Local Richmond Moms Win Award for Excellence for Interior Painting


We just love it when our Richmond moms are recognized for their incredible work and outstanding accomplishments! You may recall our story on these amazing women when they appeared on the TV show, “Clean House” (click here for full story). And now, they’re being recognized for superior work. See details below. (Mechanicsville, VA – October […]

Mompreneur Launches Authentic Italian Business: Slim Italian


Don’t you just love the tastes and smells of authentic Italian food? Do the sights and smells of fresh eggplant lasagna and warm rosemary foccacia send you right over the edge drooling? Now you can place your order, pick it up (or have it delivered) and introduce authentic Italian food to your family. Dorothy Booze, […]

Mompreneurs Launch Painting Parties in Private Homes


 Offering an Innovative, Fun & Affordable Way to Paint Pretty in Paint, LLC (www.prettyinpaintparties.com) announced the launch of its new business: painting parties in the comfort of private homes. These “art parties” are an innovative way for friends and co-workers to spend time together in a private setting while creating an original masterpiece in just […]

Congrats to Sweetly Smitten: Richmond’s Newest Cupcake Shop

Demi and Lisa, owners of Sweetly Smitten

We’re thrilled to see two more Richmond small business owners hanging a shingle! This time, Sweetly Smitten of Mechanicsville will open their doors to the public for the first time (and out will waft the delicious smell of cupcakes to die for.) Where to go: 8324 Bell Creek Road Suite #700 Mechanicsville, VA  23116 Dieters stay away, but […]

Richmond Mom & Grandma turns Retirement into Time to Create Drapes at Sewinit

Sewinit's Karen Curcio getting a silly hug from one of her grandchildren

  Karen Curcio moved to Richmond in the mid-nineties and landed a job in accounting where she’d always focused her career, but when in came time for retirement from the corporate world, she set her sites on something more creative. After training that allowed her to create draperies for cottages at the Biltmore, she returned […]

Sara Marsden goes from Stage Left to Business Owner

Sara Marsden Mr. Appliance Richmond VA

We first met Sara as the Marketing Director for Theatre IV, and her energy and enthusiasm were infectious. In her new venture as co-owner of Mr. Appliance with her husband, we’re excited to see her take her marketing background and put it into action in her now-family business. Since Mr. Appliance is new to Richmond, […]

Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Hometown Girl with Love for Richmond Kids

Elizabeth Miller DDS Richmond VA

As a Richmonder, nothing makes Elizabeth Miller more happy than being able to move back to her hometown after dental school and “hanging a shingle” in her hometown. She joined Atkins, Maestrello, Miller and Associates as a partner two years ago and is thrilled to be part of this growing pediatric dental practice in Richmond’s […]

Shannon Milligan: Richmond Mom with Little Twins & Big Dreams

Shannon Milligan Richmond VA Realtor headshot

I first met Shannon Milligan on  Twitter over a year ago, and finally in person two weeks ago. Her “real life” personality didn’t disappoint.  As a mom of five-year old twins I wondered how Shannon found the time to tweet at all given her growing business and activism in Richmond’s community, but somehow she makes […]

Richmond Mompreneur: Karen Bullard with a Flair for Fancy

Karen Bullard Paper Fancy headshot

Karen Bullard is a stay-at-home-mom and  interior designer, which is enough for anyone’s plate, but she turned her passion as an artist into a stationery design business as well.  Her own stationery line, karen cole paper, was launched in 2004. Six years later, the conceived the idea of bringing her very favorite high-quality brands to her customers at […]

Leslie Lytle: Yoga for the Childbearing Years

Leslie Lytle: OmMama Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga OmMama provides exceptional programming for Richmond’s expecting and new families. Owner Leslie Lytle, a Richmond mom, has a passion fpr prenatal yoga, which she has taught since 2001. OmMama’s offerings include childbirth education classes, postnatal and Itsy Bitsy® yoga classes and this fall they’re adding prenatal and postnatal […]