We may aspire to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, dress our babes in responsibly-sourced organic cotton, and skip that Florida vacay in favor of, say, a local production of King Lear. But when it’s the dead of winter and your toddler is threatening to peel the paint from the walls if he doesn’t get a bowl of summery strawberries yesterday…you do what you gotta do (thanks for the free coffee, Trader Joe’s). Here, we profile several D.C.-area business owners who also happen to be parents—so you can reduce your carbon footprint in solidarity with entrepreneurs who, bless their hearts, haven’t slept through the night since 2010.
Michelle Mitchell – YoKids
Believing that everyone can benefit from yoga— even the littlest of yogis—Michelle cofounded YoKids. YoKids aims to teach yoga to youngsters in hopes that it will benefit their lives both physically and emotionally to help them deal with stress, stay active, and work through tough situations. Michelle has more than 700 hours of yoga training in between chasing after her own kids, teaching classes and building YoKid into one of the most unique non-profits in the DMV.
Who did we miss? In the comments section below, tell us about your favorite local mompreneur.
—Katie Brown and Hilary Riedemann