Des Moines Parent Spotlight: Tricia Rivas

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Des Moines Parent Spotlight: Tricia Rivas

I first was introduced to Tricia through FemCity and am so happy she is our next ‘Des Moines Parent Spotlight’. I am always in awe in all of her accomplishments, projects she has going on and how much she supports others in small business. Get to know a little about Tricia Rivas founder of Trixie’s Salon below!

Des Moines Parent Spotlight, Tricia Rivas

Give us a little background of your family and personal life! How many kids do you have? Have you lived in Des Moines all your life? Etc. 

My husband Jeremy and I have been married for 18 years. We have three children Colton 25, Mateo 16 and Marlee 9. Both Jeremy and I were raised on the Southside of Des Moines and still live there. We love sports, camping and traveling. We’re always on the go and wouldn’t have it any other way. We love Des Moines and are always looking at ways to support our community and other businesses. 2. What is your business, and what do you do? Trixies Salon and we do damn good hair!!

Why did you become a small business owner?

I come from a long line of hairdressers. It’s in my blood. Owning your own business is one of the scariest and rewarding things you can do in your life. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Where is your favorite place to take your children to play indoors?

Sky Zone

Where is your favorite place to take your children to play outdoors?

We do a lot of camping as a family so that is our favorite activity. There are many cool campgrounds in Iowa.

Parent’s day/night out. Describe your perfect parent only day/night out in Des Moines.

Movie and a dinner. We love trying out new places to eat.

What are some tips on juggling parenthood, working, and personal life?

I don’t believe in balance. I believe that we choose what is the most important thing going on in our lives at that moment. Sometimes its the kids, husband, work, church, etc. Also, don’t beat yourself up. We’re all trying to raise good humans. Some days we feel like super parents and some days we’ve given our kids Doritos for breakfast.

What is your number one parenting tip?

Don’t compare yourself to other parents and don’t ever say, “My child won’t do that”. It’ll come back and bite you in the ass every time. xoxo.

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Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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