When it comes to food, family, and fun, Mary Susan Buhner has the recipe for success!

As one of the Midwest’s premier parenting experts and Founder of I Almost Cook, Mommy-Magic, and The Mommyzine, Mary Susan Buhner has established an empire dedicated to moms. By creating a community that encourages women and gives them permission to forgo the need to be the “perfect mom,” but rather focus on being present and making the most of their family time, Mary Susan is an inspiration to women throughout the country.

A well respected leader, speaker, and public figure, Mary Susan’s honest and humorous approach to being a mom has empowered and encouraged thousands of women to approach motherhood and family in a new and different way. Mary Susan is a true motivational leader who is wholly committed to helping others and, through her endeavors, she seeks to lead by example and show them that things don’t always have to be perfect to be great. She’s a hands-on mom who deeply believes in modeling for her children, and establishing in them, the importance of family values, personal responsibility, and community involvement. She is a true extrovert, who enjoys traveling, new experiences, and adventure. She loves skiing with her family, biking, playing golf, and, of course, cooking! But most of all, Mary Susan enjoys the company of those who have a good sense of humor and can laugh at themselves.

She was inspired by Gandhi to, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” and she sets out to do just that, every day. Here are some of the ways Mary Susan Buhner is changing the face of food, family, motherhood, and fun!

I Almost Cook

Mary Susan is the creator and Founder of “I Almost Cook,” an online cooking channel featuring easy, original recipes for busy moms.

From snacks to appetizers, entertaining ideas to full family meals, I Almost Cook focuses on creating fun meals and tasty treats that don’t take hours to prep and cook, and don’t require you to be a master chef! “As a mom of three, beautiful and very busy girls, I wear many hats and juggle many plates while still trying to find the time to make meals and snacks for the family. Secretly, I long for the slower days I experienced as a child, with my grandmother in her kitchen. As reality would have it though, like many of us moms, I live a fast paced life where texting or Googling a recipe while waiting at a soccer game is more likely than canning something. With that, I am excited to share with you my new cooking show dedicated to helping parents make delicious, affordable and fast meals for their family using my grandmother’s method of ‘A pinch here and a dash there.’ In fact, most all the treats featured on I Almost Cook are easy adaptations of grandma’s recipes!
I Almost Cook combines old fashioned tastes and family values with simple to make recipes because, let’s be honest, today’s parent doesn’t have the time to spend all day in a kitchen! I will show you how to use a handful of ingredients from your kitchen pantry to make a family meal fun, memorable, and GOOD!” – Mary Susan Buhner


Mary Susan’s flagship brand, Mommy Magic, offers helpful, fun, real tips to moms who are trying to stay sane in the midst of the chaos of motherhood!

This interactive community of real moms, founded by a real mom, was established as a way for Mary Susan to provide support for women facing the challenges of raising children, making a home, balancing work-life, all while trying to maintain their sanity. The Mommy Magic blog offers a variety of tips to make the chaos of motherhood easier and more fun!

“I am an author, a columnist and TV host of the Mommy Magic segment featured on WXIN FOX 59. Most importantly, I have three beautiful (and very busy) daughters. I am a real mom, managing the daily insanity of motherhood just like you. I created Mommy Magic as a means to lend support to other women facing the same challenges of motherhood I am.” – Mary Susan Buhner


Mary Susan is the creator and publisher of the first eMagazine just for moms – The Mommyzine. Launched in July 2012, The Mommyzine features stories that inspire and empower moms! It also features fun party tips, hot trends for moms, inspiring stories, easy exercise tips, and much more.
Mary Susan is also the author of, Mommy Magic: Tricks for Staying Sane in the Midst of Insanity and a contributing author to several books including the 2014 release: Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: Women on Life’s Transitions.A writer at heart, she has contributed to the book, Bye-Bye Boardroom: Confessions from a New Breed of Stay-At-Home Moms, a publication twice featured on the Today Show, and Mom’s Night Out: Even Inmates Get Time off for Good Behavior.

She also has written featured columns for Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine, Cincinnati’s Child Parenting Magazine, Southern Child Magazine and Hamilton Family Magazine. Through these columns, Mary Susan has reached an audience of over 100,000 readers per month. Mary Susan also pens featured columns for several other parenting magazines and online magazines around the country.

Press & TV Appearances

Mary Susan is the TV Host of Indianapolis’ WXIN FOX 59’s Mommy Magic segment, based on her popular Mommy Magic Blog. In this weekly segment, which is viewed by over 50,000 households, ages 24-55, Mary Susan offers relevant, helpful tips to make motherhood more manageable, fun, and affordable.

In March 2011, FOX 59 added an additional segment featuring Mary Susan. “Mommy Magic at the Movies” was launched as a platform from which Mary Susan reviews family movies, for the families of Indianapolis.

In 2011, Mary Susan was also featured in All You magazine. She has been quoted in Redbook and Glamour Magazines Nickelodeon’s Parent Connect Magazine.

Community Service & Coaching

Mary Susan is a trained Life Coach for moms.

Prior to motherhood, Mary Susan enjoyed a successful and rewarding career in the not-for-profit sector. She is still a consummate advocate for not-for-profit organizations that support children, education and health and wellness, and she led fundraising efforts for several educational institutions including: Indiana University Foundation, Butler University and Lawrence Township School Foundation.

She has served as President for the Indiana University Alumni Organization in Indianapolis, served eight years in various leadership capacities for The Junior League of Indianapolis including serving on The Junior League of Indianapolis Board of Directors. She has also led grassroots efforts to raise countless dollars for children in the Indianapolis area.

Mary Susan has been the official Chairperson for: Ovarian Cancer Annual Fundraiser, Doing Deaf Differently Campaign and The Not So Silent Auction benefiting HEAR Indiana. She was also invited to serve on The 2012 Super Bowl Kick-Off Event Committee, Chaired and Hosted by Tony Dungy.

Mary Susan also served on the Steering Planning Committee for Indiana University’s Women’s National Leadership Conference, featuring Meryl Streep and Jane Pauley as the conference’s keynote speakers.

She currently serves as the official Chairman of Indiana University’s 2014 Women’s National Leadership Colloquium Conference. Mary Susan is also currently working on helping open the first ever free Speech and Hearing Clinic in the state of Indiana to help all parents who want to help their deaf children learn to speak, hear and listen. The clinic plans to be open by Fall of 2014. “This Speech & Hearing Clinic brings so much full circle for our family. Having a daughter born legally deaf over a decade ago, we vowed to help make the process for parents easier and more affordable than it was for us back in 2002. It is a blessing to be a part of such an amazing effort to help those who have child born deaf, like we did, learn to hear, speak and listen.”

Public Appearances:

For booking inquiries, please contact Kara Tamulonis • Tel: 317-847-0249