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  1. MuggleMom

    For Parents Bridge/Shoulder Flexibility

    My daughter does not have pretty bridges. I think it has to do with overall shoulder flexibility. She is not the most naturally flexible in general. Are there any good stretching programs to improve bridges and shoulder/back flexibility? That seems like a good workable home goal to me. Shes 10...
  2. MuggleMom

    For Parents Mom is not in shape

    Trying to encourage my daughter without going too nuts and making her hate conditioning so I suggested we do her gym warm up together a couple mornings a week to stay in shape. Holy crap its hard I didnt make it all the way through. Hoping in a month I can work up to doing the whole warm up. She...
  3. MuggleMom

    For Parents Gym and Braces

    So we learned today DD will need braces. She got some rubber band things on her teeth today so she can be fitted with the spacer and braces for top teeth later this month. What are everyones expereinces with gym and braces? Was there a lot of discomfort? Did they want to miss practices when...
  4. MuggleMom

    Disney Vacation

    So been seriously thinking about planning a Disney vacation before the kids get to old to really enjoy the magic of it all. Any great tips? Is it worth going through a vacation planner? Anyone gone through Costco before?
  5. MuggleMom

    For Parents 1st Meet in the books

    Well we competed our first official Level 6 meet and despite some issues it went really well. The hotel we stayed at wasnt the best the beds were really uncomfortable so no one got any sleep. DD has been fighting off a cold so without sleep she was miserable in the morning for the 9am warm up...
  6. MuggleMom

    For Parents Tiger Paws Question

    My Daughter started using tiger paws at the begining of the summer due to some wrist pain and the skills she is working (timers on vault etc). They seem to be helping with her wrist pain in her actual wrist but she has started to complain of some pain in her mid forearm. It is basically where...
  7. MuggleMom

    For Parents Emotional or something else?

    So my DD is going through some emotional turbulence right now. She both loves gym and doesn't want to go. Its causing lots of heart ache and tears and frustration both for her and my family. She will go to gym but then once there sometimes just say she is tired or sore and wants to leave. But at...
  8. MuggleMom

    For Parents Pain vs Injury

    I want to start by saying I am not seeking medical advice :) more looking for general discussion...After reading this site for some time now I am acutely aware of the potential for injury both just freak accident and over use kinds. When do you "know" when to see a Dr? DD complained that her...
  9. MuggleMom

    For Parents She Did It!!

    DD had a meet yesterday to score out of level 5. Our gym doesnt compete that level so its 4 or 6 and she was really nervous. They have only practiced the routines for a month and had only moderate uptraining leading up to the end of the competition season in April. She was good on all events...
  10. MuggleMom

    For Parents More Bad Luck

    My poor kiddo has had the worst luck this season! she had a great in house meet early in the season and a good first real meet soon after that--since then all bad luck. The third meet she had been in and out of gym for the month before because she kept getting sick so with not a lot of...
  11. MuggleMom

    For Parents Level 4 Vault Question

    DD is finally making it over the vault for Level 4 (front handspring) While she gets over I will say its not the most--dynamic vault. She doesn't get much flight. I would say its a bit more on the side of jump to Handstand and bridge over the vault. I am just happy she is making it over but what...
  12. MuggleMom

    For Parents Am I a mean mom?

    I am so confused as to what is going on with DD. We are coming up on her first season at level 4. Everything seemed to be going fine, has all skills but vault but vault is improving she seemed excited and working on new things. Last Saturday she rolled her ankle and hurt it. Didn't really say...
  13. MuggleMom

    For Parents Exciting News

    We got the official notice for levels for next year and DD will be going to Level 4, moving up hours and she got her grips last night to break in after states this weekend. She is very excited and I am happy for her. Now if we can just hit all 4 events at state this will be the perfect end to...
  14. MuggleMom

    For Parents Whoo Hoo

    Got the email for DD for states this morning. We didn't make it to States last year so I am not going to lie it felt pretty awesome to get that email today :) Just had to have a little mom brag moment thank you all for listening! I hope everyone's DD's season dreams come true too! Now DD just...
  15. MuggleMom

    For Parents Positive Posts

    In the spirit of putting out into the world the good along with the bad I wanted to do a mom brag real quick :) DD did her first Cast to handstand on bars yesterday! She was soooo pumped. They even let her do a couple extra tries at the end of practice where the Head Coach of the gym came over...
  16. MuggleMom

    For Parents I need advice!!

    To start DD is 7 and level 3 So I have had some concerns about the path DD is on so I have had several talks with people at the gym very recently to help make sure we are all on the same page. Also the past week or two DD has been hesitant to go to gym. After talking with her she says she...
  17. MuggleMom

    For Parents Horaay for Communication

    So I am on another thread that is examining the positives and negatives in the parent/Gym communication paradigm. I have not always been a fan of my Gyms communication BUT now I have a wonderful story to tell--in part thanks to reading on here: There have been a lot of changes at my gym over...
  18. MuggleMom

    For Parents TOPS program

    Our gym is starting a separate TOPS program its twice a week an hour each time. I think it would be good for DD she really excels at strength stuff but I am hoping that this change and the up in hours (which I know will happen in June) wont be too much. Fingers crossed! I am sure we can...
  19. MuggleMom

    For Parents Close but no cigar

    Man little nugget was soooo close to making it to state. Missed in by .125 due to a really bad beam score. She rocked the other three events and improved her overall score by 1.8. A bunch of her team mates made it to state and she is taking it better than I am lol! In all seriousness all I said...
  20. MuggleMom

    For Parents Needing fingers crossed and good Juju

    Our gyms big meet is this weekend and my little nugget competes Friday at 8am. I was up half the night with her last night she couldnt sleep did not feel well and threw up a couple times. I was bracing for the stomach flu but she seems okay this am. Fingers crossed it was just some freak thing...
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