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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

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...

We Can Do Hard Things Because Nothing Lasts Forever

I had no idea when I gave birth to my first child as a naive 24 year old that moms were the toughest of humans. I never knew just how much I would be...

Whatever You Do, Stay Off the Roller Coaster!

I’ve never been a fan of roller coasters. I’m just not that into paying money to get strapped into a contraption and get thrown around space. Like most moms, my daily life can be...

Adoption-Do You Have What it Takes?

Yep, we are “that” family. That family that you see in public and wonder how much we spend on groceries. We are the family that makes you wonder if we are a little crazy....

What Are My Hobbies? – Anything that gets me away from my kids

We had a Secret Santa at my part-time job this past December. Because I don’t have enough going on with my life, and because I wanted someone to give me a gift that I...

How Can I Help? – Supporting a Family in Crisis

My sweet little one was hospitalized the day after Thanksgiving this year. What started out as strep turned into something deadly. She was immediately placed in the PICU and stayed in the hospital for...