Mom Stories 💙
Meet Gigi Hutchinson
Where do you live? Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley
What’s your sign? Leo! (with Scorpio rising)🦁🦂
What is it like parenting a child on the spectrum?
Very busy! Everything I do revolves around parenting and being an advocate for my son. And the majority of the time I am happy to do so. It takes alot of patience and hard work but is worth it, but there is definitely burn out.
Some of the best moments are those small victories and achievements, which are average to most but huge for us!
Do you have any good coping strategies that you want to share?
One of the best things for me is commiserating with other moms! We laugh, we cry and we give each other the best advice!
How do you practice self care?
I make sure that I actually schedule time for myself. Whether it's with friends or a date night with my husband, or just for ME! You need to learn to be flexible though, because things are always changing and sometimes things come up...So I try to mentally prepare myself for that.
What inspires you? Nature, kindness, commitment. Those who have the ability to achieve their goals and can be an inspiration to others.
Describe yourself in 1 word - Commited
I am in business for myself and although it can be difficult, I am grateful since I can be flexible if I need to be.
I have been a hairdresser for over 30 years and have a small salon. I also have an emerging online women's collaborative that I am doing with my friend/biz partner. The collab was developed to share and support women in all things.
My side biz is doing 'Favorite Picks'. I share many different things & I have affiliate links for favorite products to purchase online. I have more goals, dreams and ideas that will hopefully come to fruition in due time 😉