Katie Kuenkel

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

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

THE TALK

I kept putting off having “The Talk” with my daughter. I kept making excuses. But eventually, I knew I couldn’t put it off anymore. The time had come. She was starting to ask questions. And I wanted to be the one to give her the answers. Read More

I am Mr. Crood

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

Learning as I go....

Let me set the record straight. Just because I am the hostess of “Moms Everyday,” it does not make me an expert. I am not the perfect mom. I am not a super-mom. Far from it. Read More

Keeping Up with the Joneses

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

Tips for Twins

It has been almost 5 years to the date when I found out I was expecting twins. At the time, I didn’t know any other mothers of twins that I could turn to for advice about how to raise twins. I knew nothing. Read More

So...What Exactly is a Super Mom?

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you’re the worst mother in the world?! Read More

Mind Over Matter

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

The Power of Play

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

Keeping It Real

I started out Mother’s Day 2012 celebrating my ‘day of freedom from obligations’ at home…but I returned that night with a whole new feeling of appreciation. Read More

Everybody Needs a Twin

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

What About Dad??

There have been a few instances recently where I have told someone that I am the hostess of a new “Moms Everyday” show. If there is a man within earshot, I often hear the response, “Well, what about Dad?!” Read More

A "Techy" Kind of Christmas

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

Sticking Up For Thanksgiving!

That’s right. I’m sticking up for my favorite holiday—Thanksgiving….which seems to have been getting overshadowed more and more each year by Christmas. Enough is enough. I’m taking a stand. Read More

Halfway to 18

Halfway to 18. That’s all I can think about as my daughter gets ready to celebrate her 9th birthday tomorrow. Read More

Smile Because It Happened!

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

Mother Really Does Know Best

A person never really understands what it’s like to be a parent until he or she becomes one. Read More

"So, How Do You Feel About Twins?"

So, how do you feel about twins?!” It was a phrase I’ll never forget, and one that changed my life (and my family’s life) forever. Read More

Summer Vacation With Small Children

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

First Blog Ever!

What do you want to hear from a mom you’ve never met? What would capture your attention? What would make you want to read more? And more importantly, why would you want to listen to ME??! I’m just a mom. “Just” a mom? Is there such a thing? Hmmmm… Read More