16 Things About Me

Zen Mommy

Suzanne, aka Zen Mommy

16 things about me:
1. I have a dad that can fix anything.
2. I never set a kitchen timer when baking and only burn things every 6th or 7th time.
3. When people ask how my day is going, my favorite answer is “Best day yet.”…but only if it is.
4. I am mother to nine, 4 children here on earth and 5 in heaven, a reality that living with has brought me closer to myself and the divine than any other.
5. Sometimes I feel like my heart is going to explode…but it’s a good thing.
6. I always forget my grocery list when I go to the store.
7. I am a closet artist.
8. A great joy in my life was backpacking solo through Europe for 6 weeks when I got out of college.
9. Also after college, I took a three week hike on the Pacific Crest Trail with a close friend.
10. I want to do all the things I did in my 20’s in my 40’s…and then some.
11. I love my age and always will.
12. I hope to be half as grace filled as my mom some day.
13. I have to remind myself to breathe and to listen all day, every day.
14. I believe the key to happiness is realizing we are not the circumstances of our lives…we are life.
15. My favorite poster is from 4th grade and reads “Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking about.”
16. It was not hard for me to write this list…I thought it would be but it wasn’t.


  1. Hi Suzanne,

    I love your list. My favorites are #8: From Age 18 – 21 I worked as a flight attendant for a charter airline back in the 70’s and I had the most fun of my life. Most trips to Europe and always a new adventure even with only 1 or 2 or 3 days layover, & #14:I am not my feelings, I have feelings but they don’t get to define me unless I choose them. Anyway I am a Doula in Florida and coming to your town on April 7 – 10 for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) Conference. I will be staying at the Hilton Frontenac where the conf takes place and would love to know with such a short time about the best place to visit in St. Louis if I have some spare time, the best barbeque, and other good cheap places to eat and is the ride to the top of the Gateway Arch worth it? I’m kind of scared of heights. Is it expensive? Also what should I pack? Will it still be cold? Is there a good place to shop for shoes near where I’ll be staying?(I wear sandals 90%of the year…so ridiculous I know.LOL.) Sorry for so many questions. They all of sudden just flooded my brain. Anyway If you have time to answer just a few I would be most grateful. I know you are busy. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Val Schuster 561-951-4130