Author Archive | Katie Boerema

The Girl Who Loves Football

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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Why I Hate Fixer Upper

When I typed the title of this post, I immediately ducked as if rotten eggs were already being hurled at me. I fear the hate mail I will receive and perhaps should be concerned about my personal safety. I am not sure I can bear the weight of the fury and outrage sure to come upon me. When I picture Chip and JoJo reading the title […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Journaling

I have always loved to write. Since becoming a mom, however, I can barely complete a thought let alone write. My brain is constantly spinning with a myriad of details: signing papers; packing snacks, lunches, school bags and a diaper bag; returning calls; finishing work-related tasks; planning the meals and activities; buying the groceries…you get the picture. If you read my Mommy Brain post, you may already understand […]

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Chattanooga VBS Guide – Summer 2016

My sister and I always joke that our mom (a teacher, well-deserving of her three-month break) sent us to a Vacation Bible School every single week during the summer. It didn’t matter if it was at a Methodist, Baptist, or Presbyterian church, if a bus ran by our house, we were on it, off to learn about Jesus […]

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Raising Superheros (Volunteering with Your Kids)

Let me just brag for a second…my six-year-old is a SUPERHERO! I mean a saving-the-world-one-green-bean-can-at-a-time superhero! Just look at her go! This past Thursday my oldest daughter and I volunteered at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s Family Night. They have these on the first Thursday and first Saturday of every month. I am not kidding you, it […]

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My “Mommy Brain” Blunders

Lately I forget many things, but I remember the day it happened. I was leaving an OB appointment when I was pregnant with my first baby. I was stopped at a traffic light stationed at the Parkridge Hospital exit, waiting to turn left across McCallie Avenue. Feeling an impatient urge to go, I gunned it. Yes, that’s right! I turned left […]

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