Eating Curveballs for Breakfast - Stacie Mahoe

Eating Curveballs for Breakfast - 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 intense it can all get. So I just wanted to send you some love and support as we travel this road together

81: The Magic of Being Yourself
Mar 27 • 8 min
Heyyyy, happy 2019! Just popping in to share updates and lessons learned so far this year :)
80: Heading to IL for Best Season Ever
Dec 4, 2018 • 17 min
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 hear about the attitude adjustment I…
79: What if it was “easy?”
Nov 1, 2018 • 9 min
Making the tough stuff feel “easier.”
78: Easy roads, Talent, and Band-Aid Fixes
Oct 25, 2018 • 22 min
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
Aug 2, 2018 • 22 min
Twists, turns, ups, downs, bumps in the road, and all worth it. So thankful for these real life lessons. Enjoy!
76: Multisport Athletes & “Commitment”
Jul 10, 2018 • 11 min
Sharing some thoughts on the state of youth sports today, what it means for multisport athletes, interesting perspectives I heard shared as well as the questions and thoughts it sparked in my brain. Enjoy! :)
75: What a day! You inspire me
Jun 29, 2018 • 7 min
No notes. No summary. Everything I have to say today is in the episode. Press play :)
74: Making Your Success INEVITABLE
Jun 28, 2018 • 18 min
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
Jun 26, 2018 • 24 min
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 college recruiting journey, a common issue that blocks performance for some athletes, some mindset shifts…
72: Short chat with sports siblings
Jun 15, 2018 • 10 min
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 to say …
71: How to have a great season
Jun 14, 2018 • 5 min
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
Jun 12, 2018 • 23 min
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
Jun 5, 2018 • 25 min
Wow! What a series. Congrats to FSU! There was history made, there were so many wonderful moments shared, so many wonderful conversations started because of the WCWS. You’ll hear about heart, effort, coaching, leadership, pitch calling, Kelly…
68: Gordon Maclelland from Parents in Sport
Jun 4, 2018 • 32 min
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 Sport website, who he feels the…
67: Playing to win vs playing not to lose
May 30, 2018 • 8 min
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 lose, and how that relates to fear…
66: Unexpected Opportunities
May 29, 2018 • 12 min
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 2018? My daughter, who graduated last year, and decided to go to work instead of college, now had another…
65: Taking a Stand When Coaches Are Out of Line
May 24, 2018 • 15 min
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 aim to have a powerfully positive impact in our world :)
64: Jenny Topping from Gold Medal Training
May 21, 2018 • 42 min
Lefty catcher, Olympic Gold Medalist, and NPF Champion, Jenny Topping, joins us for an amazing discussion on … - coaching female athletes - her favorite exercises in the gym - what it takes to play at the highest level - fear based coaching and the…
63: Are you looking for reasons why you CAN? Or …?
May 18, 2018 • 17 min
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 17, 2018 • 20 min
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, and more! Enjoy
61: Belief, experience, unconvincing self talk, sharing goals
May 15, 2018 • 17 min
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 expeiences, letting yourself dream,…
60: Inspiration and accountability in youth sports
May 15, 2018 • 19 min
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 10, 2018 • 25 min
Taking pitches, calling pitches, short term vs long term
58: Motivation Monday FOR Athletes
May 8, 2018 • 3 min
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. Enjoy! :)
57: Youth athlete’s fear of disappontment
May 6, 2018 • 14 min
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 4, 2018 • 30 min
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 kids, thoughts on high pressure…
55: Lessons Learned in College
May 3, 2018 • 18 min
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 zone and/or things arent going the way you want. What happened when I missed a bunch of ground balls in…
54: Gratitude, attitude, and impact on your team
May 2, 2018 • 16 min
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 decisions on whether or not to play…
53: Shout out to Jocelyn Alo + getting through tough stuff
May 1, 2018 • 11 min
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
Apr 28, 2018 • 26 min
Get some additonal insights sparked by a conversation with Coach Christen and Coach Jenn. Thoughts on fear, trust, developing confidence, and some truth about leadership inspired by Wayne Goldsmith and his book, “Leading Without Leading.”
51: What’s the rush? Do you have big picture patience?
Apr 26, 2018 • 12 min
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 negativity?
50: Interview with Rene Longoria from Gameday Coffee!
Apr 25, 2018 • 41 min
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 the day of a game, match,…
49: Interview with Ken Olsen from Fastpitch NW
Apr 24, 2018 • 52 min
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 through this experience, the biggest mistakes he sees families making, what coaches are looking for outside…
48: College recruiting & pressure in youth sports
Apr 23, 2018 • 27 min
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 our world of youtg sports and how WE can help our athlete(s) through it, that’s what’s in this episode for…
47: Underestimated & Underrated
Apr 19, 2018 • 15 min
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 highlight a few things that came up in…
46: The Super Power of Sports Parents
Apr 18, 2018 • 18 min
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 this super power? Find out in this…
45: The loss that inspired me
Apr 18, 2018 • 14 min
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. That might sound strange, but I think you’ll understand once you hear why. Plus, you’ll get to hear about…
44: Curveballs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Apr 12, 2018 • 16 min
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 a plethora of curveballs come your…
42: How to make decisions for greatest positive impact
Apr 12, 2018 • 9 min
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. And some thoughts to consider on overcoming adversity and struggle. Enjoy!
43: one day late WWW
Apr 12, 2018 • 10 min
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 invitation for you in this episode and the words on encouragement dealing with less than ideal…
41: Focus, negativity, mindset, gifts, and more
Apr 9, 2018 • 21 min
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 and fear and negativity. You’ll hear how one word can help change that. Plus, hear some words of…
40: What no one is saying about participation trophies and 8th place ribbons
Apr 6, 2018 • 8 min
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 very same issue:…
39: Getting into the Mental Sweet Spot with Melanie Rushing
Apr 5, 2018 • 50 min
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 favorite tools any athlete can start…
38: Olympic Gold Medalist Leah O’brien Amico
Apr 4, 2018 • 39 min
Ahhh, what an amazing conversation with 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, sports mom, ESPN Analyst, and Christian Athlete, Leah O’brien Amico! Learn about her journey in fastpitch softball from how it all started to getting recruited for college to competing in…
37: Interview with Val Selby Sports Mom, Coach, Fire Wife
Apr 3, 2018 • 58 min
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 of being a sports mom, things she would…
36: Motivation Monday & a challenge for you
Apr 3, 2018 • 4 min
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 :)
Mar 30, 2018 • 5 min
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 episode you’ll hear about how a friend and I came up with “rules” for dating based upon softball. We refer…
34: That time when Monday lacked motivation
Mar 29, 2018 • 11 min
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
Mar 27, 2018 • 13 min
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 episode of the podcast. Find out where we sometimes go wrong as adults leading our children/team and some…
32: Monday Motivation for Athletes Play Time Truth
Mar 27, 2018 • 10 min
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
Mar 23, 2018 • 18 min
Simple success tip on how to find solutions amidst a demanding sports family schedule. Enjoy!
30: Interview with Christen Shefchunas - Confidence Coach
Mar 22, 2018 • 46 min
Confidence coach to Olympic athletes, Christen Shefchunas, talks about fear, failure, parents’ impact on confidence, a tool an Olympic swimmer used to combat fear on the biggest stage of her life and more. I had so much fun doing this interview, enjoy!
29: That time that *I* was the one who needed an attitude adjustment
Mar 21, 2018 • 12 min
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 …
Mar 20, 2018 • 17 min
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 do if you want to be successful. Straight talk from a mentor of mine that I appreciate so much that I am…
27: Interview with Ian Jones founder of Top Recruit
Mar 19, 2018 • 51 min
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, as well as where they’re headed. Plus, Ian shares some really cool insights from his experiences as a kid,…
26: Multiple sports isn’t the only way to not specialize :)
Mar 16, 2018 • 21 min
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 are going in the opposite direction.…
25: MashUp of parental attitudes, adjustments, confidence, and more :)
Mar 15, 2018 • 15 min
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* 😬
Mar 14, 2018 • 11 min
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 rest of your day!
23: Interview with Joy Acaso Parent/Child Relationships
Mar 13, 2018 • 63 min
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 inadvertently break down our relationships, and…
22: At what age can my child start lifting?
Mar 12, 2018 • 40 min
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 ask me how old our kids are as a way to determine whether or not their child is “old enough” to start…
21: Parenting Rant
Mar 9, 2018 • 19 min
The illusion of easy, feeling like failure, mommy guilt, and the truth that you are NOT at all alone
20: Seeing gifts within disadvantages
Mar 8, 2018 • 13 min
Quoting Napoleon Hill in this episode and sharing stories of disadvantages turned into advantages. Is there evidence of this in your life that you can think of? Is there a situation in which you’re feeling discouraged or frustrated? This episode of hope…
19: How to help your child get the most out of the training the put in on their own time
Mar 7, 2018 • 13 min
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 and get the most out of it in a way…
18: Interview - Sports Mom, Teacher, Businesswoman Georgia Pinto
Mar 6, 2018 • 60 min
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 toughest and most valuable parts of that…
17: Monday MashUp #1
Mar 5, 2018 • 14 min
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 overlooking. Enjoy!
16: What does luck have to do with it?
Mar 2, 2018 • 7 min
“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 episode, you’ll hear some thoughts on this “you’re so lucky” mentality, how it’s an advantage to you when…
15: Making a positive impression on coaches
Mar 1, 2018 • 21 min
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 out in a crowd ❤️
14: A Mix of Thoughts: adjustments, wrinkles, and rain
Feb 28, 2018 • 19 min
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 who makes mistakes. Have fun with this…
13: Learning to do things you don’t like
Feb 27, 2018 • 15 min
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 way that isn’t helpful. In this episode, you’ll find out where we’re focusing on the wrong thing, how we…
12: Are you doing this?
Feb 26, 2018 • 13 min
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 results in some way. And yet, often times, if we just do what’s in this episode, we can make positive…
11: Curveball of the day
Feb 23, 2018 • 9 min
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
Feb 22, 2018 • 9 min
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 your emotions on a roller coaster? If the pressure of this journey has ever weighed heavily on your mind,…
Competitive? Remember this!
Feb 21, 2018 • 9 min
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 listen.
8: Wisdom from Kathy Feinstein
Feb 20, 2018 • 33 min
Kathy Feinstein, host of the Parenting Peak Performers podcast, stops by the drop some knowledge bombs for sports parents. Kathy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Sport Performance Consultant. She shares awesome tips for helping your…
Struggling? Here’s some hope!
Feb 14, 2018 • 5 min
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. This can leave both parent and child…
Massive Mistake I Made
Feb 13, 2018 • 0 min
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 much) which brought more grief into…
Why I’m not into “self care”
Feb 12, 2018 • 3 min
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 to hear your thoughts! Message me at…
5 Tip to Help You Stress Less
Feb 10, 2018 • 8 min
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
Feb 8, 2018 • 2 min
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!
Feb 7, 2018 • 9 min
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 dedicated to YOU sports mom. Meet Janis, Beth, and Shaki and find out where you can connect with all of us…
When coaches steal the joy
Feb 6, 2018 • 8 min
Youth Sports: When coaches suck the joy out of the game • Part 2 of episode 1!