Mina Starsiak Hawk’s Most Inspirational Boss Moves

We’re perpetually in awe of her ability to TCB like it’s NBD.

HGTV has no shortage of women who get the job done, but there’s something about Mina — one of Two Chicks and a Hammer, and the other half of Good Boness mother-daughter power couple — that places her in a class by herself. As we celebrate the premiere of the show’s fourth season, we’re also celebrating how Mina lives out loud. Let us count the ways we love how she writes her own script.

She Kinda Tried to Project-Manage Her Son’s Birth

The mom-to-be was induced in her 39th week of pregnancy, and while she knew her body was playing by its own rules, Mina gonna Mina: as she told People, she might have tried to negotiate with her birth team to score an eleventh-hour C section and an “8-8-18” birthday for baby Jack: “I actually asked [the nurse], it was like a half hour before midnight, and I was like, ‘Can we make some calls here? [We’d love to] get that birth date if we could.’” Alas, delivery rooms aren’t that kind of job site — but you can’t blame her for trying.

She Stands Up for Her Fur Family

Mina Starsiak Hawk (R) and her husband Steve Hawk (L) pose with their baby, Jack, and their dogsBeatrice (L, brown), Sophie (C, grey) and Frank (R, white) at Garfield Park in Indianapolis as seen on HGTV's Good Bones.

Photo by: Mary Ann Carter/Verbatim Agency

Mary Ann Carter/Verbatim Agency

Mina and her husband’s dogs are part of her tribe, and she won’t stand for social-media concern trolls who gasp at the idea that their beloved pup Frank spends quality time with their son. As she told People, “People love to share their opinions before you have kids, but I feel like afterward everyone has negative, or positive, or some kind of opinion about everything[.]” Thanks, but no thanks: “In a lighthearted way, I [say], ‘I know you really want to, but if you can just try to refrain from saying that my evil pit bull will eat my [son] that would be lovely.’”

She Demonstrates That Her Juggle Is Real

Sometimes the work-life balance is an actual tiny person on your shoulder as you tackle your inbox. This “messy, perfect new world” is our kind of Instagram influencing. Speaking of…

She DIY’ed for Her First Mother’s Day

A restful brunch is not Mina’s style, and she celebrated this year by — no surprise — revamping her own balcony. (Putting sweat equity into something that will eventually turn out beautifully is very much her style.)

She Prioritizes Her Neighborhood

Mina Starsiak Hawk (R), holding her baby Jack, high fives Painter Nathan Connor, of Connor Painting, after they made a decision on what color to paint the exterior of a house as seen on HGTV's Good Bones.

Photo by: Mary Ann Carter/Verbatim Agency

Mary Ann Carter/Verbatim Agency

As Mina told Parade.com, she and Karen aren’t in the business of flipping houses for a quick buck. Their ventures hit home: “A lot of our projects are terrifying,” she said. “A lot of people don’t want to do them, but we stick in one area, because we actually live here. [Our renovations] are bringing more business into our neighborhood and because we have those extra criteria for where we work, how we work, we definitely don’t make the biggest profits oftentimes.” (Aside: Bonus points for babywearing on a site visit, mama.)

She Leans Into Demo Day, No Matter What

Mina Starsiak Hawk takes a window apart as she demos a home as seen on HGTV's Good Bones.

Photo by: Mary Ann Carter/Verbatim Agency

Mary Ann Carter/Verbatim Agency

Mina’s signature I REGRET NOTHING tank has special significance here, as it makes little attempt to hide her growing baby bump. She’s a consummate pro, so it should go without saying that she played it safe while working through her pregnancy — but it should also go without saying that she wasn’t going to hang up her mask for nine months.

She Pairs Skepticism With Support

Karen and Minas reaction to the first look at the Parkway House as seen on Good Bones

If Good Bones could be summed up in a single image, this might be the one: Karen’s fallen in love with a decrepit house, and Mina’s not buying it. Thing is, she frequently does buy it — and thinks ahead to the nuts and bolts that will make her mom’s dreams come true.

She’s a Proud Mentor

Karen — who started out as a part-time flipper dividing herself between construction and her law practice — isn’t the only one who’s benefited from Mina’s knack for details. Tad Starsiak takes constant cues from his proud big sister, whose generosity on her work sites is the spiritual opposite of get OUT of my ROOM!

Mina Starsiak is shown as seen on Good Bones.

Photo by: Mary Ann Carter/Getty Images

Mary Ann Carter/Getty Images

As she well knows, setting a strong example is everything.

Tune in to HGTV for an all-new season of Good Bones on Tuesdays at 9pm | 8c.

Next Up

Mina Starsiak is Pregnant!

Watch the Good Bones star surprise her family with the news of expecting her first child this summer.

HGTV Exclusive! New Video of Mina Starsiak's Baby That You've Just Got to See

Baby Jack, newly arrived member of the Good Bones family, is just irresistibly cute. Here's proof.

Mina, Karen and the Little Victorian That Could

The ladies of Good Bones transform a tiny and sad Victorian home on the outskirts of downtown Indy into a stylish showplace brimming with light and space.

Is Tad Starsiak the Best Little Brother on HGTV?

Mina and Karen are obviously the brains and the muscle of the Good Bones operation, but Tad is perhaps equally important as the eternally positive comic relief.

The 'Good Bones' Family Expands as Mina and Stephen Welcome New Baby

The baby countdown is over! Mina Starsiak and husband Stephen Hawk announce the arrival of a brand new baby boy. Greetings, baby Jack!

Oh, Karen

A tub goes missing, an accent wall gets gone, treasure falls out of the ceiling ... this episode of Good Bones is an emotional rollercoaster for Karen the Collector (not Hoarder).

'Good Bones' Season 2 Finale: The Little House on Lexington

Mina and Karen take a financial risk on a house in an established historic neighborhood but, with structural issues and zoning restrictions, soon find they may have landed themselves in a historic hot mess.

This is the Worst House 'Good Bones' Has Ever Tackled

Hoarded to the brim and so badly rotted out, even Mina and Karen couldn't save this Indy house filled with 'danger zones.'

'Good Bones' Season Four Is Headed Your Way with 15 Brand New Episodes

HGTV's fearless mother-daughter duo Mina and Karen are back for a fourth season of the hit series Good Bones, rescuing vintage but desperate homes in their home city of Indianapolis -- transforming them into shining jewels to light up the city's historic neighborhoods.

Here's What You'll See on 'Good Bones' Season Three

Bigger projects, bigger family news and more Tad! Can't wait for Karen and Mina to return to the screen on April 10? Tide yourself over with some sneak peeks of what's to come.

On TV

NEW: Live TV

Don’t miss your favorite shows. Live stream HGTV now.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Luxury Home Giveaways

HGTV Dream Home

A lodge-style retreat in Whitefish, MT.

HGTV Smart Home

A sophisticated home blending design with today’s top tech in Dallas, Texas

HGTV Urban Oasis

An amazing renovation in Cincinnati, OH.