Posts That Made me Go BOOM {7}

Hello and happy weekend!

Hopefully you’ve had a lovely week and are looking for some good reads to start your weekend, because I’ve got ’em for you!

Even though I don’t have daughters, I am usually drawn to posts about raising them…maybe because I’m a girl…I don’t know.  This week I read something by Elizabeth from The Writer Revived about her aversion to Barbie in her piece Lessons from Barbie. I think her piece was really thought out–even if I disagree about Barbie being bad.  What do you think?

Any of you who follow me on twitter know that from time to time I love to “live tweet” certain TV events.  Red Carpet coverage (um…OSCARS tomorrow!!!), Worst Cooks on Food Network, and from time to time political stuff.  That is why I LOVED Elena’s (of Ciao Mom) post The Tweet to Television Connection. Have you noticed shows have hashtags for you to use now?  Is TV affected by twitter?  Awesomely thoughtful piece.

I have to admit, many times I click over to read Babble posts because the readers/commenters crack me up.  I have no idea where they come from with their snarky attitudes, but Beth Anne’s (The Heir to Blair) response to some naysayers about working moms made me stand up and slow clap this week. My favorite quote in her piece, Where I Address a Really Obnoxious Opinion, is this: “Working mothers don’t like being told that we don’t parent, just like stay at home mothers don’t like being told that they don’t work.”  Boom, BA.  Boom.

And lastly, my love Kimberly of All Work and No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something wrote a beautiful piece about how difficult postpartum depression made it to bond with her son in her piece Bonding over at Jenna’s place, Made More Beautiful. This piece makes my heart so happy…because despite all the shit of going through depression, Kim and Chunky have one of the best momma/son relationships ever.


Looking for more of my writing?

I had two pieces this week at Borderless News and Views: No Free Speech in Schools and My Invitation to Rick Santorum.

I also had a poem published this week at Every Day Poets: sticks and stones.


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. Thank you so much for spotlighting my post! There’s a great discussion going on in the comments, and I love it! 🙂

  2. Thanks Katie!!! It was a post that I have been thinking about for a while– loved the great conversation that resulted from the post and the many different perspectives!

  3. Thank you so much Mama.
    Truly honoured.