Kyle Robert Garcia Bacon

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Kyle Robert Garcia Bacon and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month are two names that I wish did not have a connection, but they do. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is meant to bring awareness, honor, remembrance, and support to children affected by cancer. So, it’s only natural every year…

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Through The Eyes of a Football Mom

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“We interrupt this marriage to bring you football season.” During my son Damien’s college football years, this statement best described my life. Over the span of five seasons, my husband Darin and I attended every home game and traveled to many away games together. If he couldn’t travel with me,…

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What Every Soccer Parent Needs To Know

“Kick it!” “What are you doing?” “Run to the ball!” “Get back in the goal!” “Offsides!” “That was a foul!” “That wasn’t a foul!” If you recognize these statements, then you have attended a youth soccer game. If you have said these statements, then you are probably related to one of…

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Time Passes

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How much time do I have? What do I consider to be time well spent? Do I spend enough time with the people that fill my heart with joy? Do I spend too much time on things that don’t matter? Do I spend enough time living my best life? Do I…

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Empty Nest

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“Bye, bye birdie.” If you are a parent, then at some point in your life, you will experience the Empty Nest Syndrome. It is that time in your life where your day-to-day family role lessens, your relationship is either rekindled or unraveled, and your social circle feels like a merry-go-round.…

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Dad, Did I Make You Proud?

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Today is Father’s Day. For many, it is a celebration. It is a day to say “Thanks Dad for being there when I needed you.” It is a day to appreciate your father’s presence and impact in your life. This week’s blog was a hard one for me. Contrary to…

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