a bit wordless

I am with them every day, yet…

I did NOT see all this growing up they have been doing this summer.


I wrote the last in my series about school choices over at Borderless News and Views: Getting Schooled: Part V: Public Schools

I am also at Baby Gizmo today with an article about taking small kids to the beach: How NOT to be Beach Bummed

There is a GIVEAWAY for a $50 credit to minted.com over on the Giveaway Page!

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. It happens too fast. So unfair.

  2. They look so alike, your boys. I can’t believe they grow so fast. How, how, how??

  3. I think I need to quote a musical here.
    Fiddler on the Roof
    “Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
    Blossoming even as we gaze”

  4. When I leave for work in the morning, my two are usually somewhere between asleep and “just getting up.” If I spend any time with them, it’s to change a diaper – seldom do I have any more time.

    So, when I come home from work at the end of the day, I swear, they’re bigger . . . like, measurably bigger. Heck, now, carrying CJ up the stairs leaves me more winded than most of my lunchtime workouts.

  5. it’s devastating, isn’t it? cute photos.

  6. It really is not fair that they have to grow up so quickly.