Author: Chelsea Sherman

CoVa Mom Role Models: Cheryl Tan

Photo by David Uhrin If you watched the morning show on WAVY-TV 10 any time between 2004 and 2014, you probably recognize Cheryl Tan. For 10 years, Tan woke up at 2 a.m. and began her work day at the…

Wow Your Wedding Guests With These 10 Reception Games

Perhaps one of the most stressful parts of a wedding for the bride and groom is making sure the guests are entertained throughout the day. Between the ceremony, taking photos and making your rounds to greet everyone, the last thing…

3 Questions To Ask When Planning A Military Wedding

Coastal Virginia is home to a plethora of service men and women from every branch of the military. Many of these service members decide to get married in this beautiful region, making Coastal Virginia a popular place for military weddings.…

New Hope Center For Reproductive Medicine's 20th Anniverary

If anyone stumbled upon the New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine’s 20th anniversary party last July, they would have never guessed there was anything different about the hundreds of children running around, rock climbing, playing games and standing in line…

CoVa Couple Starts Their Family Through Surrogacy

Chris and Candace Wohl married right out of college, but their plan was to wait a while before having children. That plan changed when Chris developed a brain tumor a year into their marriage. After Chris endured dozens of visits…

In Vitro Helped To Make The Nield Family Complete

Laurie Nield always knew she wanted children—in fact, she always knew her number: four. When she presented this information to her now-husband, Joey, before they got married, he laughed. “He said, ‘I’ll agree to one. I can be talked into…

Creative Workout Options for CoVa Moms

There’s no question that modern mothers face a multitude of challenges every day. For many, one of those challenges is finding a way to stay in shape. Amid the daily shuffle of keeping the kids fed, clothed, entertained, educated and…

Showcasing Local Cuisine with Wedding Catering

Trends in wedding catering often follow general dining trends, and that’s certainly true when it comes to couples wanting to eat fresh and local. Virginia-grown and raised cuisine has been a highly requested element of Coastal Virginia wedding catering, and…

New Wedding Spots Find Charm in Old Venues

Across Coastal Virginia, buildings of a bygone era are being reinvented as gorgeous new wedding venues. These lovely locales provide the perfect blend of old and new for couples looking for a little historic charm on their special day. The…

The King’s Daughters Celebrates 120 Years of Service

In 1886, a small group of women from Granby Street Methodist Church formed the first King’s Daughters Circle in Norfolk, with the mission to serve the less fortunate and make a difference in the lives of young people. This year, The King’s Daughters celebrates 120 years of service to Coastal Virginia.

12 Volunteer Mentorship Programs in Hampton Roads

Looking to get involved with a local mentorship program to inspire the educational future of kids in Hampton Roads? Here are 12 organizations where you can get involved and make a positive difference. United for Children: Drive educational success for…

Breaking the Cycle

In Coastal Virginia, 21,000 children live in extreme poverty, which is defined as less than half the federal poverty level. Research shows that poverty has a major impact on education, meaning that thousands of local children are at risk of…

Lady Liberty

This fall, Colonial Williamsburg welcomed the newest member of the historic team: Liberty, an adorable Briard puppy that will serve as the city’s new mascot. “Even now as a puppy, Liberty has a great personality. Her special training will help…

Honeymooning in Virginia Wine Country

After planning and executing my dream wedding, I imagined that whatever followed would pale in comparison, but I’m so glad to say I was wrong. My five-day honeymoon across Virginia wine country at the height of the fall season was…

4 Holistic Ways to Care for Your Body

Working out, eating healthy, getting the right amount of sleep and stretching regularly are all important ways of taking care of yourself. But what happens if you experience pain or discomfort even though you’re doing all of those things right?…

Gluten-Free Bakeries in Hampton Roads

The first time I ever had a bona fide vegan treat was at Roast Rider in Virginia Beach. (Read more about them here). It was a melt-in-your-mouth delicious carrot muffin made by a bakery called My Vegan Sweet Tooth. Who…

8 Awesome Side Effects Experienced by Weightlifting Women

Weightlifting provides a multitude of health benefits for women, like building lean muscle, burning calories, strengthening your bones and improving cardiovascular health. For some reason, there’s a stigma surrounding weightlifting that prevents some women from getting into it—specifically, the idea…

Avoiding the Plateau Pitfall

Between watching extreme weight loss shows on TV, following extremely fit athletes on Instagram and reading inspirational stories of fitness progress, our society puts a lot of expectation on us when it comes to achieving fitness and weight loss goals.…

Find your Fitness Fit, Part 2

In Part 2 of the Find Your Fitness Fit series, we explore several unique fitness ideas for you to experience in Coastal Virginia. We understand that one person’s idea of a great workout is another person’s worst nightmare. Getting adequate…

Find your Fitness Fit: Part 1

Not all exercise programs are created equal. That’s actually the beauty of fitness. There’s something for everyone out there. Excuses like  “exercise is boring” or “I’m just not a fan of working out” border on absurdity these days, with exercise…

Taste Of the Beach 2015

Four full days of flavor await in the Outer Banks at the most anticipated culinary event of the year. On March 19, the 6th annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach kicks off, and this year’s selection of events is…

5 Simple Rules for Gym Etiquette

Sometimes the gym kind of resembles a jungle: a bunch of sweaty creatures running around, picking up heavy objects, throwing things, dousing themselves in water. Perfectly normal people walk in in suits and dresses and leave in soaking wet spandex.…