Thank you Bishops on Broad for partnering with Richmond Housewives in the City and sponsoring this post.
Bishops Cut/Color is a hair salon that was first established in 2001 in Portland, OR to offer quality but affordable hair salon services. The company is minority and woman owned and consistently gives back to the communities they are in. Recently, Tonya decided to bring this great organization to Richmond, Virginia! The following is a bit about the lady behind the business along with some tips for starting your own business:
What inspired you to open Bishops?
It all started a few years ago when my husband and I were considering how to diversify our income and investments. As we thought about what our financial adviser recommended, we really wanted to think differently about an investment that provided more than just income or diversification, but also something that we could call our own that could provide security for the future of our two young daughters. We decided that we would explore franchise opportunities to leverage the infrastructure that was already in place and after reviewing several concepts and having evening conference calls with different franchises, we weren't connecting with the opportunities we saw in front of us. Then Bishops was presented to us. We could relate to the service, but even more, we connected with the ethos of Bishops. It is not your typical hair salon or low-price hair shop. The vibe and what it represents socially is all about being human and appreciating and celebrating difference in a nonjudgmental way. We felt inspired by that and were drawn to the idea of doing our part to bring that to Richmond in our own way.
What has been the hardest part about opening your own business? The best part?
The hardest part of opening our own business was learning how to hire the right leader to cultivate the work experience and the client experience we desire in an industry in which we are new. The best part has been meeting an incredibly talented group of people with whom we get the privilege of knowing and supporting while we bring this new hair experience to Richmond. There is also something special about knowing that any extra effort we put in toward this business is for us, our family, and for the talented hair artists who have trusted us enough to partner with us in their career.
What’s your best piece of advice for those looking to start their own business?
Stick with it. There will be times it will seem easy and times it will seem hard, but just know it is for you and your future. Your tenacity will pay off in the end and at the end of the day, you feel incredibly rewarded. Trust your instincts. Seek out a strong mentor. Stay on top of things as you go. Don't procrastinate. Take action now. Market before you start. Network. Invest wisely. And enjoy it! Don't forget the reason you started this.
What keeps you going when things get hard?
Knowing that there are people depending on me - my family, our employees, their families...
Bishops offers a full menu of cuts, color, shave and facial hair grooming that will empower local residents to feel more confident in their individuality. A-la-carte pricing for haircuts, trims, hair styling, coloring, blending, shaves, shampoo services, blowouts, conditioning, facial waxing and more, plus an unpretentious staff, being open 7 days a week with convenient hours, and affordability ensures that Bishops makes self-care and hair care accessible. With a counter-cultural heritage, a contemporary aesthetic, and openness to all-ages and all-genders/gender identities, Bishops is serious about hair and irreverent about most other things. For more information, visit www.bishops.cowww.bishops.co or our IG @bishops.onbroad.
Guest Poster: Courtney Laing
Since having my twins six years ago, I have been in a long, enduring relationship with clutter. Every week I promise myself that things will be different- everything will go to its own place and the chaos will stop. We all know how that turns out. One of the areas, in particular, that gets crazy in my house is the pantry. My kids literally just toss their snacks in there like they are playing Skee-Ball. Thankfully I recently worked with Athena at Happier Space, a local organizing business, to get my pantry situation under control. See the before and after below!
I was so happy to be able to chat with Athena to get some tips for all the clutter bugs out there like myself and to find out how you can benefit from her services.
As a professional organizer, what services do you provide?
A: My services are varied and customized to fit the need of each client with the end goal of making any space happier. If you are a homeowner preparing your home for a sale, a busy parent or professional who wants a more orderly home, a teacher needing help to set up a classroom, or a family getting re-situated after a home renovation or move. I can help with any of these phases, while working with the client’s budget and personal style to make their space calm, functional, and organized!
That’s great! Clutter seems to affect everyone, what is your #1 tip to help cut down on it?
A: My #1 tip to help cut down on clutter is to think about what you buy and bring into your home!
Of course, we all need to go shopping and buy things to run our home and to live our lives. An important caution is to be a mindful consumer, so you purchase only what is essential and perhaps save to invest in purchasing better quality items that tend to last and wear longer. Mindless purchases that enter your home need to get stored or displayed somewhere. We all have a limited amount of closet, dresser, or counter top space where owning too much can overtake and cause clutter. Therefore, the less you bring into your home, is the less you must manage.
What inspired you to get into the business of organizing?
A: I have always had the dream of running and owning my own business. I carefully evaluated my life and thought about what I enjoyed doing most. I have truly enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and running our home. Earning my Industrial Engineering degree and working as an engineer, taught me how to improve processes, devise efficient systems, and improve product flow. I also substitute teach and can apply my classroom teaching skills to a client, as learning how to maintain an organized space is an important element for lasting results. All the above-mentioned skills and experiences work very well together and led me to this business idea/ career path in organizing.
To learn more about Happier Space, head to their website. All of our readers will get a half hour free on-site service with a three hours booked session using the code: HAPPIER HOUSEWIVES.
Thank you Busy Bee Parties for sponsoring this post.
My daughter, Hayden, is a December baby. This was her 4th birthday and she had yet to have a “real” party. Sure, we would gather the friends and family and sing her happy birthday with a cake but due to the craziness of the season, she hadn’t gotten to experience her own party. This year, now that she had the ability to ask for and knows how parties work, I vowed to give her a memorable one to make up for the last 4 years. (mom guilt, right?)
The thing is, I’m BUSY. We’re all busy, I know. But this year, it was busier than normal. I was getting home from a work trip to NYC the day before the party, my parents were flying into town the same day and I just didn’t have the time to even Amazon shop to try and put something presentable together.
Enter: Busy Bee Parties. This business is a LIFE SAVER and I don’t know how it’s not more of a thing than it is. It’s literally a party in a box (well, mine came in a bag, but you get the idea). You get to pick your theme (ours was Frozen) and you get all of your Pinterest worthy decorations to use the day of. We had a hand made sign, banners, pom poms, balloons, table runners, etc – the whole 9 yards. She even included a handy kit for hanging everything so I didn’t have to worry about forgetting something (like how I forgot the forks for the cake). I got so many compliments on how it turned out too! Best of all, it’s super reasonable. Their packages start at $39 and you don’t have to feel bad about wasting things.
There’s no doubt I will be using them again.
PS Shout out to Montessori Kids Universe in Short Pump for allowing us to use their space for the party!
Thank you Women's Health Physical Therapy for sponsoring this post
Ladies, our bodies are amazing…and our bodies go through so many changes throughout our life!
On that note, let’s take a moment to get serious. Have you ever…
Just like getting your yearly check-up, being assessed by a pelvic floor physical therapist is so important in maintaining proper strength, coordination and relaxation of your pelvic floor muscles and deep core muscles.
Women’s Health Physical Therapy is a privately-owned practice in Richmond, specializing in abdominal and pelvic floor dysfunctions. Our advanced, educated and specialized physical therapists evaluate and treat those who present with diagnoses such as bowel and bladder dysfunction (incontinence, urgency, constipation, pain), pregnancy aches and pains, post-delivery recovery, pelvic organ prolapse, back pain, painful intercourse, sexual dysfunction, pelvic and gastrointestinal post-op conditions, hysterectomy pre and post-op, among many other symptoms you may experience throughout your life.
Our team is committed to providing the highest standard of care by helping each patient reach their maximum potential, reduce pain and increase their function.
Whether you’re planning for a marathon, wanting to sleep through the night without multiple bathroom trips, preparing your body for labor and delivery, or simply want to pick up your child without back pain, we believe EVERY woman deserves to have a musculoskeletal assessment with a pelvic floor physical therapist!
Did you know? Most insurances cover this type of specialized physical therapy!
To learn more about our practice and the services we offer, please visit us at: obgyn-physicaltherapy.com
As the holidays approach and our priorities shift from the back to school frenzy to the shopping and cooking frenzy how does a busy mom and/or career woman keep her fitness and health goals from slipping towards the back burner?
Wouldn’t it be refreshing to go into 2020 without the need to cast revamped fitness resolutions, attempt a “detox” from Holiday cookie and candy cane binges, or lament the five pounds gained from overindulgences?
Drop the “All or Nothing” AttitudeWhat if we started now---today---in staying committed to our exercise routines and decidedly not going overboard in the holiday treat department? It is entirely possible to enjoy the pleasures and yield to the demands of the holiday season without falling off the wagon completely.
We don’t have to accept an all-or-nothing attitude with regard to our health habits. The greatest returns are born of steady investments: your stock might go up and down but if you regularly sell out when times get tough, you’ll lose out in the long run.
If your current state of affairs is a 5 am workout you squeeze in three days a week, and a fairly balanced diet consisting of four home-cooked dinners a week, two take-outs and one restaurant excursion, and you’re satisfied with your progress, how do you expect the bottom might fall out in the next few weeks?
If you miss one workout do you bag the whole week and vow to start fresh the following week (and then maybe, bag that week too?) or do you cut your losses and pick up where you left off next workout day? In case you don’t know where I’m going with this, the latter scenario is the one we should subscribe to in general when it comes to our health routine: do your best, but if you drop the ball, pick it up as soon as possible. Not all is lost!
Adopt the 80/20 RuleI attribute my consistent health and fitness successes to adhering to the 80/20 rule (maybe it’s closer to 90/10). Allowing a degree of permissiveness and embracing a practice of intuitive eating is healthy for your emotional well-being and enjoyment in life, especially during the holidays. Feelings of deprivation will most likely backfire resulting in overeating or complete abandonment of adherence to balanced eating. So, don’t do that.
If cookies are your weakness and there are dozens taunting you every weekend until New Year’s Day, then make a plan of what is acceptable. If you eat clean (fresh veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats, and no sugar) for each meal of the day, then I think we can all agree that having two or three cookies at your holiday party (and even a glass of wine or two) is totally acceptable even a few times a week.
Stay committed to your healthy eating, even if you’re eating out more or attending holiday parties. Try to attend these parties with a full belly to deter potential over-indulgence, or if that’s not feasible, start with the crudites, for goodness’ sake, not the brownies. Eat the shrimp cocktail, not the cheesy nachos, and then you can enjoy your cookies guilt free.
Cookies not your deal but you love nachos? Eat the nachos! Just make sure you fill up on fruit and veggies first. Catch my drift?
Are you someone who hasn’t been committed to a healthy lifestyle and figure you’ll just start in the new year? I challenge you to start now. Make small changes and work towards the 80/20 lifestyle.
The most obvious place to start is stop drinking your calories. Addicted to Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes (they’re 380 calories btw!), maybe now is the time to make the switch to a good, old fashioned, Stevia-sweetened, regular coffee with cream (35 calories) or bridge the transition with a Cafe Misto (110 calories).
Can’t get through the day with three Pepsi colas? Oh boy, this one is tough to break but so important to do. Let’s put it in perspective. If your diet was fulfilling your maintenance calories through food and you drank one soda a day every day, you will gain 12 lbs a year. If you have to wean yourself off, do what you have to do, but please, please, please make a concerted effort to ditch the regular soda habit and reserve it for a weekend treat. Unfortunately, diet soda habits don’t fair much better in the long run; diet soda addicts regular consume more calories than they need daily.
Move Somehow, Anyhow, and FrequentlyI get it---I have two kids under five that wake me up before 6 every day and are finished their school day at noon, giving me hardly enough time to sweep the kitchen floor let alone take time for myself. But I insist on it today after sacrificing so much of my health and wellbeing the previous 4 years. I am a better mom when I am rested, healthy, exercising regularly and eating well.
I am lucky enough to belong to a gym with childcare which gives me a great excuse to workout and get a break from my young humans’ stream-of-consciousness-constantly-vocalized. Most gyms have some kind of option for free or affordable childcare today so if you don’t belong to one, do your due diligence today! It’s a lifesaver. And it will support your exercise efforts by removing the barrier of childcare (if that’s your biggest barrier).
Motivation your biggest hurdle? I get that, too. You’ve got cleaning, shopping, cooking, working, hair appointments, dentist appointments, health insurance open season, friend check-ins, family obligations, travel plans and execution, more work, more tasks, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah.
Yes, life is busy as hell and if you’re not already in an exercise routine, starting one during the holidays seems daunting as hell. So change the way you’re thinking about it. If you hate going to the gym, forget the gym. If you love classes, find one and go once a week. Just once! To start, that is. And then if you end up feeling great afterward, schedule another one into your calendar right after the last one finishes.
Sign up for stroller striders if you’re a new momma. I adore watching those ladies move and socialize at the same time---two activities vital for a post-partum mom. Don’t forget all the other options out there today: CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, martial arts….all of these have their own studio options and, often, come-when-you-can class cards.
Hate classes, too? Intimidated or feel pressured rather than inspired? No problem. Get your butt out of your house and go for a brisk walk. Having a dog helps make this obligatory, but no canines necessary. If you live where there are no sidewalks like I do, drive to wherever the surroundings ground you or bring you joy. The leaves are gorgeous right now! Drive to your destination: walk through Maymont in the morning, or the Fan, or West Broad Village (that’s my go-to) for a good half hour, with a friend or your kids.
Grab your girlfriend, get a sitter (or leave the kids with dad) and go dancing! Remember those days? I do, and it was a fun way to work up a sweat and burn off excess college calories. If Zumba isn’t your bag, go see a band you like or go to a fun club on the weekends and let your hair down while you tear up the dancefloor. If that’s too much to ask on a regular basis, do what I do: Play your favorites on Alex in your living room and dance all by yourself. (These have been some of my favorite evenings!)
Are you a Boss Babe running in circles from 6am to 9pm finding it impossible to find time to move or even eat right? Squeeze what you can into your day.
On the elevator? Smile and wave at the camera and do air squats until you reach your floor. Driving from one appointment to another? Stop picking the closest parking spot---you know this one: Park as far away as you can and walk your butt off to the building. Grabbing take out between meetings? Go to Zoe’s instead of Chick-Fil-A.
The point is, take the time to evaluate your choices and make the best choice that you’re able to make in that moment and not the easiest or most convenient one. I know that can get hard, but I promise you’ll feel so much better come January when you’ve actually made progress instead of lost ground.
Michele G Rogers, MA, NFPT-CPT is the NFPT blog editor/publisher and has been a fitness professional for 17 years, inspired by a lifetime passion for all things health and fitness. Her professional mission has been to raise awareness and guide clients to achieve a mind-body connection, helping them live and move more efficiently. A chronic back pain sufferer for decades and becoming a mom of two prompts her training approach to emphasize corrective exercise and progressive programming. Follow Michele on Instagram!
I’ll be the first to admit, I was a little nervous for my first Girls Night Out Event. Whenever you come into something like this, you’re not always totally sure how or if it will come together. That being said, we had the best time!! From the venue to the vendors to the awesome attendees, everyone and everything added value!! I had a great time meeting everyone and I know some great connections were formed. Be sure to see us at the next one on January 7th at Terrant’s West!! Yaymaker RVA will be there providing mini succulents for guests to plant and Misfit Moon Photography will be doing complementary head shots.
Venue: AR Workshop - Richmond
Eats provided by Smorgasboard
Photobooth provided by YourDay Entertaintment
Featured Photographer: Juls Photography
Audrey Snyder with Monat
Kristin Francis with Rodan + Fields
Erica Kelly with Stella & Dot
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At Home With Holly Fye
For me, this time of year always seems to fly by. One day it is Halloween, you blink and it is now Christmas Eve. Shopping! Decorating! Baking! Parties! OH MY!
Despite all of the hustle and bustle, it’s my favorite time of year. Those that know me would tell you that I put up a Christmas tree in just about every room of my house. Oh, by the way, each one has a theme. Of course, the trees are just the beginning for my home inside and out. Each window is decorated with greenery, candles, and ribbon, and I even have a sleigh and reindeer in my front yard. That’s just the beginning! I have to admit, I’ve learned over the years some little shortcuts especially when it comes to the home. Since Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted to share with you some of those tips. Hopefully, it will help you get back some time that you can reallocate to spending with your family and friends. Don’t worry, no matter whether it’s just you, your family, friends, office party, or you are showing your home to potential buyers who might want to make an offer, your house will be decorated and at its best.
The Tree: The bigger and fuller the better, right? That’s what I used to think. I’ve now realized that the smaller pencil trees are just as nice, especially if you have multiple trees like I do, and they take a fraction of the time to decorate. About two dozen ornaments, festive sprays or picks, tree topper, and a skirt, VOILA, you are done.
Table Top Decorations: I remember as a child, my mother used to spend hours setting up this elaborate snow village on the table in the foyer of our home. While it was beautiful, unfortunately, I just don’t have that kind of time. Instead, try a beautiful accent piece that is both festive and makes a statement. I’ll take this tip one step further, if you find a box that fits the piece assembled, all you have to do is pull it out and sit it on the table. No assembly required! It goes away just as easily.
Smells That Bring Back Fond Memories: This tip is one I use year-round as well as when I’m holding an open house. People have commented that it smells like home, which is of course, exactly what you want, right? In simmering water, add lemon slices, fresh cranberries, rosemary, and cloves. Experiment with the amount of each ingredient to get the desired aroma you are looking for.
Easy & Festive Gifts: Try your and at creating this reindeer craft! They are great for hostess gifts, party favors, housewarming gifts, a little something for your coworkers, and even stocking stuffers for the kiddos. In a piping bag, add hot chocolate powder, mini chocolate chips, and marshmallows. Secure the top of the bag. Twist a brown pipe cleaner around the top for antlers and glue googley eyes and a red pompom at the tip for his face. Super easy and sure to be a hit!
In the comments below, I’d love to hear about your tips and tricks to make the holiday season a little brighter for all of us.
Wishing you and yours’ Happy “Holly”-Days!
Holly Fye, Realtor, Napier ERA
Facebook & Instagram: @hollyfyerealtor
As the holiday approaches and families start to gather, I think about the one person who will no longer gather with us but is still so much in our hearts. I think of those who also are navigating life within their own grief. The holidays seem to be harder to manage grief when we are gathered with our loved ones but our heart is still missing the greatest piece. When you experience a death, sometimes you hear “as time goes on, it will be easier” and you hold on to those words. As your journey continues, you realize that it really never gets easier, it hurts as much as it did the day you lost your loved one but you learn to manage and survive the heartache.
During the holiday season so many emotions come to the surface because the sadness settles for the season, things remind you of what used to be and sometimes our hearts sit with that, hoping those days could return. As your journey with grief is completely yours, peace and joy are allowed during these times too, don’t forget that! We are allowed to feel happiness and sadness at the same time. You may make your thanksgiving plate and feel the emotions run over you. There is no right, there is no wrong when it comes to grief.
We are on our two-year walk with grief and the holidays for us mean a time to bring happiness to our family and to those we love. Our grief is never dull and never gone. Once you’re touched by grief, it stays with you; however, for us, we talk about him every day, we include him in everything that we do. We feel him with us and in everything we do. That doesn’t mean that the days don’t hurt, especially the holidays.
Tips for making the most of the holidays while dealing with a great loss or helping someone that has lost:
Number 1. “We rise by lifting others.” - Robert Ingersoll.
Sometimes we feel so many personal feelings that focusing on other people during the holiday can lift your heart. I have connected with others that have lost a loved one and it brings my heart so much joy to be a support for others. How can you help?
-Donate a wreath to Wreaths across America; so many grieving families end up there during their holidays.
-Take cookies to a family that needs cheering up
– A surprise gift to someone who has to buy for their entire family but the person who would buy their gift is no longer there
– My biggest suggestion is to make sure someone knows that their loved one is remembered
Number 2. It’s not just the first Holiday season that hurts.
Remember those who have lost a loved one every season of every year. Time does not heal our hearts and a lot of times those who have lost can struggle with feeling alone. As life moves forward and the lives of those around us continue in the same motion they always have, ours is still taking baby steps to move forward. Sometimes we just need a friend to remind us that we are seen and loved. We never want to be a burden to another however, our hearts have not healed.
Number 3. You can say “NO”
This is big! It's not rude, it's not insensitive. To survive grief, boundaries have to be set. Invite them to the holiday parties and family gatherings, include them! If they say no or if you need to say no then say it! Tell those people who plan to come but say they can’t make it or those who just say no that you are here, you love them and that you understand.
Number 4. “Grieving during the holidays can create isolation”
Similar to number 3, I know. However, because we said no doesn’t mean we want to be alone. We may not specifically ask for company but having someone care means more to us than you could imagine. If you have time this holiday season, visit someone that has lost a loved one. If you have lost a loved one see if you can connect with someone that has lost a loved one too, it never hurts to give time to someone even when they didn’t ask.
Jessica Jarrell is a girl mom living in Richmond, VA. She lost her husband and enjoys sharing her heart with those that may be in a similar situation.
If you're anything like me, you've started racking your brain about what to get the special people in your life for holiday gifts. Everybody wants to find something different and that will be truly appreciated by the recipient. Lucky for you, we've compiled a great list of both unique and unconventional gifts alike that are specific to RVA which are sure to top the lists of most memorable gifts!
Happier Space RVA
Organize | Simplify | Declutter
Give the GIFT of ORGANIZATION this holiday season. Being organized never goes out of style and lasts longer than a box of chocolate! A Happier Space gift certificate provides a unique and customizable experience. Happier Space = Happier You!
Call or Text: Athena Conte (Founder + Organizer) at 804-402-9262
USE CODE: HAPPIERHOUSEWIVES to receive 10% off of a 3 Hours Session
My Nourishing Kitchen
My Nourishing Kitchen wants to make it easier to incorporate more fruits and veggies into family meals, and take the hassle out of the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?” As a healthy plant-based meal prep service, we do this by making convenience healthy, and family mealtime nutritious, attainable and affordable.
We create recipes with 100% plant-based ingredients, that are organic and allergen-friendly because we truly care about what you feed yourselves and your families.
Give the gift of easy, healthy meals by giving a My Nourishing Kitchen gift certificate for a meal prep workshop!
Gift certificates can be found here: www.mynourishingkitchen.com
Water’s Edge Design
Water’s Edge Design specializes in creating custom, hand-lettered wooden signs. The pieces are hand-crafted from start to finish and make the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones.
Order before December 15th and get 10% off!
You can check out the website to see past projects and to request a custom piece: http://www.watersedgedesignrva.com
Knot Too Shabby
Knot Too Shabby was created in 2017 as a place that could be a family-oriented environment and have local makers display their creative skills.
For the holidays, let Knot Too Shabby be your local one stop-shop! We offer home decor, re-purposed furniture and custom furniture painting to achieve the look you've envisioned. We have boutique clothing, Christmas decorations and plenty of gift options for whomever you may be shopping for (even if it's yourself 😉).
You can find us 7 days a week at 6800 Woodlake Commons Loop Midlothian, Va 23112.
Need to reach us? (804)594-5714 or email@example.com.
“Creating Goods that Do Good”
Ginny Crane makes versatile handmade jewelry & men's accessories in recycled sterling silver, brass and copper. They are easy to dress up for a formal event or down for everyday wear. She creates sustainable designs through ethical studio practices. Many of her designs are inspired by the “throwaways” of her other pieces, allowing organic shapes to occur and no material to go to waste.
You can purchase the jewelry at www.liberatusjewelry.com and receive 20% off using code “RVAHW20”
Wine & Design Richmond
Looking for a creative and personal gifting option this holiday season? Featuring Wood Signs, Chunky Blankets, Paint Your Pet & More; a Wine & Design Class is the gift of Memories and Masterpieces. Wine & Design is a locally, woman owned Art Studio & Wine Bar - perfect for reconnecting with friends and family! With our in-house menu of Eats & Sweets, Beer, Wine and Cider, we’ve got everything needed for a creative escape.
Link to purchase gift cards here: https://www.thegiftcardcafe.com/cart/index.php?storeID=11672
Give the gift of comfort and style this Holiday Season! Sisters Lucy and Michele launched L&M Company in RVA in 2018. L&M incorporates premium fabrics with thoughtful designs to offer three styles of leggings that are made in the US. Whether you need pants for work, working out, play dates, happy hour, or lounging, we have your bottom covered.
*L&M Company will be at Stony point mall on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.*
Monday Morning Press
Monday Morning Press is a custom letterpress boutique specializing in high-end luxury paper goods. Services include, but are not limited to, custom letterpress wedding invitations,
shower invitations, business cards, personalized stationery, greeting cards, and most recently, letterpress paper earrings.
Natalie Monday, the owner, designer and printer behind MMP has a degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech. She worked in a design firm in Richmond for 6 years prior to opening her print studio. Natalie works out of her home studio in Moseley, Virginia while also balancing the roles of wife to Nick and mother to 3 young girls, Olivia, Charley, and Brooklyn.
Visit mondaymorningpress.com for more info or to purchase any of her unique items.
Give the gift of captured memories by gifting a gift card or photo session from EmmiClaire Photography. EmmiClaire Photography provides memorable photography sessions along with beautiful visuals for families, couples, events, branding, and more!
Do you or someone you know need fresh, new photos for your home, office, website, or to give as framed gifts? This is a gift that will be enjoyed and treasured for a lifetime. Packages can be customized to suit your needs. In addition, we offer design layouts for printed images to hang right on that blank wall you always walk by.
Madison Blair Boutique
Shopping for the tween in your life? Madison Blair is a young girl’s boutique carrying the latest, on trend style clothing for tweens and teens, ages 7 to 16. We strive to empower young girls with confidence through cutting edge style trends, while keeping everything affordable. We direct our attention to young girls transitioning from kid’s clothing into young adult clothing. Our buying team searches the world for the coolest trends in clothing, accessories and gifts! Everything in the shop is hand-picked for our customers. We do our best to never over-saturate our shop with pages of products, but rather bring in limited quantities to ensure unique styles
Shop online at: shopmadisonblair.com
Shop at our Midlothian store-front at: 1332 Sycamore Square in the Sycamore Village Shopping Center
Thank you PlatinumSitters for partnering with Richmond Housewives in the City and sponsoring this post!
I don’t know how it happened, but the 2019 Holiday Season is upon us. With the holidays, come all sorts of social gatherings: "friendsgivings," corporate Christmas parties, New Years Eve celebrations, etc. One thing that pops to your mind if you have kids is: “who’s going to watch the kids?” That’s where Platinum Sitters come in - they will be this holiday season’s MVP!
Platinum sitters was founded in 2013 by by Stephanie Keefer. Stephanie saw a need in the childcare world and after 15 years in the financial industry, she decided to do something about it. Platinum sitters was created to “modernize and simplify childcare in a complex world.”
When you’re ready to book a sitter, you can do it one of two ways: either on your own with their 1-2-3 booking process or by working with one of their qualified platinum managers. You’ll know what you’re paying for the care before you ever book (between $14-$18/hr) and most importantly, all of their sitters are vetted at the highest of standards. They don’t just stop at the initial hiring process, but continue to evaluate each sitter through constant feedback from the families they work with.
Their sitters are available for individual families or for events that you may want to have childcare provided for like a corporate holiday party (what a great perk that would be)!
Take it from Meredith: “Katherine was phenomenal! She connected so well with my little girl. I felt so confident that she was in good hands. We can’t wait to have her back!”
To check out PlatinumSitters for your childcare needs, just head to www.platinumsitters.com.
Welcome! I’m Dannah.
I’m a full-time working mom of two young kids and a fur mom to a Boxer and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I’m a multi-passionate entrepreneur with my main focus being on creating community for the women of RVA. I can’t wait to meet you at an upcoming event!