Stories from Women Owned Businesses

Leading up to Mother’s Day Weekend, we are highlighting a few of the women who have set up shop in Lawrenceville and what they have going on for Mother’s Day Weekend.

Deena Blumenfeld (ERYT, RPYT, LCCE) owns Shining Light Prenatal Education (3701 Butler) and shares about building her business and finding her community:

I was the first of my group of friends to have a baby. Knowing no other mothers was difficult for me, as I did not have my ‘tribe’. Being a new mom without a support network was depressing and lonely. When my son was a few months old, I discovered a Mommy & Me Yoga class. It was like the light of heaven opened up. I was in a room full of other moms and babies. I didn’t have to seek out my peers, I’d found them. We connected in that room over Down Dog, some core work, a bit of vinyasa with some breastfeeding and diaper changes thrown in for good measure. Getting out to my weekly Mommy & Me Yoga class allowed me to feel less alone and I got some yoga in as a bonus. So, when I opened Shining Light Prenatal Education four years ago, I knew Mommy & Me had to be on our roster. We have classes on Tuesday and Sunday mornings, 10:00-11:00 am. Come join us and find your tribe.


Shining Light will be open on Sunday May 8th, offering their regular Mommy & Me Yoga class.

Megan Lindsey is an owner and founder of Franktuary (3810 Butler Street) and blogs with a lot of humor and truth as Restaurant Mom at While Franktuary has already firmly established themselves as a place to brunch every Sunday, there is always something new to treat mom.

As a Lawrenceville mom who is juggling life with a toddler and a ten year old business, I’m excited to celebrate moms and their families at Franktuary’s Mother’s Day brunch!  Lawrenceville is a great neighborhood for families to live and visit.  If you have young ones who need some playground time or you want to take a quiet walk by yourself, you can burn off those brunch calories right around the corner in beautiful tree filled Arsenal Park!  Join us for our Momosa special, nitro coffee, delicious eats, and more.

Liz Quesnelle, local Jeopardy phenom and creator of flawless looks opened The Gilded Girl in the 10th Ward over a year ago. She shares why Lawrenceville is the perfect spot for her beautify emporium:

Lawrenceville’s progressive scene makes it a perfect place for women business owner succeed. Especially ones that are offering women-focused services like The Gilded Girl. The residents of Lawrenceville and the city as a whole are really hungry for that next new thing. I am proud to be a member of such a vibrant community and to have the opportunity to bring unique, cutting edge cosmetics, skin care, and fragrances here.

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These are only three businesses of the over 50 participating in Plan your trip to Lawrenceville and we will see you and Mom on Mother’s Day Weekend!

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