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6 Reasons to join a Mothers of Multiples Club
* This blog was originally written by Krista Vanderveren for Twin Love Concierge (See original article) While the content is directed toward benefits of joining a mother's of multiples club, joining any mom club can result in the same benefits. Research, explore and get invoived in your community of moms!*


From the moment you heard the words “You are having twins (triplets, quads)!” You instantly joined this secret society of mothers of multiples. You were immediately put in a different category of motherhood. Your pregnancy will be different and be closely monitored, you are told to expect an early arrival, you are preparing for two or more babies to come home. Your friends and family are there for you, but they don’t get it like other moms of multiples do.
Joining the local mother’s of multiples club was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I found a group of women who were going through life like me. All these women are raising m…
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Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Have you ever read a book and just knew it was speaking directly to you? Well... Girl, Stop Apologizing was this book. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy from the publisher and be able to participate in her launch team.
After reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis last Summer, I continued to explore Rachel and her mission. She is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, blogger, and mom. She has done a lot in her career while raising a family and in seeing her achieve goals, I know it is possible to keep pushing myself to be at the level I want to be at with Chic Avenue Boutique. We are almost 4 years in and we have found our Tribe.

 My favorite quote from Girl, Stop Apologizing is "The goal isn't to have a balanced life, the goal is to have a centered life." Now stop and think about that. 
I always see questions posted on social media on how to do it all. How do you work full time? How do you run your home when…
Spring Fashion Preview
Jill and I recently traveled to Las Vegas for WWD MAGIC. If you are not familiar with Magic, it is a fashion market where buyers get to go and place orders, discover new brands and make connections with other boutique owners throughout the world. We spent some time at WWIN, PROJECT, POOL, and MAGIC. All these shows had a variety of vendors and products. From tops, dress and jeans, to shoes, bags and hats. The main focus of our trip was brand discovery. We have been going to Northstar Fashion market for three years now and we wanted to find some new brands to bring to our customers. 

Spring will be here soon and with the change in seasons bring bold fashion trends. We are seeing classic prints and colors with bold accents. Camo is a huge print for Spring. You can pair your favorite camo shirt with white bottoms for a vibrant Spring piece.

Snakeskin and cheetah print are huge for Spring and Summer. Do not be afraid to let these bold prints sneak into your wardrobe…

LEADERSHIFT- Adv. Reader Copy Review

LEADERSHIFT 
We are living in world of Leaders, but are you ready to make the Leader Shift?

During one of my late night work sessions, I stumbled upon several book launches. I never in a million years thought I would get invited to participate in a book launch team let alone be involved in so many that are the perfect fit for my passions. The first book launch that I was honored to be a part of is LEADERSHIFT. 
John C. Maxwell is a fantastic author with a great mission and many year of experience. He is encouraging us all to make a LEADERSHIFT rather than focus on leadership. What is a leader shift you ask? Well, it is making an effort to support all those around you and help them to the top of the mountain with you. Being a leader you are doing just that, you lead the way. You pave the trail and tell others how you did it. By creating a leader shift, you are working with those around you to encourage, promote, pave the way together and help them achieve success along the way with yo…
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.


I want to share my life with you as a mom and boutique boss. It is busy, it is messy and it is so much fun teaching my children to reach for their dreams.

I have always had a strong work ethic. Since I was 15 I have had a job or two or three. At one point after I got married I was working three jobs and going to graduate school. If you are not passionate about what you are doing, why are you doing it? I want my children to grow up with that same work ethic, provide amazing customer service and expect to not have anything handed to them.

While many parents don't get the opportunity to show their children what they do, I get to share with my children every single day. This past weekend we had our first drop in and shop of the year. While my son was at school, my girls were helping me "organize". They named our mannequin Elsa and decided she needed a steam and a fashionable hat. They spent almost 30 minu…

Welcome to Mama Chic and her interns

Welcome to the Mama Chic and her interns blog. This blog will give a behind the scenes look into the world of being a #boutiqueboss while also being a #momboss. A little bit about me, Krista Vanderveren. I am co-owner of Chic Avenue Boutique with my sister Jillian. We started Chic Avenue in July of 2015. Chic Avenue launched the week I found out I was pregnant for the second time. Fast forward a few weeks and we were slowly growing out boutique. I found out I was expecting twins. Yes, twins! So not only did I have a new business and a newly two-year-old. I was going to be adding two more babies to our family. The last 3 1/2 years have been a whirlwind of boutique business, raising babies and building our empire. Through it all I have had amazing support from my husband Brad, my sister Jillian, our parents Scott & Pam and our entire Chic Community. Without all of you we would not be here today.

Through this blog, I plan to share the adventures of owning a small business owner and b…

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