About Suz!

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So MapleMouseMama is my own little version of an online journal, a diary of sorts and an open forum where I can write about this and that.  I have always enjoyed writing and even toyed with the idea of writing a book.  I had a title all picked out. It was to be calledOn Sparrow Lake.  It would be about the wonderful summers I spent on Sparrow Lake near the town of Gravenhurst in the Muskoka region, making friends and memories galore, including meeting my future husband there. ♥♥   I have not completely shelved the idea of a book, but the title would need work. ;-)  Writing is a wonderful way to express yourself, even if it is ultimately just for you.  So, even if this little blog only ever sees my eyes, I am going to enjoy it to the fullest.

It is also going to be about life; mine and those around me.  I really like the idea of having a place to keep special moments in my children`s lives safe, where I can visit them whenever I choose. ♥♥  I have two beautiful children.  Emily is now ten and William is four.  They complete me like nothing in this world could.  Along with my incredible husband Doug, we have a pretty good life.  Full of it`s own challenges and it`s own rewards. :-)

Food Allergies became a very serious part of this life when William was just eight months old.  Talk about a shock!  While we still face struggles with this almost every day, we have also been opened up to literally a whole new world ( yes, this would be a Disney reference :-) )  I plan to blog about this growing danger to our children’s lives, lay out my fears and complaints and maybe, if I am lucky, get to know some great people who have this same issue.

And then there is Mickey and his wonderful world of Disney I will put things here about Disney just because I want to and because I can.  Disney World is my happy place, as cliche as it sounds.  If I can`t be there then I can think about it here.  And write about it and talk about!!  I just love all things Disney, plain and simple. :-)

You can find my musings as an official Blogaholic at the Parent Tested Parent Approved site.  You can also find me writing for several great sites including ThemeParkMom Leigh Caldwell and Sandy Allen from Canadian Blog House! Have a look around, maybe read my posts and the many others they have and share some comment love. ♥

If you would like to get in touch, I would love to hear from you!  You can contact me at:

So, read if you will, ask if you want and ultimately just enjoy!



29 thoughts on “About Suz!

  1. Nice blog Suzanne :)
    I hope everything is much better for your wee one now? Sounds like you went through a scary time last month!

  2. Suzanne,
    this is a great blog and so you. I’m glad you’re a part of my life. I do treasure our friendship. I hope this writing page continues for you. Who knows, maybe Emily will take it over or start her own.

    • Thank you C, for the kind words and the gift of your incredible friendship :-) I am really enjoying this little world of mine and discovering what I am capable of. It is very cathartic and incredibly easy, when you find the time :-) Thanks for stopping by and don’t be a stranger!!

  3. Hi Suz,

    I’m new to the world of blogging- today I’m actually celebrating one month! I just found your blog and noticed in one of your posts you mentioned Disney Social Media Moms. What is this? I’m not familiar with this, but I do love any and everything Disney- like you! :) If you have the time, I’d be honored if you’d take a look at my blog, since you’re in the “biz” for two years now you know what you’re doing! :) My blog is called Mouse Ears Mom.

    I just love you’re photos, especially the hidden Mickeys!
    Thank you,
    Mouse Ears Mom

    • Hi Amy and welcome! Thank you so much for your very kind words. That means so much to me ♥ I am sorry for the delay in replying. I had a little break from social media the last few days, but now I am back!! Congrats on your blog Mouse Ears Mom, it is lovely!! I plan to take some time to explore it further. You will find there is a great big world of Disney blogs out there and bloggers that love Disney ♥ It is a great community to be a part of. :-) The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is a conference that has been held for the past few years at WDW. Next year it will be in DL!!!! The DSMMC is by invitation only and it is not just Disney bloggers who get invited to attend. It is a dream of many to attend and last year they started doing On the Road sessions, in the US only so far, for those who could not attend the big DSMMC. Head over to allears.net and you will find a great post about it.

      Let me know if you have any other areas I can help in Amy and good luck!


  4. Hi mommy happy early anniversary !!!!!!!! can’t believe that it’s two years since you started this blog I <3<3<3<3<3 you I miss you xxxxooooxxxxxooooxoxoxoxoxox

  5. Hi Suz, nice to meet you. My name is Alexa. I have two boys, but they are older. Kyle, 24, and Regan, 22. Allergies can be pretty scary. Our youngest son is allergic to wasp stings. He has an epipen, in the event he gets stung, as his throat will close up. I am a new reader of your blog and hope to become a regular visitor. Talk to you soon Suz.

    • Hello Alexa and welcome! Thank you for checking out my blog, I am happy to have you :-) Wasp or bee stings are so scary! I can just imagine the fear you must have for your son. God bless him and keep him safe <3

      Thanks for stopping in Alexa :-) Suz

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