important role.
Plain and simple, we want to see you succeed with confidence, NOT STRESS!
With that being said, there's also a few things you should know...
#1 - You absolutely positively deserve to have a fantastic resource to help you do ALL that you do to build up + support your sideline (both on + off the field)
#2 - We believe whole-heartily in building + facilitating our ridiculously awesome community created specifically for Sports Moms + Team Moms to encourage, support and learn from each other... through shared experiences, and thick/thin sidelines :)
#3 - There is no shame on my part when it comes to running down the sideline alongside my boys, soaking up the little moments that create lasting memories and celebrating those who feel the same way (i.e. You!)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do to support your athlete + their sideline. Your hard work and dedication day in and night out drives our world, and if nobody else said it, know that you are truly appreciated!
Wishing you much sideline success,
P.S. If you want to read more about me, and how I got started #HackingTheSideline, my story is just below. Warning: it's pretty beefy! :)
what the heck is a shaki?
And What Makes Her An Expert?
I'm Shaki, rhymes with teriyaki + is short for Shekera (like the singer)!
And I'm no expert. Just a busy mom, like you, in my early thirties; whose kids happen to like to play sports; so I'm still building experience. Also like you, I sign them up, drive them around, buy them gear, feed them, and cheer for them on the sidelines. All in all, I've been pacing the sideline for just about every sport imaginable for the past eight years AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
Even, when it gets stressful - Like when we've got: work, games, traffic, practice, laundry, conditioning, training, tournaments, and fundraisers. Or when I couldn't figure out what to do to best support them and how to do it.
But one major lesson that I have learned is that as passionate sports moms, we all want to be on time, get organized, plan in advance, support our kids, and give back to our sideline to pay it forward in massive ways but sometimes "life" gets in the way, and things get hectic!
And started experimenting with organization systems and planning tools to help me manage my sideline/life balance and household management. I started creating templates and finding strategies to help me organize my life on the sideline. I started blogging about my lifestyle as a sports mom to pool my resources. Word got out and my goal became simple: share the strategies that have helped me in the best ways and to collaborate with others mamas who wanted to do the same!
"Because I heart days that start with the letter "S"
And because they are worth every second of it...