Susan Rouser

Susan is an events & lifestyle contributor for Seattle Greenlaker. A recent Midwest transplant, she works in marketing and is mom to a toddler. You can usually find her cooking, running, or trying to teach herself how to knit for the 20th time.

Casting Call: Local Production Company Looking For a Few Good Green Lake Moms

Calling all Greenlake Moms! Local production company PSG Films is developing a pilot for a documentary series based around the eponymous email list, and they’re looking for stories to potentially feature on the show. Do you have a special Greenlake Moms story to share? After being part of the GLMs for the last 18 months, […]

Wading Pool, Beaches to Open in June

Memorial Day sure feels like the start of summer, but when it comes to Greenlake’s beaches and the wading pool, we’re going to have to wait until the actual start of summer to start our splashy fun. The Greenlake wading pool, the hottest venue in the toddler set, is slated to be open for business daily […]

First Looks: Lantern Brewing and Ming China Bistro

We made our first stops at a couple of area spots recently, one that was new to us and another that’s brand-spanking new to the neighborhood. Here are a few initial thoughts on Lantern Brewing and Ming China Bistro. Lantern Brewing. As I’ve mentioned to you before, since moving here to Seattle the hubby and I […]

Four Places to Get Your Swimming Lessons On

As a part of the Greenlake Moms group, I see lots of chatter about everything from yoga classes to consignment stores. After seeing a recent email that included lots of (very) passionate feelings about area swimming classes I felt compelled to share those recommendations with all of you. Let’s dive in! (Sorry, had to do it.) Evans Pool, Greenlake […]

Five Greenlake-y Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit

The stockings are hung, the tree is lit and even though it’s much (much) chillier than normal, get out from under that blanket and check out these holiday happenings in the neighborhood. We promise some hot chocolate will be involved. Seattle Public Theater has not one, but two productions on the docket this month. The […]

PSA: Wading Pool Closes for Season on Monday

Bust out those buckets! If your little ones like splashing around in the Green Lake Park Wading Pool as much as mine does, you might want to make sure to get another visit or two in this long weekend before it closes for the season on Monday. It’s also the last day for West Green […]

Tucker at Green Lake

Tucker, the Shar Pei mix

Tucker is a Shar Pei mix who loves peanut butter, rope toys and long walks around the lake. He also holds the title of Coolest Dog Ever.* *I may have made this part up. Also, he’s mine. 

Four Ways To Have the Perfect Green Lake Picnic

1) Take It Easy, Martha Stewart. Sure, if you want to go all Ina Garten and take the time to make Barbequed Chicken and Smoked Salmon Spread and Meringues with Cassis and Raspberries for your picnic, I will totally support your endeavor and I will also crash that lovely picnic and eat all of your […]

A Greenlake Guide to Drinking With Your Kids in Tow

Well…not WITH your kids. With your kids. Oh forget it, you’re already judging me. My husband, 17-month-old daughter and I moved to Seattle earlier this year, and one of the things we looked forward to most was sampling all of the cool bars and restaurants in our new neighborhood. Then, we realized that it’s not […]

Find Your Happy Place: Best Greenlake Patios

Summer Time Happy Place. Everyone has one. Maybe it’s on the beach, with your toes in the sand. Or it’s next to a campfire, or on a hiking trail, or splashing around in the wading pool with the kiddos. For me, nothing says summer more than a cocktail on a sunny patio.  I just moved […]

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