Hi. I’ve had this letter to you on my heart for many, many months. Since my last blog and last newsletter my head has felt too foggy to write, my heart too overwhelmed, and my hands… way too busy to complete this message. As you may know Thanks, Julia opened its doors four months before the global pandemic began
It’s nearing 5:00am on Thanksgiving morning, I’ve just sat down to draft my next post. I’m in my downstairs office but I’m thinking about what’s left to do upstairs. I decided to do takeout from Duck Inn for our meal, pie from Hooiser Mama, and even ordered a tablescape and an arrangement from Flowers for Dreams. I’m actually at my
This week I spoke to two different parenting groups who asked me to share tips for managing the juggle working families are facing these days. I thought it would be helpful to share those here: Action can reduce anxiety. Take care of any small annoyances you’re dealing with to make life a little easier for you. I’m talking SUPER small,
Thanks, Julia’s concept popped into mind eight or nine months after Lou was born. I wrote about it here. In his honor, I opened for business on his first birthday, on November 8th, 2019. Going back to the beginning of this business reminds me of my initial purpose: I had a goal to help people live easier. I pictured this
I’m confident our teacher worked hard to help her early childhood parents through the distance learning curve last spring. I also think our school genuinely listened to parent feedback and tried, with all their might, to meet everyone’s needs for this upcoming year. But we still decided to leave. And now I’m a homeschooling parent. To be honest with you,
Parenting during covid is difficult. Being a good partner while staying home together around the clock, is kinda challenging. Being great at both parenting and partnership, at the same time, requires deft maneuvering. Throw in a global pandemic, and many of the struggles two-parent households are experiencing shine in glaringly bright light.
Welcome to week eight of sheltering in place with our children and both of our jobs during covid. Just livin’ life without whatever boundaries we once had between work and life. We’re missing our people, the teachers, extracurriculars, and nights out in public. One of the emotions I’m feeling a lot of is guilt. Guilt over complaining about
New Year, New You? One year has ended and a new decade is just about to begin. Here’s your fresh start to inspire and motivate you towards those goals to feel more present and in the moment. It’s prime planning time. Take some time today or tomorrow to strategize how you’ll get there. In this post, I’ll share four main
You can love that new baby more than anything and be absolutely enthralled by their new life joining yours. But the postpartum months are still hard. They can also be isolating, overwhelming, and be some of the most challenging days of your entire life. Enter Mama Bears. Founded by Melissa Engle, Mama Bears mission is to support mom with zero
This is Julia’s personal story of battling suicidal thoughts postpartum. Here’s how she prepared for life during the fourth trimester.
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