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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. OMG, how precious! Love his smile in the first picture!!! Enjoy your sweet baby boy. Congratulations to your entire family!

  2. He’s gorgeous, Katie! I am so happy for the Sluiter Nation. xoxo

  3. He is beautiful – that last picture is breathtaking. Congratulations to you all on the newest addition to your family.

  4. Eeek! Oh I’m so happy for you. Look at that happy big brother. Gorgeous.

  5. Congrats to you all! Let the journey begin…

  6. You look great and he is so so so adorable!! Congrats again!

  7. Congrats! Such a handsome little man

  8. Love…just love!
    Congratulations to you all. xoxoxo

  9. AHHH! He’s sooooo perfect!!! Congrats!!!! Love the pic of Eddie and Charlie!!!

  10. Oh, my goodness! Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful!

  11. Congratulations! Charlie’s so cute! Thanks for updating us with all the photos!!

  12. Congratulations, my dear! Enjoy the tiny bundle of cuteness!

  13. What a beautiful baby! Such a sweet smile in your first picture. Love all the photos!

  14. He is beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  15. What a cutie! Love that first picture!


  16. Oh. Love that first pic. Even the baby is smiling.

  17. Oh his smile in the first picture! That is quite possibly one of the sweetest birth pictures I’ve ever seen. Congratulations!

  18. Oh the way he is looking at you! Perfection. Congratulations!

  19. TheNextMartha says

    So beautiful. Doesn’t your heart just swell when you see Eddie and Charlie together? It’s my favorite.

  20. I love the little tentative smile on Eddie’s face.

    So beautiful. All the photos. No words are necessary. Congratulations! So lovely!! <3

  21. He’s going to make an awesome snuggle buddy! Holy….Eddie is so proud. Congrats to all of you and here’s to a speedy recovery momma!!

  22. Awww CONGRATULATIONS and he is GORGEOUS (as is his momma). Enjoy!

  23. Lookin good Momma. Congrats!

  24. Congrats! Relish and enjoy these moments.

  25. Look at his face in that first pic! What an awesome shot. And the one of him with Eddie is so precious. No wonder you’re in love!

  26. Congratulations on that beautiful new baby!

  27. *tear* So handsome!! Huge congrats to you and your family!

  28. Oh, the love. It overflows.

  29. Aww, the one of Eddie holding Charlie almost made me cry. And want baby #2!!! Congratulations, Sluiters!

  30. I know it’s been a long road getting here but he is gorgeous. I am so happy for you and Congratulations.

  31. AAh so sweet!! Congratulations. He is absolutely beautiful.

  32. Charlie is PERFECT! Congratulations!

  33. congratulations! he’s beautiful!

  34. I love all the smiles in the first one! And the big brother picture – precious! Congrats!!

  35. Dude…the smile is priceless. It’s like he’s saying “I’m here bitches”…but not swearing…he hasn’t met Aunt Kim from Canada yet 😉
    He’s a doll.
    And you all look so happy.
    I’m so happy.
    You deserve this moment.

  36. Congratulations Sluiter family! Charlie is gorgeous! LOVELY!

  37. Oh I always get so teary when I see newborn pictures, especially that moment when big brother sees baby brother. Precious!! Congratulations to you and your adorable guys!

  38. Congratulations! He’s adorable!

  39. Congratulations! Doesn’t Eddie look so big now!?

  40. He’s gorgeous! Congratulations!!!!

  41. Mazel tov! So happy for all of you! I want you to know something is on the way, and I couldn’t participate because – being Jewish – we are very superstitious about welcoming babies into the world before they actually get here.


    I am so thrilled for you.

    Over the moon!

    And now I can say I love the room!

    And I love the birth story!

    And I love your doctor!

    And I love that you are freaking blogging days after having your baby, you maniac!

    I hope Big Brother loves Charweeeee!

    And remember, we are here for you if you need us!

  42. And did I say I love Cort’s smiling eyes?

  43. Congratulations Katie!

  44. Amazing! Congratulations to the whole family!

    The pic of Charlie and Eddie is a heart melter. So much love.

    Hope you are feeling well, Katie. Sending lots of support your way 🙂

  45. Absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing. Congratulations sweet lady and to the family too!