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Suzy Burnett

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Suzy is wife to an amazing husband, Ryan, and mother to two beautiful daughters, Lucille (4) and Alice (2), with a baby BOY on the way. She is an avid runner, foodie, travel enthusiast, book nerd and lover of life. She recently started a blog, crohniemommy.com, as a way to cope with her Crohn's disease, and to hopefully offer some support and inspiration to others who suffer from IBD. She's thrilled to collaborate with Madison Mom to shed light on motherhood while having a chronic condition.

Do it for Our Children

Deja vu? No, this is our reality. We were actually in the same exact position last year as we are now, except this time it was almost entirely preventable. The vaccine, along with following...

Girls Like Star Wars, Too

I was born in 1979, so grew up in the 80's. Back then, the same sports weren't offered to girls as were boys. I have very vivid memories of my sister and I being...

Better Days Are Comin’

Whether you're religious, spiritual, or other - I think we all feel it. Change is looming. The air seems fresher, the grass is greener, and both my body and mind feel the fog lifting....

Our Year at Home

If someone told me a year ago that we were about to endure an entire year at home with minimal contact with the outside world, I would've thought they were talking about the newest...

Calling All Exhausted Mamas + 10 Tips

One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is SLEEP, and I realized this after years of NOT getting adequate sleep. The absence of precious slumbers made me really appreciate how beneficial...

Just Keep Swimming…!

Life will always have it challenges, but I don't think I'm alone in saying that right now is exceptionally difficult. The global pandemic, racial injustice, offensive rhetoric, and political mayhem are almost too much...

Grateful Hearts this Thanksgiving

These are hard times for everyone right now, but I'm asking you to dig deep in your heart, and look for places that still hold thanks. As the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, there...

10 Ways to Cope with the Corona Blues

Needless to say, life as we know it is forever changed. Life before the pandemic looked very different than it does now. Whether you're single, married, kids, empty nester, black, white, red, purple, young,...

Explaining Pet Loss to our Littles

Where do I begin. Deep breath in, deep breath out. Miles was my first baby, and the man in my life for many years. I had my feline friend prior to marrying my husband....

Keeping the Birthday Magic Alive During a Pandemic

Our first born turned five last week. Pre COVID-19, we had big plans to take the family to Disney World to celebrate. We've never been to the magical place and wanted to go since...

Don’t Let COVID-19 Stop You From Vaccinating Your Children

Since March, our lives have been all consuming with the global pandemic. While there might not be a vaccine for the coronavirus yet, there are still many other vaccines for existing diseases that are...

Beautiful Bond

Breastfeeding your baby is such an individual choice, so I'm not here to make judgments on those who choose to use formula. I had to supplement with formula a few times for medical reasons,...