Thursday, June 24, 2010

What a HUGE week for us at Cheer Moms!!

Wow, is about all I can say. We have had a huge week- almost at 3700 fans on facebook and slowly but surely we are getting to 400 on Ning!! Thats huge for us. Never did I think that this "project" of getting Moms together from all over would take off the way that it has- but it has and it look's as if we have no plans on slowing down anytime soon!!
Lisa and I are both working on getting some fantsasic people to partner with us, so that we can get you all the information out there possible!! I am super excited about the road that this is leading us all down, and the wonderful friendships that have started to form from our site!!
We also have not one, but two blogs with our name in it yesterday-
http://cheercincy.com/
http://www.confidentcheerleadingblog.com/
So that is super exciting for us!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

There will be no blogging today

Even though I have TONS to blog about- I am taking a sick day- really I am sick :(

Monday, June 21, 2010

Anyone else have a 13 year old that can't stand them

So the oldest is leaving this morning (already left actully) for church camp. That topic is for a whole other blog- cause I can tell you it's not the camp I went to as a kid..lol So I post this super nice post on facebook and tag her and her two other friends and say something like I hope that you girls have a great week at the beach I will miss you alot. And I get hit back with a- Mom do you think you could stop commenting on my facebook, don't tag me in stuff, and comment on my status it's annoying!
So I am shocked for about 30 seconds, hurt for about 30 more, and then well I'm not going to lie I am pretty pissed. I am sure that there are kids out there that they wish there parents cared about them, cared about there day, wants to know whats going in in thier lives. But oh no, not my child. She just blew me off- and was nasty about it. And it's not like I am one of these parents that it "all up in her business" just a civil converstion once in awhile about how things are going, or a thanks Mom I am glad you care enough to ask. Or even a thanks for all you do for me, like running me to practice and being at all my games, and being at all my compations. Oh and basicly for being my biggest fan and cheering me on in everything I do.

TEENAGERS- Fun times!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I read a great blog yesterday and wanted to share it.

My wonderful friend Lisa writes a blog also- and the last one that school wrote was a great one for us Cheer Moms- I think it's even a great read if your not a Cheer Mom!!

So Wed night I am in the car, and running late to practice- god forbid I can't get my kids there ontime. This isn't a gym rule really - this is a me being a crazy cheer mom...lol I am going as fast as I can, and well I kinda ran a red light- there was no cars coming, no police that I could see- and my baby needed to get to practice!! I imeditly thought of Lisa's post and laughed.
Needless to say, we were a whole 2 mins late and G had a wonderful practice. Even with her coach that she love being at the beach!!


I am super proud of my girls, it seems to me that the month of June has been something great for them, it's like something has changed in both of them. K is working her tumbling and is inches away from throwing her BHS on the floor- her jumps are higher this month and shes progressing so well. G is working on things, listening to her coaches ( she really like them all- but she is very attached to her one coach) and I think she is going to be more then ready for her ind next season and I am super excited for both of my girls!


It's like a breath of fresh air in our gym right now, the girls are progressing so fast and it's so positve for them!! They are happy, working together as a team and looking better then ever!!

We are so blessed to have a coaching staff at CCA that puts our children first, they are always there to support them no matter what. And I am very proud that my children are a part of that!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Here's a Question on My Blog

I am posting a QOD over here on my Blog-

What is one thing that you could not live without at comp's- what makes it easier on you as a parent?


I am going to post a great post, but it will be later today :) I am trying to get a Newbie Parent's guide to comp season going- so your input will be great!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Why must people just hate on my Blog?

Okay, so here's my own personal question of the day- why must people hate on my blog? I do relise that I don't have a normal "Mommy" blog- and I also realise that people do have some intresting thoughts about cheerleading, esp "allstars" but hell I am still a good read...lol I am funny, and snarky and I come up with some good stuff. So why is it that I struggling to get readers, for real!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Last week of school- All kinds of fun..lol

So this is Kate's last week of school, we should have been done on the 9th. But since it snowed EVERY Friday for what now seems like weeks and weeks, they are not done until Friday.
It's been a pretty busy week for us, were moving, Kate had her final school tryout, Gracie got sick, now Kate's sick. So needless to say it has been an exciting week..lol
I don't care what anyone says, Moving is not fun. I would even go as far to just flat out say it sucks!! I hate it, and I hate having to do it. I think I have done just about everything I can to get out of moving- which brings me to my next point...
Gracie's coughing, so I take her to the Dr. And well she has strep AGAIN. Like I said, all kinds of fun at my house this week..lol Needless to say, I don't think that Gracie will be keeping her tonsill's much longer since this is the 2nd time in a month and a half that she has had it.
So now Kate is sick, and well she has missed 13 days of school- and you can miss 14- so I just found that today is day is day 14. I thought that she was on day 15, and well it would have just not been fun for my all A's student to fail, because she got sick during the last 2 days of school. Again- fun times.
School Tryouts went fine, Kate will be cheering football again this year- even though she said she didn't care, and was only trying out because I was "making" her- I think that shes happy that she made it because I know that she would have mad if she didn't.
So all in all it has been an eventful week at my house, that's why I haven't been writing and why I haven't been around!
I do have a question though for Moms of Middle schoolers that cheer, Do you guys have one tryout for the whole year, or do you have 2- one for football and one for basketball?

Friday, June 4, 2010

We had a really great QOD today on Cheer Moms!

How do people feel about favortism in their gyms...do they feel it happens...doesn't happen. Whether it be in the forms of kids moving onto teams there not ready for but it seems to happen because of what there parent(s) do for the gym or perhaps within teams...maybe certain kids being treated greatly while others are treated not so fairly?


So I am going to answer this here on my blog, number one cause I think it's a wonderful question and can go many difrrent ways, and number two lets not all forget about the wonderful fact that I am not suppost to be on facebook from work...lol


I don't think that there is any need for favirtism. I know that it happens in some gym's- I am lucky that it really doesn't happen in ours. Our girls get moved up based on the needs of the team, their skills level, and generally who is going to be the best fit, and do the best job.
I would be upset as a parent if any kids, including my own where being treated any diffrent then others- rather is was in a good or bad way.
My own daughter went through this last season in a kinda diffrent way, she was asked to crossover to another team mid season. Because they needed a base, and because she could learn what she needed to in the time that she needed to learn to it. Which ended up being a week. Alot of girls, and even some parents got really upset that she was asked to "move up" even though her tumbling wasn't at the skill it needed to be at. And I can tell you first hand that it wasn't fun to deal with. But we delt with it, I ignored alot of it. I told Kate to ignore alot of it, and if it got bad for her to go to her coach about it. And well basicly she had earned her place to move up, and it was no one elses place to say anything to her or me about it. If they had questions or problems they could take that with the coach and she could explain it if she wanted too.


Happy Friday everyone!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

So what do you think??

What do you think of the new blog makeover??

A huge Thanks to Christy- she did a great job :) You can check out her blog at-


Thanks again so much- I love it!!!

Facebook "likes" are at 3300 and Ning Members at 300!!

WOW!!! I am super excited about this, I would have never thought that this was something that would be able to go this far- and it's only continuing to grow. Which I just think is amazing!! I am enjoying so much learning about other programs, and getting to know all of the wonderful parents that have become a part of this wonderful group!!

On a personal note- today is Day 2 of Kates School Tryouts, yesterday I guess went okay. I didn't really get any info out of her, it's funny that once they turn about 12-13 they don't really want to talk to you unless they need something. So now she is talking to me this morning, because appartently her Cheer Shoes are at the house and she "needs" me to bring them to her. So now I am the best mom ever. As soon as she gets her shoes, I will go back to just being a pain I am sure..lol

~Nikki




If your not on those sites- you should be!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wow and it just keeps getting better from work

So not only have they taken my facebook away, but now it has been brought to my attention that I am on the web just way to much. Now I know that ALOT of place have no internet policy. But in the mornings we are so slow, so it's okay to read the paper, or read a book, but not okay for me to be online. I spend a good part of my day getting yelled at by not so happy customers, the least that I can do is blog, or post on facebook, or be on Ning when we are not busy. I take more calls and do more training then anyone in here.
Sorry for my rant- but I had to get it out...lol

On a plus note today is Kate's 1st day of tryouts for school :) I am sure that she will be just fine! But still want to wish her lots and lots of luck- they have them today and tomorrow and then the official tryout on Monday!!

Oh and I will be posting again today- I have a wonderful girl doing a makeover on my blog and of course I will want to know what you think!!

I think I just need some good thoughts today :) :) Plus we are still waiting on some big Cheer Moms news!!!

~Nikki

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

School Tryouts Week!!

Well here we are back for another fun filled week, I can honestly say that coming to work this morning was not as enjoyable as it has been with the whole “facebook” ban. I blame on me missing alot of chance to work on Cheer Moms- but who am I kidding I am really just pissed that I can’t get on my farmville..lol
Anyways, back to the cheer talk. We are on a week break from all-stars, so of course that means that we have something cheer going on anyways because this is the week of school tryouts. It really took Kate up until the last minute to decide if she was going to do it this year, mainly because of one conflict that she had with all-stars last year. I told her it would be stupid for her to not cheer her 8th grade year, since she if she makes it will be one of the only one’s that has cheered both years. Now watch her not make it after me telling her that- she would be so mad!! But I think that she will. She try’s out on Wed and Thursday and then the final tryout is on Monday. So we should know Monday night- cause they start practicing on Tuesday. Can you say fun times
All in all I think that she’s excited about it, and I think she just wanted the chance to drive me a little bit crazy..lol
I have some all-star news at the gym that I would like to blog about, but I don’t think that Iam ready to do that just yet. I don’t think its something that I can talk about in a very nice way. But it is something that I do want to talk about, just not yet. So watch for that to be coming in the next day or so, maybe even hours.
How many of you have children that are getting ready to try or for school, or have already tried out and how did it go?
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

New Things that I am doing with this Blog

Since we have so many things going on right now with Cheer Moms as a whole, and I do have Mom’s that want to blog, I think that I am going to have them blog on their own blog, and link up with this one.
After doing alot of thinking I was kinda thinking that I am going to be making this more my “personal” blog, my personal experience with cheerleading. How it effect’s my children, and my family and my thought on things. I thought it would be really neat if we had a few Mom’s that were will to do the same thing. That way we could all share what’s going on with us, our kids, our lives and how we feel about different topic’s.
I am still planning on doing review’s on things, and stuff like that I just thought it would be really neat if we had a couple of us doing the same thing, but somehow all linked together- because I know what everyone deals with is different!!
Let me know what you all think about this idea, I know that it’s seems like we are rolling out something new or changing something all the time- but keep in mind that this is all so new. Heck I have never run a website before- and I never thought that we were going to take off the way that we did- and I am so happy that we have
Also if you have a blog already and you would like me to add your link- please let me know!!

Updates, Updates, Updates

Okay so since the Facebook updates that we can send as a message absolutely SUCK- I am putting our updates on the blog, cause we have ALOT going on right now!!
~ We are having a great giveaway right now- www.facebook.com/cheermoms” you might have to scroll down the page, because alot has been added!!
~Facebook is getting more active by the day, of course we still need more people on there, and for you parents to jump in there and be active
~ We also have a great site on Ning that is growing by leaps and bounds!! http://cheermomdiva.ning.com/ Go over there and join and get involved we have a great group of parents over there!!
~ We REALLY need businesses and cheer company’s to get in touch with us- cheermomdiva@hotmail.com We are going to be launching every every good prices on Ad’s in the very near future, and we need to do this to keep everything running And when I say good prices I mean REALLY good prices!! Don’t forget that parents do buy ALOT of stuff for cheer!!!
~ And we will soon have shirts with our logo on it So being looking for that to launch too!!!
~ This will be the last thing that I ask for…lol And that is PLEASE PLEASE sign up for email updates for this blog, you might be missing important info on it, plus in order for me to upgrade this acct, I need to see that people are reading it- cause it does cost me to upgrade and I really want to if people are reading it
Thanks Again so Much for all that you girls do~Nikki

Review for CHEERography

Customer review for CHEERography LLC:
As co-owner of Gymnastics & Cheer World, along with program director of Cheer World, I am pleased in continuing to do business with CHEERography. This will be our 4th season using their choreography services for all of our teams. From their first year were it was just co-founders Pat Fogarty & Paul Cascioli, to now with their growing staff of experienced choreographers, they have always delivered affordable & innovative work. They create the routines with room for skill level to grow and the routine does NOT need major changes. We are also excited for their new program, Camp Rai$ing, were they will host a youth cheer clinic as a fundraiser for our gym! I’ve lived through the horror stories of choreographers not showing up, or not delivering a professional product. All of CHEERography’s staff works great with the kids & are always on time and on schedule. I would give my recommendation to ANY team! CHEERography has gone above and beyond my expectations!
-AJ Ganim
-AJ Ganim
I received this review, and personally have heard great things about their program and company.
www.mycheerography.com/
Email is- info@mycheerography.com
http://www.facebook.com/CHEERography

Head 2 Toe Cheer!


So here’s my first review-
So as a Mom of a cheerleader, 2 cheerleaders in fact it seems like I am always looking for something. Shoes, hairbows, shorts, shirts, you name it. So when I find a company that I really like, I like to share that with everyone else!!
Last season we needed to find a pair of Nike Sidelines for my 5 year old, because even though she didn’t “need” them for her team, any white cheerleading shoe would work- she just had to “have” the sidelines because that’s what the older girls had. So I couldn’t find them anywhere, and when I contacted Chris she went to make sure that she had them in stock, emailed me back to tell me they had them and then I had them at my door 2 days later!! So I was impressed at that point.
Then our gym was looking for Bling shirts, and I thought that I would contact Head 2 Toe Cheer, because of the great service that I had gotten before- so of course I got wonderful service again and a wonderful product. It’s defintitly worth checking them out!!
http://www.head2toecheer.com/
Here a pic of our new Bling Shirts- I LOVE THEM!!!



Moving Back to Here

I think that I am going to be moving back to here from wordpress. So I will be adding alot of posts from over there. Sorry for all the trouble.

~Nikki