Behind the Name Mommy on the Mound

If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind my blog name Mommy on the Mound, or why I started blogging, now is your chance to find out…..

 

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Where it all Began….

I started blogging back in 2014 when my first son was born. If you haven’t read his birth story, you can find it here.

Long story short, it was March, which meant it was spring training, which meant Greg was in Florida. I was nine months pregnant, 3000 miles away in Washington.

I went into labor around 3 am, called Greg, on my way to the hospital, and he worked on booking his flight. Graydon was born just after 7AM right as Greg saw him for the first time on FaceTime walking onto his first flight to come home. (Graydon was literally born as Greg had last call onto his flight!)

The Baseball Season…

He was home for three short days before returning to spring training.

Six weeks later, I boarded my first flight with my infant and flew across the county.

Three weeks after that, Greg was moved across the country from Double A in NY to Triple A in Las Vegas. I booked my flight home and worked on planning my next trip to visit.

That summer we drove 17 hours (my parents came with) to Las Vegas, after a couple of weeks there, he was moved back to NY, so back home we went.

That is just a taste of what it’s like in the Minor Leagues. I went through two seasons of this. Graydon lived in  Washington, Florida, New York, Las Vegas and Tennessee in his first two years of life. He’s been to dozens of states and plenty of road trips.

My blog was how I survived. Being on the road so much, my blogging friendships and connections got me through those months. Writing about motherhood was my outlet. I shared about the amazing places we traveled to, and some of the struggles.

Where we are Now…..

Now that we are years out of baseball and Greg is now retired, I’ve thought about changing the blog name, but I’ve decided to keep it the same and here is why….

Greg is now a baseball coach, and even if he stops coaching, he will always give baseball advice and lessons.

Beyond Greg, we now have two baseball loving children. Graydon has been to more professional baseball games than most people will go to in their entire life. Baseball blood runs deep in that one. His love for this sport has naturally rubbed off onto Beckett as well.

So there you have it. As much as I hated baseball while we were knee deep in the minor leagues, it’s a part of our family. We have some amazing memories from it, and we definitely see it in a more positive light these days.

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9 Responses

  1. What a cool story! So great that your boys will grow up loving the game as well…great memories!

  2. Kim S says:

    OMG their outfits are too cute!! I loved learning more about you guys in this post!

  3. Kelly says:

    Love the story behind your blog name. I started blogging shortly after my first little man as well!

  4. I love your blog name, so creative! I’m glad you decided to keep the name the same since baseball is such huge part of it!

  5. Awe I love it! Definitely keep the name- we live in Arizona and i’ve befriended so many moms with husbands who are here for spring training! So glad he coaches now.

  6. Rachel says:

    What an incredible story! I’ve followed you for a while, so I knew (mostly) where the name came from; but I still love the story so much!

  7. K&E says:

    Love how you named your blog! The boys’ outfits are just too cute! Xoxo, K&E

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