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Julie

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Julie Jensen 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 works part time at Fleet Feet Sports where she gets to talk to other (adult) runners and is also a yoga instructor and owner of Red Ox Yoga - https://redoxyoga.com/ You can follow her on Instagram at @out_numbered_mama6

Ask For What You Need

“Are you guys going to get a divorce?” My husband and I stopped what we were doing and looked across the room at our eleven year old. I was sitting on a chair in the...

Two Things I Can’t Control – Kids and the Weather

Here in Madison we kicked off the new year with lots of bitter cold and snow. This is not unusual for Wisconsin, but what was unusual were the string of days that brought us...

Raising Awareness One IG Post At A Time

Take one look at my Instagram feed and you will soon notice a very strong pattern. There are a LOT of very cute pictures of my youngest. Well, either her or my pup. Sometimes I mix...

Always Do Your Best (without running yourself into the ground)

My husband and I have a few mantras that our kids hear on a regular basis. Don't be a Jerk is one. A close second to that is Always Do Your Best. We have a sign...

Well, I Guess I’m a Dog Person Now…

When our oldest son graduated from high school a few years ago, my husband and I adopted our sixth child (and first girl). Some jokes were made about replacing him despite our strong assurances...

Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

It was a heavy parenting week. Two phone calls with two different school psychologists, an email and a phone call with two separate teachers, then countless texts with a few moms over two separate incidents...

Parenting on Steroids -The Challenges of Having a Child With Special Needs

Even though my husband and I have been doing this parenting gig for a while now, it never ceases to amaze me how much I do not know. Since bringing home our youngest last...

#MeToo

In elementary school there was a boy in my class that didn’t fit in. He smelled funny and everyone knew that he didn't come from a "good home." I was taught to be nice...

Perspective – It’s Not Always a Good Thing

I had three uncomplicated pregnancies and births before I got pregnant with my fourth. So when it came time for me to give birth, it was assumed that things would be similar. After twenty...

Regrets of Summer – Do I Want a Do-over?

The kids are back in school and I am, for the second year in a row, happy to see them go. My youngest started kindergarten and I wish she and her teachers a wonderful...

How to Survive a Traveling Spouse

My husband travels for his job. He always has. Over the years I have tried to write about my experiences, but every time I end up deleting it. No matter how I try, it seems...

Success For My Kids Means Don’t Be a Jerk

I had a kid graduate from high school this spring and I am having all of the feelings that go with it. He worked hard for where he is and I love that it's...