Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 4 - 30DayLifeChange

Well friends I am officially on Day 4. I kinda took a break over the weekend. By break I don't mean I didn't make changes and do things, I just didn't write about them.

I'm so excited because I've had  so many messages, emails, tweets and texts from people who have decided to join me. To you I say, 'Keep Going!' To others I say, 'JOIN US!'

What have I done today to make changes?
I have contacted some new and exciting people. Set up interviews for my show, researched a lot. Spent the day praying about my friends father who is going in for surgery today and having a tumor removed. She (and he) are in Australia so I committed to praying for him whilst they slept. I will continue to do so throughout the day and tomorrow. I am believing the health and totally healing in his body. In doing this I have included my children and again reinforced the importance of a life of prayer and extending ourselves to others in need not only in the physical but spiritual as well. Listening to my children pray for my friends father and their friends grandfather has been so beautiful. I encourage you to pray with your children.

I have re organised a closet in my youngest daughters room. I finished all the laundry by midday.....YES, IT'S DONE FOR THE WEEK. Phew! I emailed a few friends to wish them a happy birthday and I have written a hand written note to a great friend simply to let them know I'm thinking about them. I created a painting station for my daughter who has created something beautiful.

Now I am off to finish cleaning for the week ~ need to mop a floor, put some clothes away, make one last bed and hang a few pictures and then it's on to making dinner. After dinner, homework and soccer practice I think we'll all head out for a pre bedtime bike ride or walk. Then it's bedtime, possibly a little more work and at 9pm I will be found glued to the television watching American Idol (one of my pleasures right now).

I feel strong I know I'm making changes that will last and because of that I feel GREAT. I can't wait for tomorrow to see what will happen.

I love that you have joined me on this journey.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009


hey everyone, glad you decided to jump on and take a peek at my 30DAYLIFECHANGE.

i'm doing this simply because i've found myself a little unsatisfied with a few things right now. not huge major things (in my life) but none the less, things that are taking my attention away from the bigger picture of life

instead of settling i've decided that i'm going to tackle this head on. i've decided to do something everyday that will change where i am today for tomorrow and ultimately after the 30 day life change things will look very different.

i actually started moving on this yesterday so the wheels are already in motion. yesterday i began a wellness plan meaning i'm eating differently, being totally mindful of what's going in and not over indulging on anything. i'll share the entire wellness story at the end of the 30 days (need to make sure it works :)). in addition to my eating i am following our familyroom
may in motion plan which has me more active than i have been for most of the winter months. believe me... i feel better already.

something else from yesterday. we moved into a new home recently and everything has found a home except some of my most beloved wall treasures (pictures, paintings....some of the stuff that makes my house a home). so, i hung a few things yesterday. i planned it all out, found the hammer a few nails and away i went. once hung i found myself smiling every time i walked by a family photo, a photo of the children, art that was bought on a special holiday, the painting my mother did of the church we were married in. those few things made me feel settled, happy, warm and fuzzy.

so friends i'm off and i believe that in 30 days i will feel very different to the way i feel today and today isn't bad (at all) just not where i want to be.

wondering who will join me? what areas of life do you have that aren't 'just right'? i am confident that we will all feel stronger, more confident, happier and healthier following this 30 DAYLIFECHANGE.

here we go......i can't wait to hear your stories.

susan xo

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mom's on the Move!

hey friends today i interviewed a great guest (and now friend) on my morning online radio show. 

jump on and listen ON DEMAND as i talk to julie maloney founder of wiimommies. the conversation was great, the callers were interesting and the chat room (that you can no longer see) was pumping. people were loving listening to julie and her story. 

julie took control of her life when she discovered she had reached 220lbs (that's when she quit looking). julie did what any busy mom knows to do, she took what was in her hands (wiifit) and began her transformation. friends, if you want to be inspired to move, make a change in your own life then you MUST listen to this show.

the show was so good, julie and i are working out our schedules to do another show together and we're going to go a little 'deeper' and talk about SEX!!!!! to learn more about julie and what she's up to jump on momspective it's a super cute site with stax of stuff!
stay tuned because the conversation on 'coffee with susan and friends' just gets better and better.

have the best weekend everyone!


Thursday, April 30, 2009



Join us as we endeavor to bring families across the globe back to the dining table!!!!!!

I can't wait to receive your entries...... I love the one's we've already seen.....Keep them coming friends because together we CAN make a DIFFERENCE!

Susan xo

Monday, April 27, 2009

COMPETITION TIME - Soul Food of Your Home

Hey all don't forget to enter our FIRST EVER COMPETITION!!! That's right, the search is on for the best recipe. We want you to enter (as many times as you want) recipes that your family and friends crave and cause them to come back for seconds and thirds. For more on this jump on thefamilyroom and check out our April 15th post - COMPETITION TIME - Soul Food of Your Home!

We're doing this in an effort to get families back to the dining table. We want to see families eating together, communicating and simply enjoying one another.

So, don't delay get your entry in and let the competition begin! Can't wait to read your submission. Grand Prize is the famous familyroom gift pack ~ something everyone wants to win. Plus, we will interview you and share your story (because everyone has a story) on our blog and radio show. Send your entries to - competition closes May 15th, 2009.

Thanks for being part of the journey.

Susan xo

Thursday, April 23, 2009

All in a Days Journey

Our days are filled with so much mystery that you just never know what one day will hold. Will today be the day you finally win the lottery? Will you make a new friend? Will today be the day you hear bad news?

When our alarm goes off, and our feet (finally) hit the floor we never truly know what the day will hold. We muster up the strength and find the desire to rise from our cosy nest of slumber and face another day with VIGOR, STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE. We do this because we never know what surprises today has in store for us.

For this reason I have decided to share (see bar to your left in red) about my day, what it has looked like, what I've accomplished, the challenges I've faced and all the in between.  I hope you enjoy these bursts of life that are usually contained in a handful of some complete and some very incomplete sentences ~ just another way of communicating the life of a mum on the move!

Enjoy friends and thanks for stopping by!
Susan xo

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mid Life Changes

Hey friends I hosted an amazing show today and would love you to listen ON DEMAND. 

The show was inspired by the courage of Susan Boyle (Britian's Got Talent see http://www.thefamilyroomaustralia.blogspot article April 16, 09 titled 'Go Susan Boyle'). I had two guests with me, Wendy Froberg, who at the age of 51 decided to throw the towel in on her exceptional career and practice that she had built up over decades (she was a well respected phycologist in Canada). My other guest was 72 year old, Isabel Taylor, who in her 60's wrote her first book and her second at 65.

Amazing stories of two women who have dared to be different and dared to live the dream. They stepped out mid-life and began to live the dream.

I would love you to listen to the show and allow yourself to be inspired by the lives of two extraordinary women in my world. Like Susan Boyle, they have decided to step on to the stage and allow their gifts to be shared and enjoyed.

To listen ON DEMAND simply go to: 

I can't wait to hear from you.

Susan J Sohn
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