"Stop and realize...its just a game". We all know that feeling: We're caught up in the game, and it becomes all too easy to lose sight of what really matters in our lives. This is where our Team Mom of the Week, Nancy Denig, specializes. She helps bring her team, the KC Phillies, back down to earth after a heated game.
Nancy lives in Kansas City North, MO, with her husband David, and her three sons: Austin (11), Aidan (8) yrs, and Christian (5). She's a trained educator, but currently stays home as a full-time mom. When she's not helping out the Phillies, you can either find her running, baking, fishing or boating with her family.
Q: How has Weplay been a positive influence on you and your team?
Nancy: Weplay has enabled our team to communicate, share motivating pictures of teammates, keep up on upcoming events all on one site!!
Nancy's way of thinking can be summed up in this story: "Our team had just played hard, hit well and yet we lost a very controversial game at the state tournament. It was one of those games that left a big pit in your stomach. The parents were distraught. It was hard to accept the loss even though our team tried so hard!! Some of the moms were talking and we stopped for a moment. A group of our players were hanging out, laughing and playing with some of the players from the team that just beat us!!!! It made us stop and realize...its just a game. The kids had moved on and made new friends.... The bigger picture just came into focus for us!!"
In this episode of Become we meet Paula. A single mom with 4 kids, Paula manages to hold down multiple jobs and be there for her kids every step of the way. Whether it's her support in sports or in schoolwork, she knows putting in time with her kids is her number one priority and she wouldn't have it any other way.