Mina Starsiak Hawk Shares Her Unconventional Babysitter On Set

Although she might seem to have it all, Mina Starsiak-Hawk has never been shy about revealing her struggles to juggle everything, and how frequently the HGTV star feels as though she's failing to do so. As Heavy notes, during an interview last July on the "HGTV Obsessed" podcast, the business owner and mother of two was asked what her secret is. Starsiak-Hawk first took issue with the line of questioning, noting working fathers are never put on the spot about handling work and parenthood. The reality star was quick to point out her husband, Steve Hawk, is in the same boat. However, she also made it clear that plenty of people help her keep it all together.

As Starsiak-Hawk explained, "Steve and I both work full time, neither of us really ever had the desire to be stay-at-home parents, although he jokes about it a lot. He might want to now but, you know." The busy parents hired a nanny to look after son Jack once he was 6 months old, describing her as "part of our family." The "Good Bones" star detailed how, "She lives at the house and the kids love her, so she was with Jack from pretty early on and really makes it manageable to be able to keep working full time." Likewise, Starsiak-Hawk's father and stepmother are on hand to help out when necessary. When she's at a loose end, though, somebody unexpected steps up.

Mina Starsiak-Hawk is a busy working mother

HGTV star Mina Starsiak-Hawk is impressively open about the challenges of modern motherhood. From juggling her family and jobs, working on "Good Bones" as well as running Two Chicks and a Hammer, the business she founded with mother Karen E. Laine, Starsiak-Hawk has more than enough to contend with on any given day. Sometimes, finding a babysitter at the last minute isn't feasible, which is likely why the mother of two allowed son Jack to keep an eye on then-newborn daughter Charlotte during a busy shooting day in late 2020. The "Good Bones" star shared a sweet shot of Jack doting on his little sister to Instagram. However, the little boy obviously wasn't left alone to fend for himself.

As Starsiak-Hawk revealed to "Today," the designated COVID-19 supervisor on "Good Bones" happily stepped up when necessary. "Our COVID guy is working way under what he is qualified to do," she explained, describing him as "trained, high-level, like sniper." As a result, "A lot of times when I would come to set and bring Charlie and she wasn't technically born yet in the show, he would just hold her." As far as the HGTV host was concerned, if this guy was battle-ready, handling a newborn should be no problem. Starsiak-Hawk did acknowledge, however, "It was so sweet him just hanging out with this newborn baby, all muscled out." As the woman herself has admitted, it takes a village to keep her life balanced.