Getting my children active

One of the hardest things as a parent is to keep your children involved in life and sports. Now days most children are content with playing their tablets or computers. It used to be TV and Console games the era of the kids riding bakes is almost done.

I was really worried about this as a parent . So about three years ago I leaped at a chance to enroll my children in Jiu-Jitsu. At the time I was not really sure about this choice and I was doing it a bit reserved. Now three years later a lot has changed. Now I have two sons who so fully enjoy the sport and a daughter who is doing to be able to protect herself. My boys are to the point that both of them are going into statewide competitions. My oldest is spending about 10 hours a week in training.

I was looking at other parents and what they do with their children. For an example on this past Saturday all three of my children were up and moving at 8, then on the mats at 9 am having a lesson. Which was followed by 2.5 hours on the open mats. Open mats are a chance to roll with others and put all your lessons to work to gauge where you need to learn more. Then on top of that one of the most amazing things I have seen is the adults who are also on the mats having a roll like to assist youth and give them tips. The Jiu-Jitsu community is really unique in sports because of this.

Then we have a break on Sundays where we just enjoy our family time because Monday and Thursdays are very long days for my old who does three hours each day. Then Friday is another hour. Then it is back to Saturday..

But what I see around where I live kids sleeping in until 10 or later. But my children are becoming involved in a sport that they love and which will serve them as adults. What more could we really want as parents. Healthy children and one that enjoy life. So yeah Saturdays are the greatest days.


Getting back into the swing of things

Well, it is so much fun sitting behind a microphone once again. Something that is not been lost over the many years spent away from it. Though it is taking time to get back into the swing of things. Though sadly I am not able to use my everyday voice. I am still going back to the old radio voice as I am in a comfort zone with it. I spent hours today trying to find a sweet spot where I could use my everyday voice. But it never sounded right, so until I can feel strong as well as confident in using my normal voice. People are just going to have to put up with it.

Did not think I could be so busy trying to get this all up and running. Putting the first chapter of my up and coming second book on Patreon to writing out ideas for the shows. Even planing out the blog posts has wiped me out of energy. I need to get into writing more and finishing off the editing of the book. Choices also have a couple of chapters I need to rewrite as I am not happy about them.

I have learned to find new respect for authors and what effort they go through to port out a piece of fiction. Story lines, Character paths, and even an ending that makes sense. Just when you think you have it all figured out and even after you write it. You might not like it and then you edit and edit until you do. That is where I am with a couple of books hoping that I might find a solution for something I really don’t like in a book.

hmm back to work again, eek….lol

BTW there are a long list of podcasts up on my site