This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and GATORADE.
When I officially became a blogger back in 2004, I toyed with calling my space on the internet “But I’m NOT a Soccer Mom.” because I firmly believed that I would be the very anti-thesis of a soccer mom. But, then, suddenly, I not only became a soccer mom, I became a basketball mom, a swimming mom, a softball mom, a hockey mom, an ice skating mom, a hip hop dance mom, a karate mom. I spend a tremendous amount of my daysÂ chauffeuringÂ my children to and from various sports activities. I spend a tremendous amount of my days sitting on the sidelines, cheering on a girl, a boy, a girl. There is only ONE day in my entire week that I am not as a sport of some kind. We are a busy bunch, we Martells.
I can admit it now.
I am a SPORTS MOM.
And even though I went kicking and screaming to this title, I have embraced the title, and have embraced the chaos. Because you know what? We Sports Moms are an interesting group. We come from different backgrounds, different neighborhoods, different everything. And yet…we have that one thing in common. WE ARE THERE FOR OUR CHILDREN.
Gatorade recently conducted a Sports Mom survey and polled 900 moms. The results of the polls show that Sports Mom spend, unsurprisingly if you ask me, a third more time and more than twice as much money as moms of kids who aren’t into sports. But, interestingly, 79% of the moms say that juggling the extra time and juggling the extra expenses are totally not a big deal, i.e., they are totally worth it. Sports mom are proud of their kids, and want to help them as best as they can.
And because of this, we aren’t only there to support their jump shots and their breast strokes and their penalty shots and their russian jumps. We are also there to make sure they are fueling those moving and shaking bodies. We are their moms. We have beenÂ responsibleÂ for our children’s nutrition since we became their parents. We made sure they were fed and nourished as babies. We make sure they are fed and nourished as children. We make sure they are nourishing their bodies when they play sports. Or, at least, we try.
Gatorade, a company that I have always supported, as you can even see in some of the pictures above, knows how integral our role as Sports Mom is. They know that sometimes Sports Moms don’t know that our athletes need to eat protein within 30-60 minutes after sports. I know that I didn’t. They know that sometimes Sports Moms don’t know that our athletes sometimes show up to games already dehydrated. I know that I didn’t. Because they know that sometimes Moms need some information, some support, some assistance, they have created Gatorade.com/moms, a space on their site dedicated to moms like me.
And because this Sports Mom is feeling generous today, I want to give YOU a $100 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Your comment on this post is your entry to win. All you have to do is tell me what YOUR favorite Gatorade product is. Easy peasy, no?
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