Emily - posted on 02/24/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a cheer mom in Iowa. Not only do I have a daughter who eats, sleeps and breathes cheerleading, but I am also a high school cheer coach. My daughter, Grace, is 17 and has cheered for both junior high and high school. She is currently cheering for high school basketball, both boys and girls and is a member of Elite Cheer in Omaha, NE. We live in SW Iowa and drive 1 1/2 hours each way to attend practices for her nationally competitive team. I am also a team mom for Elite and a room mom for nationals. So I take care of cheerleaders almost every day of the week. I love it! But....now she is graduating and there will be no more cheerleading :( I don't even know how I am going to handle myself :( I have to quit my coaching job to get a "real" job to help pay for college :( Maybe hearing about your lives and sharing tips and advice will help me cope!