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After Reading these 5 Ways to Help a Teammate, would you do them?


Some portion of being a decent sportsperson—and not only a decent competitor—is being a decent teammate. That is likely simple for you most of the time; however, it is coming through for your partner when they are down and need help is what solves the equation. Here are five approaches to help a teammate in troublesome circumstances:

  1. Resist aggressiveness. In case you are accustomed to being the star, it can be intense if another teammate eclipses you. Propelling yourselves and each other to be the best is healthy but when you start hating on each other and hoping to see each other fail, it becomes a problem. Such things are never wanted on a decent cheerleading group. In the event that you feel hurt or baffled when you are not given a spot you needed, let that mistake push you to work harder. Try not to give it a chance to influence your connection to the team. Remind yourself you need what is best for the team and your partners. Concentrate on keeping everyone including your teammates happy.
  2. Always cheer them. The most effortless approach to oppose unnecessary sentiments is to work for the success of your team. Empower and bolster them!
  3. Stay with them. You are not a specialist or an advisor or a professional in each school subject, however, you can simply be there so you can help them go through their issues. Obviously, if you have the capacity to assist her, do it, however, in some cases simply being there with her favorite food is all she might just need.
  4. Do not be shy to ask for assistance. If you have a teammate suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, eating disorders or any other harmful problems, you are not equipped to deal with such affairs. However, comforting her and helping her find the right person to deal with it will be great. If she requires a therapist, a doctor, psychiatrist, councilor or teacher to handle the issue, let them do it. Try not to push her away or get her more depressed. If you feel she could take her life, tell someone. It is better to have a friend that is angry over one that is seriously hurt.
  5. Set the tone. Your companions and partners deserve the best, is that not so? Consider what you need in a decent partner and imitate that. Be fun, empowering, and dedicated, yet in addition be genuine and inform your partners when you are having an intense time with something. Your teammates could end up becoming best friends because of your efforts.
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How To Decorate School Banners Without Losing Practice Time


As far as I can tell, custom softball banners and posters for use around the campus or in locker rooms takes a lot of practice– to say the least! Generally, for all cheerleaders, practice is essential and time is constrained. Here are a few hints to help you organize your practice time, and still be able to make posters without both of them interfering with your other plans.

  1. Make them completely during the summer. This year, we are planning on dedicating one hour every Wednesday to unplug all banners and posters used for the previous school year. In the event that we do not complete them on Wednesday, no stress– we do not have a due date! We keep doing it until the end of the summer. By the educational season, we would have done enough so we will have a variety to choose from on game days. When we use them up, we will still have time to make some more, however, we do not need to worry about making such a large number since we spent the summer making tons of them!
  2. Pick a night to make the banners if your day is too occupied with plans. Set the ideal opportunity for a few hours slot where volunteers from your cheer team can come to help. Odds are, you will get a decent number considering there is no working out or exercise required. It will be like having a paint night with your best friends! It will also be ideal to have music playing in the background to spice up things
  3. Try to create an after practice banner making team. In the event that the condition of summer is not ideal for you, offer to pay some girls from your cheer team if they stay back after practice and make the banners and posters with you. Target those girls that are always picked up late. Prepare a schedule and a target you want them to meet daily so they can be focused.
  4. All the work and time you invested in setting up your booster team should pay off now, right? Set them to work! They will want to assist. Give them a few thoughts (from any social media maybe) to work on, and I am certain you’ll have some fun, inventive banners and posters subsequently.
  5. Offer them to the young ladies (or young men). You do not have a sponsor group or better still, you do not like the idea of staying back after practice and the team does not too… never fear! Give the young women the apparatus! Have some decorative (and mindful) pioneers bring homemade publications, brushes, and whatever else their imaginative souls require. Have them take a shot at a couple of banners while they at home, and ensure they return them in back one piece!
  6. Reach out to the Student Council. Perhaps, you are not even into the entire decorating thing… that is not a problem! Give the obligation to the Student Council (in the wake of soliciting them, of course). Our Student Council makes a huge amount of signs to stick around the school. Reach out to them and see if they can help you with the work.

At this point, you most likely have a decent bearing and ideas of the kind of baseball banner you want to make. Get imaginative, make it interesting, and do not be stressed out! Keep in mind: doing this will make both the basketball and football teams happy. I know our young men are so appreciative to see a huge banner when they stroll into the locker rooms! Try to put a smile on their faces!

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Top 5 must have clothing items during the I’ve-got-more-to-love-but-still-no-bump stage of pregnancy.


So I’ve heard about it. Friends have gone through it. That stage in pregnancy where the pants don’t fit as well as they used to. The button starts poking your stomach and half way through a coffee date with your girls, you surrender and unbutton like you just ate round two of a Thanksgiving meal. Sweet, sweet surrender.
It’s a beautiful thing that’s happening right now in this season I’m in. I’m sustaining life, so grow, baby, grow! While baby and I tag team this thing and grow together, I thought I’d share my top five favorite pieces of clothing that have gotten me through the getting-bigger-but-don’t-have-a-baby-bump-yet stage.
First up to bat: loose fitting shirts.
Thank-ya Jesusss that loose fitting shirts are in style.
Everyone wears these things, so I feel like I fit right in. And still feel good.
This shirt is from sheinside.com. I just found this website not too long ago and they have really affordable clothes and accessories that are super cute. Thanks Pinterest!
Next on the list of wonderfulness are the Slim Leg Elastic Pull-On Pants. Go ahead and make fun of my elastic pull on pants…if you dare. Because they are glorious. And they have no button. And no one knows.
These classy no-button, elastic-waisted pants are second runner up to my super baggy sweatpants, my friends. They are a dream. All of you know how much I love my “back up dancer hip hop pants” as I like to call them. Sometimes when I wear them, I dream of being a Fly Girl on In Living Color. {If you don’t know what that show is, then you don’t even know the glory you missed out on from the years 1990-1994} I digress. All this to say, these pants are amazing. You can class ’em up or style ’em down.
Flowy tops with prominent patterns have been my best friends.
They distract and you get compliments on the pattern. Two birds with one stone, sisters.
Francesca’s has been my one-stop-shop for these kinds of blouses.
Men’s shirt + belt + leggings {or not!} = cute outfit that’s baggy enough but super feminine.
My friend Sara did this all the time when she was pregnant and I think it’s genius.
I went and picked up a men’s business shirt at the thrift store. There are TONS of them there for $2.
You really can’t go wrong.
Big. Comfy. Sweater Cardigan.
Can you imagine this thing with those classy leggings from the picture up there and a flowy tank?
It’s pretty amazing. Trust me. Pair the outifit with some gold-tipped flats and you’ve got a cute, comfy outfit that makes you feel confident.
There ya have it, friends. My favorite pieces of clothing that are getting me by as I wait expectantly for our lil bun bun to grow. For you mamas out there, what have you worn during this stage of pregnancy? Any more tips you have to help a sister out?
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To bring or not to bring? Part two.


The hubs and I love NYC.
These past posts have been dedicated to it.
What we experienced.
What I learned from it.
And everything in between.
Today is part two of what to bring/what not to bring to The Big Apple.
PK has taught me a lot about packing. The necessary things. The not so necessary. And how to pack it all to fit in a carry-on suitcase.
 This is how it usually goes:
I pick out the clothing.
He packs the clothing so it all fits.
It’s like Mariah Carey and Miguel singing in perfect harmony.
So, let’s get to it. Here are some summertime packing must-haves:
1. Maxi dresses. All day errrday. Maxi dresses are a gift from the heavens for a woman in the summertime. They keep you cool, they make you feel pretty, and they are incredibly comfy. Not to mention, they are easy to pack AND you can pack more of ’em than you think!
 {Packing tip: instead of folding them in your suitcase, roll them}
2. Tight running shorts. If you are like me, I get what’s called “chub rub.” If you don’t know what it is, then google it and consider yourself blessed. The tight running shorts are key when you wear your maxi dresses. Not only do they prevent chub rub, they suck in the stomach a bit. There you have it. Two birds. One stone. Rocking the maxi dress.
{I wear the shorts pictured and I love em. You can get them at Target}
3. Two pairs of shoes only. Yes, only two pairs that match with everything you bring. Ladies, it is possible. I did it.  One pair of cute sandals that your feet are used to and one pair of dressy shoes. OR, like in the last post, wait to get to NYC and get yourself a cute new pair. Make sure to save some room in the suitcase for on the way home!
You can purchase the cute wedges in the picture here.
4. Extra undergarments. I’m gonna go there, even if it’s TMI, because I want to save you from what I experienced. Pack extra undies {you too men!} and bras. I only packed one bra, and it was so unbelievably hot the nine days we were there, I ended up washing it a couple times. In a sink. I guess that reveals my laundry habits on non-hot days. Yikes! I guess you can buy more undies if needed at a store, but they are so easy to pack, just pack a couple more.
So, there it is. Chub rub, my laundry habits {or lack thereof} and the essential clothes to pack for a summertime trip to New York City. Next post will be all about the winter essentials and what I wish I would’ve known before going there in the dead of the season.
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