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Unplugged

An interesting email subject crossed my path today and it’s the perfect inspiration for something to write about. Have you ever heard of a National Day of Unplugging? Well guess what? It’s this weekend so you should check it out. March 1 and 2 are National Unplug Day; this is a 24 hour global respite from technology. It highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices to connect with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities in real time.  What’s involved? You need to unplug …

grey days, spring fever, spring colors, the colors of tomorrow, spring, rebirth
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February

February is such a weird month. I feel bad for it sometimes. Does anyone look forward to February? I live in the midwest and I can tell you February is GREY! The sky, the climate, the trees, the earth and the feeling is grey. There is no hint of spring yet. There is only cold and a chill in the air that hits you all the way deep inside your soul. How do you get through February? I don’t know. It’s glum. And sad. And …

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Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Wash Your Face! First, that’s a great book by Rachel Hollis. If you aren’t following her, you should be. Love her inspiration and no nonsense way of looking at life! And this book was GREAT! Now to the washing your face topic. I was recently asked what my beauty secrets are. This always seems so crazy to me because my regimen is the simplest it’s ever been and my face is healthier and clearer than it’s ever been. But it starts with the fact …

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Happy New Year! What Are Your Intentions for the New Year?

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. As I enjoy the peace and quiet on this first day of the New Year (my family is all still asleep) I wrote down the things I want to work towards this New Year. I don’t like the word “resolution” – it’s too black and white, too final. If you resolve to do something, and then miss even one time, you may feel you’ve let yourself down, and drop off completely because you’ve already failed. This …

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Hustle Mom Hustle’s First Thanksgiving!

This is our first Thanksgiving as Hustle Mom Hustle! We are 7 Momma’s on the run. We are raising humans at home and at work. We are all leaders in our space and very engaged with our children and our work families. On this Thanksgiving, I want to tell you how thankful I am for these women. All of them are special people in my life and although our schedules are insane and we don’t get to spend much time together, we spend this time …

you time, mental health, holiday hustle, set time aside
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Carve out some time for You

Wow, the Mom Hustle has been real for all of us HMH mommas! You haven’t seen a post from us in a while! This time of the year is like our normal hustle on steroids. Work amps up, home amps up, the parties amp up (woohoo), and the drama amps up. It just does! So here is what I am wishing for all of you this holiday season. Take a morning for yourself. Do it! Go to Starbucks, order your favorite drink and just be …

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You Want Me to Eat What?!?

Eat that Frog. Okay? I first learned about this idea from our CEO during a team meeting. He described the premise of (Brian Tracy’s) book in which you identify the hardest thing you have to do and you do it first. You don’t follow the typical pattern of avoidance or procrastination; you set your table and take a big bite of that ugly, undesirable thing you have to do. Often times, the hardest thing you have to do, is the most important thing you have …

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Socks for Surgery

I have to dedicate my post this week to my sweet boy. 10 years ago I became a heart mom. At 21 weeks we found out that we were going to have another sweet baby boy. But we also found out that his heart was not forming correctly and there may be other complications as well. There is nothing that can prepare a new parent for this kind of news. And when you start on this journey, you have to lean into a strength you …

crossfit, fitness, health, comfort zone,
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I’m Just Not Zen Enough

Well, It’s something I have fought for years. I had a similar experience when I found out that I wasn’t a happy pregnant woman. I always pictured myself so happy and blissful and that just wasn’t my reality. I was so sick and in so much pain most of my pregnancy that I never got that blissful glow. I was thrilled with the end result. I absolutely love being a mom, but the pregnancies, were not fun!  I was so sick and miserable. And that’s …

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Sweaty Brows and Financial Conversations

Let me start by saying, the sweaty brow has nothing to do with the topic of conversation.  One thing C and I do regularly (in addition to eating spicy food) is talk finances. As we were wrapping up a particularly spicy white chicken chili dinner we started talking about the next few months and then fast forwarded to the kiddos heading to college.  Thinking about that now, it really could have been a reason for the brow sweat. Let’s get real for a second.  Being …