Family for sale.

Real a$$ b!tch give a fฮผโ„ƒk about a family or whatever Meg Thee Stallion said.

The other day I asked McRush when does my day end? I obviously said this out of frustration and being overwhelmed. He says “When everyone goes to bed”. ๐Ÿ™„ I’m not normally violent in thought but I had the mind to trip him when he walked away. Clearly I know he meant no harm but, bruh, that was legit insensitive. Could be the hormones. Nonetheless, he could have said, “baby go take a break and I’ll take it from here”. Nope. This fool said what he said and walked away.

If we are not on schedule, and as you know, every movement in my house is scheduled. It is complete chaos. This was one of those days. Up until one getting everyone down and then doing my own daily closeout which consists of setting my next day to do list, meditating, reading, and prepping attire which puts me at 3ish. Up by 6:30 which is my sleep in when I get to bed late. It gets hectic to say the least.

My goal right now is to create a new stream of revenue, no I am not interested in an mlm, been there done that, so I can afford a part time nanny. Because Baybeeeeeeeee! The way we fall of schedule so quick have me rocking in my corner.

This trimester has been a beast on my body and mind. I have absolutely zero clarity and no desire to do anything. So I don’t. I know that making a wrong/bad move is more costly in business than not making a move at all. So for now, ebook sales and current coaching clients have been keeping a sista afloat. But as my energy comes back and my thoughts become more clear you guys are going to get tired of me and ALL of my audacity. Lol.

As far as the current Giveaway, there has been 11 entries and no one has gotten all 10 questions correct. I may up the annie ๐Ÿค”.

If you are unaware of the rules and questions here they are.

Just ask Maia Trivia questions
For a chance to win $500!!!
-Like this blog
-subscribe to JustAskMaia blog/follow us on FaceBook and IG (both @JustAskMaia)
-Tag 3 friends that like to read and want $500
-The FIRST one with the correct answers by March 31 wins.
-Starts March 5-31
-Winner will be announced April 1!
**only 1 winner so get your answers in quickly**

1. What is Thomas, the husband’s, nickname?
2. What did Maisha go to school for?
3. What state does the RushBunch reside in?
4. What is the family hash tag?
5. What number child is Maisha currently pregnant with.
6. Did she birth all of the children?
7. What is the name of the Rush Business?
8. What is the Rush brand?
9. Name all of the children.
10. What mlm did Maisha join?

Email questions AND answers to JustAskMaia@yahoo.com

Good luck!

And they’re off!

It’s a very bittersweet moment. We just dropped 3 of my boys off at the airport and only two of them will return. Just short of 5 years and my parental duties are relieved for Charles.

If you have been following my blogs you know the back story. If not, catch up. Tiff went in 2018 and my mom has custody of my other nephew as well. It seems only right to keep them together… right?

I hate making hard decisions. But I will always be his mom until we can sit and have that conversation. That’s the bitter part. The sweet part is, my boys will be surprising my mom for her birthday! That’s right. She doesn’t know they are coming, along with my sister and her family. Which is why, while I am typing this at 5:30 in the morning while on the road, I have to time this to post AFTER my family surprises my mom.

(Yes, my mother knows Charles is coming at some point. She wants sooner than later so he is a part of her birthday gift)

On a bigger note, tomorrow starts the $500 giveaway! Its an appreciation for being loyal followers. All you have to do is answer 10 questions about my family and I correctly and you win! DASSIT! Well you must be following our facebook, instagram, Twitter, and blog as well. But that’s simple.

I’m sure you can answer the questions because they are all in the blogs. I think they are pretty simple and there are no trick questions. So if you missed a few now is the time to catch up!

Questions will be posted on the 5th. The contest runs until the 31st and the winner will be announced on April 1st. So tag a friend and join in on the challenge. I hope you win!

This that bullsh*t

Who ever created children needs to be interrogated on their TRUE agenda. I still have yet to see the purpose they serve and low Key agree with my mom who said they (we) are meant to be our servants. ๐Ÿ˜‚ This would all be believable if she did not instill in my children that I am their slave and I am to cater to their every begging need. ๐Ÿค” I’m starting to question her loyalty to me.

For people who still question how I manage to get it all done, and by all I mean homeschooling, running a business, maintaining [what people tell me is] a clean house, all while maintaining my sanity which is relative at this point. My answer is schedules, but that’s just the half of it. Discipline is a necessity when managing a big household and still find time to satisfy your business needs. When we have schedules in place the house runs smoothly. What type of schedules? Any and every schedule you can think of. Cleaning, school, work, activities, laundry, cooking, children quality time, personal. Creating those alone is a pain but I know that without them there is chaos. I learned long ago that although I love working under pressure its totally different from chaos. From the time we get up to the time we go to bed, its scheduled. Baths are scheduled, eating is scheduled, and even quiet time is scheduled

Being pregnant brings on other issues like “eff that schedule, I just want to sleep”. While most people cave into this luxury, my home will come apart at the seams if I did. However I will sneak in a nap once or twice a week. Expecting baby #11 made me literally laugh out loud at God mischievous plan for my life. I pray for money He gives me babies. Imma stop talking to Him. ๐Ÿ™„

Its a great thing that I truly enjoy what I do with my consulting firm. Its even better that I own it. I am at the point in my life that I don’t understand how anyone keeps a job. The shenanigans these jobs be pulling is beyond my tolerance. Then again, I’ve always been a feisty cookie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Its not my goal to be some kind of superman but I will humbly accept that title if it empowers you where you are and propels you to follow your heart and dreams. You can have whatever it is you desire. All you need is to turn that desire into action and watch you win! Lets get it!

If you are looking to turn your hobby into a stream, major or minor, of income. Lets talk. http://www.RushConsultingFirm.com

This is an appreciation post for when I was supa dupa fly. Now I’m just supa fly ๐Ÿ˜œ

Sickening sicklings

I know, its been a month since I blogged. I always say I am going to create a schedule but you know I be lying. ๐Ÿ™„

So the house is sick. Not me but everyone else. Its lonely out here for a healthy beauty such as myself. ๐Ÿ˜› But if ever a time I want to pack my shhhhh and roll out is when the house gets sick. Uh muh GUD! I become everything. I hate being the everything. Its exhausting. I have to restrict people from coming to my house for awhile because I have no idea how my babies got sick. We have been in the house all month!

Business wise this has been a great month. We hired two new employees and although I worked MUCH less than ever I also made more money than any other January since we have been in business. I may consider doing nothing more often lol.

Outside of that I really have nothing much more to check in about although I had a ton of things I thought about blogging on as I cooked dinner. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพ This overactive yet forgetful brain of mine, I swear! I literally have to catch myself in the moment or its gone forever.

Oh! One last thing before I go. We’re expecting #11. I’m not really sure I’m super excited but I am grateful. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพ

But for real. Tomorrow I have to make schedules, well see if blogging makes the cut. If not, ill just have to keep you guessing. ๐Ÿ˜˜

Bows and breakfast.

Bad parenting

Everything I do is for my family. From the moment I wake up, through meditations, manifestations, and prayer. To the moment I lay my head on the pillow, or floor depending on where I am, my every though and action is for.my family. More specifically my babies.

Well let me tell you about one of my ungrateful crumb snatchers!

Nevermind I dropped out of law school to pursue a full time position in homeschooling.

No matter the fact that I could be lavishly living with a $260,000 salary with an company that shall remain nameless.

Oh! And God forbid I bring up the fact that I have not seen hide nor hair of an 8 hour sleep-fest in YEARS!

I read to my children everyday, spend quality time with them both collectively and individually. I steal them away on surprise ventures. We cook and clean together. We share intimate moments together and we have phenomenal relationships.

Yesterday, and this is something I strongly urge you to do with all of your children, Ty said something mean to a younger sibling in a moment of anger. After talking to him about using his words to encourage not demean, I had him write on a piece of paper what he loved about everyone in the house, what he wished each person would do more of, and something he disliked that each person does.

Well, he gets to me and he says he loves that I am nice, he doesn’t like when I fuss, AND GET THIS! What he wished I would do more of is……..

Love him! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

These ingrates! They don’t care about us.

In the changed words of Megan The Stallion,

“Rushbunch kids give a f*ck about parents feelings”

Tuh!

Because I want to.

People that start their own businesses are often encouraged to find out and expand on their ‘why’. Why do you want to do this thing that you are doing? Why do you continue putting forth so much effort when sometimes it seems pointless?

Your ‘why’ is meant to be a foundation of what will keep you going on the days you are tired and want to quit. Most times people will say that their why is their children or their parents. Sometimes its for their spouses or simply because they no longer want to be where they are now in their current situation which could be anything from homelessness or brokenness.

I can make pages of a list of what keeps me going, I won’t, but I can. I have a large family whom I love so very dearly. I have a husband that inspires me to keep going or quit because he has my back regardless. But for me, my why is so simple. It wasn’t always simple as I would rack my brain over whats more important to me to place on my ‘why’ list and as I push forward my list is actually quite short. Really, beyond short because it consists of only one reason. Because I want to.

Oftentimes we struggle and get so lost in life and devote ourselves to so many causes and people that we lose ourselves. I gave up plenty of things to be an awesome wife and mother, yeah I said it, AWESOME! But in our giving, as women we have to remember that we are just as important and the important people in our lives.

This is not something you always know, this is definitely a learned mindset but now that I have learned it, I am happily passing it on. So the next time someone asks you what is your ‘why’, simply hold your head up high and with pride say, because I want to.

-Rush

*repurposed*

Who raised y’all?

Anybody else raising assholes? No? Just me? Mmkay. Y’all are clearly lying to yourselves because these children are ruthless!

1. McRush bought Sara a Barbie dream house for her birthday because her sister got one for her birthday. Fast forward to tonight..

“Y’all need to clean this room because it’s a mess. You don’t want ME to clean it because I’m coming in with a trash bag” โ†In perfect black mama magic. (Sara) “You can throw that dream house away too!” I legit almost called her a name. ๐Ÿ˜‚โ˜บ๏ธ

2. Reggie, the oldest, and Gabriel, #6 (who is only 5 btw) are in the den ROASTING each other and in this house NOBODY is off limits! I’m in the office minding my DAMN business…

“You smell like old nachos!” -#1 “you smell like fat people!” -6 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Nobody.

Absolutely NOBODY!

“Mommy doesn’t stink!” Tha Fuuuu?! ๐Ÿ˜ถ

Bruh. I swear! I just bust out laughing. I cannot stand them!

Scenario #3

My boys know to hold the door open for us, the girls. As we are leaving a client today, I tell the RushBunch to head to the car. Thomas holds the door. Gabriel is yelling at Thomas “Mom said get in the car!” “I’m holding the door.” “MOM SAID GET IN THE CAR!!” “So get in the car.” YOU need to listen to mom and get in the car TOO!”

Why. Just why? ๐Ÿ˜‘

Its like this all the time. Just NO filter around here. I am the most sensitive in the house although I am not allowed to show it because we all know what happened last time I did.

Dear God, what did I do to you? -Me

Why are my children FARTING on each other? You know what…. *logs off*

This is the one you have been waiting for.

Mark this day.

December 12, 2019 11:11p.m.

These hands are tired. You know how you have the fit bit watches that track your steps? I need one that will track my hands because I guarantee my hands work miles my feet will never see. Today, as I carried on with my day, much as usual. I noticed my hands are always busy. Whether I am sitting or standing my hands are still moving. You ever think about that?

Lets start with this morning. Before anything else moved, my hands did to slap the snooze button on my alarm clock at 6 a.m. I moved my covers back and sat up. I turned off the rest of my alarms then reached over to cover and kiss Lady Ava on her cheek. Then I reached down to properly place my shoes to put them on. I can go on but you get my drift. All the way until right now typing this blog on my phone. I can trace my hands all throughout the day.

I am tired but still far from going to bed..

I never thought I would be where I am today. As grateful as I am, I am still oftentimes in shock. Did you know as a child I never wanted children. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

BRUH!

I lost the memo somewhere in life. Not only do I have 10 of those crumb snatchers, I homeschool them. Not only do I homeschool, I WORK from home with my business.

What ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ was๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ I๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ thinking๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ? Oh!๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพ I wasn’t! ๐Ÿ˜‚

For those of you that think I have it all together… HA! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Listen! My LIFE runs my life. Half the time I don’t know if I’m coming or going.

I told McRush I needed a mini vacation to just be. Being a mom is a lot. Being a wife is a lot. Running a business is a lot. I got it ALL!

I need a nap and my ponytail is too tight! I’m rambling on like y’all care. I know you care! ๐Ÿ˜

I just wanted you guys to be assured that we all have our days as parents. We forget who we are because we are so busy being mom, wife, friend, confidant, worker- that we forget what our favorite color REALLY is or what it is we like to do (the famous mom answer is sleep).

I look at the smiles a feel the hugs and I know for sure I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I still need a vacay though!

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!? ๐Ÿคฃ

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. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพ

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ 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 โ† 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! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ 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. ๐Ÿคข

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 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพthis 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. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพ 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

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