Posts That Made Me Go “Boom!”

This has been a busy week on the ole interwebs.

So let’s get this list of suggestions started, shall we?

First of all, I had no idea when I posted about my decision to have another C-section that others would be posting about potential controversial subjects too and that tempers would roar and lash out against those of us who have gone the way less chosen.  AND Anderson Cooper aired a show today fanning the flames of the SAHM vs Working Mom fires.

Things got crazy, people.

There were lots of posts written in response to all this Mommy War business, but my favorite by far was by Tracy at Sellabit Mum:  Mommy Wars–Let’s End it Over a Glass of Red Wine.  She added much-needed brevity and laughter to this ridiculous situation.  And reminded me of how much I miss a nice glass of vino.

Moving along….because I was thinking about Charlie coming on March 13, I have been fantasizing about what it will be like to be a mom to TWO boys.  KLZ at Taming Insanity recently joined this club and she is not helping my eagerness to get Charlie here.  Check out Before and After.  Not only will you giggle, you will swoon.

This question surfaced a bunch this week too: Why do we blog? I have read a number of posts this week about making money blogging, writing to get the words out, blogging for others, blogging to cope, blogging for funsies.  And then I read frustrated bloggers question loss of subscribers/readers.  Who do we blog for?  John of Daddy Runs A Lot did a good job rambling working through this question in his post Where I Blog About Blogging.

Sometimes you’re reading along in your reader and you HAVE to click through because something hits you in the face with its beauty and clarity.  That is how I felt reading Music Melts All the Separate Parts of Our Bodies Together by the lovely Cameron of Cameron G. Garriepy. It reminded me so much of Eddie, that tears welled up.

And lastly, you need to read Being Grateful and Warm by Sherri of Old Tweener.  Somehow she is able to take what I think and describe it so eloquently, I have no need to ever post about it.  Just give you the link to her words.  And this post?  Oh this is something I turn over in my heart a lot.

These posts all made me sit back in my chair and utter, “BOOM!”

I think you’ll see what I mean.

Oh, and if you need some more?  Jog on over to Natalie at Mommy of  a Monster and Twins for some more good reads!

Happy reading…and happy weekend.


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. All great choices, Katie!
    You just wait til Charlie arrives. KLZ is so, so right. Once you have a 2nd kid, you stare at your first one in a whole new perspective. It’s crazy.

  2. Aw! Thanks for the mention, Katie. Good company I’m in!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I’m headed to check them out 🙂

  4. Thanks for all the great links! I really connect with your posts, being a mom with two young children. I look forward to getting to know you better as you become a mom of two. And yes, my oldest child grew a foot and a half in the moments after her little brother was born. Crazy.

  5. First off, I am so honored to be included in this amazing list! And secondly…could you have picked as better title for your feature?? I think not! xoxo

  6. SWEET!

    I have read all five of these posts.

    Let’s BOOM together, lady.

    (Did that sound dirty? ;-))

  7. Thank you so much for including mine…soon there will be wine for you. Soon. xoxo

  8. Thanks for this recap! I’ll be doing some blog hopping to read all these lovely posts!

  9. LOVED Tracy’s post and of course, Sherri’s too and I do believe I may have inspired John’s. Just sayin’ 🙂 I need to read the others. SO happy you are doing this.

  10. Thanks for including me 🙂