We are in love with the group that Krystal has started in Hamilton, the Hamilton Surfing Mums – New Mothers Group. Krystal is passionate about surfing and about enabling other busy mums to juggle young children with surfing. The idea of the group is that mums are able to surf while the remainder of the group looks after her little one(s) and then vice versa. Mum-genius. Krystal is also an accomplished photographer – check out some of her work here:
MoT loves all Mums – what flavour are you? (Pick as many as you feel best describe you): I would have to say I am a Natural-go-with-the-flow-mum, New/Young/SAHM/ casual-or-when-ever-I-want-to-work Mum, with abit of ‘over-it-mum’ but ‘wouldn’t-have-it-any-other-way-Mum. Oh and also ‘Very-lucky-to-be-a-mum ‘. There ya go that’s my flavour.
Which Mum badges are you qualified to wear? (Again, pick as many Mum badges that you have earned based on stages you have survived!): I’m currently pregnant with #2! Survived and continuing to survive the following: Exploding nappies, Rinsing out those exploded nappies(cloth), Tantrums, Archy back episodes (especially getting into the car seat), 2 years of continuous night and day feeding, being violated in public when my daughter pulls my shirt down, I’ve also got the ‘No ears wanna do whatever she wants’ badge (I’ve got quite of few those badges if anyone wants one??) the list goes on…..
List three things that have changed since you started the Hamilton Surfing Mums page. Not a whole lot really, we are still pretty fresh and getting our feet off the ground, its a little harder trying to organise it in a town where naturally there aren’t are whole bunch of surfers because we are a 30-40 minute drive from the beach. But we are getting there!!! We still manage to hit the surf no matter the circumstance at least once every 2 weeks.
What are your words of wisdom for fellow MoTs on jiggling the juggle? Have Charity (to be giving of service/time, of love & kindness, and to give of all these things unconditionally). Have Faith (choose faith over doubt & fear, faith in everything good, faith that when we are doing all we can to be a good person, we will be taken care of). Have Love (for everything and everyone). Have Hope (hope in the future, hope for humanity, hope in God in His goodness and His power) - with these four things you can’t go wrong in every aspect of life! I promise. I do my best to live by these 4 things, BUT because I am human I am always falling short, but I think the key thing is to do our best and improve on that each day.
What three words would your friends use to describe you? free spirited, creative, charger…. thanks guys.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A photographer!!yay, and a professional surfer! Im a professional in my daughters and husbands eyes??? lol. And anyway who needs to be pro these days when you’ve got children and surfing mums. Not me.
What is your biggest fear? Being stuck out in Gi-normous surf and being held under. Also Tsunamis, and other natural disasters they freak me out especially now that I have a beautiful daughter I think what would I do?? aaaahhh
What is your favourite thing to do on Sunday? CHURCH!! with my husband, Lance, and daughter, Peppa. I have soo much x 10000000 to be thankful for and this is how I show my love and appreciation, by going to church on a Sunday to be inspired/uplifted and to learn more about Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven.
What embarrassing incident have you never gotten over? Uuuhhhh which one? lol too many to name but I’ll roll with this one..I was at a shopping mall here in Hamilton and there was a kids concert going on down stairs on the first floor of the mall, we were able to get a good view from the 2nd floor near an escalator so we positioned ourselves there. I thought it would be a good idea to lean up against an operating escalator (yes, against the black rotating band, what was I thinking) and in doing so the escalator tugged on my shorts (loose fitting) pulling them down to my ankles leaving me crouching down in my undies trying to pull them back up. I was sooo embarrassed and in shock I nearly started crying right then and there (but I didn’t), I pulled them back up and almost sprinted back to the car.. Lets just say I am very lucky that they didn’t get completely ripped off of my body. How cool am I? Hahah. Very.
Life is good when….it’s always good, ALWAYS. We just need to be in the right frame of mind to see the beauty and goodness around us. It is ALWAYS there but the ability to see it may not be.
It is especially good when:
- I hear my precious 1 year old girl, Peppa, tell me she loves me. Melts my heart she does.
- with my family/loved ones
- I am active, eating good whole foods
- at the beach/good surf
- I am home
- I am being creative
- get a good op shop find