Today is National Girls & Women in Sports Day. What are you training for?

If you’ve known me for a while, you know how much I love my job. I’ve been writing my whole life, and I’m one of the lucky people who turned that passion into a career.

But what you might not know, is that I also do this for my daughters. I want my daughters to see and believe that it IS possible to have a job you love, a career, a life built on integrity and hard work. That it’s possible to get up every day and say, “I love what I do!”

Because it’s easy to tell our daughters that they can follow their dreams, but it’s another thing to show them how — through the way we live and act. And since one of my daughters is labeled “disabled” by the medical industry, my husband and I are that much more committed to demonstrating the art of overcoming barriers.

I want to introduce you to Rachel Coleman, co-creator of Signing Time.

We discovered Signing Time about a year ago, and what started out as a passing interest in sign language has turned into something else for our family. Our daughters love the show, and we’ve discovered so many benefits by sharing this new form of communication with them.

But Rachel herself is a true athlete. And she inspires me. We typically recognize our moms on Mother’s Day. But I think that National Girls & Women in Sports Day is a great day to recognize Rachel – and other moms like her.

She’s an athlete in mind, spirit, and body, like so many other moms. She’s committed to teaching her daughters how to follow their dreams, by living life and training for it, side by side with them, every day. Just read a few pages from her blog, and you’ll get it.

So. Here’s what I’d love to know… what drives you? What are you training for? Who are you training for? Make today your day to celebrate that.

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