Posts that Make me Go BOOM! {12}

It’s Saturday again.

Wait.  It’s Saturday again?  Really?


I am not a fan of how quickly these weeks are going by.

Anyway, in the blur that was this week,  I did a wee bit of reading (and writing).

Here are the most noteworthy of what I read this week:

First, Tracy of Sellabit Mum wrote I Hold These Truths Only Until They Aren’t True Anymore… dispelling the idea that her life is perfect and lucky just because that is what she chooses to write about.  Not only did I giggle a lot, but I appreciated the fact that she gently reminds us that we can’t judge anyone based on their blog…because we don’t know the rest of the story.

Alison of Mama Wants This! wrote a post asking the simple question “why do you blog” in her post, This Is About Blogging. This is actually something that has been bumping around in my head ever since I wrote about how blogging is not my business a couple months ago.  And I have a draft that I have gone back to no less than a scazillion times about why I have this space.  The conversation in the comments is really heated in some places on this post, but it’s a really timely question for a lot of bloggers, in my opinion.

And lastly this week, I stumbled upon a link to a blog called AndersonFamilyZoo’s Blog by a woman by the name of Jen who is healing from cancer and has chemotherapy.  She is currently bald and wearing it proudly.  The post that was shared, Bald on the Run, is one where she asks for specific prayers and mentions that she reads comments during chemo.  How can you not go tell her you’re thinking of her?


Last week I forgot to tell you that I had a post at BNV about bullying: Bullying: Not Just A Lesson For Kids.

Today I have a post up about what I think about my 2-year old using my Nook and Cort’s tablet: Toddlers and Tablets

And I finished a book this week and then wrote about it:  American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell


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. Omigosh, thank you for sharing and liking my post, Katie! And to share space with Tracy, the woman I stalk???? Like, dude, my dreams come true.

    I loved Jen’s post too. I hope she stays strong and loved all the comments she got on her post.

    Happy weekend to you and your boys! xo

  2. THANK YOU for the shout out to JEN. I hope everyone who stops by here today clicks over and holds up this amazing woman in love and support.

    Her post on running while bald from chemo is a heart breaker at the same time as being a victory song!

    You can’t help but pull for her.

    She is the mom of very small children, and is embracing her battle with cancer with all she’s got.

    If you read her blog, you can hear her clear voice shouting our for strength. Jen loves comments and saves them to read during her chemo treatments, when she eats them up like delicious candy.

    She is beyond words, and I truly wish you’d all click over and have your lives blessed by this post.

    THANK YOU so much, KATIE!!!!!!!!!

  3. You are so kind to include me!! xoxo Loved Alison’s post so much and also you are so sweet to include Jen and her story. We all need to show her some love. xo

  4. did you see bully yet? i went to gr to see it last weekend with a couple of friends, it was really good.