Katie Augustine

Katie Augustine
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Hi, I'm Katie, a teacher by training who is currently loving the SAHM life. I live in Chesaning with my husband, principal of Zion Lutheran School, and our three young kids. My roots are in Milwaukee, but have been a small-town Michigander for the past 6 years and love it! I run a toddler/baby playgroup called Mornings with Mommy in Chesaning - come check us out! My loves include coffee, reading, cooking, writing, my family, and Jesus most of all. Being a mother is a great blessing, and I am grateful to be a contributor with Mid Michigan Moms - can't wait to journey through motherhood with you!

I’m Not Going to Let You Quit Kindergarten: A Lesson in Grit

The other day at school pickup, my tow-headed daughter shuffled down the sidewalk toward me, her big pink backpack dwarfing her small frame. As she drew closer, I knew something was wrong. Even though...

But…Who Said “Size Small” is the Goal?

Ahhh, summer, the time of the year that I feel the most self-conscious about my size. That long, sweaty time of the year where moms everywhere cringe at the idea of donning swimsuits or...

Scrubbing the Potty Chair: A Metaphor for Motherhood

A few months ago, my toddler started ripping off his diaper... all day long. Every time a drop of urine escaped, it was gone. Suddenly, he was going through about 10 diapers a day....

A Performance Review for Moms: Am I Doing a Good Job?

It’s a thought that keeps even the most confident of us awake at night... Am I doing a good job as a mom? If you are anything like me, this question crosses your mind constantly:...

Rediscovering The Simple Joy of Mud

It was about three weeks into the "stay at home" order at our house when we hit a wall. We were bored. Little did I know that our boredom would lead to mud.  The first...

6 Great Gifts for Postpartum Moms

The first weeks postpartum are some of the craziest of your whole life, whether it is your first, second, or eighth kid. Your emotions are on a hormone-fueled roller coaster: you're euphoric that your...

The Surprising Pros and Cons of Living Far Away From Family

In 2013, I married my husband and moved from Wisconsin to Michigan. I had just graduated college so it was a summer of colossal changes. I suddenly found myself in a new state with...

Dear Son – I’m Sorry You Won’t Be The Baby Anymore

My Dear Son, My due date with Baby #3 is fast approaching. In less than a month, you will be a big brother. It's something we have talked about for months, something that your older sister already adores. She is so ready to be a big sister to this new baby, more excited than she was to become a big sister for you. It's you I worry about

The Complete Extrovert’s Guide To Being a Stay-At-Home Mom

As soon as I found out I was expecting my first child four years ago, my husband and I sat down and discussed what we would do about childcare. We live several states away...