my words

I have been so blessed with this little gift for the written word, and more than that, I have BEEN blessed by my gift with the written word.

I don’t always get it right. I don’t always say it just how it was wanting to come out of my head.  But I get it right enough.

This week I’ve had wonderful things going on.

I wrote a post about a book I liked.

I have a giveaway to CafePress going on (a site I LOVE!)

I was syndicated on BlogHer.

I wrote a letter to Marissa Mayer.

And this other little letter I wrote grew legs and ran across the internet.

But the big thing…the thing that made my tummy do flip flops and my feet tingle…the thing that made me send an ALL CAPS EMAIL to Cortney was this:  I got news this week that some of my words {and my picture!} will be included in the May 2013 copy of Baby Talk Magazine.

My first time in actual print.

So if you find yourself in a Babies R Us or Buy Buy Baby or really any baby-related store in May, they will probably have some copies of Baby Talk on hand and if you want you can flip through and find me.



Good things.  Happy things.

No wonder I am so darn tired.

How about you? Tell me something good in YOUR life.

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. Go you, that’s so amazing!! Congratulations! I’m totally not surprised though, because your writing rocks.

  2. congratulations you amazing girl!!!
    SO happy for you and so well deserved.

    ENJOY every single moment of it.
    You truly do …ROCK.

  3. I am so very proud of you.

  4. Katie, I am SO happy for you! Wonderful success you’ve been having!

    I have been really happy because I finally got hired as a freelance writer to write about something I’m so passionate about – depression and anxiety! It’s a dream come true!

  5. Yay! Congrats!! Seeing your byline in print is a total thrill – you’ve earned it!

  6. Whaaaaa?! YAY!! Congrats! That’s so awesome!

    Something that’s good in my life? I’m going out with my girlfriend for happy hour tonight for the first time since …… good Lord I think it’s been over a year since I’ve gone out with her!

  7. Happy dance! So happy for you! Way to go, girl!

  8. TheNextMartha says

    YES!!! You rock. Very happy for you.

  9. Congratulations, my friend. That is amazing.

  10. HUGE Congrats to the overachiever who clearly nevah sleeps 😉

  11. Woo hoo! How wonderful for you, mama! 🙂

  12. CONGRATS! So many times congrats! 🙂

    I just got my first cheque for words that showed up in a magazine. I didn’t even want to cash it I was so elated. I wanted to frame it and look at it forever.

  13. I’m SO excited for you!!!! If there was a Babies R Us within two hours of me, I’d be buying it post haste. Instead I’ll just do a little happy dance at my desk. Which just got me a strange look by the Superintendent as he walked by. He should be accustomed to me by now.

  14. This is such GREAT NEWS!!!! You do have such a gift for the written word. I can’t wait to see the article. Something good in my life…..hmmmmm…. I’m finally getting my blog off the ground. The design is almost done! I just need to get writing:) I can’t wait!

  15. Congratulations Katie!! That is fabulous!

  16. I’m so excited to read it! The good news in my life…I get to read your fantastic work right before my baby is born! That’s good timing.

  17. Hey! I’m proud of you. 🙂 Good job girl.

  18. That is so exciting!!! Please remind us again cuz umm I have a horrible memory and I will for sure pick it up to see you in print!!!!!!!

  19. Say what?! You go girl. I love Baby Talk magazine. I’m so proud of you. I will look for it the next time I’m out. This is huge. Go you!!