Hi, my name is Katie. I'm married to Alex, and he's my guy. My three babies are Harper Kristin (December 2012), Cannon Lee (May 2014), and Jordi Daniel (November 2015).  Three babies in three years, and we could not love our crazy life with them more. In October of 2016, my precious Cannon was diagnosed with autism, and it messed me up enough to get real clear with Jesus about what something so 'wrong' could mean about a God who always does right.  But like He always does, Jesus showed up in my shakiest places and steadied my footing for the journey He has asked us to walk. I won't tell you it is easy, but I will tell you that for the first time in my life I am truly learning what grace for grace (John 1:16) really means. 

I write because the most sense I can make of the world comes through two things: knowing Jesus and putting words on paper.  So that's what I do here. Just Enough Brave is about my faith, my family, my community, and figuring out how to live into a life that is just a little bit brave, all for God's glory. 

And because one can tell a lot about a person by a good list of favorites, mine include: my navy blue sherpa throw blanket, Trader Joe's cold brew coffee, lululemon yoga pants, our overstocked bookshelf, late nights and hard questions, sharpie pens, my journal Bible, college football Saturdays, and anything that starts with the words salted caramel.

You can find me sharing snippets of our life over on Instagram // And when I actually remember I have it, on Twitter.


I am also a contributor at Coffee + Crumbs, a collaborative blog all about motherhood: the good, the hard, the funny, and everything in between. Our first book, The Magic of Motherhood, came out in April of 2017, and we hope it continues to be an encouragement to moms everywhere for a long time.


Podcasts: It was a true privilege to talk about motherhood, faith, special needs, and a whole lot of other things including my love for sharpie pens with some of my friends on the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, the Open Door Sisterhood podcast, the Perfectly, Wonderfully Made podcast, and at Tears of Gold

Want to chat more? I would love it!  Email: katiemblackburn@gmail.com

I'm so glad you're here.
Soli Deo Gloria.