A woman and her baby stroll through the courtyard. Photo by Rachel Chaney.
A new City rule requires baby changing stations in a variety of new building construction projects. Credit: Rachel Chaney for the San Antonio Report

The Workery, a shared workspace that opened earlier this year in San Antonio’s Tobin Hill neighborhood, is full of innovators, thinkers, creators – and moms who mean business.

To grow its network of empowered, entrepreneurial mothers, The Workery is inviting other moms in the area to the first-ever Mommy Market, an event that aims to help moms excel in their business endeavors or re-enter the workforce now that school is back in session.

At Mommy Market, ‘momtrepreneurs’ will showcase family-friendly products and services that help parents adjust to the challenges of raising a family, adapting to a new school year, successfully returning to a professional career, and creating a balanced schedule, routine, and lifestyle.

The market will feature around 20 unique, local, mom-fueled businesses including Anna Angenend Photography, Alamo City Mom Blogs, Annie’s Petite Treats, Tohui Language Academy, Time Out Sitters, Sugarplum Dreams, FIT4MOM, Crafthouse SA, Truckin Tomato, and more.

Fit4Mom instructor Erin DiNicola teaches Stroller Strides. Photo courtesy of Fit4Mom.
Fit4Mom instructor Erin DiNicola teaches Stroller Strides. Photo courtesy of Fit4Mom.

The Workery and select vendors will offer back-to-school photo sessions, special promotions for tutoring and baby-sitting services, learning activities for children, and treats to share with friends, family, and teachers.

“We would love to create a strong network of mommy businesses,” said Mari Aguirre-Rodriguez, who co-owns The Workery with Sally Aguilar-Robertson“I hope that all attendees find something powerful and helpful in the products we are creating, whether it is photography to document your children, a way to exercise, or a product to live healthier.”

Aguirre-Rodriguez said she and her co-moms are planning a Holiday Mommy Market later this year and a spring market in 2017.

“We are a growing a powerful group,” Aguirre-Rodriguez said. “It is such an exciting moment to be part of a group of fabulous women like this.”

To participate as a vendor or for more information, contact her at mari@theworkerysa.com.

Mommy Market will take place this Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Workery, located at 221 W. Poplar St. in Tobin Hills. To register for the event, sign up using the link on The Workery’s Facebook page or email hello@theworkerysa.com.


Top image: A woman and her baby stroll through a courtyard. Photo by Rachel Chaney.

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Shari Biediger

Shari Biediger is the development beat reporter for the San Antonio Report.