The Wrong Side of Grief

The Wrong Side of Grief

It was unbelievable that my dad randomly dropped dead. In those first weeks denial was a powerful ally I clung to fiercely. In the dazed aftermath it seemed logical, even reasonable, that I could tackle the proverbial stages of grief in my own timeframe. It also felt...

They’re Spoiled- YOU Are The Problem

I didn’t realize our kids were spoiled until I noticed all the debri everywhere. My name is Julie and I have spoiled kids. I don’t know when or how this happened, but I’m pretty sure it began in-utero. Can I blame Babies R Us and all other maternity products marketed...

5 Things Your Kids Need From You

Parenting hasn’t been the gentle walk I envisioned, it’s been a tsunami that continually humbles me. Life would be easier if I had robotic children, but God wouldn’t receive a drop of glory because I’d steal it all and walk in my own strength. This list of recycled...

10 Trail Tips For Hiking With Kids…And Enjoying It

When the pregnancy test was positive, my husband got a cold sweat and jitters. We had just decided to begin a family and BAM it was happening! The first six months were surreal. Aside from being exhausted, I barely had a baby bump and we were still our active selves...
5 Things Parenting Taught Me About God

5 Things Parenting Taught Me About God

Becoming a mom hasn’t been what I expected. Sure, I knew there would be sleepless nights, blowouts and crying. There would be oodles of snuggles, kisses and laughter (non of which I will ever get enough of), but I have been overwhelmed at what parenting has taught me...

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