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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Ugh, so emo, so dramatic, so completely not the way I like to think of myself, but I am going to be brutally honest with you, I’m depressed.  Why?  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, I have about 6 rosebuds outside my front door ready to bloom in a couple days, which I absolutely love, and yet I am truly, utterly, deeply in the dumps. Yuck!  Sure, part of it is the same as you, Some Good News by John Krasinski has officially …

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Lesson 4: Don’t Dig Holes

Don’t dig holes, now, what on earth does that mean? This one goes hand in hand with number 3! If you didn’t read number 3, you can read it here, https://hustlemomhustle.com/lesson-3-avoid-the-hypotheticals/. Avoiding hypotheticals and dealing with actuals was the key message in number 3 and I can tell you that this one is the second half. We are the WARRIOR LEADERS so we jump in headfirst! We fight for our teams and get shit done! On the opposite side of this are the “avoidance leaders”. …

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Summer Is Coming

Yup, I just changed the infamous Game Of Thrones tagline to dramatically announce the arrival of summer.  NORMALLY my only concern, although a big one, is trying to figure out how I’m going to get through the summer without wearing a pair of shorts while not looking like a freak.  Shorts have been a distant memory since the appearance of cellulite on my thighs and the purpetial starvation of my crotch as it always seems to be eating the inside of my shorts to create …

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Lesson 3: Avoid the Hypotheticals

Ohhhh, Cha Cha Cha! This one is a real doozy! I will warn you, this one will have you looking in the mirror ALL DAY LONG. This used to be a real pitfall for me! I am a planner. I am a fixer. And what is a planner and a fixer without a million hypothetical situations? Dun, dun, dun. See what I just did there? Oh, yeah. Coco had some issues with this one. COMING AT YOU FROM SOME REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES! You’ve heard the …

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These are my Confessions

We need to start this off with your mind in the same space as mine, so if you didn’t instantly hear Usher, Confessions Part II, in your mind when you read my title, please click on the link to get that sweet voice singing in your ears so we can be on the same page here.  Although, to be clear this isn’t some sort of illegitimate child/baby daddy pop up out of the blue situation.  The perk of being a woman, anything that comes out …

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Lesson 2: Just Don’t Use Just

So much of our communication these days is written. When you are talking to another person you are able to use voice inflection, tone and body language to affect the meaning of the words you are using. Dialogue and discussion are led by all of these things working together to express a point, discuss a topic or argue a stance. But so much of this has been lost as we have moved to a primary language of written communication. We have evolved from a culture …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you hustling mamas out there! I knew that I wanted to blog today but seriously could not focus on one topic. I was all over the place with my thoughts this past week so this morning I decided to journal throughout the day and just see what comes to be. So here we go … I vividly remember being preggy with Maddi and wondering, worrying and dreaming about what type of mom I was going to be. Was I going …

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Advice I CAN Give My Daughter

Brooke, my daughter, received devastating news.  She is in dance, and they just received their evaluations which places them in their classes for next fall.  Brooke’s best friends in her class all got level 3’s and she got a level 2. She was crushed.  The sobbing coming from her little body just broke my heart.  In the flash of being with her for 5 minutes I went from angry mom who wanted to burn her studio down while filling out every bad review possible, to …

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Lesson 1: Kill Them With Kindness

Kill them with kindness! It is truly that simple. You will always win when you employ this strategy! This one has a few applications. It is a great rule of thumb as you walk through your daily life. At the grocery store, the dry cleaner, your daily errands etc. It’s more important than ever in the face of this pandemic. And I can say I am seeing it deployed regularly. It also works in hostile situations, situations where you’ve been wronged, situations where a mistake …

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Fakin It With Zoom

If you were to send me a zoom invite, and force me to turn on a camera into my little world, let me tell you what you would see; some fake ass shit!  Zoom to me is the stuffed bra of our new COVID lives.  If you really tried to see what’s under the shirt, all tissue! I set up my computer at my kitchen table, which is in the back corner of the room. It makes it so much easier for me to make …