Like many mothers, Victoria Wu can add “juggler extraordinaire” to her job description.
With two children under four, the owner of the Mommylicious Club knows what it’s like to have to juggle the joys of being with her children, the demands of being a mompreneur and the need to find time for friendship and support.
“As moms we have to be very confident in what we’re doing and learn how to trust ourselves. We always need to think positively,” she says. “It’s also good to create a supportive community to see more of the world and not spend too much time at home. It’s important to talk to people, especially other mothers.”
Wu recently opened the multi-faceted Mommylicious Club at 2560 Shell Road north of Bridgeport Road.
On the first floor there’s a welcoming lounge where mothers can chill, gather for coffee or find a quiet space to work on their computers. Upstairs are play areas: one for babies and one for three- to six-year-olds where there are slides, books in English and Chinese, toys and a play kitchen area.
A third room is a classroom/theatre for movie watching or circle times. Wu lines up professional childcare teachers for such things as music classes and baby massage, and is already hosting seminars about topics such as essential oils.
These spaces can be rented on the weekend for birthday parties for up to 30 children or event hosting.
Another important component of the Mommylicious Club is its online boutique for unique and high-quality products for babies, children and mothers.
If mompreneurs want to sell their own products on the website, the Mommylicious Club can help with marketing and handle the retail logistics delivery for a consignment fee.
Join the Mommylicious Club here. It’s free and membership gives you access to events with discounted prices and online promotions. Drop by the club at 2043-2560 Shell Road, Richmond from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays or 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Follow the Mommylicious Club’s Facebook page so you won’t miss special events, workshops and special sales for members.