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Julie

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Julie is a mom of five boys and one girl. She is a runner, biker, yoga instructor and socializer. That about sums it up. Believe it or not, she really does enjoy the soccer, cross country, swim team, track, dance classes, basketball, and theater her kids are involved in as long as she has another mom (or dad) to talk to during these events. Julie is starting a new adventure going back to school to get her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Edgewood College.

Homeostasis. No One Wants You To Change

There is a theory in family therapy called homeostasis. You may or may not remember it from biology. The definition, according to the dictionary is:  the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements,...

Why Does This Keep Happening? Another Kid Graduates High School

Somehow, I ended up with having another senior graduate from high school this year. For those of you keeping track at home, this is kid number three out of six for me. No Usual Cues Despite...

Adventures in Grad School – Pandemic Style

I honestly do not know how I did it, but somehow I managed to get through two semesters of graduate school in the year of COVID. Not only did I go through a drastic...

I don’t have to be productive (to be relevant)

I don’t have to be productive to be relevant.  This is my new mantra in life. Maybe you need to use it too? After all, there seems to be a societal standard in which we...

My Unofficial Guide to the Best Running Trails Around Madison

I was nominated to write this post because, "Julie likes to run a hundred miles (or something)," Fair enough. I DO like to run and yes, when I can, a trail is my first choice. Many...

Top Priority: Don’t Kill Your Sister

We say it with a hint of sarcasm, but my kids all know that we're serious. Any decisions made over the last year as to what we should or should not do when it...

Wisdom Teeth Extraction: The Most Excitement I’ve Had in Months

2020 has been weird as we all know. Nothing about it has been normal. So when my seventeen year old went to the dentist and came back with an oral surgeon referral, I responded...

Anxiety Is A Woodland Creature

I have been a runner for over twenty years and in that time, I have experienced and been witness to, some amazing things. I’ve seen shooting stars and full moons, countless sunrises and a...

The Painful Adjustment to Mom Going Back to School

Over 23 years ago I made a decision that I did not know would impact me as long as it did. I unexpectedly got pregnant with our first child when I was barely out...

I’m Not A Consistently Good Parent- On A Good Day

I’m not always what I would call a good parent - even in normal circumstances. After all, I’m a human being, not a robot. I have faults, plenty of them. I yell too much, I...

If There is No Closure, How Do We Move On?

In March of 2020, I had three part-time jobs while my kiddos were at school. I taught yoga a few times a week, I worked at Fleet Feet, a running shoe store near my...

The Time Has Come – Do Better (A Resource Guide)

In just the last month or so, Ahmad Aubrey was shot while going for a run and Breonna Taylor was shot by police in her own home. And then, in one day, we watched...