• Karin’s Go To Salad Dressing

    I’ve been living on hearty salads with this super simple and delicious dressing. It’s just the right balance of flavors and can be made with ingredients you likely already have.

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Recent Posts

See what’s been on my mind and served on our table, what’s happening at home or where I’m headed next. Find new favorites, encouragement, inspiration, connection…and a few laughs.


  • The Birth of My Third Son: A Story of Intuition, Trauma, and the Pursuit of Accountability

    Detailed below is a description of the delivery process and the intense recovery I endured after giving birth to my third son. Please be aware that some of the details might be triggering to some. I share my experience in hopes that it helps hold doctors accountable for their actions and reaffirms that if you are someone who went through something similar, you are not alone.

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  • Our Kitchen Built-In: A 1980s Makeover

    Take a look at the newest addition to our home renovation project with our newly remolded 1980’s built-in! Learn what we did, and get inspiration for your home, too!

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  • NOLA: Our First Adventure

    Come to NOLA with my husband and me, and find the best hotels, food, sights, and everything in between to help you plan your next trip!

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  • Family Meeting and Donuts: How We’ve Improved Our Family’s Communication and Routine

    Learn how we implement weekly family meetings to instill good habits, build trust and confidence, and keep the whole family on track with day-to-day happenings and routines!

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  • Primary Bedroom Reveal at our White House

    Take a look at the big reveal of our primary bedroom in our old house! Find our favorite items, decorating tips, and more to implement into your own home and decor.

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Karin Stortz

About Joy in the Meantime

I’m Karin (Ka-Rin). I care deeply about family, home, cooking, mental health, travel and design. Joy in the Meantime is a blog and community centered on everything from recipes to real talk about real life. From the beautiful to the messy and the serious to the silly, I love capturing and sharing everyday moments.

Karin Stortz

About Joy in the Meantime

I’m Karin (Ka-Rin). I care deeply about family, home, cooking, mental health, travel and design. Joy in the Meantime is a blog and community centered on everything from recipes to real talk about real life. From the beautiful to the messy and the serious to the silly, I love capturing and sharing everyday moments.

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