I Believe…

in doing the right thing.

talking things out is always better than the alternative.

ear buds are a rude invention.

in telling your kids the most age-appropriate truth you can when they ask questions.

that books can change lives.

Day 2 hair can be infinitely better looking than Day 1 hair.

a text from a good friend can make the whole day better.

social media can be just as uplifting and comforting as it can be damaging and dividing.

words have power.

I am my daughter’s most important role model.

there are not boy color and girl colors, there are just colors.

authentic Mexican food can make everything all better.

kindness and love win.

in snail mail.

sleep is the best medicine…after laughter.

actions speak even louder than words.

in family traditions–the sillier, the better.

math is hard.

a cute pair of shoes can make a whole outfit feel awesome.

in cooking for someone when they have experienced a big life event.

in myself.

I believe.

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. The other day, at karate, someone mentioned “not wanting” to wear purple pads because “they were a girl color” and I nearly lost it. There are colors, there are toys, but there are no such thing as “boy things” and “girl things” (unless we’re talking about body parts and/or restrooms)

  2. Love this. Especially a fan of the age-appropriate truth, sometimes these conversations are hard to have but it’s worth it to have them.

  3. This is why I cherish our friendship….you’re my people.

  4. I believe in these things too. But especially in Mexican food. 😉