Coach's Wife Blog

If You Give a Coach a Cookie

If You Give a Coach a Cookie
If you give a Coach a cookie, he'll need a napkin to go with it. The napkin would make a perfect place to jot down a play, so now he will need a pen.

Dear Bleacher Coaches - From the Coach's Wife

Dear Bleacher Coaches - From the Coach's Wife

Dear Bleacher Coaches,

Just a friendly PSA that those athletes you're yelling at are students.

Kids.

Children whose parents are likely sitting next to you in the stands.

They want to play just as well as you want them to, but they are KIDS who are honestly just trying to fit in and find a friend they can count on.

How Coaches Balance Team and Family

How Coaches Balance Team and Family

On the field you’re calling plays and at home you’re calling the pediatrician.

On the court you stand on the side and show your kids how to win the game. At home you sit by their side and show them how to win at life.

We see your big love of the game and smile because we know it’s not near as big as your love for us.

Three Easy Ways to Save Money TODAY!

Three Easy Ways to Save Money TODAY!

"We are in it for the money!" said no coach's wife ever. :)

While my Coach spends his days figuring out how to maximize his team's talent to win, I spend my time learning how to stretch every dollar we make. It used to cause me stress, but now it's actually kind of fun! I have about a bajillion money saving tips I've learned over the years that I'm working on sorting out for you in the near future, but for now I want to teach you just three simple tips that will help you start saving money TODAY!

The Best Way to Talk to your Kid's Coach about Playing Time

The Best Way to Talk to your Kid's Coach about Playing Time
Kayla Fox is the wife of a high school football coach and mom to four ridiculous kids. When she is not at the football field, she is doing laundry, going to Target, and working at The Fly Fox Apparel, a coach's wife boutique. To learn more, go to www.theflyfoxapparel.com.

An Open Letter to Fans in the Stands-From the Coach's Wife

An Open Letter to Fans in the Stands-From the Coach's Wife

I wish you knew that when you load up and leave here tonight to go home to sleep, my husband will be up until 3am working on next week's film. And then he will get up at 7 the next morning to do it all over again.

I wish you knew how much he loves these kids. We care about who they are as people more than the number on their back.

When they win, he gives all the credit to the players. When they lose, he takes all the blame. Season after season, he takes no glory.

5 Steps to Feeling Less Lonely this Season

5 Steps to Feeling Less Lonely this Season
I became Mrs. Coach Fox 8 years ago. We had to hurry home from our honeymoon because Coach had to go to football camp. Two months in, my eyes would...

Coach's Wife's Kitchen: BBQ Chicken Sliders

Coach's Wife's Kitchen: BBQ Chicken Sliders
Recipe's from the kitchen of a coach's wife, created with linemen in mind! These BBQ chicken sliders are easy to whip up and sure to satisfy!

How this Coach's Family does Disney World

How this Coach's Family does Disney World
What I learned was, there are actually a TON of ways to save money and STILL get to do the things you really want to do! Below, I'll mention what we have found works for US, and even share ideas of what we plan to look into for next time! (Yes, next time, because we drank the Disney Kool Aid and now we're *Captain* hooked!)

Honey, you were made for this.

Honey, you were made for this.
Girl, listen up: your last name was always meant to be yours, and your call to be your husband's biggest supporter, cheerleader, confidant, lover, and friend was always the plan. God had been doing work behind the scenes long before today to be sure that YOU were the one sitting on the bleachers every week and that YOU were the one caring for those babies while their Daddy worked late. YOU were the one God meant for your husband to come home to to debrief and rest and sleep beside. YOU were always the plan.

Sometimes it's just hard.

Sometimes it's just hard.

To set an example of what it means to be an employee, a leader, a married couple, a follower of Jesus. To show kids and staff firsthand what it is to have integrity, by making the right choices again and again even when it seems no one's looking.

This was the point of it all, anyway. So why does it have to be so hard?

I Don’t Know Why

I Don’t Know Why

I never had to have hard conversations with a friend about why I just couldn’t come to her baby shower. I never sat in an empty nursery, clinging to a blanket that will never be used. I never had a team of doctors break bad news. Never once. Never even close.

I don’t know why. I did nothing special. I’m certainly nothing special. But can I tell you the truth?