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- Driving back and forth to practice and sports events every day of the week..
- Weekends spent on the bleachers, cheering for your team
- Smelly socks, mud-crusted uniforms, sweaty kids
- Time on the road, meals on the run, coolers full of food and drink
If all of these things having you shaking your head up and down, then you are probably a "Sports Mom", like myself! Yes, we know what it's like to devote our time and energy to our children and their beloved sports. Whether it be baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer, football or cheerleading, all of them take up a lot of time and energy from the entire family.
The reason why we devote our weekends and weeknights to such sports is because we know the payoffs: Higher self-confidence. Positive goals and dreams to work toward. Exercise and energy spent on something that will benefit them. It makes them HAPPY! Sam participates in basketball, baseball, track and field and cross country. He finds all of them to be extremely rewarding, and as a family we are thrilled to be a part of them!
I was excited to discover a new website launched by Gatorade for Sports moms: Gatorade Moms. It shows tips for moms for proper nutrition our young athletes need to perform to their very best, and stay healthy before and after the game. We all know who is responsible for making sure our kids get that nutrition-yep, moms! It is great to have a place to see scientifically researched facts on what our teen's bodies require to stay healthy. It is so important!
Some interesting things I learned from a survey from Gatorade about teen athletes:
- 70% of moms are raising teens or tweens who participate in a sport (13 million sports moms!)
- 75% of sports moms don't know that in order to promote muscle recovery their athletes should consume protein within 30-60 minutes post game
- 40% of moms feel their teens don't get the proper nutrition to maintain the top of their game
- 70% of teens show up to the game dehydrated!
I really loved these inspirational videos that show real sports moms who were a huge role in their children's success as athletes, helping them achieve their dreams and goals: Real Sports Moms. I just like knowing that other moms are in my shoes and making a difference for their kids.
On top of that great information for us, Blogher is giving away a $100 Gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods (how awesome is that?) to one lucky reader here at Sunday Baker!
Here is what you need to know to enter:
This giveaway is open until April 30th, 2011
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