All through the spring youth sports season I found myself tempted to write about the life lessons my soccer stars were learning by losing almost every game. After all I can't be the only parent who feels like everyone else's child is winning, winning, winning all the time. Or, at least according to Facebook, they are all winning constantly, right? Everyone wants to win at a competitive sport, but I also know there is great value in losing at something. We all have at least one experience when we didn't win at something but it was an incredible character building lesson. I can name mine in an instant - Mock Trial semi-finals my last semester of law school. But when it seems everyone around you is winning and your child is losing game after game, it can bring you down. Darn that social media. Ashley & Brown Just when I was about to put pen to paper (yes, I still write on paper first) my girls rode in a horse show and it really focused my perspective.