The team of local Richmond Mom Blog writers is as diverse and beautiful as the stories and children they have to share. We hope you will get to know each writer and engage with them via comments, questions and sharing their posts with your friends and family.
The first two writers we would like to introduce are our Expecting Moms! We have three kind, funny, brave mamas that will soon bring little ones into the Richmond Moms Blog team.
Please meet the amazing moms::
Bunny Young is the proud mother of five year old Ryann Grace, whom her family affectionately calls “Rocky”. She is also Chairwoman of Pawssible Service Dog Connection and the Founder & President of A Better Place Consulting. Her passion for supporting individual strategies for success in companies and teams has given her the chance to travel nationally to lead workshops and retreats, and to share her mission to help build a world where individuals love what they do, why they do it, and who they are.
Bunny is extremely grateful for the experience of motherhood after suffering four miscarriages prior to being blessed with Rocky and has been a volunteer with the March of Dimes since going into preterm labor at just 28 weeks. Bunny has lived in China and volunteered in Ecuador—experiences which were eye- opening and humbling for her. She advocates for those who are differently abled: “Growing up with a heart condition, I understand what it is like to have a disability. Being able to empower others for independence and show my daughter that being different is beautiful and that she can do anything is the most important thing to me.” She enjoys spending time with her family including her service dog Goose, a 120 pound Great Dane. She volunteers with Dreamcatcher’s Therapeutic Riding, the Alzheimer’s Association, and serves as the Chair of Louisa Lead Share, an active member of TRIAD, serves on the Extraordinary Women’s Exchange Committee and a Member of the Hanover Council on Aging.
Colleen Nichols was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia and became a Richmond transplant in 2012 when her husband’s job relocated them to the area. After growing up in Northern Virginia and attending college in Farmville, Virginia, Colleen is convinced that Richmond is the happy medium.
Colleen graduated with a B.S. in psychology in 2010, married her college sweetheart the following year, and earned her M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. In graduate school, Colleen was so Orange is the New Black and worked with male inmates (yes, in prison) but found her niche in the EAP (Employee Assistance Program) field here in Richmond.
After her first son was born in 2015, Colleen quit her job and is now in that weird work/stay-at-home-mom limbo. Colleen stays at home, but also owns a life coaching business and blog, both of which are geared towards empowering women and shining a light on the “real life” side of motherhood.
Colleen lives in Moseley, VA with her husband, 18-month old son, and their Great Dane, Penny all of which are anxiously awaiting baby boy #2 who is due in December. When she’s not writing or working (or pregnant), Colleen enjoys red wine, sushi, and yoga pants.