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This Olympic Athlete and Mom Wins the Balance Game

Learn how a gold medal Olympian balances motherhood with her sport in this sponsored post.

Motherhood is one of the most important jobs many women will have in life. I imagine being an Olympic gold medalist would come in as a close second. Can you imagine holding both positions at the same time? Trying to figure out nursing while training extensively for your sport? Learning to balance being a mommy with being a world-class athlete?

These are the challenges Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer has been overcoming since she gave birth to her sweet son, Arlen. I had the opportunity to meet Dana (along with her baby and medals!) at event recently at Babies-R-Us. As an ambassador for the brand, Dana gave us a tour around the store, sharing her favorite P&G products, and describing what life is like as a professional athlete and mom.

You know what I discovered? Even though I can’t swim a lick, and Dana represents our country as one of the best swimmers on the planet, when it comes to parenting, we have a lot in common! She talked about creating a schedule that works best for her family, and shared how her parents encouraged her as an athlete by being supportive and encouraging from an early age.

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Like most moms, Dana came armed with tips and tricks for other mamas. The best tip she gave was about the Babies-R-Us registry. If you register for your new baby at Babies-R-Us and your family and friends purchase you gifts from the registry, you can earn a gift card of up to 10% of the total gifts sold. It’s like a gift on top of a gift! I definitely filed that piece of information in my mama files!

The coolest thing that happened, though, was my Ayva getting the opportunity to try on Dana’s gold medal. I teared up watching her interact with Dana because #girlpower #possibilities #makingmemories!

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Take a look at this video and learn more about Dana Vollmer and how she manages to balance it all!