Emma Lynds is the owner of Elements Academy of Martial Arts and the first and only woman to own an independent Martial Arts studio in Vancouver. She’s also raising two teenagers on her own. Today we share her story, and what drives her.
I want nothing more than to be a stay-at-home mom but finances can be overwhelming (stifling, crushing!) on one income. Since having my son two years ago I’ve been digging the recesses of my mind for a creative way to earn a few extra bucks while still making my family a number one priority. I now have a couple entrepreneurial pursuits on the go and for the most part I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants as I squeeze my way into the business world. In other words, I have no idea what I’m doing! I’m just doing it!
Mother of a Deal, from Danielle Connelly and Heather McGrath, is your deal-hunting best friend to help you stay in-the-know on the best deals around the Lower Mainland, Canada and online – without all the running around.
Carolyn Williams is the owner of The Bar Method Vancouver. The Bar Method is an hour long total body workout that combines isometric interval training, dance conditioning and sports rehabilitation to quickly and safely burn fat and carve muscle.
Vancouver mom entrepreneur Yasuko Brander originally began developing Théra Wise bio-active natural therapeutic ointments and plant based medicinal ointments to help with her own skin conditions. Now her Théra Wise products are sold throughout Canada by major retailers as well as local health stores.
Moms Kim Mallory and Elizabeth Kowal each run their own photography studio, Kim Mallory Photography and White Album Weddings. But when they saw a need in their community for something new, fresh and convenient and ADORE pictures was born.
Headed up by Vancouver moms Tamara Komuniecki and Cynthia Merriman, Delish Magazine is a new e-magazine all about living like you mean it, set to launch this spring. Both of these women have serious skills in their areas of expertise to apply to their new venture – Tamara will take on the role of Editor in-Chief and Cynthia will head up the look and feel as Design Director.