I quit.

Today was a very busy yet lazy day. I woke up this morning with ideas swirling in my head as if ancestors poured all that they could into me overnight.

You see, last night I played the lottery and I didn’t win. I low key want to file a grievance to get my 4 dollars back. I fasted all day, manifested it, planned it out, and spoke gratitude all day… that shit didn’t work. I was ill. Not sick just Philly slang for mad.

Some days I have my WTF moments. I mean I pour and pour and pour. I have changed my entire life to be and offer my best at all times and I can’t get a cool mill? STRAIGHT UP!? 🀣

Nah. Foreal I took it as a lesson and I definitely listened. I am grateful for my spiritual connection that keeps me grounded and humble. And for that reason I was poured into like a favorite vessel, knowledge. I literally hit the floor running this morning. Briefly halted by Ava deciding she wants to have a bowel movement on my bed. 🀦🏾

I am an implementer and a healer of broken things and people. I am an empath that is why my business of coaching and consulting is perfect for me. I worked all day adding tools and resources and TONS of research…. on my day off.

I spent so much time in my business I forgot to cook until 630p 😬 so I whipped up some mashed potatoes, stuffing (from a box), and baked cauliflower parts. Smh. My children looked at me like I was crazy. THEY ain’t crazy though… they ate it.

I also had an epiphany. I unobligated ← yup made up word, from things that are not yielding me the income I have been working so hard towards and/or are not beneficial to my bottom line.

I thank the ancestors for my sense of empowerment as a replacement to my entitlement and I look forward to the great things to come.

iRush

Unplug

Whew. Today was a much needed unplug from everything business and homeschool.

We gave the children the day off (really US, we gave us the day off). In addition I stayed committed to not being committed to anything work related today. I let the Rush Bunch watch television, YES, television while I hid out in the Transit and took a brief nap! πŸ—£οΈ LISTEN! There is no nap greater than a stolen one.

We are doing great in business but not yet to a point where we feel comfortable hiring YET. But I already have a young lady in training to add to our consulting roster PLUS McRush coming on full time! Oh we are in there.

Those are the wins for the day. The losses….

1. I am almost over cloth diapering. Ian anyway. 🀒

2. This vegan thing. I slipped a little and now my cycle is MAD heavy! I need to find more structure.

I bet you guys thought homeschooling was going to make the list….again. Surprisingly, no. I think we found our new groove (again) because a few weeks ago I was wondering if there was even a brain working at ANY capacity in my house. Sheesh. Turns out, we all needed a break. Now everyone is back to their academics and loving it. Thank GOD because I was πŸ‘ŒπŸΎthis close to running away from home.

I started putting a binder together for those looking to venture into the homeschool world. This binder will be for 2-4 year olds with some advanced work that could be used for children as old as 6. I also want to start booking lmommy and mel conferences to display how simple homeschooling your toddler can be as well as how beneficial it is whether you choose to home or public school your child. 🀷🏾 It’s a work in progress but I know it is needed. I also may or may not consider creating a co-op and association to assist more hands on with parents just starting out. Eh. Who knows.

SN.

My children want locs. As excited as I am, that’s 8 heads! My oldest can’t have any due to his position at work… (don’t get me started) and Ava can’t choose so its only eight. (HA! only 8)

I think that’s all I have for now. I will keep you posted. Thanks for reading.

iRush

(Our 10 year challenge↓↓)

Homeschooling. Collaborations. And Meetings oh my πŸ˜±

Whew chillay!

I tell you what, if you want to be catapulted, get in alignment. I have found myself inundated with the overflow of prosperity.

Keeping myself and the RushBunch on task has truly proven to me that just because I thought I was ready didn’t mean I was. BUT I am ready now. Now I see how my clients and children feel when they hire me.

I am not one that takes excuse and am pretty black and white. I am also a pusher and I suppose this is the universe’s way of giving me a dose of my own medicine. It excites me though. And I am so excited for the opportunities that have come my family’s way. Ford. ECPI. CCSD. GRP. Applebees. Pizza Hut. Radio syndication. Those are just a few of the contracts in the works. We are also looking to expand the iRush brand as a family in 2020. I created a page here so please go like and follow.

I want to do a trivia giveaway for the faithful followers in March so if you haven’t been keeping up with content that was your cue to start. The giveaway is for $500 and you only have to answer 3 questions according to content posted. Easy!

Homeschooling is going great. I have turned the fire up a bit so they are working extra hard. I will probably get my 2nd and 3rd grader tested because they are already working on 11/12th grade schoolwork do I am sure I can start college level courses but I want to test to be sure.

I am also Creating a planner and Mommy&Me activity journal for those questioning whether or not they want to homeschool. This binder is geared toward under 5 year olds as it relates to early childhood education.

Sooooooo, yeah, a lot going on. It makes me smile though knowing I am doing all the things I wanted to do.

I am literally Minding My Business [and getting paid to do it]. I can teach you how as well here πŸ˜‰

*pitching is why I have so much work now*

Entrepreneur babies

The best part about being a business owner is your children are watching. There is a festival coming up and #3 wants to be a vendor.

I am so excited to see the hard work and dedication she is putting in. She actually has 2 businesses so I am elated to see where she goes with it. She is only 9 and I see her marketing and advertising. She hustles the little girls in the neighborhood to purchase her products and then she turns around and gets the adults with her other business. She could be making more if I weren’t so busy.

I talked to a young lady who wants to focus on helping child entrepreneurs gain confidence in their vision and brand and I cannot wait to work with her for my daughter.

As she was working tonight on getting her merchandise together, the rest of the Rushbunch sat around discussing their plans to start their own businesses.

I am a very proud mama of all of my babies, how well they excel in coursework and their eagerness to learn new things.

Homeschooling is definitely one thing I would recommend for any busy family who wants their children to explore their creativity and set the tone to always think outside the box.

-M

Whew..what a day!

My sister got married today. I did not help her like I should have. I feel pretty bad about that. I have been trying to think of ways that I can make it up to her in the near future. She is my baby.

Juggling life, family, business, and school is a lot but its still no excuse.

What a hectic day. My feet hurt like hell AND I cannot WAIT to let my head hit this pillow.

I got dolled up today. I hate being dolled up because for me its just another task to tackle everyday but I must say, it came out very well. I may have to figure out this make up thing and try to incorporate it. My oldest son didn’t like it. Well, he said he liked it but it wasn’t the me he is used to. He also does not like makeup so take that into consideration.

I am so happy for my sister and I do not think I could love another man for my sister. He has the brightest personality but can be very serious. He is an entrepreneur (you KNOW I love that!) He also works (Go ahead King!) most importantly he treats my sister with utmost respect and love. I have been calling him BIL (Brother In Law) for years and now he is my brother.

But let me take a minute to dote all over my sisters best friend, Jazz. I’m not putting her real name because 1. She is not getting paid to be in my blog. 😜 2. Y’all might try to steal her like I have considered several times. 🀷🏾 This woman is the epitome of best friend. Like, in the dictionary, beside nest friend is this beautiful smiling black goddess named Jas Jazz. (You almost got me!) I swear she has had my sisters back through everything and when I say she stepped in!

Listen! I love her simply for the reason that she has my sisters best interest at heart and she acts on it, DAILY. I love you Jazz. I know you read my blogs because you are so dope! πŸ‘€

I just wanted to say congratulations to my sister and brother on sealing the deal today.

I am posting a crappy shot because I did not get permission to post pictures of their day yet. But know that I love you Gabrielle, forever and always.

-Big Sis

(I was standing outside the window stealing pics)πŸ˜‚

Dang.

Well. I was on a roll. I missed yesterday. 😢

My mom is in town. πŸŽ‰

My sister is getting married tomorrow. Watching her go through the stress of planning a wedding make a me even more satisfied that I eloped. All three times. The benefit of it? Family comes to celebrate with you. If you like that sort of thing.

The RushBunch has been pretty relaxed in their schooling this week. I was hosting a contracts class this week and they were in reading and worksheets heaven. ←That’s sarcasm. They HATE doing worksheets. They much rather learn by me teaching.

I need a nanny. Business ventures are picking up and I do not want to stretch myself thin.

For next week. Its learning on the go! I have a few business meet ups on the docket and they will learn on-the-go. History is pretty much the only thing you can teach while driving. An social studies but they don’t like social studies much so History it is.

This is one of the reasons I absolutely love homeschooling. If I weren’t id be subject to pick up and drop off hours then traffic. Nah.

If you are an entrepreneur and have children homeschooling is the way to go, I know you may think, what about when I have a meeting? For introduction meetings I do not recommend so stash some cash and get a sitter. This is when you must be time conscious. Hold yourself accountable for a schedule and budget wisely. If its not a first time meeting. Bring something that will occupy your child and get it done.

Some people say, my child would be all over the place! I can’t take them with me! If that is your response I want you to read over that statement again and know that I say this with love.. If you do not have control of your children your business will suffer. You will constantly be stressed out over scheduling appointments around your children’s behavior and you will be rushing impromptu calls with anxiety which means your are not giving your best. I would suggest you start to take any down time and spend it with your child teaching them how important the business is to you and how it effects the family.

Running a business from home with children can be done. You have to have discipline and time management. You also have to be organized. Now it the time to learn these traits together. ❀️

You know what day it is.

Surely I would not let this day go by without acknowledging you. The world is so different from what I thought it would be without you.

I expected to have someone to frill up and show off. By now a preteen surely testing the waters, its only fair because I did it to my mom.

Its scary, I think without pictures reminding me I think I may have forgotten what you look like. Do you know what I DO remember? How soft your skin was. I used to rub my face on yours. If I close my eyes I can still feel my cheek on your forehead.

Remember when we slept so close that we shared breath? That was cool. I would wake up at 2:55 every morning just to stare at you because, like clockwork, you would wake up at 3. I never met one so calm. I probably only seen you cry twice the whole time I knew you.

You stole my heart from the very first moment I met you. Oh, how you changed me. Even now.

I was laying in bed last night wishing I could hold you in my arms again. Smell you. Touch you.

I never question why you left. It just wasn’t meant to be. I know that now. Boy did it take me a long time to realize it though. Where I am now, I would not be here if you had not left. That’s a hard thing to accept.

You made me stronger. Wiser even.

We celebrate you every day. We whisper your name lest we forget. Thank you for choosing me. I don’t know why but I know there is one. So I am grateful.

Your sisters and brothers speak as if they all met you. Maybe they did, last life.

I just wanted you to know that I love you. My gift to the world on your birthday is to tell them about you. I wouldn’t be who I am where I am had you not come…and gone.

Today you would be 11. Wow. Happy birthday Madison. I love you more and more, like you never left earthside.

“If you ever ask God ‘why’ , if you listen you will hear him say, because you were going the wrong way.” -Maisha Rush

This is the look that you get.

This is the end of the day look of a wife who stayed up late to make sure she saw her husband off with his packed lunch.

The look of a woman who went to bed at 3 just to wake up at 430 because #8 woke up for a glass of water and a rock-me-back-to-sleep. The woman who jumped up at 730 to get her oldest son to work on time because he’s having car troubles.

This.

This woman who makes hot breakfast for her children every morning. Yeees. This is the woman who rushed to answer emails and finish modules for an online session she had to teach.

Here is the woman who homeschooled 8 of her 10 children while conducting conference calls. She after 3 consultations, managed to call and check in on her mom and cook dinner.

It was her that closed the deal today on a contract and changed diapers and wiped noses and tied shoes while breaking up fights and maintaining her calm reminding her children that it was love or nothing at all.

She, who after checking on clients and answering emails then taking calls from government officials still cuddled with her daughter and made jokes with friends while pushing through a migraine because she forgot to finish her breakfast πŸ€” lunch?

All super heroes don’t wear capes and all days aren’t great. But make no mistake, she wouldn’t change it for the world.

She wouldn’t change it for the world.

-M

An open letter to my babies.

I hope you know that I love you with every fiber of my being. I know you know I love you but its much more than you know. I know growing up is hard. I know there are times where you have done a good thing and I didn’t make you feel like it was a good thing. There are times, I’m sure, that you have done something nice for me and it went unnoticed. I’m sorry. I know that I sometimes lose my cool and instead of talking to you I raise my voice. The words I choose are not always the best ones and as soon as they leave my mouth, I wish I could snatch them back. I know you think I’m the best mom but I know I can do better. I try to do better, some days better doesn’t come. Sometimes great lingers. But any day with you in my life is heaven. It may not always feel like I wouldn’t trade you for the world but I wouldn’t. I know that I would burn this world to ashes to keep you safe. Your happiness is my goal and some days I miss the mark but that doesn’t change how my heart beats for you. I know I want nothing but the best for you and I will breathe my last breath to make it happen. Sometimes that looks like long days. But know that even now, as you sleep, my mind is shifting trying to create ways and moments to make you smile. Nothing in this world amounts to the love I have for you. I hope you always know that, even on our worst days. You are PHENOMENAL. You are amazing. You are the reason I breathe. I love you my RushBunch. May you always know that. May you always feel that. ❀️ Mom.

When things fall apart.. my version.

When trouble comes your way.

Glass half empty thinker.
“The devil is trying to stop me”

Glass half full thinker.
“The universe is making sure I want it bad enough”.

So many obstacles came my way this week as I am preparing for this awards ceremony that I am already nervous about.

As an introvert it is nerve wrecking to be amongst a crowd.
As a Leo, there is a certain, shall I say, vanity that goes along with being seen. Everything must be perfect. As you can imagine, this is a hectic mix.

This week I have been battling a fever and chills. Not sick just tired. (I believe my iron may be low 🀷🏾). I have a swollen lip. A swollen lymph node under my arm that is painful to say the least, and now, just 5 hours away from Showtime, I have a migraine coming. This is where most people would reply “the devil blah blah blah”. But this is an irresponsible response to life. The devil’s hand isn’t IN everything. Most times it’s your poor choices in life, or simply something that came with the territory.

Let me just pause for a moment to remind you that I do not subscribe to the belief that there is a devil outside of our alter egos.

The fever and chills is because I have been pushing myself toward goals this past month or so and have not been taking proper care of myself with adequate rest and diet (in addition to a 4 vs 1 day heavy cycle).

The swollen lip, I talked about in a previous blog which actually did turn out to be a acidic reaction to something I ate.

The lymph node under my arm is also my fault as a reaction to not eating right which flares my diagnosis (I spoke about this as well).

The migraine is my anxiety. I feel like I am falling apart a.d nothing is going according to plan.

See. Self accountability with be the party pooper to any pity party (imma tweet that πŸ˜‚).

I wrote all that to say. Stop being so quick to accept responsibility for your wins but quick to blame someone else (fictional or real) for your failures.

Maybe the devil (😐) isn’t trying to block you. Perhaps You aren’t doing what your supposed to do to maintain happiness in your life.

Or.

OR!

Maybe God/Universe is trying to see if you want it as bad as you say you do.

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