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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

I Do What I Want

“Hey, congrats on the new little girl! So exciting! You guys are crazy... I mean in a good way. Wow!” Since announcing plans to adopt our sixth child, I have been pleasantly surprised by...

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Normally, when I think of October, I think of cross country season. This year is different. Recently I became aware that it is Down syndrome Awareness month. Here are a few things that I have learned so...

To Give Allowance or Not- Living in Our House is Not Free

Like most Americans, my kids' days are filled with school, sports and extra curricular activities. But no matter how busy my kids get, they are still expected to pitch in at home. Whether the...

The Bubble We Live In-Realizing Our White Privilege

Recently I went for a run with my usual friends, talking about our upcoming All City Swim Meet. It is one of the largest outdoor swim meets in the country, and my oldest son is...

You’re the Boss

I’ve been hearing some talk lately about babysitters. Complaints, really, from moms who leave their children with seemingly competent teenagers only to be shocked by the state of their house upon their return. There...

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight

I have had a change of heart when it comes to sleepovers. This can happen when you have been parenting for almost nineteen years and you have many more to go. When our oldest boys were in...

The Help We Need

When we brought home our youngest son, Max, from China last year, we knew that he would need some medical care. But we didn't know exactly what he would need until we had him evaluated...

What I Know Now

I have a kid graduating high school this spring. My husband and I successfully kept another human alive from the moment of his birth to his 18th birthday and on to graduation! Woohoo! Actually, I...

Keeping it Clean for the Kids

I don’t swear in front of my kids. I am exceptionally good at modifying my speech to fit my audience. It’s a gift, really. If someone cuts me off in traffic and I’ve got...

Unsolicited Advice- A new way to handle it

It began over eighteen years ago a week after my first child was born when I first heard from a perfect stranger, “Put a hat on that baby, he’s going to get cold.” (It was...

Where’s My Diploma?

Over ten years ago my husband began working toward his MBA. While we knew this would be a challenge with three small boys at the time, we also knew with every year he waited it...

A Year of Firsts

Our family welcomed home a five year old boy from China in April. For him (and for us), it has been quite a ride. We are adjusting to the challenges that come with bringing home a child...