Eating Curveballs for Breakfast - Stacie Mahoe

80 EpisodesProduced by Stacie Mahoe

Youth Sports: Inspiration and encouragement for parents. There are tons of resources out there for coaches and parents, but not a whole lot for parents, so this is for YOU! I’ve definitely been through quite a few of the ups and downs of youth sports, the good, the bad, they ugly and I know how inte… read more

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80: Heading to IL for Best Season Ever

December 5th, 2018

This Hawai`i girl is heading into the frozen-ness of the mainland US to be part of some epic events! BUT, as you can imagine, things don’t always go perfectly when heading into these kinds of things. So, listen in to …

79: What if it was "easy?"

November 1st, 2018

Making the tough stuff feel "easier."

78: Easy roads, Talent, and Band-Aid Fixes

October 26th, 2018

Just sharing some thoughts on a few topics that popped up today. Hope you enjoy this episode, feel free to connect with me at

77: Lessons Learned This Summer

August 2nd, 2018

Twists, turns, ups, downs, bumps in the road, and all worth it. So thankful for these real life lessons. Enjoy!

76: Multisport Athletes & "Commitment"

July 10th, 2018

Sharing some thoughts on the state of youth sports today, what it means for multisport athletes, interesting perspectives I heard shared as well as …

75: What a day! You inspire me <3

June 30th, 2018

No notes. No summary. Everything I have to say today is in the episode. Press play :)

74: Making Your Success INEVITABLE

June 28th, 2018

Words lf wisdom that got me thinking. Sharing with you so you can figure out what you need to do to set yourself up for success and make achieving your most important goals inevitable. Good stuff :), …

73: Coaches Impact on Performance

June 26th, 2018

Recurring themes that I've seen coming up again and again as I connect with, and talk to, sports parents. Breaking down some misconceptions about the …

72: Short chat with sports siblings

June 15th, 2018

I took a few minutes to ask my younger kids about sports and how they feel about their older siblings being involved in sports. Heres what they had …

71: How to have a great season

June 14th, 2018

Simple exercise you can to do lay the foundation for actually having the great season you really want. This one is short and sweet. Enjoy!

70: Whatever you do, don't tear a muscle

June 13th, 2018

My expeience with a torn calf, thoughts on training and mindset, mistakes made, and why I've been a little MIA :)

69: Inspired by WCWS

June 6th, 2018

Wow! What a series. Congrats to FSU! There was history made, there were so many wonderful moments shared, so many wonderful conversations started …

68: Gordon Maclelland from Parents in Sport

June 4th, 2018

Fun chat with Gordon Maclelland from the UK, CEO of WWPIS (Working With Parents in Sport)! I enjoyed hearing Gordon's perspective on being a sports parent, the experience that sparked the development of the Parents in …

67: Playing to win vs playing not to lose

May 30th, 2018

Read an interview featuring Coach Matt Lisle and his thoughts on giving athletes permission to fail in order to help them succeed and that sparked the thoughts shared in this episode. Playing to win, playing to not to …

66: Unexpected Opportunities

May 29th, 2018

I have a 2017 grad and a daughter scheduled to graduate in 2019. Who would've thought that I'd be filling out a FAFSA for a new college student in …

65: Taking a Stand When Coaches Are Out of Line

May 25th, 2018

Such great discussions and insights shared today on FB on this exact topic. I'm bringing some thoughts here for you to ponder and reflect on as you …

64: Jenny Topping from Gold Medal Training

May 21st, 2018

Lefty catcher, Olympic Gold Medalist, and NPF Champion, Jenny Topping, joins us for an amazing discussion on ... - coaching female athletes - her …

63: Are you looking for reasons why you CAN? Or ...?

May 18th, 2018

What are you looking for? Because whatever it is, there's a good chance you'll find it! More on that here :) Enjoy!

62: What it's like to be a student of the game

May 17th, 2018

Why I loved taking pitches, what I was learning, a simple thing hitters can do to improve their pitch indentification, digging deep into learning processes, developing a FEEL for the game, the thing that disrupts that, …

61: Belief, experience, unconvincing self talk, sharing goals

May 15th, 2018

When you find yourself in situations you're uncertain about, finding positive self talk statements that you actually believe in can be a bit tricky. Here are some ideas on how to navigate that, plus thoughts on new …

60: Inspiration and accountability in youth sports

May 15th, 2018

Thoughts on "we need to set high standards" and "we need to hold kids accountable."

59: Softball Strategy to Take or Not to Take?

May 10th, 2018

Taking pitches, calling pitches, short term vs long term

58: Motivation Monday FOR Athletes

May 8th, 2018

Short and sweet, this one is for athletes. What if every day was game day? Please excuse the audio, hopefully you're able to hear it well enough. …

57: Youth athlete's fear of disappontment

May 6th, 2018

Youth athletes and their fear of possibly disappointing people they love most, lets make this a non-issue.

56: 3 Takeaways from FB LIVE with Olesya from Mind Over Body

May 4th, 2018

Olesya Wilson from Mind Over Body talked with Coach Jenn Starkey about what's going on INSIDE the body of the female athlete. In this episode you'll hear 3 of my takeaways, the question a chiropractor had about all my …

55: Lessons Learned in College

May 4th, 2018

Lessons learned in college. Things to know as you head into it. What it means and what to do when you find yourself firmly outside of your comfort …

54: Gratitude, attitude, and impact on your team

May 3rd, 2018

The reminder life gave me about gratitude. Thoughts on trying, failing, learning, when the take chances, when to play smart, your attitude about all that and the effect it has on your team AND, possibly, your coaches …

53: Shout out to Jocelyn Alo + getting through tough stuff

May 1st, 2018

Shout out to Jocelyn Alo who, as of this episode, leads the NCAA DI in HRs as a true freshman. Plus, getting through tough stuff and the families that inspired me this week :)

52: Fear, Trust, Confidence, and Leadership

April 28th, 2018

Get some additonal insights sparked by a conversation with Coach Christen and Coach Jenn. Thoughts on fear, trust, developing confidence, and some …

51: What's the rush? Do you have big picture patience?

April 26th, 2018

Really though, what's the rush. We tend to be in such a hurry about everything and it's not helping. Plus, how can you create a positive result with …

50: Interview with Rene Longoria from Gameday Coffee!

April 25th, 2018

Fun chat with Rene Longoria from Gameday Coffee which is a company that promotes positive, encouraging connection within families. They believe that conversations of courage can take place over a simple cup of coffee on …

49: Interview with Ken Olsen from Fastpitch NW

April 24th, 2018

Ken Olsen from Fastpitch NW talks college recruiting. He shares some insights on what student-athletes and parents need to keep in mind as they go …

48: College recruiting & pressure in youth sports

April 23rd, 2018

Hot topic of the month is college recruiting, especially with what's going on with NCAA rules and regulations. Thoughts on exposure and pressure in …

47: Underestimated & Underrated

April 20th, 2018

Two things that are greatly underestimated and underrated in our society are joy and play. This comes on the heels of our FB LIVE interview with Coach Reed Maltbie from Changing the Game Project. I just wanted to …

46: The Super Power of Sports Parents

April 18th, 2018

Athlete's attitudes aren't the only ones that matter. In this episode, we talk about some common sports parent pitfalls, how to avoid them, and what one of your greatest assets is as a parent. Are you making the most of …

45: The loss that inspired me

April 18th, 2018

It's not just winnkng efforts that inspire. This weekend, I was actually inspired by a losing situation, and not just a loss, but a mercy rule loss. …

44: Curveballs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

April 12th, 2018

It's Thursday, but the universe seems to think it's curveballs galore day. Even my recording of this episode had an unexpected interruption which you'll hear about. Plus, a few tips on what to do and what not to do when …

42: How to make decisions for greatest positive impact

April 12th, 2018

The one simple filter that can help you make solid choices and impact your team, or your child, in positive ways. How adults often get this twisted. …

43: one day late WWW

April 12th, 2018

What's Wonderful Wednesday: one day late. This is what happens when uou do everything except press the "publish" button. *eek* I hope you enjoy the …

41: Focus, negativity, mindset, gifts, and more

April 10th, 2018

Reminders that came up for me on this fine Monday. How you can be more solution oriented rathee than going down the rabbit hole of worry and problems …

40: What no one is saying about participation trophies and 8th place ribbons

April 6th, 2018

There had been a LOT said about participation trophies and 8th place ribbons, but THIS side of the issue rarely gets attention. For further consideration, check out the blog post published way back in 2015 on this …

39: Getting into the Mental Sweet Spot with Melanie Rushing

April 5th, 2018

Always fun and energetic, Melanie Rushing joins us for a chat on how to improve your mental game for optimal performance on and off the field. Melanie gives us the some simple ways to improve your mental game and her …

38: Olympic Gold Medalist Leah O'brien Amico

April 4th, 2018

Ahhh, what an amazing conversation with 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, sports mom, ESPN Analyst, and Christian Athlete, Leah O'brien Amico! Learn about …

37: Interview with Val Selby Sports Mom, Coach, Fire Wife

April 3rd, 2018

Join us for a chat with Val Selby who is a former athlete, sports mom to grown children, track coach, fire wife, and business owner. We cover all kinds of ground in this episode! We dove into the challenges and joys …

36: Motivation Monday & a challenge for you

April 3rd, 2018

Can you answer this ONE question honestly? Are you willing to get real with yourself about it or are you trying to avoid the truth?

35: Diamond Dating Rules :)

March 30th, 2018

Fun episode on this Happy Aloha Friday (aka Just for Fun Friday). We always talk about how lessons in softball apply to life, right? Well, in this …

34: That time when Monday lacked motivation

March 29th, 2018

When "positive people" have bad days. This is what it can feel like and this is what I realized, remembered, did, grew in, learned in the process :)

33: How to develop positive attitude and body language in athletes

March 27th, 2018

Great question about body language and attitude came in to the FB page. Hear thoughts on this aspect of the game and what to do about it in this …

32: Monday Motivation for Athletes Play Time Truth

March 27th, 2018

An aspect of playing time some athletes overlook and why it's in your best interest to keep showing up and keep kicking butt even if your coach doesn't notice.

31: How to find solutions amidst a jam packed schedule

March 24th, 2018

Simple success tip on how to find solutions amidst a demanding sports family schedule. Enjoy!

30: Interview with Christen Shefchunas - Confidence Coach

March 22nd, 2018

Confidence coach to Olympic athletes, Christen Shefchunas, talks about fear, failure, parents' impact on confidence, a tool an Olympic swimmer used …

29: That time that *I* was the one who needed an attitude adjustment

March 21st, 2018

When the curevballs pile up and you wake up frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed ... yup, sometimes I'm the one that needs an attitude adjustment. Here's what helped, just in case it can help you too :)

28: You want to be successful? Do this ...

March 20th, 2018

Facebook post this week revealed something I didn't know and another one delivered a short and sweet, but powerful message on something you need to …

27: Interview with Ian Jones founder of Top Recruit

March 19th, 2018

We're talking with Ian Jones, founder of Top Recruit. You get a peek into how Top Recruit came about, some of the early struggles the company faced, …

26: Multiple sports isn't the only way to not specialize :)

March 16th, 2018

There's lots of talk about early specialization, but there seems to be some confusion about how that actually looks and what the real issues are. Some families are still going down the early specialization road. Others …

25: MashUp of parental attitudes, adjustments, confidence, and more :)

March 15th, 2018

Fun mashup episode on attitudes, what really matters, goals, confidence, perspective, getting your child to do stuff, other peoples opinions, and more. Enjoy!

24: When other people annoy you *eek* 😬

March 14th, 2018

Real talk: feeling frustrated and irritated with other people and what helped me in this most recent incident when I was feeling annoyed because other people just don't "get it!" This curveball doesn't have to ruin the …

23: Interview with Joy Acaso Parent/Child Relationships

March 13th, 2018

Super fun chat with sports mom Joy Acaso, who is a parent/child relationship expert here to help us strengthen and build our relationship with our child. We talk about WHY this is important, various ways we …

22: At what age can my child start lifting?

March 12th, 2018

W00t! Hot topic! When can kids start lifting weights? In this episode, you will hear about some factors that many don't think to consider when they …

21: Parenting Rant

March 9th, 2018

The illusion of easy, feeling like failure, mommy guilt, and the truth that you are NOT at all alone

20: Seeing gifts within disadvantages

March 8th, 2018

Quoting Napoleon Hill in this episode and sharing stories of disadvantages turned into advantages. Is there evidence of this in your life that you …

19: How to help your child get the most out of the training the put in on their own time

March 7th, 2018

Great athletes often go above and beyond what’s required at practice and competition. Most are putting in extra training on their own time. In this episode, you’ll hear thoughts on how to maximize that extra training …

18: Interview - Sports Mom, Teacher, Businesswoman Georgia Pinto

March 6th, 2018

Great conversation with sports mom, teacher, and business owner Georgia Pinto. She talks about positivity and growth mindset while sharing the biggest curve ball life's thrown at her. Georgia talks about both the …

17: Monday MashUp #1

March 5th, 2018

Welcome to the first ever Monday MashUp episode with clips on various topics. In this one, you'll hear about my curveball of the day, when officials make bad calls, and the thing that most athletes (and parents) are …

16: What does luck have to do with it?

March 2nd, 2018

“You’re so lucky!” Have you ever had anyone say that about you or your child? This is both fine by me and frustrating to me all at once lol. In this …

15: Making a positive impression on coaches

March 1st, 2018

Find out how you can make a positive impression on coaches in ways that don't depend on your sports skill or physical talent ot strength or speed. Listen in for "non-sports-skill" ways to set yourself apart and stand …

14: A Mix of Thoughts: adjustments, wrinkles, and rain

February 28th, 2018

Hey Sports Moms! Something a little different for you in this episode. It's a mix of a few short audios on making adjustments, rain, peace & quiet, unexpected wrinkles, live stream request denied, and having a child …

13: Learning to do things you don't like

February 27th, 2018

There’s a massive misconception about having to do things you don’t like doing. We tend to take this concept out of context and communicate it in a …

12: Are you doing this?

February 26th, 2018

It’s interesting right? We are always looking for some new strategy or tactic or hack that will help us improve our life or our productivity or our …

11: Curveball of the day

February 23rd, 2018

The curveball that came my way the very day I decided to change the name of this podcast! How fitting on day one of Eating Curveballs for Breakfast :)

10: The Pressure to Get It Right

February 23rd, 2018

Hey Sports Mom! Have you ever felt like every decision you make has so much riding on it? Or that every “win” or “loss” your child experiences has …

Competitive? Remember this!

February 21st, 2018

When it comes to competitive athletics there seems to be a disconnect on a very important element. If you’re striving for peak performance or want your children to be able to compete at a high level, this is a must …

8: Wisdom from Kathy Feinstein

February 20th, 2018

Kathy Feinstein, host of the Parenting Peak Performers podcast, stops by the drop some knowledge bombs for sports parents. Kathy is a Licensed Mental …

Struggling? Here’s some hope!

February 15th, 2018

Recently, I’ve been hearing lots of moms express concern over their child’s struggle as they transition into a new season of life. Maybe it’s new team, or a new level of competition that’s has disrupted the status quo. …

Massive Mistake I Made

February 13th, 2018

Aloha Sports Mom! In this episode I share a massive mistake I made as a mom. It’s one that added stress and pressure to my life while also creating unnecessary tension between myself and my own children (who I love very …

Why I’m not into “self care”

February 12th, 2018

Aloha Sports Moms! Self care is a hot topic right now, especially for women and, even more so for moms. But here is why I’m not really into “self care” and what I AM more interesting in and working on instead. I’d LOVE …

5 Tip to Help You Stress Less

February 10th, 2018

Hey Sports Moms! Listen to this episode for 5 simples tips you can start using TODAY to feel less stressed amidst the demands of the youth sports experience.

Simple as 1-2-3 Sports Mom

February 8th, 2018

3 powerful sports mom tips you can use DAILY with your child. This episode is short and sweet, raw and real, and packs a punch. Enjoy!

Sports Moms this is for you!

February 7th, 2018

Introducing 3 amazing women and the support thy provide that I am so grateful this morning. Every single one of these ladies and their services are …

When coaches steal the joy

February 6th, 2018

Youth Sports: When coaches suck the joy out of the game • Part 2 of episode 1!
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