About Me

I am a write at home mom. What am I writing? These days I write blog posts and witty tweets. At least I think they’re witty. I’m slowly editing the mystery/thriller that has haunted me for years.

I have a wonderful husband. He’s adorable, athletic, funny, and loyal. You can’t get any better than that!

The mom part…I have three great sons. There are the twins, Jeremy and Jermaine. They are 19 year old college freshman and are track stars. I am in awe of the training and effort they put into throwing the shot and discus. It’s amazing really. My youngest, 12 year old Aaron, is the baby. He’s entering that pre-adolescent stage a little more each day. I’ll be glad when the real kid returns in a few years when he’s worked out the angst.

I also have three dogs and four cats. I wanted to get a bird, but Jim dragged me from the pet store. The next day I saw one of the cats seriously coveting a bird outside the window and knew the right decision was not to bring one into the house! That’s the same reason we have no rodent-type pets. Although I haven’t ruled out a tea-cup pig or a llama or an alpaca. And I’m especially partial to pygmy goats…

I write. I knit. I spend time with friends. I have the best friends in the world–I’m definitely practicing quality over quantity.

Long ago, I was a graphic designer. Then I got my masters in clinical psychology and was a therapist. I worked with runaways and lockouts, then coordinated a region of a child abuse prevention program, then worked with a child care center consulting with teachers and providing family and child counseling, and then I was the executive director of an agency that worked with people who were homeless.

Right now my other love besides blogging and writing is knitting. I’m getting pretty adept with those needles. I want to draft a pattern soon!

I hope you enjoy reading Motherhoot as much as I enjoy writing it! I’d love to hear your thoughts about it! Or suggestions!

Thanks for reading Motherhoot. I hope you’ll become a fan and a friend!

xo Susie

14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. “I take copious notes of blog ideas and ways to solve all the world’s problems, and then forget to read them ever again.”

    Oh my, I think we are soul sisters 🙂

    I’ve got your blog in my favorites list and as soon as I figure out how to subscribe I will be doing that as well!

    • Jill I tried contacting you via email but couldn’t find an email address! You can subscribe to Motherhoot by enterring your email address in the spot on the left hand side of the screen.

      Glad you stopped by!
      xo Susie

      ps maybe we should exchange notes so at least *someone* gets to read them! lol

  2. Thank you Susie for guest hosting my post today. Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving from a neighbor to the north.

  3. I love your blog. You sure are having some fun I’m going to go get my crown. I am not a princess, I am the Queen of everything! I knit but easy stuff is good enough for me. Life is challenge enough without bringing it into my pleasure. I’m living with 4 dogs(Pound puppies) 4 cockateils, 2 goldfish,4 chickens, and 2 ghosts. I have a plethora(I have forgotten how to spell it) of children and grandchildren and great grandchildren but I pretty much ignore them unless they corner me. I am currently amusing myself by taking multiple writing courses offered by SinC. Selling off a lifetime of collectibles is my current endeavor but I am not serious about it. I too am working on multiple wip revisions. I love writing. There is more but I am tired now. margaret

    • Thanks for introducing yourself, Margaret! You definitely deserve a tiara! We all do! I want to hear more about the chickens and the ghosts! Do you collect eggs?!


  4. Hi Susie,

    My name is Jess and I’m a journalist and podcast producer at BreakThru Radio, a multi-media platform covering independent news. One of the podcasts I host is called Biology of the Blog and revolves around interviewing one awesome blogger (such as yourself!) every week on the show. I’m wondering if you might be willing to come on air as a guest speaker in the next couple weeks and chat about MotherHoot?

    The interview is not done live (don’t worry), so I can edit out any verbal pauses. I’ve found the best medium is Skype (mine) to phone (yours), and can give you a call from our studio.

    If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please send me a reply along with some idea of availability over the next week or so and we can figure out more details.

    Thanks so much for your time and consideration!


    Jess goulart

    • Hi Jessica,

      This sounds like a great opportunity. I’m very open the next few weeks. Shoot me some dates and some idea of what you’d like to chat about.

      Thanks for thinking of Motherhoot!


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