Katie Sluiter

Katie Sluiter is a freelance writer and teacher who should probably be grading papers or changing diapers but is more likely pinning, tweeting, or just overusing social media in general. She chronicles all this on her blog, Sluiter Nation and on her facebook page.

My Blogs

A Letter to the Depressed

It’s a fragile thing, this life we lead. If I think too much I can get overwhelmed by the grace By which we live our lives with death over our shoulders* ************* I am currently in the process of watching you spiral down. Again ....more

Adventures in Chicago

Since Charlie’s birth Cortney and I have been talking about taking Eddie away for an adventure with just us–free of his little brother. Every time we planned something, it fell through due to sickness. ...more

Project 365 {week 15}

Ah, spring break. You were so needed. Also SPRING…you were needed as well ....more

Spring Showed Up for Spring Break

After all the cold and the sick…Spring showed up on Monday, four days into spring break. These guys were closed when we played outside in the chilly morning, but after Charlie’s nap they had opened right up. As soon as I opened the door Monday morning, the boys BUSTED out at full speed ....more

Six Must-Read Teen Novels

It’s been awhile since I reviewed a book, so I thought I would go all over-achiever on you all and talk about SIX books! Why six, you ask? Well contrary to how little I have been posting about books, I have been a reading machine ....more

filling space

I fell asleep on the couch Sunday afternoon after struggling with more GI bug issues. Apparently it’s a county-wide issue. I was blessed with it not once, but twice ....more

Project 365 {week 14}

Yeah, so this was supposed to go up yesterday. I wasn’t feeling it. Or anything other than sticking close to home and sleeping ....more

Sunday Drive: The Preschooler Questions it All

Mommy? Can boys have ponytails? It was quiet other than the Kidz Bop version of “What Does the Fox Say” playing in my car and the soft sound of Eddie singing along ....more

The Trouble With Sippy Cups

Sippy cups are the bane of my existence. When Eddie was tiny we found a brand/style that we liked (and that didn’t leak everywhere), but have never found them anywhere ever again. Since then we have tried every single brand that has been recommended to us with mixed results ....more

Charlie Krat

Charlie has never cared about the TV. He is the complete opposite of his brother in that regard. If a TV is on, Eddie’s life pauses and he will sit directly in front of the boob tube and get immersed in anything that is on it ....more