Making Points Where They Count The Most

“I love to watch you play.” That is what we are told that we should be saying to our children on the ride home. Years ago, I struggled when I heard people suggest that and even argued if it was possible for me to say that if I didn’t mean it.

I get it… it’s fun to watch them play when they are little. It’s joyful to see them giggle on the court/field and play with their friends. But it was different for me because I was also their coach. As they got older, they wanted to hear from me what they were doing right and also what they were doing wrong.

It took me years to find that balance and to put boundaries around those conversations.
It took stepping back on my end and making decisions to not coach them at times. It has been a struggle to find that balance and to sit back at times to let someone else coach a child that you love so much, but I can finally say with all honesty to my kids, “I love to watch you play.”

But I still give the space for them to ask what they need to do to get better. I will never stop coaching my kids to be the best version of themselves, on and off the court.

Listen to more about my experience with coaching youth sports on the podcast episode Making Points Where They Count The Most.

Thank you to Jeannine Luby for having me on your podcast.


Sole Sisters Podcast

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Jenna Urban and Tara Macciocco take you through the rollercoaster ride of youth sports. Whether it’s talking about small fry or college years, Jenna and Tara have a unique outlook on what it takes to succeed on and off the court/field.

Walk along side us as we take you through this journey of sisterhood. Join us, as we walk in each other’s shoes and explore our very different lives. Grab your sole sister to listen and laugh as we share stories of family, work & small personal disasters.


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Expert Tips for FABulous Traveling During A Pandemic

What do I need to know when traveling during Covid?

What if I told you that you could have someone research your dream vacation, search the best travel deals and build a dream vacation around your dreams. Guess how much it costs for you to use a travel agent? NOTHING! That’s the best part. We have been using FAB Travel Group for years and it has saved me so much time and money, since she does all the research and planning. Another perk to having a travel agent is that if there is a problem, she will handle it. There have been multiple times when we texted Faith Ann with any issues and we got to relax and enjoy our vacation. You are going to learn about all the benefits to using a travel agent along with tips for traveling during pandemic from FAB Travel Group. Where FABulous Vacation Dreams Begin.

Inside peek at the tips from this episode:

1. Know what guidelines are in place and more importantly, be aware of any restrictions. You don’t want to travel to the beach not to be able to even relax or play on the beach (especially with kids).

2. Find out what safety and cleaning protocols are in place. Most websites will give information about cancellations and refunding policy as well as their COVID guidelines.

3. Get Insurance- Even though insurance doesn’t cover a pandemic, it does cover so much more and you really never know what can come up that would cause you to cancel your trip.

4. Thanks to Faith Ann for sharing that the airlines are allowing 12oz of hand sanitizer, so you don’t have to worry about that 3oz rule. Make sure to add extra time for security if traveling by plane, especially in the larger airports. One last important tip is to check the protocol for face coverings as they can change daily.

5. Use a travel agent, its FREE! Seriously, it doesn’t cost you anything. They are paid from by the supplier, so it’s not going to cost more to use one – and when I tell you that we have the best travel planner out there, I am not kidding. She has gone above and beyond for our entire family. At one point, she even arranged for us to meet up with my parents while we were on our cruise and ported in Cozumel and my parents were in Cancun. She made all the arrangements for them to have a private driver to meet us at the excursion. Also, I can’t tell you the amount of ideas that I had her research and plan trips for me to get different ideas before finding the perfect trip and she never complained once. And those that know me, you know I have lots of ideas…haha

More information on FAB Travel Group.

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Urban Kids in Quarantine Interview on Podcast

Have you wondered what’s going through the mind of the 55 million kids that are now being homeschooled? Well, we were too and decided to interview our children about this crazy experience. Lucas is 13, Mollie is 10 and Jaxon is 8. This episode is brought to you by BusyKid, a chore app where kids can earn, save, share, spend and invest real allowance. Visit BusyKid to register for a free account and have your kids start earning money today. Learn more about how your kids can be using this chores app for kids to earn money



A few days ago or maybe it was weeks ago, honestly they are all pushed together at this point, but I came across this post on facebook that really got me thinking about the importance of having my children journal this experience. I shared some ideas for journaling during quarantine and social distancing in a previous post.  I will admit that I am “THAT MOM” that takes pictures of everything and it didn’t stop during the quarantine. The main reason for my picture taking is to document the time and allow the kids to go back and reflect on the experience and more importantly, write about their feelings. During these uncertain times, recording your feelings and memories during the global pandemic is important, especially for kids!

Guess what, kids love filming themselves, so why not have them create a digital journal or even a traditional journal if that’s more comfortable.

Thanks Mama Cheaps for creating the Today is a New Day Journal


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