The Peace that Passes Understanding

I don’t believe in coincidences. Therefore the timing of us going back to church as regular members one year ago coinciding with the installation of our new minister who just happened to be the husband of a teacher friend I had lost touch with felt incredibly planned…by someone. Sometime last summer Cortney and I decided to put more effort into getting to church on Sunday mornings ....more

Netflix and Milestones

We are sort of in the middle of the Milestone Age of Parenting here in Sluiter Nation. With a kindergartener and a 2-year old, it seems like we have a new milestone around here all the time. Eddie has started to read and write ....more

Wild Sluiters

Kratt-mania has taken over Sluiter Nation. The Sluiter brothers are enamored with the Kratt brothers. It started out innocently enough: Wild Kratts came on after Word Girl on PBS after school while I was making dinner ....more


Yesterday was the big ultrasound. All was healthy and well. And then we found out the sex of the baby ....more

No Guarantees

::Looks around:: It’s been awhile since I wrote anything here. That’s because my blog got hacked and I couldn’t log in and then when I hired someone amazing to help, she found buggy wonky files all OVER the place. It’s like my blog got Ebola ....more

Get The Behavior You Want…{Review}

I totally never read parenting books. Ok that is a lie. I read...more

on cloud b

When Eddie was smaller and before we had Netflix, he was very into every commercial that had an “order now” at the end of it. “I want that!” was frequently heard around our house. When he started earning quarters for the extra chores he does around the house, he even stated that he was saving for one of those Stuff It things that you can supposedly clean up your whole room with and it will look like a fluffy animal when you’re done ....more

soccer season

Before we had kids, Cortney and I talked about how we would absolutely...more

Netflix Equals Family Night

We have been...more

Project 365 {week 39}

I’m on time with this post! I am also fueled by like a pound of sour jelly bellies. what? ...more