Author Archive | Katie Boerema

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Where to See Christmas Lights in Chattanooga

I have always loved driving around and looking at Christmas lights! It is one of the only ways I can still experience true childlike wonder. There is just something mesmerizing about the cold, dark world being transformed by the pureness of light. Another bonus to this tradition, now that I am a mother of three: I love confining […]

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MY "NO"VEMBER

My “No”vember

My default answer to everything is “yes.” I am notorious for double-sometimes-triple-booking myself. Not because I am scattered (well mostly not because of that), but because I don’t want to say “no.” If I have to go back and say “I’m sorry but I didn’t realize I had a conflict,” that is somehow better in my mind […]

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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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