Thursday, September 18, 2014

Interview with Mia Hamm: Parenting, Exercise, and Technology!

This post brought to you by LeapFrog.// The folks at LeapFrog recently gave me the chance to interview soccer legend Mia Hamm, and as a huge UNC fan, of course I jumped at the chance! Mia was one of the main guests at LeapFrog's recent "Fit Made Fun" day, so I sent her a few of my own questions about the challenges of  raising active, healthy kids in a world that depends increasingly on technology. Mia's interview was videotaped, and you can view it below!

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Well, I think she pretty much hits the nail on the head, don't you? It's up to me as a mom to set a good example for my children. This was somewhat convicting for me to hear. I do a pretty good job of encouraging my kiddos to eat healthy and stay active...but I do not do a great job of it myself.

I love that Mia shares her own personal experience and tips as a mom of two girls. I like her practical tips for getting the family moving together. Thanks, Mia! (Go 'Heels!)

I'm excited to see that not only is LeapFrog remaining committed to their goal of providing educational toys, but now they're venturing into the world of exercise! I've mentioned before that I limit my kids' screen time. I prefer to have them focus on reading, homework, imaginative play, etc. after so many hours in a classroom each day. They stay pretty active with play time and three days of dance a week, but we could be doing a better job of staying active as a family and/or getting moving at home.

The new LeapBand is a wearable activity tracker that gets kids moving with 50 different activities and challenges. The more they engage in active play, they get to interact with their own virtual pet. They get to have fun and track their progress!

I'll have a full review of the LeapBand up on the blog in a week or so, but for now I can say that this is a fantastic item to put on your "must-buy" list for a special child's Christmas this year!

How do you encourage healthy habits in your home? Let's encourage each other today!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by LeapFrog, but all opinions are 100% my own. I was not financially compensated for this post, but will receive a LeapBand in exchange for my interview post.

12 comments:

  1. The new LeapBand is so awesome! My grandkids would love it!

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  2. This is a great idea! This would help kids get involved in learning what is good for them and keeping them in the driver's seat a little bit.

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  3. I've noticed the LeapBands and they look so cool!

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  4. The LeapBand looks awesome! My sons would love this. LeapFrog products are all wonderful.

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