Please let us introduce you to: Marcie Sprankle!
Where is home for you? Frederick, MD
If visiting Frederick what are some “must do’s”? A stroll through Downtown Frederick is a must for people who haven’t visited before! It’s very walkable, so you can walk, shop, and eat all up and down North Market Street, and all the side streets. We love all the unique stores, and the atmosphere is always friendly and festive.
Meet the family: My husband Chris and I have been married almost 9 years, and have a son age 5 and a daughter age 3. Despite their best efforts, I have managed to keep our home pet-free (things are crazy enough as it is!) but finally gave in to a beta fish, Buster (that’s what happens when you let your 3 year old name your fish!)
Marcie’s Passions and Interests: I’ve always loved art and art history, and have a Masters Degree in Art History as well. My first job out of grad school was at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, where I worked on modern and contemporary art exhibitions. After 4 years there, I moved on to work for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, where I helped put together exhibitions about art, history, and culture that traveled across the US. I was lucky to have my dream jobs early on, and am now focused on helping my husband pursue HIS passion, as business owners of MaidPro.
One major goal you’re striving for: My kids and I are working through our “Summer Fun Bucket List” of awesome activities in and around Frederick! We did the same thing last summer and working one or two things in every week – from simple picnics and playground visits to trips to splash parks, the movies, mini golf, etc – really helped keep our days varied and everyone happy!
Best advice you’ve ever received: I have my husband to thank for this one – hire a cleaning company! During my first pregnancy I wasn’t feeling well and was falling behind on all the household chores, and it was just adding to my stress level! We hired a company to take care of the cleaning, and it was truly life-changing. Especially once we had kids, taking the cleaning off our plates allows us to spend so much more time as a family, doing activities and making memories. At the time, I never dreamed that we would eventually own MaidPro – now I love that we can help people feel the same sense of relief I felt when cleaning was no longer a time-consuming (and dirty!) chore!
Occupation (apart from being a Mom which we know is a full time job in itself!): My husband and I are the owners of MaidPro, a professional home cleaning company serving the Frederick, MD area. While I work from home part time to support our business, I’m also a stay at home mom to my two kids aged 5 and 3.
Favorite Kid Friendly Restaurant: We LOVE the Airways Inn at the Frederick Municipal Airport. It’s a tiny little place, but they have super yummy (and cheap) food, and you can’t beat watching all the planes and helicopters while you eat! You’ll usually find us having Sunday brunch there at least once a month.
Date Night Ideas – for just the two of you: My husband and I love trying out all the new breweries that have opened in Frederick! Our favorite so far is Rockwell Brewery – the beer is yummy, the atmosphere is super cool, and you can order food from Family Meal (Bryan Voltaggio’s resturant) next door and have it brought over. It’s like two dates in one!
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About Dani Gurrie
Dani Gurrie is the founder of Tots2Tweens, a wife to Ashley and mom to Cooper and Brodie. She spends most of her days trying to find the ultimate kids-related thing that mom's will love...just to share it with her world.