Episode #34 – The Power of Love in The Pursuit of Excellence

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:

Being a sports mom is awesome and challenging all at once. We often stress out and become overwhelmed because we are focusing on things that are completely out of our control. We choose fear over love.

In today’s huddle, I talk with Stacie Mahoe, who is a Sports Mama of 8 amazing kiddos and we discuss the power of love in the pursuit of excellence. This shift in focus can be a gamechanger for our athlete and for us!

Stacie and I discuss…

  • What does it really mean to ” love what you do and do what you love” FOR YOUR ATHLETE (and for you)?
  • Burnout…is it a quality or quality issue?
  • Why anxiousness never goes away and what love does to overcome the anxiousness and fear.
  • When fear starts to run the show, what do we do? When we go into “survival mode”, how do we shake ourselves out of automatic behavior?
  • How Stacie’s children shifted her perspective on parenting because they stormed down their own path and how she is able to embrace their journey and support them even when it doesn’t “look like”what she thought it would.
  • How can we choose love over fear and why it’s so liberating to choose love, especially in youth sports.
  • Why it’s so important that timing is right for a parent to embrace a different perspective of sports.
  • Are we asking the right questions about youth sports?


Aloha! My name is Stacie Mahoe. I am a big family sports mom of 8 active kids (ages 22 to 4), living in Hawaii, married to my high school sweetheart.

My first love in sports was softball. I played. I coached. I was a softball mom. Now my kids play other sports like wrestling, boxing, football, inline hockey (trying it out), powerlifting (in the offseason), and so on.

My passion is to simplify your role as a parent so you’re free to embrace and love your child exactly as they are, faults and all, while you work together toward their biggest goals and dreams

Links & References:

Follow these links to find Stacie’s resources

Stacie Mahoe – Website

Stacie Mahoe – Facebook Page


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If you have a question about today’s episode (or want to ask a question of your own for the podcast), you can email me at beth@sportsmomsunited.com or head on over to the  Sports Moms United Facebook Community