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I’m a conservative/libertarian, Christian, caring mom. I’m also a writer with fond memories of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s – a reviewer who gives her honest opinions, aimed at helping – an observer who sees the humor in the everyday – a lover of history and beauty – a reader – a thinker. This blog is all about my favorite things, and as a former teacher, I hope you might learn a thing or two, as well.

I’m so happy you stopped by!
I usually update each weekday.



Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,

Silver white winters that melt into springs,

These are a few of my favorite things.

My Favorite Things, from The Sound of Music – my favorite movie



Official Family Christian Blogger

See My Work at:

Abingdon Women Blog: My Little Bible Messages

Amazon Authors: Susan Barnett Braun

Family Christian Blog: Most Likely to Succeed

Mommy Tracked: Michelle Obama, Not My American Idol


Brands I have worked with:
Disney, Chick fil A, Purex, Meijer, Claritin, Coppertone, Livionex, Dial


I’m interviewed at:

She Speaks: Spotlight on Susan Braun





14 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m proud of you Susan. Glad you’ve gotten into blogging. If you manage to continue to do it daily, I’m going to be envious, and I’ll probably say you have too much time on your hands.

  2. Hi, Susan,

    just had to say it’s lovely to meet you! What a great blog you have. I look forward to reading more.

    Take care,


  3. I take it your name is Susan, with maybe 3 daughters? One daughter is DeeDee, you own a hedgehog and you all make zhu zhu clothing. My what a family, but I love it.
    When I was younger my nick name was DeeDee and my son owns a hedge hog called “sniffles” , plus I have 3 daughters of my own. How I found you is, I am a seamstress of 40 some years and was out there looking for Zhu Zhu patterns for my grandaughters. After reading some of your blogs you inspired me back to reading my Bible in the mornings and acourse that exercising. I truly have enjoy your busy life with your family. You are making memories that come from the day in and day out routines of life. To this day my grown children always know mom is in the kitchen making supper the same time everyday. Enjoy your children, have fun and don’t forget to fly a kite once in awhile. thank you DIAN
    P.S. The first movie I ever saw in a theater was “The Sound of Music”

  4. Hi Susan,
    Thanks so much for reviewing my book on your lovely blog! I’m glad you enjoyed the book, despite some of your reservations. I, too, would love to know how “the other half” lives! I came from a humble family that was rich in love but not much else; after Nana’s very poor upbringing and my barely-making-ends-meet childhood, I’ll admit that it was really fun to have a bit of money to spend from time to time.
    That stuff comes and goes, though (unless your last name is Trump). What I’m happy to find is true and lasting is the love in my family, now including my wonderful husband, as well as the appreciation for the small things in life, like being able to adopt a dog that was abandoned. (There are even layoffs in the animal world!)
    I thank you again for giving my book some space on your wonderful blog, and I send you and yours many blessings for good health and happiness.
    All the best,
    Suzan Colon
    Author of “Cherries in Winter”

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday….I was always put off by the length of Atlas Shrugged, but I found that listening to it was a great solution…the narrator is very good, and the story kept my interest in a way that i’m sure would not have been true had I read it on my own.

  6. I think we have a lot in common! I am also a Christian, a Conservative Republican who finds her views more and more aligning with the Libertarians! :) LOVE Sound of Music.
    Still finding it difficult to give my “unvarnished” opinion on hot topics b/c I get overly concerned about offending people – working on that! :)

  7. Hey Susan, great to see what all you have going on. Just read some of your tweets and am cracking up! Take care.

  8. Absolutely one of my all time favorite songs!!! It was a jeapordy topic the other night and I got the answers right. HA! (My kids thought I was smart.)

    I am adding you to my sidebar. So happy to have found your blog.

  9. Hi, Susan,

    Thanks so much for dropping by my severely neglected blog. :0) It’s always nice to ‘meet’ a fellow Hoosier – especially one who seems to view the world much the same way as I do. I really enjoyed poking around your blog and got tickled at a couple of your posts (Hope of the Future, for one.). I’ll be dropping in again. Have a great day!


  10. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, Susan. You are right … we do seem very much like kindred spirits! I cannot wait to read your books, esp. your memoir. I, too, grew up Baptist. My upbringing was decidedly Christian. Skipping church was just as difficult as skipping school. And I like to believe that my childhood brought me to this place of strong faith in Christ. I’m sure that I’ll be “amen-ing” you from my home in Louisiana as I read what you have to say about your Christian upbringing! :)

    Blessings to you, my new friend!

  11. Great blog! I stumbled on your site doing a search of the candidates heights, there is a pic on The Blaze right now that got me curious. Anyway, you had just posted a blog covering exactly what I was looking for which was an enjoyable read as was the Candy Carson piece. Your blog is book marked:) Do you have a Twitter account? I’d like to follow you if possible! Thanks, and take care:) Jim

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