Nicole Davies

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Marine spouse and mother of three daughters, ages 16, 10, and 7. I have been a stay-at-home mom most of their lives while also pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the past I have worked as a social worker for child welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. I have also taught preschool for ages 2.5 - 4. During my master’s program I interned as a therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adults, teens, and kids. My ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed therapist. Our family has lived in Onslow County for 10 of the last 15 years, which has given my children a stability that is rare among military families. While NC has been my home for several years now, I am still a Yankee at heart! I will always choose a Philly cheesesteak over a pulled-pork sandwich. In addition to taking care of my family and my educational pursuits, I enjoy traveling to destinations near and far; a novel in which I can get lost; and chatting with friends over a good cup of coffee.

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It’s Mohawk Time Again

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Lots of folks may be settling into the idea of fall weather, Halloween, upcoming Thanksgiving, holiday shopping and such, but for the high school soccer fanatics amongst us, this is a time that is all about play-offs. And so the action begins – and the anticipation, the intensity and the hopes that each year they will make it all the way to the finals, and who knows, maybe even the state championship.

My son Austin, a starting varsity forward, and his fellow soccer mates are in high gear as the regular season ends with success and the coastal conference number one spot. They are charged up and physically and mentally prepared for a good fight to go as far as they can in the post season show down. I’ve watched as they have arrived at this position in the last few years and find it remarkable how they begin to gel closer and closer as friends, teammates, brothers and soldiers, preparing for an important battle(s). They quietly begin to stick more tightly together both on and off the field. They plan events and outings together, giving each other the special nod around each corner. They are communicating in an unspoken language that says, “we believe” and “we can do this”.

They are known as the “Cardinals” and one of their ritualistic practices at this time each year, to show their brotherhood as they enter play-offs is to have their hair cut in the Mohawk fashion. By game time, each and every one of them will be sporting the Mohawk look, even the coach (they mean business!). And, by golly, this year, they are going so far as to color the Mohawk red (the central school color)! The whole phenomena creates quite the stir and spectacle as they ready for game time, but spirits are at an all time high, and hey, I have resolved myself that for one, they are kids and the hair will grow back and the hair color will fade. They will only pass this way once in life and it may as well be with great passion and create some awesome memories and hilarious pictures!

Stay tuned for the forthcoming pictures and scores!

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3 Comments on “It’s Mohawk Time Again”

  • Karen November 4th, 2011 5:05 pm

    I love those crazy haircuts. They’re pretty intricate this year. Go Cards!

  • tia November 4th, 2011 8:14 pm

    Congrats Cards on your win against White Oak! I love the hair statement! I love the red mohawks! Says it all! Go Cards!

  • It is ALL About the Hair! | RealiTeen November 20th, 2011 4:02 pm

    [...] may remember from a recent blog titled, “It is Mohawk Time Again”, which describes the annual ritual of Austin’s high school varsity soccer team players having [...]

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