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Two-time Olympic gold medalist and soccer star Mia Hamm has been chosen by the Residence Inn by Marriott as its 2014 Resident Mom of the Year.

After retiring from professional soccer in 2004, Hamm got married and had twin daughters, Ava and Grace, 7, and son Garrett, 2.  Mia says she is thrilled with her role as soccer mom to her children.  It also has made her realize how crazy schedules can make any mother feel pulled in a million directions.  The mother of three admitted that she is always worrying about getting enough exercise and staying healthy while traveling and “appreciates Residence Inn’s commitment to enhancing the family experience on the road.”

As one of her first contributions to the Residence Inn family,  Hamm designed two easy-to-follow fitness programs for moms on the go – quick routines that don’t require special equipment.

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Hamm also announced the beginning of the “Ultimate Soccer Mom” search, reaching out to moms across America to nominate themselves for the winning title. Moms can enter on Facebook or Instagram by posting a 100-word entry and a photo, tagging Residence Inn and using the #RIMomsMonth hashtag.