Your host, Susan Sachs Lipman (Suz), is a Northern California writer, soap crafter, jam maker, scout leader, dancer, hiker, reader, gardener, retro enthusiast, community activist, Slow proponent, cheese hound, wife and mom. She is the author of Fed Up with Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World, which was named a 2012 Top 10 Parenting Trend in TIME magazine. Suz’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Motherlode blog, the Christian Science Monitor‘s Modern Parenthood blog, the National Wildlife Federation‘s Be Out There blog, CLIF Bar‘s Come out to Play blog, and numerous other outlets. For four years, she served as the Social Media Director for the Children & Nature Network, which encourages and supports people and organizations working around the world to reconnect children with nature. More recently, Suz has consulted with National Park Trust, working to promote their annual Kids to Parks Day.
Suz’s column, Bay Area Moms, ran on KOIT.com and other web sites for five years, helping families find fun activities in nature and at home. She is often at work numerous other projects, which have taken over most of the flat surfaces in her home. Because Suz adores history, her projects and recipes tend to be served with a dollop of lore.
Please take a moment, have a seat on the porch, gather some ideas, and add your thoughts to the mix!
Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman & Michael Lipman