About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. You have very cute shoes, even with the cracker 🙂
    Praying for you this week, Katie!

  2. I’m sending you giant smooshy virtual hugs, understanding, and an ear if you need it. You’re in my thoughts and prayers… hardcore.

  3. I’m really sorry that your week’s been so bad. I’m sure everyone is fine with you taking a break when you need it- you have a lot on your plate.

    And those really are supercute shoes. 🙂

  4. I found one of my daughter’s shoes inside one of my husband’s hiking boots one morning. It explained all the hopping and grunting I’d seen by the shoes the night before. It got stuck when she tried to walk around in his boots. 😉

  5. Love you.

  6. At least you saw the cracker before you put your foot in the shoe. I hope your week gets better.

  7. I figure as long as you didn’t put that cracker in your shoe yourself, you’re winning.

  8. I feel like this too! Hugs!

  9. Sending you hugs and sunshine.

  10. I’m sorry your week is bad. I have struggled with depression since my father’s suicice when I was 6.

    Every day. It’s a battle. Just to get out of bed. But, I pull through, just a patch job, but here, and there, with people like you, I pull through. Oh, and yeah…with AWESOME pictures of crackers in slippers to crack me up.

    That should be framed. I LOVE IT.

    Sent you an email, doll.

    • I got your email. you are awesome.

      and yes, a little cracker in my shoe was enough to tug a wee smile from my lips today.

  11. Whether it’s a cracker in your shoe or a messy teenage bedroom or dirty dishes left in the family room–these are the messy signs of love. My kids are 17,20 & 23 and they still drive me crazy with the messies. How different my life will be when they are all gone–which is next year, by the way. Uggh. I cannot fathom a perfectly clean house or having all the clothes in my closet because my 17-yr-old is not here to borrow them without asking. And you know, “crackers in shoes” still stress me out. Sigh. You think I would have learned after so many years of motherhood!

  12. Oh, babe. I’m so sorry. You let me know if there’s anything I can do for you from way over here, OK? Because I’d totally do anything. I’ll get together all my strongest lights and shine them into your tunnel, see if you can get a glimpse of them.

    Sending you love.

    • you are awesome. I love you. If you can shine a light into this tunnel, that would be great. Even the sun being out today is just not helping.

  13. Thinking of you as I am likewise a woman of few words on my site this week. *HUG*

  14. Sending many good thoughts your way. I hope things get better for you very soon.

  15. Three things…
    1) I love those shoes.
    2) You have my number. Call me so we can talk.
    3) I love you.

  16. know what? A cracker in a shoe is way better than a big piece of poop, so you know, there’s somewhat of a silver lining there 😉

  17. i’m thinking of you today. praying for peeks of light and sunshine.

  18. Things will be looking up soon. After all you clearly have footwear and snacks. Together. Which is genius in its own way.

    In the meantime, look at all the love for you poured out above?

    I know sometimes that doesn’t help. But it’s still there for you. Waiting. Like a cracker in your shoe (which is a pretty good simile, too. score.)

  19. I am so sorry Katie. Know that I am always ALWAYS here for you ok? I’ll hold your hand if you’ll hold mine. We can do this.

  20. All I can say is that I am sending virtual hugs to you and if nothing else, your cracker in the shoe picture made me smile for you!

  21. OMGosh that cracker in your shoe is crackin’ me up!!! We find stuff in our shoes all the time…or in my purse. I love it!

  22. A cracker, thats AWESOME! Your little guy just wanted to make sure you had a snack for the road!


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