How A Second Me Brings Families Together

by Karen on September 18, 2017
Hiring someone to help your elderly family members prep their meals, keep them company throughout the day, and even run errands for them may sound like a counter intuitive way of creating a closer bond with your loved ones. But, we’ve found that hiring A Second Me, LLC to do these things could bring you and your family closer together.

Think of it this way, if you were responsible for taking care of your children, balancing a full time career, and aiding your elderly parents or family members with prepping their meals and running errands for them, it’s safe to say that you would be pretty stressed out. Some people handle stress better than others, but oftentimes when you’re stressed you don’t communicate as well as you usually do, and seem to be thinking about the next thing on your to-do list. Even if you’re committed to trying to maintain these close relationships, stress often gets in the way.

Now imagine that you didn’t have to run errands and meal prep for your elderly family members. With this extra time, you’ll be able to stop worrying about completing endless to-dos and spend quality time with them – something that the both of you may need and cherish.

A Second Me also provides opportunities for you to spend even more time with your family by taking care of your own pesky errands that always seem to keep you away from home. Imagine being able to go straight home after work without having to get groceries, pick up medication, or purchase random items that your children may need. You’ll be able to go home, hang out with your family, and maybe even do some things that make you happy without worrying about putting off other tasks.

A Second Me, LLC allows you to duplicate yourself to give you more hours in the day, and more hours in the day means spending more time relaxing and building connections with family members. We’d like to think that we’re helping people grow these relationships, and we hope to continue to fulfill this mission every single day.


Fall Festivities

by Karen on September 1, 2017

A Second Me Fall Ideas

The start of the fall season means students go back to school, the temperature starts to drop, and leaves slowly begin to fall to the ground. Despite the telltale signs that winter is on it’s way, fall is one of our favorite seasons and there are still plenty of things to enjoy and do on the weekends! We’ve come up with a list of some of our favorite activities, enjoyable for any age.


Fall Festivals

Fall Festivals in VirginiaWe’re not the only ones that love fall, and some people have even organized festivals honoring fall. If you’re not familiar with the some of the fall festivals in Northern Virginia, check out this website. In addition to finding festivals in your area, you can also search for other fun fall activities in Virginia. A couple of the fall festivities that we found are the King Street Art Festival in Alexandria during the third weekend of September and the Fall Festival in Old Town Historic Fairfax in Fairfax during the second Saturday of October.




Pumpkin Patches

A Second Me fall ideas - pumpkin patchNothing says fall more than some pumpkins picked personally by you, your friends, or your family members. Search through fields of pumpkin patches and choose your favorite pumpkin to decorate, cook with, or even carve. A couple of pumpkin patches we found near Fairfax are Owsberry Farm in Jeffersonton, VA and Evergreen Acres farm in Nokesville, VA. With so many farms in Virginia, you’re bound to find one near your town via Google, or even the same link that we mentioned earlier.



A Second Me Fall ideas - wineryAlthough every age cannot necessarily enjoy a glass of wine at a winery, anyone can enjoy the view and atmosphere that wineries provide. Some wineries have play areas for children, allow dogs, and even have food to snack on while enjoying the fresh, crisp fall air. In Virginia we’re lucky to have plenty of wineries to choose from. Some of our favorites are Naked Mountain Winery and Vineyards in Markham, VA, Corcoran Vineyards & Cider in Waterford, VA, and 50 West Vineyards in Middleburg, VA.



A Second Me Fall Ideas - Apple OrchardAnother perk of the fall season are fresh farm picked apples. Enjoy harvest festivals and celebrations specifically organized to honor and celebrate delicious fall cuisines from local apples. Both festivals that we found are a bit of a drive, but the views that you get while traveling make it all worth it. Visit the Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival in Clearbrook, VA from September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017. If you love apple butter, visit the Apple Butter Celebration in Shenandoah National Park in Luray, VA September 23, 2017. Both are about an hour and a half away from Fairfax, VA, but are fun for those who truly love to celebrate fall and eat all foods that are fall inspired.



Let us know what you like to do during the fall. Know of any festivals closer to Northern Virginia? Comment below and let us know so that we can spread the word to our clients!



Scams Targeting Seniors

August 18, 2017

Scammers are becoming more and more resourceful and their stories are more believable than ever. Recently, we’ve experienced some new scams targeting seniors. Their frauds are easy to fall for, and are completely believable. We’re here to help you identify these common scams to help you and your loved ones avoid them. We’ve personally picked […]

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Save Money By Hiring A Second Me

August 4, 2017
Grocery Store

Many have a love hate relationship with grocery shopping. Sometimes it’s exciting to go to the store when you’re with a friend or significant other and are eager to buy ingredients to try a new recipe. Other times it can be another weekly chore that’s difficult to fit around your already busy schedule. While some […]

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Services We DON’T Offer in a Nutshell

July 21, 2017
Health Care - Services We DON

You may have seen our latest “Services in a Nutshell” blog about some of the most common services that we perform for our clients on a daily basis. While a lot of our services are on a case by case basis, we wanted to give you a list of some common requests that we don’t […]

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Our Services In A Nutshell

July 7, 2017
Meal prepping with A Second Me

Browsing through our site can offer loads of information for those looking to get to know A Second Me a little better. Learn about our team members, read some testimonials from previous clients, and learn some helpful tips as well as read personal stories from our team over on our blog site. While we do […]

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Get To Know Us

June 9, 2017
Karen Prante (A Second Me Owner)

If you’ve checked out our website recently, you may have noticed that our staff bios page has changed a bit, and we’ve added two new members to the A Second Me team! However, if you haven’t gotten a chance to read the staff bios page, are a new customer, or thinking about hiring our services, […]

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Copy Yourself…In the Kitchen!

May 8, 2017
A Second Me Meal Planning

We pride ourselves in the fact that we are considered your duplicate when it comes to completing your everyday tasks that you need help with. Whether the tasks are organization related, errand related, or even companionship related, we will complete every single task with the same quality and care as if you were doing it […]

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April Gardening 101

April 12, 2017
April Gardening 101

April is a month filled with leftover spring-cleaning, preparing for Easter if you celebrate it, and if you live in Virginia, finally feeling hopeful enough to start gardening because the weather is actually consistent enough to do so. However, with the task of gardening come some dos and don’ts of the April springtime gardening season. […]

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Stress Free: Easier Than You Think

March 24, 2017
Save yourself from stress with A Second e

Stress seems to follow us at all stages of life – from juggling school assignments and extracurriculars, to starting your own family and maintaining your career. While these milestones bring an enormous amount of joy in life, they inevitably bring stress that is often difficult to overcome by yourself. So, to help you out, we […]

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