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Get OUT of your COMFORT ZONE

Getting out of your comfort zone at 43 can be hard, lead by example. I do it so my kids can see they, or I, can do anything if you want to. How do you know how well you will do if you don’t try, whatever you do, just try and do it with good attitude and lots of heart.

The end of season rugby game, kids vs parents. Dads usually only play, but this crazy mama, try hard, All Black, thought I’d give it a go too. Making memories and having a laugh while getting some exercise was my rationale. I quite enjoy embarrassing my kids too. I think they were surprised I have got a bit of mongrel in me, snatching the ball or shoving people and getting among the rucks.

Reluctant to play in the rain, freezing cold, funnily enough I actually really really enjoyed it. The thing is on the day of the game I really couldn’t be bothered, hoped they’d cancel, but once you have committed you have to front up. Glad I did, was a great day, with a lovely bunch of parents, kids and supporters. Good to meet new peeps 👍🏻😄

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Suz x

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One on one time with the kids

Having one on one when you have 5 kids can be a mission, so I keep it simple. It doesn’t have to be leaving the house or going to town, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You have just gotta be present be in the moment, mindful, giving them your undivided attention for half an hour at least. Chat, guide, funny they learn without even realising.

  • Baking – teaching them to trust and follow a process.
  • Prepping tea – food safety.
  • A bike ride to kick a ball around – sport and coordination.
  • Planting in the garden little shop plants – nature and growing things.
  • Lying on the couch snuggled up watching the block – feeling the love !!!
  • Fixing or building something – creativity respect for tools.
  • Just making them feel valued as an individual – making memories.

I know we are all busy working, but now my twins are older in year 10, I wish I slowed down a bit to let them catch up. Not be so task oriented, housework can wait! Now when they chill, all the kids will help ice Pipis banana creations with chocolate icing and chuck on some hundreds and thousands, fancy, quality family time right there, no technology required, Ohhh except an oven and beater.

Boom… mother of the YEAH!
Happy kids ❤️

They wanted to share with their teachers too cute! Paying it forward! (they washed their hands so safe to eat!)

Suz x

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Social media approval from the family

I’ve sat all my kids and hubby down a few weeks ago to talk. Asked them are they OK with me discussing topics including them openly on my public profile page.

  • Talking
  • Blogging
  • Videos
  • UNPC at times
  • Raw real relatable
  • Interactive
  • Thought provoking
  • Supportive to other parents
  • Business
  • Life
  • Discipline
  • Funny stories
  • Craziness 
  • Parenting our way
  • Them
  • Fun
  • Current daily events
  • Everything and anything

My kids are great, secure in themselves said they don’t mind at all, they like it. The kids at school think it’s cool one said. I’ve always been extremely open and honest with them from day one. It’s kinda normal for them, Mum is Mum.

Me…

  • A bit out there
  • UNPC
  • Tactless
  • Filter free
  • Extrovert

But ALWAYS with pure intentions, that’s how we Johnson’s roll.❤️ They agreed to talk to me if anything I do or say upsets them on here, so far so good. Their self-esteem is 100% intact. You, me and the kids are learning as we go, let’s support and help each other, life’s a crazy ride! Have a few laughs along the way.

I know my very open, not very private style will ruffle a few people’s feathers along this journey, but at least it gets us all talking and communicating. Pushing the limits and out of our comfort zone makes us feel alive.
Suz x

 

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Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father’s Day!

To the non-biological dads that have stepped up. To the grandfathers, the legend father in laws like mine Joe! Happy Father’s Day to the single mums carrying the load of both parents. Mum raised my sister Bex on her own.

Happy Father’s Day to the Dads in heaven like mine, John king 👍🏻

Lotto, socks, homemade cards and a roast was my husband Kiwis excitement. Hanging out at home for our family mucking in the shed and the paddocks. Nothing materialistic, just chillin. I picked the father of my children well. I’m lucky to have a husband who’s a great dad to our kids but half the neighborhood as well. He’s a big, larger than life, family oriented, quietly loving, non-fuss, get on with it sort of NZ bloke who will always help a mate. He’s generous, patient, tolerant, a hugger, a loud laugher, a kid magnet and he is non-judgmental. Loves the simple things like the odd Kung Fu movie, a beer with some boil up and fishing. No interest in gossip or drama but can cook a mean feed for many. Always puts in a full hard day at work then still makes time for the kids. He’s secure in who he is and doesn’t want fancy clothes or cars to prove his worth. No shame in jandles 24/7 for him. He is a good listener and comforter, instinctively knows how to put people at ease. A good sense of humor a booming laugh with a few drinks in him he will carve up the dance floor.

Kiwi the super brainy Maori fulla …

Buster
Angus
Murphy
Pipi
And Scarlets …. DAD.

Their Hero ❤️

 

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