Thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Tonya. I’m a school counselor by day, a certified life coach and an author. I also love to collaborate with fashion and beauty brands that make women look and feel their best. Here’s a little bit more about me:
I originally started out with the blog Single Mom Chic. I used my experiences as a former single mother who climbed the career ladder and tried to live a chic life (on a budget) to inspire women to pursue their dreams no matter what. I also wrote a book on this subject, and it’s available at Amazon here.
But the reality is I’m not single anymore, and the content of my blog began to evolve beyond the subject of my original niche. I currently live in Virginia with my amazing husband who is a school superintendent and spends his days advocating for 28,000 kids, my daughter, and my adorable Maltese Harley. I also have another daughter who lives in the DC area. And, thanks to her and my son in law, I have the sweetest little grandsons a woman could ask for!
I now focus on self-help, fashion and beauty for women over 40, but my posts really apply to all women. I’m a part of the Oprah Magazine insiders group, and I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with some amazing and empowering brands as a result.
My goal for The Real Chic Life is to create a community where women are inspired to choose happiness and follow their dreams. If you’d like to collaborate, book me for a speaking engagement, have a question or just want to say hi, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonya Parker is a certified life coach, author, licensed school counselor (MS.Ed) and social media influencer who has collaborated with many empowering brands. She is a 4th year brand ambassador for Oprah Magazine, and won the magazine’s very first O-verall Partner Award in 2017. Tonya was selected out of thousands of applicants for the Inspiring Women Spring Campaign for NYDJ in 2018 and she was SeroVital’s first Inspiring Women pick for 2020. She has been recognized for her ability to earn coveted brand partnerships as a micro influencer, and for her support of diversity and inclusivity for women over 40 on Instagram. She was recently featured on the Like To Know It Instagram page where she shared her thoughts on race, inclusion, and candid and courageous conversations. She is passionate about speaking to women on topics that help them look and feel their best and loves to share real style, beauty and life advice on her blog and Instagram page.