A Day in the Life…

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This post linked up with Writing Workshop: Share a day in your life represented only in pictures and the time the pictures were taken.

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. Oh, Katie…I love seeing your day! Just how I picture it…and those smiles? Awesome…

  2. I LOVED this wordless day in the life. Pictures truly are worth a thousand words. And you have great words, but this was very cool 🙂

  3. I love getting this glimpse into your life!

    • thanks! I look at it and see all the things I MISSED taking a picture of because I was too into what was going on. I mean, Cort is nowhere in any of these pics! Sad panda!

  4. Looks like a great day!

  5. Loving Charlie’s face in the bath picture.

    Thanks for sharing a glimpse into a day of your life!

  6. Cool post, thanks for sharing your day with us! I love seeing the sunrise in the morning too! I couldn’t help but notice no pets or husband in any of your pics. Hope you have both!

    • I do have a husband (he had class at night, so he happened to not be home this particular day), but no pets. Unless a fish is a pet…which I do not count because it can’t curl up on my lap. 🙂

  7. My daughter is a teacher, so my post was from the opposite perspective – what went on while she was in the classroom! Loved seeing how similar life with kids is!

    • ooo! I can’t wait to go check out your post! I always wonder what a day would look like from my kids’ perspective at daycare!

  8. Oh I love this, it says so much without saying anything. What a perfect day (especially the coming home to those cute kids part).

    • the only thing that would make it better was if my hubs could be home in the evening with us. He has class two nights a week. But we make do..I mean, look at those smiles. oh wait! You did! 🙂

  9. Seeing those bottles in the sink brought back memories. Ha. And what a great baby smile at 5:04. That bought back memories too.

    • Oh the bottles. They are SO not my favorite part of the day, but we need clean bottles! And the baby smiles? Those ARE the best part of my day 🙂

  10. This makes me smile SO hard. I dont need one word at all to see how your day pans out. The tub picture is currently killing me because SLOW DOWN CHA-WEE! And I wish I did see my bed at 10:02. Oh, how I wish.

    • Oh girl, tell me about it. Cha-Wee is SIX MONTHS OLD today! WHAAA!???

      And 10:02 is my new bedtime. It means things get left undone, but I have to make sleep a priority if I am going to stay mentally healthy for my students and my family. But it’s definitely hard!

  11. Oh, how great was that? I really enjoyed it. The bath pic is truly adorable!

  12. You’ve got two very cute little kiddos!

  13. Love the bathtub pic! SOOO cute 🙂

  14. This is wonderful…speaks volumes. I don’t know how you managed to work in the photos into that full day.

    • you know what’s funny? I look at this post and see all the gaps when I DIDN’T take a picture. So much more was happening, but I can’t have my camera in hand all day while teaching, momming, and everything else-ing 🙂

  15. What a day! 🙂

  16. The Scarlet Letter, before noon = brutal. I taught that one to Juniors and Honors Juniors. Rough as that was the first year, I still love that book.

    • YES! I teach it 2nd hour this year (8:40-9:40am) LOVE that book. The students always love it too…must be the scandal 🙂

  17. I love this! What a perfect look into your life.

  18. I love the way you did this post. Now I kind of want to do something similar.
    I love the happy face at 4:25.

    • I love it too! And it was a fun challenge. I thought it would be easy (and loading the post was easy), but remembering to take pictures all day was hard!

  19. Ooh I loved this. I want to do it now! Seeing your life in pictures was so endearing for some reason I can’t put my finger on.

  20. Hi Kate, I read your post at blogher. I also blog and I used to teach until my little one arrived. I don’t use my whole name. It’s more like all the family that have found my blog that I have to deal with. Anyway I think you are cool. 🙂

    • Hey Heather! Welcome to Sluiter Nation 🙂
      Ah to teach and blog. Such a conundrum. I started the blog long before I thought anyone would actually read it. Wasn’t even THINKING about the implications of coming up in a search. Sometimes I regret the decision, other times I feel like it keeps me honest and in check.

      Ps. I think you’re cool too.

  21. Cute cute CUTE! Love this one and great photos!

  22. Looks like fantastic day in a blessed life.

  23. Hi! I just found you via BlogHer. Seems we have a lot in common. I, too, suffer from depression and anxiety, although I’m on the coming back into the light. I’ve written about it on my blog and have wondered what would happen if students found it. Oh well – I don’t really have anything to ‘hide’. What’s the point anyway?

    I will continue to pop by!

    • Hi Teri! So glad you found your way here…I am going to have to head over to your blog too. Another teacher and depression/anxiety booty-kicker? Awesome. 🙂

  24. Oh I adore this! I felt like we just spent the day together. My favorite is 4:25 PM. 🙂

    I may have to copy this idea.

  25. such a cool idea! loved the peek into your routine 🙂


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