She Laughs…or Rather Cries…at My Routine

My day starts sometime after 7am. Light is just starting to find it’s way through our larger, south-facing front window into our living room which is generally littered with small cars, stuffed animals leftover from before-school morning cuddles, and the occasional chocolate milk sippy that wasn’t put away before leaving. Sometimes there are Legos that get stepped on ....more

Journaling is Not Dead

For Christmas this year, I was gifted a book about writing by a dear friend. The number one takeaway was one I tell my students and anyone else wondering how to be better at writing: write more, write always. The funny thing is, I had not been taking my own advice ....more

What Sluiter Nation is Watching

Spring was here for three seconds, and then it got cold again. Plus we have had a lot of rain. And also Alice and I are home a lot in the afternoons because of maternity leave ....more

First In, First Out

Back in September Eddie had his biannual dental cleaning, and the hygienist surprised both of us by telling us that his bottom two front teeth were loose. Eddie looked shocked, but proud. If I wasn’t trying to keep Charlie from touching all the dental tools, I would have had more of a reaction ....more

Gone Girl

I picked up...more

Rocking Through Spring Break

I was not looking forward to spring break. Not even a little bit. In fact, I watched the days tick down on the calendar with a sense of doom ....more

Until it Sleeps

There is a beast that lives inside my brain. It tells me untruths about my worthlessness and my capabilities. It threatens me my children and my husband’s lives ....more

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

I love to read books that are super good, but are...more

One Month

Dear Alice, Oh sweet girl, we made it through the first month of your life. Can you believe it? Nope ....more

Hippity Hoppity Easter Memories

The minute my crocus poke their heads out of the ground signaling the start of spring, I start thinking about my Grandma. ...more