Living the Hustle

0 defines hustle as to proceed or work rapidly or energetically. Me, I define hustle as being a mom in 2017! In fact, it’s my current season of life. From the minute I wake up to the minute I pass out, I’m hustling to keep everything together. The juggle of two kids, work, trying to keep that loving feeling alive with my husband, and being a good daughter and daughter-in-law. To say nothing of pretending to still stay up to date with my friends, is my true hustle. 

Hustling is not new to me. I’ve always been a hustler. Feel free to ask any of my friends pre-marriage or pre-kids. Back in the day I used to pride myself in getting as much done as possible in the least amount of time possible. This season of my life, that of mom with younger kids, is tough. Somebody always wants something from me, 24/7.

Having a family helped me focus and have clearer life goals. (Must be all the coffee I drink these days!). Now my hustle is powered by the desire to show myself that I am in control, not my fear of failure or not being good enough. As a matter of fact, I choose to see the hustle season of motherhood in a positive light. Just like the season before, that of newborn and transitioning from one child to two, I’ve found the best way to succeed is to embrace the challenges. Celebrate the victories and always be a Mother Hustler.

All my fellow Mother Hustlers, holla back! Comment below with how you handle the mom hustle.

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Maria is a full-time mom, teacher, wife, daughter, and sister, who feels pulled in too many directions! Her older son Michael took over 24 hours to be born, and at six-months-old was diagnosed with allergies to dairy, eggs, nuts, soy, shrimp, and wheat…all after exclusively nursing because she was SO SURE that would help him be a healthy kid. Luckily at age 1, he began to outgrow some of his allergies. Fingers crossed the others will soon follow because that plus a husband who doesn’t eat any veggies and Maria always battling her weight makes for three meals to prepare every night. Luckily, Christopher, her younger son, is a cooperative eater! As someone who has always been committed to making positive change, Maria uses her privilege and position as an educator and mom to work toward a most anti-racisit, equitibile, and inclusive world. Recently, Maria has even started getting up at 5am to workout in her basement. (Thank you pandemic living!) She is addicted to reading chicklit on her Kindle app in the dark, most Trader Joe’s products, and watching TikToks.


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