Olympic Swimmer Dana Vollmer Has #PampersDreams

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Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision

Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision

When you have a little one in your house, it can be a bit of a challenge to find time to get everything done that you want to get done. I know for me, going back to work was a bit of a challenge. Imagine training for the Olympics. Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer gave birth to her son, Arlen, last March and she has been training hard for her first Olympic Games since she had her baby boy.

Dana Vollmer started swimming at a young age, no one knew at that time what laid ahead for her. At the age of 12, she was the youngest swimmer competing in the 2000 US Olympic trials. She competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and 2012 in London. With love for swimming, the love of her family and doing something she loves herself her goal is to claim the gold. She is coming back after having her son Arden for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Love and encouragement from her family are what led Dana back to the pool. Her journey to Rio is one that she will share with them, and her goal of winning gold at this year’s Olympic Games is not just her dream – it’s her family’s dream.

Dana was committed to getting back into swimming after becoming a mom, so that her baby son, Arlen, could grow up recognizing the importance of hard work and get inspired from a young age. She wanted Arlen to grow up seeing his mom achieving her dreams as a competitive swimmer, and hopefully ignite his own passions for success.

What an awesome role model!


Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision

Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision

Dana has partnered with Pampers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Just like Dana, Pampers feels it is important for our babies to have a good night’s sleep so they too can go after their dreams. No one likes to wake up to being wet, being wet should be left to when you are in the pool. Pampers diapers provide overnight protection that helps babies have a sound night of sleep. When your baby sleeps through the night it makes for a happy baby and happy parents. Pampers knows that the big dreams of babies start with a good night’s sleep, which is why they’ve created products designed to help little ones sleep comfortably by offering overnight protection.


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What are your tips for living a well-balanced life?

About Mamasita A

Mamasita A, also known as writer Danity Donnaly, is a mother of three, a wife, daughter, sister, friend, employee, Midwesterner, baker, boo boo kisser, writer, shopper and more! Mamasita A loves looking for deals and making treats with her kiddos, drinking diet coke and reading celebrity gossip.

67 Responses to “Olympic Swimmer Dana Vollmer Has #PampersDreams

  • cshell090869@aol.com'
    shelly peterson
    4 months ago

    I try and make lists and stick to goals and be organized.

  • mami2jcn@gmail.com'
    4 months ago

    I make time to relax.

  • janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com'
    Janet W.
    4 months ago

    One tip I practice for balancing my life is keeping an up to date calendar of events so I’m not forgetful!

  • jewelwood55@gmail.com'
    Julie Wood
    4 months ago

    I balance my life by doing yoga and meditating. I make sure to take time for myself!

  • With full time school, work, and kids I cant live with out my planner. The classic writing things down help me to keep on schedule so I have time for relaxation and fun with the family!

  • rounder9834@yahoo.com'
    Thomas Murphy
    4 months ago

    I always make time to exercise.

  • I’ve learned to say NO once in a while, so I have time for all the things I really do want to do, as well as time for myself.

  • living a well balanced life is important! I make sure I say no more when I know I take on too much, and I spend more time with my family than I do online – this is super important to me!

  • dsargen3@gmail.com'
    Catherine S
    4 months ago

    We keep everything balanced by making Sunday family day. We always try to find a fun family activity on Sundays.

  • What an amazing role model – she must have a fantastic family / support network behind her as well. x

  • I think the thing that helps me the most is to make lists and to check them several times a day. It keeps me accountable.

  • My tip is to actually schedule time into your calendar to exercise and for self care. Life gets busy, but if it is your schedule, that time is blocked.

    4 months ago

    I practice deep breadths and try to stay on schedule. When something messes up just go on!

  • birdiebee52@gmail.com'
    4 months ago

    I always plan time in my schedule for rest and relaxation.

  • jj250@aol.com'
    Jessica Beard
    4 months ago

    I try to keep routine, but have time for flexibility and time to just enjoy life. Finding time to relax is very important.

  • It’s hard for me to find balance with my husband and I working opposite shifts and days, so we make the best of what very little time we do have together as a family – even if it is only a few hours each week.

  • I make time to relax

  • Organization for me helps me stay balanced! If I am organized, then the days seem to go better, and with the extra time I can take a long walk with the dog. Its so peaceful!

  • kary2130@aol.com'
    Karla R.
    4 months ago

    My tip is to stay organized!

  • Well balance life can be achieved by balancing work and relax time. That’s what I keep for myself, though it’s not easy sometimes.

  • Taking naps when your kids do!

  • She is an awesome role model, I completely agree. It’s so important to inspire children to have goals and dreams.

  • Wow, Dana sounds like a hard worker and great role model.Good for her! Time for self care is so important!

  • bridgettw69@yahoo.com'
    Bridgett Wilbur
    4 months ago

    I try to make at least and hour a day for myself and relax.

  • tbarrettno1@gmail.com'
    Tabathia B
    4 months ago

    Taking time to read by making sure I have me time

  • Aw…loving this inspirational and awesome story about Dana! What a role model and mom and all-around cool chick she is! Love this!!
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  • reklaw422@hotmail.com'
    Jessica To
    4 months ago

    I make a lot of lists so that I can keep up with everything.

  • there are times i miss those diaper days. What a cute baby she has.

  • marcia.goss@gmail.com'
    Marcia Goss
    4 months ago

    My kids are grown now and I have grandchildren. My focus now is on my husband and me. I make sure to find time for myself. I like to read and go for walks.

  • with a 5 month old a 5 year old ( who happens to have a busier schedule than mine) I have to always keep a calendar/ planner with me and make sure I write EVERY THING down to keep my life balanced,

  • For living a “balanced” life, I think of it more as living in harmony and accepting the ebb and flow that naturally happens. I’ve found it’s more about living with the changes, instead of fighting them as they happen.

  • I’m not exactly sure how I go about finding balance but I have [most of the time] and it feels so much better than the alternative. It’s a combination of many things.

  • Making time for me and taking care of myself isn’t really wasn’t really a priority with 3 kids and work but I realized that if I didn’t take care of myself then how can I be in a good place for others. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • mariachen88@yahoo.com'
    Maria C.
    4 months ago

    Give yourself a break whenever it’s needed

  • I balance my life with pilates and running. It really helps alleviate any stress that I have from being a Mom.

  • This is such an important message. Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to remind our kids to have dreams and goals.

  • I make sure to schedule down time.

  • I try to go on nature walks as a way to relax.

  • astonger@hotmail.com'
    Amy Stonger
    4 months ago

    I make sure that I have some free time for just relaxing every day.

  • I make LOTS of to-do lists!

  • What an amazing story! I am trying to find the time to get all of the “things” done that I want. Getting a good night’s sleep is definitely part of that. We love that Pampers keeps our littlest dry all night long!

  • I try and sleep. As much as I possibly can because I have a wild one who does not stop for anything!

  • How adorable is that! What a great way to honor your child with thinking of their dreams.

  • Pbkourtneelynne@gmail.con'
    4 months ago

    I am the ultimate list maker! If it wasn’t for my love for list, I’m sure my life wouldn’t be balanced at all lol

  • demureprincess7@gmail.com'
    Ashley C
    4 months ago

    I make sure to have some down time for myself each day doing something I love


  • A well-balanced life is so important! I try to make sure my spiritual, emotional, and health are all aligned and taken care of.

  • reesann723@yahoo.com'
    Reesa Lewandowski
    4 months ago

    What a great role model for her children! I need to take more time for myself!

  • diannehall777@gmail.com'
    dianne hall
    4 months ago

    I wake up 30 min before my kids to start my day.

  • I plan my day the night before.

  • Aw she sounds like the perfect role model, its so great that she is inspiring future generations to always follow our dreams. That is a positive message we can all be inspired by!

  • I make time(about 15 minutes) each day for me. Just me alone in a quiet room to rel. I’ll usually have a notebook handy because as soon as I relax I remember a bunch of things that need to get done and creating lists help keep me organized which in turn balances my life.

  • My biggest tip is to learn to say no! So often we feel pressured into doing things and it overwhelms us.

  • My tip is to make time to work out.

  • nickijoseph91@gmail.com'
    Nicki J.
    4 months ago

    I make sure to spend an hour after my kids go to sleep to read, take a bath, or whatever I want to do. Keeps me sane.

  • rwilson0720@yahoo.com'
    Becca Wilson
    4 months ago

    I definitely make a list of what I want to get done that day in order to be as productive as I can be. What a great role model she is!

  • rwilson0720@yahoo.com'
    Robin Rue
    4 months ago

    Keeping yourself together can be hard. I try to relax by making time to myself for just 15 minutes here and there during the day.

  • I make sure we have a family command center and schedule “me” time for at least 15 minutes a day.

  • ashshippy@gmail.com'
    Ashley S
    4 months ago

    I just make sure to take time for me, or my sanity would be missing lol

  • kendall608@aol.com'
    Erika W.
    4 months ago

    My tip is to not overdo it. Make time for yourself.

  • I am still learning but I am a planner girl. I love my planner and I write everything down.

  • nlamore79@gmail.com'
    natasha Lamoreux
    4 months ago

    I try to get enough rest , eat well and not let the stress get to me.

  • Making time for myself is my tip. Whether it’s meditation, workout, massage, women need to realize they need to take care of themselves FIRST before others.

  • mel1071@msn.com'
    Melissa Teears
    4 months ago

    I try to stay organized. If I’m not organized nothing is balanced

  • I mange to have some ME time every single day 🙂

  • What a Great team. I love it when I see someone going after a goal and making it big.

  • ty.fondren87@gmail.com'
    4 months ago

    I make a lot of lists to try and stay organized and focused!

  • achadwick22@yahoo.com'
    amanda whitley
    4 months ago

    one tip is to take time for yourself every once in a while.

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