Eating Curveballs for Breakfast - Stacie Mahoe

Eating Curveballs for Breakfast - Stacie Mahoe

Stacie Mahoe
Youth Sports: Inspiration and encouragement for parents. Too often parents are feeling pressure, stress, overwhelm, and tension within their own family. We help you combat that through simple success principles that allow you to fully embrace your child, love them as is, and enjoy the process of helping them reach their biggest goals and wildest dreams. Cheering you on as you take the curves life throws and hit them out of the park!


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

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

50: Interview with Rene Longoria from Gameday Coffee!
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, performance, recital or meet. In this episode, we touch upon why Gameday coffee got started, Muhammad Ali, karate, the concept of TIME and how much we really have (or don't), family matters, fathers and the staggering statistic that moved Rene and is a big part of his WHY for being involved with the mission at Gameday Coffee. We talked about getting through the tough stuff of life, the importance of connection within families, the curveball business threw at Rene, why a law firm wanted to partner with Gameday Coffee, and quite a bit more. I know this all sounds very serious, but we actually laughed quite a bit in this episode. I hope you do too! Visit
April 25, 2018
49: Interview with Ken Olsen from Fastpitch NW
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 of the basics of skill and grades, advice for players who really want to play in college, but aren't getting much attention yet, and more. Enjoy! Visit Fastpitch NW online at
April 24, 2018
48: College recruiting & pressure in youth sports
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 you :)
April 23, 2018
47: Underestimated & Underrated
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 that interview as well as dive a little deeper into a couple key concepts, like that one of CONNECTION. In this episode, you'll find out what some of the missing pieces may be when it comes to building that connection we need to be effective leaders in their lives as well as some thoughts that can help you maximize the value of play and joy in this journey of sports and life.
April 20, 2018
46: The Super Power of Sports Parents
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 episode :)
April 18, 2018
45: The loss that inspired me
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 a new addition to our family (that I honestly was trying to avoid) and how this new addition is growing on me :)
April 18, 2018
44: Curveballs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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 way all in one day. Happy Thursday!
April 12, 2018
43: one day late WWW
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 circumstances. How are you responding when things don't go the way you want? And what's the impact that makes on your child/team?
April 12, 2018
42: How to make decisions for greatest positive impact
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!
April 12, 2018
41: Focus, negativity, mindset, gifts, and more
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 encouragement about your gifts, the value of using them, and the issue some athletes run into when it comes to what they're great at :)
April 10, 2018
40: What no one is saying about participation trophies and 8th place ribbons
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: Feel free to leave a comment there with your thoughts :)
April 6, 2018
39: Getting into the Mental Sweet Spot with Melanie Rushing
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 using TODAY. We also get to hear about her experiences in sports and as well as and what she felt was the missing piece all the way up until her junior year in college! She tells us about how she got on the mental game train, the books she recommends to athletes, what she was studying before she got her Masters in Sports Psychology (it wasn't even regular psychology!), and a challenging experience she's been through recently. For additional mental training resources and to connect with Melanie online visit Join her free Facebook Group: Watch her videos on YouTube:
April 5, 2018
38: Olympic Gold Medalist Leah O'brien Amico
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 the Olympics to sharing her skills and knowledge with young players now. I asked Leah what she loved most about playing (including favorite position and favorite spot to hit in the lineup). So you'll get to hear that :) We even jumped into family, how she met her husband, how she became a woman of faith, what she both loves, and finds challenging about being a mom of 3 boys, and so much more! This episode is jam packed with fun stories, great lessons, and Leah's contagious energy. Enjoy
April 4, 2018
37: Interview with Val Selby Sports Mom, Coach, Fire Wife
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 have done differently, the biggest challenges she faced (including injury to her child), the adjustment to being a coach, dealing with multi-sport athletes on a team, what it's like to be a fire wife, how Val supports other fire wives in her business, and more! Enjoy
April 3, 2018
36: Motivation Monday & a challenge for you
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?
April 3, 2018
35: Diamond Dating Rules :)
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 to them as the Diamond Dating Rules. Granted, you may not need these for yourself, but you may have children that are at the age where they're beginning to get into relationships. While these may not really be the "rules" you set for them, it could be a fun way to break the ice for a conversation on the topic and/or a lighthearted way to remind them of important things to consider along the way :)
March 30, 2018
34: That time when Monday lacked motivation
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 :)
March 29, 2018
33: How to develop positive attitude and body language in athletes
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 ideas on what we can do instead. Enjoy!
March 27, 2018
32: Monday Motivation for Athletes Play Time Truth
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.
March 27, 2018
31: How to find solutions amidst a jam packed schedule
Simple success tip on how to find solutions amidst a demanding sports family schedule. Enjoy!
March 24, 2018
30: Interview with Christen Shefchunas - Confidence Coach
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!
March 22, 2018
29: That time that *I* was the one who needed an attitude adjustment
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 :)
March 21, 2018
28: You want to be successful? Do this ...
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 passing along to you today. Enjoy
March 20, 2018
27: Interview with Ian Jones founder of Top Recruit
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, as an athlete, in the world of college recruiting, and in business.
March 19, 2018
25: MashUp of parental attitudes, adjustments, confidence, and more :)
Fun mashup episode on attitudes, what really matters, goals, confidence, perspective, getting your child to do stuff, other peoples opinions, and more. Enjoy!
March 15, 2018
24: When other people annoy you *eek* 😬
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!
March 14, 2018
23: Interview with Joy Acaso Parent/Child Relationships
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 ways we can do better :)
March 13, 2018
26: Multiple sports isn't the only way to not specialize :)
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. Neither end seems to grasp the concept. This episode includes additional thoughts on each end of the spectrum as well as ideas to keep in mind as you're going through this journey with your children and trying to figure out the "right way" to do this. Don't overcomplicate it :)
March 16, 2018
22: At what age can my child start lifting?
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 lifting :)
March 12, 2018
21: Parenting Rant
The illusion of easy, feeling like failure, mommy guilt, and the truth that you are NOT at all alone
March 9, 2018
20: Seeing gifts within disadvantages
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 is for you :)
March 8, 2018
19: How to help your child get the most out of the training the put in on their own time
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 that’s less stressful and more enjoyable for both parents and athletes. Enjoy!
March 7, 2018
18: Interview - Sports Mom, Teacher, Businesswoman Georgia Pinto
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 major curveball. Plus, she tells us about the best part of running her wine business amidst being a mom of many hats. TONS of great insights shared in this meet up, so much that we went well beyond our original 30 minute plan! Enjoy
March 6, 2018
17: Monday MashUp #1
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!
March 5, 2018
16: What does luck have to do with it?
“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 someone else has it, how it’s holding you back if you have it, and the truth about most of us when it comes to this line of thought :)
March 2, 2018
15: Making a positive impression on coaches
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 ❤️
March 1, 2018
14: A Mix of Thoughts: adjustments, wrinkles, and rain
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 one. Let me know how you like the mix and matched format :)
February 28, 2018
13: Learning to do things you don't like
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 can adjust that focus, as well as the context in which this valuable life lesson really “works.” (quote mentioned in this episode come from the James Altucher podcast)
February 27, 2018
12: Are you doing this?
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 changes NOW. Listen in to find out the simplest, totally doable way to uplevel your life, or your performance as an athlete, immediately :)
February 26, 2018
11: Curveball of the day
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 :)
February 23, 2018
10: The Pressure to Get It Right
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, this episode is for you ❤️
February 23, 2018
Competitive? Remember this!
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.
February 21, 2018
8: Wisdom from Kathy Feinstein
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 child grow into their very best. We talk about knowing when to push and when to back off, red flags for sports parents to look out for, and mistakes we learned valuable lessons from so that you can steer clear of common pitfalls as you go through this amazing youth sports journey with your children ❤️
February 20, 2018
Struggling? Here’s some hope!
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 feeling frustrated, worried, and uncertain. I wanted to offer some words of hope and encouragement for times such as this ❤️
February 15, 2018
Massive Mistake I Made
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 my life. I also share how things are different now and the shift that made it happen ❤️
February 13, 2018
Why I’m not into “self care”
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 or email OR just tweet me @staciemahoe :)
February 12, 2018
5 Tip to Help You Stress Less
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.
February 10, 2018
Simple as 1-2-3 Sports Mom
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!
February 8, 2018
Sports Moms this is for you!
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 for real life support, encouragement, and inspiration every single day!
February 7, 2018
When coaches steal the joy
Youth Sports: When coaches suck the joy out of the game • Part 2 of episode 1!
February 6, 2018

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