About Me

Hey y'all! My name is Autumn, also known as the coach's widow.  I am a coach's wife, who thrives on putting way too much on my plate. I am a Texas native,  and mother of 3 beautiful kids (all under the age of 6). I work during the day as a speech pathologist in the schools helping children with articulation, language, fluency, and voice disorders, but my other passion is writing.

I grew up in Texas, as the oldest in a family of 5 kiddos. Maybe that is why life doesn't seem so crazy to me now :)  Although most of my life I have lived in Texas, I did spend my high school years in Missouri. This is where I met Coach. He and I met at our first job(an Italian fast food restaurant) when we were both 16. The first thing I remember was him hitting me with a broom, and asking me if he had swept me off my feet. Corny but cute. This was the beginning of our love story (I'll share more about this later), and eventually led to me entering the crazy life of a coach's wife.

During high school and my first few years of college, my dream was to work in television. I wanted to be a news reporter. I was going to be the next Dianne Sawyer, and create world changing broadcasts. I soon got a job at a television station as a world news editor, and videographer (sounds pretty ritzy, but believe me it's not). During that time, September 11th occurred. I remember sitting in the newsroom, working with the anchors, and feeling like there was nothing we could do. Television was an amazingly fun job, but I experienced seeing everyone else's sadness everyday. I think I am a little wussy in that area. I wanted to do something else to help others. At the same time, I decided I wanted to go back to Texas (those Texans and their pride).  I brought (future) Coach along with me, and decided to go to school to study speech pathology and try to make a difference somehow. Long story short, I married Coach, went to college and grad school, had three babies, and began the amazing journey I am on today.

My days are spent working with kiddos, changing diapers, going to games, making quick meals, and thinking of ways to stay sane with Elmo's voice in the background. I am constantly "therapizing" my children's speech, and thinking of ways to entertain them. When Coach is home, I like to get us all out of the house. Since coaching is not the highest paying job in the world, we have to think of creative ways to spend our days. I'll let you in on those entertaining adventures. 

I occasionally get to be an extra for t.v. shows- look for me on the
upcoming season of Friday Night Lights!

I write about how I cope with being a mom of 3, doing a lot on my own, working full time, and keeping my sanity. It is a crazy busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. It may be hectic, but for some reason I love being busy.

I have a quick meals section, featuring ideas and recipes to help you make it through dinnertime when you have to do it in a cinch. (More recipes will be added following basketball season!) Crying babies seem to  have helped me figure out ways to speed it up. I try to keep it as healthy as possible, but no promises. I am from the south :)   

I write a make up post every Monday which includes reviews of financially friendly cosmetics and products as well as hair styling tips and ideas.
I will also include posts where I discuss crafts I create and use in my school as well as at home with my own children to keep them entertained. Craftiness was passed down to me from my mom. She taught me all I know.

Along with my discussions about my family's everyday adventures, I'm sure there will be a few posts about my crazy cats Kiki and Sleevy. Kiki is the closest thing you can get to having a pet dog and never fails to surprise me while Sleevy is a spaz and plays hard to get.  I work so hard to make friends with her.

I love writing, and having a way to share my everyday adventures of being a coach's widow with others. I am new to blogging, so bear with me on the technical stuff. I'm sure it will be a breeze. Not! I will do my best :)

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy following the everyday trials and successes of  the coach's widow.