A house divided

Its no secret that we have 10 children. Its also no secret that we homeschool. What is a secret is the fact that McRush and I have different views on how we raise our children. No worries we always find a compromise.

One of the issues that came up recently, somewhat in passing conversation, was putting the children in extracurricular activities. Now, I am somewhat on the fence regarding this being a necessity of the #RushBunch for socialization purposes. I mean they have 9 siblings. But, another topic- another day.

McRush does not like the fact that everyone gets supper busy and schedules are all over the place. I, on the other hand, love it. Perhaps it’s my city life upbringing.

The girls have always been in ballet but now they want to separate. One stay in ballet and the other in gymnastics. The boys have never really settled on one thing although one had baseball and one had football. But now that the littles are getting older, they want to take part. We have karate, golf, tennis, piano, and we somehow have to figure out how to get Cam into Ninja Turtle training 🤷🏾. That is not to mention my coaching clients and McRush’s Real Estate ventures. It really is a lot and we definitely will be stretching ourselves thin, McRush and I, but isn’t it worth it?

What do you think? Should we put every one in their thing at once or alternate? Drop your best advice in the comments. ↓↓↓

Want to go on an adventure?

Hello families!

Today I want to shift the spotlight from the RushBunch to another phenomenal melanated family who is out here sprinkling that black magic.

The Fennell family is out here breaking entrepreneur records while dropping books along the way.

I came in contact with Ms. Jennaye Fennell through Facebook where we went back and forth trying to see if we were related by blood. After settling that we were related through spirit, I found out that she is one fierce warrior. Like many of us, she had been greeted by many obstacles in life as a mom but chose not to succumb to any of them. No. She did something greater. Diving into her entrepreneurial spirit to make the best of a bad situation but what’s best is she poured that same mentality into her three children Jiya, Jace, and Merl. To her delight these babies would turn and make motivational videos, yes motivational videos to encourage other people to keep going.

Talk about Gifted! But it gets even better! These children decided to write and publish their own books 📚.

Such a kind and warm spirited family who keeps their purpose aligned with a solid faith in God, and are no doubt driven, this family will definitely go far beyond their wildest dreams and they are clearly well on their way.

But videos and books are not ALL they do. The oldest, Jiyah, who is only 14, is a professional Face Painter who wrote ‘Princess Jiyah’s Face Painting fairytale’.

This family has multiple streams of income outside of motivational cartoons, which you can find here .

They also are speakers, podcasters, and travelers! Not to mention mom is also a published author!

How awesome would it be for you to support this family in all of their endeavors!

You can start by subscribing to them on YouTube and watching some of their videos here.

You can purchase some of their books here.

Find out more about this awesome family of go-getters. here.

Lets show ’em some love and support iRush team!

It was an accident

Hello. 🤦🏿

I swear, one day I’m am going to get on the consistency of my personal blog. Tuhday ain’t it honey. 🤷🏾

I’m going to let you know now that I will probably be playing the lottery tomorrow so I can hire someone to manage my finances and get me a nanny-maid-cook-chauffeur-housekeeper-personal assistant-yard man thingy. I can probably afford all of this but I do not manage my finances. And don’t be jumping in my inbox with your finance pitches. I said I DON’T not I can’t.

Let me tell y’all something. I do not juggle well. I can homeschool, be vegan, run my business, be a wife and a mom but not at the same time. AND I blog TWICE! Nah. I’m dropping balls all day so for those who still question how…. I don’t.

Here is a walk through a day in my shoes.. today to be exact.

I got up at 5:50 because I had a migraine. Prepped breakfast for the RushBunch who stayed up super late with big brother. Gathered the baby boys clothes. Breastfed Ava, changed her diaper, cleaned her up and changed her clothes. She went back to sleep. Jumped in the shower. Answered some emails. Posted to instagram, perused instagram (time vortex). Answered dm’s. Posted to Facebook. Switched accounts and posted to that facebook. Breastfed and changed Ava. Ian woke up. Bathed and changed him. Made some changes to my website. Printed out some math work for the schoolers. Cooked breakfast. Ran to the bank. Got to the bank and realized I forgot my drivers license in the Transit. I drove the Lexus tryna be cute. 😐 Coached a client in my driveway (I hadn’t gotten out the car yet). Go in, get the children ready to take #1 to his teaching gig. Drove across town to find out he doesn’t need to be there… yes, he knew but forgot. Drove back home in five o clock traffic. Fed Ava. Cooked dinner ←hubby. Cleared the kitchen. Went upstairs to work so I could use both computer and laptop in effort to multi task, we all know how I feel about this. Finished changes on my website. Sent an invoice. Prepped tomorrow’s lesson. Secured my spot at an upcoming symposium. Put the bunch down. Chatted with McRush. Fed Ava. Went and cooked McRush breakfast for tomorrow (fried potatoes and onions, eggs with sauteed mushrooms, grits, and vegan sausage scramble… yes he eats faux meat and eggs judge yo’ mama!) Now I am sitting in the bed rocking Ava, blogging, and getting ready to blog on my business site.

So yeah, I wouldn’t say I juggle, more like stumble through my day and a lot of stuff accidentally gets done. 😎