Author Archive | Katie Boerema

BACK TO BUSY- (3)

Back to Busy: Budgeting Family Time During the School Year

I’ll never forget when a mom a few years down the road of life informed me that life gets busier as children get older. I couldn’t comprehend her statement at the time, because my life with three little kids seemed so hectic! However, when my firstborn started kindergarten along with gymnastics and piano lessons, I […]

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Nurturing Sibling Relationships (2)

FRIENDS FOR LIFE: Nurturing Sibling Relationships

My husband and I have three precious (but HUMAN) daughters. Our house is constantly abuzz with the sounds of siblings. Sometimes our ears are delighted with tinkling giggles but often our heads pound from the endless screeching, screaming and sobbing.  “She won’t let me play with the (insert absurdly noisy toy)!” “She called me stupid!” […]

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WhyWeLoveAmericanGirl

Take All of Our Money, American Girl

When I was growing up, just receiving the American Girl catalog was a big deal. Though I never owned one of the beautiful dolls, I loved transposing myself into the time periods of the books. History came alive to me through these stories. I was Kirsten Larson coming to America and working hard on the frontier; I was Samantha Parkington […]

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The Girl Who Loves Football

It’s fall. It’s a chilly, misty morning. The fog is heavy and ethereal, shadows and sunlight dapple the winding country road. I can hear cows bellowing, roosters crowing, trains shrieking and my dad whistling. I’m fourteen. My family (mom, dad and little sister) is on its way to Knoxville, because… It’s Football Time in Tennessee. I realize I am writing […]

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