About Katharine

Writer, speaker, counselor, educator, mom . . . .  

Dealt with the same five kids and kept them fed, in clothing, and off the chandeliers every day for a quarter century!

And wrote about it for fifteen years.

(That’s well over sixty magazine articles on YOUR topic.)

Grandmother of fourteen.

Wife of one.

Never could stand to part with these darling faces.

Could not stand to drop them off somewhere, no matter how wonderful that “somewhere” might be.

Could. Not.

They were mine; no one else could do my job my way. Here they are:Untitled design(3)

I love to cook the food that we have raised, ourselves. You know, the new rage: slowfood, art food, even some paleo–like my Granny before me . . .

I love sewing, cake decorating, and making my own herb products, too.

And laughing. And music. And games. And old movies with popcorn.

I drive a Ford truck.

I got old enough, I learned how to fix every ignorant mistake because I’ve made ’em.

So if your mistakes need fixing, you cannot get your children off the chandeliers, cannot figure how to home school, have run out of supper recipes, or run out of diapers, or wonder which end of the iron is up, or just need a shoulder to cry on, contact me on the Contact Page.

I answer a lot of questions.

It’s my way of giving back.

Veterans ought to give back, you know.

I have a lot to give; you might as well sign up for some in the sign-up space above.

The proof is in the pudding.

Here are a very few of the kind words from my magazine days:

“I always turn to your article first [. . .] I don’t care if I get around to the others.”  –Alicia T.

“I could not believe what I was reading. It gave me goosebumps. Your article was the word that I needed from God.”  –Amanda S.

“You [. . .] are among the most ardent home school writers that we know.”  –Jonathan Lewis, Editor, Home School Enrichment Magazine

“I told my mom, ‘This is SO true!'”  –Suzanna H.

Get answers, here! I’m happiest when I’m teaching and helping, whether in writing, one-on-one, or in group settings, so do not hesitate: Sign up for a free subscription, at the top of the sidebar. Almost always post weekly.

Go on, help yourself!

Or go to the Contact Page to ask ANY question — don’t be shy!

And come back real soon, y’hear?

I speak often on all sorts of topics related to womanhood and the deliberate, artful managing of a home in this wrecked world, helping women seek and find the real answers they need.

P.S. If you’re not sure about going home, yet, try my other site:  The Conquering Mom

27 thoughts on “About Katharine

  1. katharinetrauger says:

    Hello, Abigail! I have fourteen grandchildren, eight girls and five boys (plus one in the works) and they all live close around me.
    The older I get, the smarter my parents get, you’ve heard it before, I’m sure.
    Thanks for all the kind words and great hearing from you again!

  2. katharinetrauger says:

    Well, thanks for the kind comments, Andy! And what a great surprise! Hope you continue enjoying what you read here. You taught me half of what I know, after all . . .

  3. katharinetrauger says:

    And I, also, love YOUR site, your thoughts. I often go to yours first because it is like a rest from the weary world just to visit there. And I think YOU are the profound one. Ha. And gentle, so gentle. ❤

  4. katharinetrauger says:

    Hey! It’s great to see you here! I saw your post at the So Write group page and just get a kick out of finding other WordPress’ers. Hope you did not mind me making the comments I made. I really did enjoy the story. 🙂

    Thanks for your kind words, here. I hope your new year is very good for you, too. 🙂

    • tchistorygal says:

      Thanks, I really appreciate comments! I consider myself a neophyte in fiction, but writing all needs someone else’s input to refine it. It makes a group really fun if people actually read each other’s writing! 🙂

        • tchistorygal says:

          Wow, then I really do feel fortunate that you stopped to comment. I’m more of a non-fiction person, too. More journaling than anything, though. Polishing up work for a non-fiction piece takes a lot of ironing out the wrinkles as well. )

          • tchistorygal says:

            It takes a lot of time. I scroll down that site, and My 500 Words, and make a few comments, but I manage 6 FB sites and groups, and participate in 5 additional ones, 3 LinkedIn sites, and 2 groups, 3 Twitter sites, 2 Pinterest, and my own Google+, Instagram and I ignore the rest!

            • katharinetrauger says:

              What a list! I’m beginning to manage sites for others. Our dear local public librarian has loved my work for her and is trying to drum up a little business for me. Scary.

              • tchistorygal says:

                I volunteer my time for several organizations. They do love that I got them started. I will probably quit doing so much, once I’m off the executive cabinet in June. Good luck with your project. You may get very busy quickly – like you need more to do! 🙂

  5. katharinetrauger says:

    How very blessed I feel to have received a visit from our dear Mr. Shimon, this morning! Thank you, for your kind comments, here! I trust the many details of life have left you with some time for enjoying your over 20 grandchildren.
    My grandchildren’s interests are indeed varied, from acting and violin playing, to hunting and cooking, they cover a broad range. We take the older ones out for dinner and shopping, each on his own birthday, and learn so much about their individual personalities during those outings. Then once a year, our entire family converges at our house, which is not large enough for all of us, but makes such a happy confusion and many joy-filled memories.
    As you said, Sir, I’m always happy to get together with them.
    Thank you, again, for this delightful surprise visit!

  6. katharinetrauger says:

    Marsha! I love when you visit me with compliments! 🙂 I have lived a varied and full life, so far, and truly ought to be more grateful than I remember to be. Thanks for this reminder!

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