About Me

Hi – I’m Susanne Kerns.  I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, Chris and daughter, Ivy and son, Michael. (No, those are not my kids’ real names but after years of simply referring to them as their ages on my old blog, I decided to upgrade them to actual names, which they thoughtfully selected on a ten minute car ride to karate lessons.)

Speaking of permanent names chosen with little to no thought involved, I used to blog at a site called, “The Dusty Parachute.” That blog was originally intended to be an anonymous blog documenting my journey of trying to discover “what color is my parachute” when my parachute was covered with ten years of dust after leaving the workforce to become a stay at home mom. The unabridged version of how I came up with that name is here.

After almost three years of blogging and working as a Social Media Consultant, my parachute is no longer dusty.  I’ve also realized that life is too full of wonderful, surprising opportunities to try to limit my parachute to any one color so I’ve outgrown that name, and that blog.  It has served me well though, and still houses many posts that people stumble upon on accident when trying to rescue injured butterflies or research the new American Girl Doll of the Year.  You can see more reader favorites here.

My hope for this new blog is that it will be a more casual, (more frequent,) posting of humorous daily thoughts and observations vs “article-y” pieces. My other hope is that I will begin submitting more of my “article-y” work to be considered for other publications.  And, like most bloggers, I’m also working on a book.

If you really want to know about me, come introduce yourself and follow my Facebook page. I spend entirely too much of my time there and always love seeing new faces there.

Thanks for dropping by! I hope to see you again soon!



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