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Women in Business

I attended the Women in Automotive Conference in Orlando, FL this week. It was a packed 3 days talking about women in business, struggles, mentorship and perseverance. I am on the executive team of my company and was proud to represent Dealer Inspire at this conference. I’ve been at 3 major companies in my career and have a history of promotions. Right out of college I worked for Ameritech Cellular. I started as a sales associate. I spent the first 3 months in training and …

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Coming Down to the Wire!

You see this timestamp? It’s 11:13 p.m. and I am finally getting to my blog! It’s Wednesday, Y’All! And that means it’s time for me to get my act together and get to writing! Oh my goodness!!!! It’s almost Thursday! I’m almost out of time and I am sorry to our Thursday blogger Katie! I am cramping your timeline girl! Many apologies, but let’s face it, I know you know this drill! The day got away from me. So much happened today I could not …

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A Little Perspective

Written By Brian Lamb, our guest Dad for the take over of “Hustle Mom, Hustle” in honor of Father’s Day! “You know what I am craving? A little perspective”. A quote from Anton Ego in Ratatouille the movie. One of our family all time favorites! Merriam-Webster.com defines perspective: The capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance. Wait, What?? Is it true relations or relative importance? Education, experience, intelligence are all things that give many of us the confidence to form THE …

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A Lil Pop of Color!

Trends come and go and nothing says you’re staying with the times like sporting the latest and greatest. But, don’t let it break your bank! Accessorizing is the name of the game! But first, a quick story! I just boarded a plane back to Chicago. That’s why my Wednesday blog is so late in the day. I just got home. Hustle Momma, Hustle! I was in Napa for an Automotive Conference. I work in the Automotive Industry and it was a great 3 days of …

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Oh Boy! Never a Dull Moment!

First Hustle Mom Hustle Meeting with all HMH ladies in attendance! So we started this venture about 6 months ago. It was an idea that sparked over a bottle of wine. (All good ones do!) We came up with a name, bought the domain and started planning our blog. And that is way oversimplifying what took place. But I think the craziest thing is that along the journey we have not all been able to meet together. We’ve held a series of meetings but we …

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Oh Oprah! Yes!

PLEASE WATCH THIS… https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oprah-winfrey-childhood-trauma-ptsd-60-minutes-report/ I just finished writing a memoir of my life. It was something that I knew I would do someday. And I am not sure if I can explain it fully, but it just started flowing out of me when my mom passed away a little over a year ago.  And since that moment, I have been watching the little signals and signs that I am on the right path. Do you ever feel those signals around you? Have you ever had …

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Teenagers!

Breathe Momma! Just breathe! The roller coaster of these days is enough to truly give a Mom whiplash! I’m up, up, up! I’m down, down, down! It’s go, go, go. It’s run, run, run! One minute I am flying high because of a win one of my kids had or a wonderful feeling of accomplishment at work. The next I am sinking in the quicksand of these schedules, mom mode and being the law in this house. Two teenagers, hormones, emotions, my own daily challenges …

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Mended with Love

My mending skills have been called upon multiple times this past week. And I found myself telling the story of how I learned to sew to one of my co-workers. I was traveling for business and heading to an important meeting. I had a suit on and when I went to the bathroom I noticed that the arm of my blazer was frayed and there was a hole. Oh no! How embarrassing. I asked the front desk for a mending kit and the receptionist had …

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Let’s Create a National Holiday

I want to create a National Holiday! We have many days set aside for celebrating events in our lives and people in our lives, but I would like to explore one more day to celebrate! I want to set a day aside each year to reach out to that one person who really made a difference in your life. Maybe it is a mentor at work, a professor, one of your parents. For me, it was a nurse. But not a nurse that was taking …

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Spring Kicks Our Butts

Well, it’s official. Spring is back in season, even though Mother Nature hasn’t figured it out. The weather has been so bad in the midwest that I could make this post just about that. (But I won’t) But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how bad it has been. We are running our butts off to get my three to all of their games and then sitting in the freezing cold, cloudy skies and sometimes drizzle. YUCK! Come on Mother Nature, give us …