These days, Olympic Gold Medal winner Kristi Yamaguchi is happy to hang up her skates so she can spend time with daughters Keara, 7, (left) and Emma, 5, (right), photographed at their Alamo, California, home in December. "I was ready to unpack my suitcase and not pack it for a very long time," Kristi says of starting a family.
Behind the Scenes with Kristi Yamaguchi
Olympic ice skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi is finding new roles in her professional career along with her roles as wife and mother of two young girls. Following her victories at the 1992 Winter Olympics and World Championships, Kristi embarked on a successful professional career that went non-stop for more than a decade, when she toured with Stars on Ice and won numerous professional competitions. A new challenge came with the TV Show Dancing With The Stars, where her skating training in dance paid off. She is a broadcast commentator for figure skating during NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Working Mother takes you behind the scenes of our Cover Mom photography shoot with Kristi, her daughters Keara and Emma, and her husband, former Olympic and retired pro-hockey player Bret Hedican at their home in California. Full Story here.
Interview by Suzanne Riss