The Home Stretch

I just fell over laughing at this comparison. First, I apparently gave up with Eddie and Charlie by this point. Was I living in jammies or what? ...more

Friends with Netflix

There has been a lot going on in the house of Sluiter lately. It seems like every day is packed and hurried with getting up, getting dressed, getting out of the house, work, school, pick up, dinner, baths, jammies, homework, stories, bedtime. REPEAT ....more

9 Things I Wonder About Other Writers

While I was reading blogs–yes, I still do that–I came across this post by my friend Alison, which was inspired by Kristen. I really liked it. I have been thinking a lot about that label “writer” lately ....more

Blissfully Ignorant

“I think I’m afraid of her already,” I told my therapist. “What do you mean by ‘afraid’?” “I don’t even know, I’m not sure ‘afraid’ is the right word at all. But I feel something foreboding ....more

Out With The Old

Well, well, well 2014. So you’re finally over, eh? Can’t say I am too sad about that ....more

Caught in the Whirlwind

This guy had a birthday 20 days ago and I feel sort of like a jerkstore for not mentioning it here. December was crazy busy and I clearly haven’t been writing as much as I would like, but that is no excuse. This guy is probably the #1 most important person in my life and I didn’t even mention his turning 36 ....more

Growing a Sluiter

Because my blog went wonky for a few months, I haven’t been putting many pictures up. BUT that is FIXED! So I can finally share some bump photos ....more

Merry Netflix Christmas

This year I have been a bit of a slacker in the way of decorating for the holidays. Part of it is out of practicality. Charlie is two-and-a-half and while Eddie could go ahead and NOT TOUCH all the things at that age, Charlie is more of a destroyer of all the things ....more

twenty-eight weeks, eleven to go

Dear Alice, If everything goes ok and you and I both stay nice and healthy, we have eleven more weeks of you on the inside. At this time (9:04am) in eleven weeks, you will probably be here. Your brothers may already have met you ....more

I can’t handle it

I don’t really know what to do with my heart and brain. My jaw dropped yesterday when I saw the Eric Garner news. In retrospect I guess I should be shocked, but I was beyond shocked ....more