Let’s give a big welcome to another Momz Share participant for the first quarter! Go visit her blog and she what she is all about!

Name and name of blog: Susan (WhyMommy); Toddler Planet

I also write at Women in Planetary Science.com and Mothers With Cancer.com

Twitter name: @whymommy

Tell us a little bit about your blog: Toddler Planet began in 2006 when my oldest was just learning to walk and talk and I needed to connect with other moms, including two friends who were blogging. Then I got cancer, and my blog became my only connection to the world outside my house while I went through 6 months of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, 2 months of radiation, and more surgery, all while trying desperately to be a good mom and encouraging my kids to explore their world. Now I’m healthy again, and re-entering the workforce as a consultant while the kids are in school. Through it all, I’ve blogged about the good times and the bad, and I’m grateful for the friendships that I’ve made through blogging. Although it challenges me, I try to write often about the joy of life after cancer.

Coolest thing that has happened as a result of your blogging? My blog has been featured on CNN, Fox 5 News, Health magazine, Parents magazine, and (most importantly) sister blogs across the country and the world who have helped me share the symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer, the breast cancer that forms without a lump.

Aside from blogging, what would you name as some of your passions? My little boys and I love to explore nature. We walk in the woods, look up at the stars, collect bugs, breed guppies, raise snails, and foster beagles as we learn about the world and our place in it. It is my greatest joy to explore this world through planetary science professionally, and to enjoy my time in it with my children and husband.

Name two of your favorite blogs on the internet:

TeachMama is a treasure trove of learning activities disguised as fun together times put together by the amazing Amy. Checking her blog is like walking into a friend’s home and seeing the latest craft project on the kitchen table — and then hearing all about it and what the kids are learning over coffee.

Stimeyland is a hilarious riff on the life of a mom at home with three boys who really isn’t at home very much. Stimey is always out and about exploring Washington, D.C. and the ‘burbs, and writing about the adventure. Stimey also runs AutMont, an amazing autism resource for Montgomery County and the surrounding area.