Katie and her husband are proud parents of four busy kids (including twins!) and one mischievous puppy. In her free time, Katie enjoys waterskiing, basketball, boating, bowling, , photography, spending time with friends, and going to Daughtry concerts. ;)
Katie Kuenkel can relate to many moms of the world. She has worked full-time, she has worked part-time, she has taken her kids to daycare and she has been a stay-at-home mom.
Katie has four wonderful children where she now balances taking care of her home and working part-time.
"I have now been trying to re-learn the balancing act of taking care of my home and going back to work part-time. I have a whole new appreciation for mothers who do that. Many times I wonder, “how will I get it all done?!” when faced with laundry, dishes, vacuuming, cooking, and chasing my kids around the house every second of the day. But some friends of mine have given me some very wise advice…the first being to not expect to get it all done. You have to prioritize and let some of the non-important stuff go…and to get used to a messy house! And others have told me that having a job that takes you away from your children for even a short period of time makes you appreciate the time you have with them so much more. So very true. I have some smart friends!" ~Katie
The “Fantastic Four.” That’s what my husband calls our four kids. And I’d have to agree….they are pretty ‘fantastic!’ They are truly a blessing. But it’s appalling to me how some people assume that raising four kids must be more of a ‘curse’ than a blessing. Read More
I think it’s natural for all parents to worry about their kids and try to protect them at all costs. And we do this in the best way we know how. Read More
Have you ever heard the expression Keeping Up With the Joneses? Trying to match the lifestyle of your neighbors…or trying to possess similar things? Read More
Ever have one of those days when you feel like you’re the worst mother in the world?! Read More
It has been awhile since I last wrote. And to be honest with you, part of the reason was because I didn’t have the “perfect” topic to write about. I was waiting for something to inspire me. And yesterday, something did. It was a classic act of ‘mind-over-matter,’…of courage…and of determination. And here it is... Read More
Every spring, my mailbox and inbox are overflowing with information on the different camps and activities available to my kids during the summer. Read More
I knew my life would change the moment I found out I was having twins. However I don’t think anybody could have prepared me for the “double amount of love” that I soon would be privileged enough to witness between two individuals. Read More
It certainly was a ‘techy-kind-of-Christmas’ for many. But with all of these new gadgets to entertain our kids, are our kids forgetting how to entertain themselves?!? Read More
Halfway to 18. That’s all I can think about as my daughter gets ready to celebrate her 9th birthday tomorrow. Read More
I’m a sucker for a really good, inspirational quote. I have a bunch of favorites on the walls throughout my house. But I saw a quote on the wall at a friend’s house this summer that really resonated with me for some reason. It was a quote by none other than Dr. Seuss himself. Read More
A person never really understands what it’s like to be a parent until he or she becomes one. Read More
To many people, the thought of bringing four children under the age of 9 on a cross-country vacation might seem a bit insane. Read More