Thank you for visiting my new website.  My name is Suzanne Johnston and my family moved to Plano this past summer.   While I’m new to Plano I’m not new to motherhood (my boys are 11 and 6) or running mom-focused websites.  My husband and I are from New England but have lived in the south since 1996.  I worked with a non-profit for several years and helped to open and run 100+ locally-focused mom discussion forum websites.  Then in 2011 I launched East Memphis Moms.  Besides winning some awards, and occasionally getting myself recognized and on TV, I got a lot of personal satisfaction, and some income, from that endeavor.  So I’m still running EMM, and I decided that I’m just crazy enough to do this again.


Apparently my brain is now wired for this job because ever since the boxes were unpacked I’ve been thinking about this website and planning on posts.  So what can you expect from me?  I like to live my life pretty close to where I sleep, so that’s why the word Plano is in the site name.  That doesn’t mean I won’t cover other things, but only if they are worth the drive.  Stuff I cover:

  • family-friend events and activities
  • kid classes, sports teams, lessons
  • local politics, zoning issues, etc.
  • family-friendly day trips and drivable vacations
  • date night and girls night ideas
  • local shopping, deals, new stores
  • mom support groups and activities

Please “like” Plano Area Moms on Facebook, and thanks for joining me as I explore my new home.  My family is very glad to be here!