Posts That Make me Go BOOM! {10}

I have been reading a LOT lately.

It’s mostly because I am trapped under a baby.  Ok, trapped is a bad word, because really, I don’t think there is anything more lovely than having an infant curled up under your chin.

Because Charlie has developed a penchant for sleeping with a buddy this week, I have developed a new system:  I read everything I see posted on facebook, twitter, and in my google reader.

If it’s so good I can hardly stand it, I save the link for this post.

The downside is that I don’t get to comment on much, but I DO read more, and that is more fun for me, honestly.

Anyway, I have a LOT of great things I hope you didn’t miss this week.

The new movie, Bully, is coming out soon and many bloggers have been posting about bullying to spread the word.  I am actually doing a post about this at BNV on Tuesday, but a few of my fave posts this week were from JR at Sex and the Single Dad with his post, Bully and Alex at Late Enough with her post We Are All Bystanders of Bullying. It is Time to Speak Up.

And oh my Lordy be, My Toddler is a Supervillian brings another awesome one with The Day Before Easter–or as I like to call it, Armageddon Saturday. I simultaneously feel better about myself and see myself in her situations.  And yes, I have wanted to “skillet” my son before.

I caught this one from The Power of Moms as a link that was shared on facebook: Your Children Want YOU! As soon as I shared it on facebook, I had a bunch of comments thanking me for sharing it.  Trust me.  If you have kids and feel like you’re just not good enough most days, you NEED to read this.

I don’t normally promote The Bloggess, because she does that quite well on her own, but this one hit me right in my anxiety-ridden face: Amelia and Me.

And lastly, I made a new friend today via the twitters (I’ll tell that story at a later time), and when I clicked to her blog, my mouth fell open.  The post that stared at me was exactly, exactly what I feel.  Read Breaking the Lies of Silence by  Kacia of Coconut Robot


Want some more of my writing?  I have a post over at Borderless News and Views today about how the chores are (or aren’t) distributed in many households called Honey Do or Honey Don’t?

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. I am so humbled + honored!!

    so happy you’re my new friend!! Hopefully one day? an IRL friend!!!


  2. Thanks again for some great weekend reading. I sure do love these posts!

  3. Managed to catch some of these posts, and thank you for the one I didn’t!! Have a great weekend with your boys!