Before you become a mom, it's difficult (if not completely impossible) to determine what will help you out with motherhood, and what won't. As a mom, you'd be surprised at how many moments you can look back on and gain perspective, understanding, and skills that will up your parenting game like the champion you are. Whether it's the patience and resolve that'll get you through potty training, to the determination and mental toughness that will assist you in surviving a toddler tantrum. Your past can, and almost always does, make you stronger for your future. And for me, there's been no better preparation for being a badass mom than my life as a basketball player and fan.
Being into and/or playing basketball makes you a better mom in a number of ways, none of which you probably thought about when you were running lines and practicing that beautiful jump shot. From the practices to the games to everything in between, being a former basketball player, or simply loving the game as an impassioned spectator, can help you be the best mom possible. Sure, all the hobbies we had as kids and teens, in each their own way, turn out to shape the adults and parents we become. Being into dance can help you be a great mom, and being obsessed with the '90s can help you be a better mom, but basketball moms have a leg up on parenting — a leg that has probably experienced fatigue, bruises, and shin splints, so that kid can bring their worst.
So, with that in mind, here are 10 reasons why being into basketball makes you a better mother. Now, after reading this, "get to the baseline!"