That's one mother of an Olympic Games! They're calling the 2012 Olympics the year of the woman, with every participating country sending at least one woman to compete (the US team even has more women than men this year), but it could easily be the year of the mom. Sure, we've all seen — and cried — our way through , but in addition to the legion of mothers that have helped prepare their kids for London, there are more moms than ever actually competing in the Games. The US alone is sending 13 moms overseas.
While the "can women have it all?" debate continues to rage on, these nine mamas are proving that it is possible to follow your dreams while simultaneously raising a family. Check out what they have to say on how motherhood has helped their athletic careers.