A single mother from Davenport shared her experience running a spa business at home while teaching her children amid COVID-19.
Holly Curtis, the owner of Green Leaf Beautique, is a pre-COVID-19 homeschool mom. She has four children aged 8 to 18 months.
“This time is obviously a challenge for all of us,” said Holly. “That’s how I make a living. I really wanted to go back to work, but for sure. “
A door separates the rest of their home from their basement business.
“We have introduced new procedures. They come completely masked as I do for the entire duration of the appointments, “Holly said. “You will contact me when you arrive. We make sure the other customer has left before another customer comes in. We have an exhaust system that filters out the air between customers. “
Bethany Nelson came for an eyebrow appointment on Friday.
“I think the home businessmen are taking this very seriously,” said Nelson. “That is where the great source of income lies.”
Holly reopened her spa on Sunday after being closed for two months due to COVID-19.
“I filled up very quickly. I was booked all week, “said Holly.
“The whole reason for opening a store in my home is to be present for my children,” she said. “I wear a lot of hats. Thank god for the family. I get a lot of help from my family. “
“Now the parents are navigating the school I was navigating all along,” Holly said. “It’s a challenge on certain days, but the kids can have fun at home. You can have a lot of fun. You can make it fun. “