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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

We Can Do Hard Things Because Nothing Lasts Forever

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Whatever You Do, Stay Off the Roller Coaster!

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How Can I Help? – Supporting a Family in Crisis

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Food Is Our Love Language

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It’s Not What I Thought it Would Be-It’s Better

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What I Want My Kids to Learn From Sports

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Why Am I So Tired?

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The Sign of a Healthy Childhood

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How to Mom – You Show Up

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