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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

Meal Time – Keeping everyone healthy and happy without losing my mind

Meal planning. It is the dreaded job of many a parent. First, plan and shop for your meals, second, make a meal, third listen to and try to ignore the complaints, and fourth lose...

24 Hours

When my kids began attending school I realized that I was unsure as to how I should react when one of them would come home from school or soccer practice and tell me their account...

What’s in a name?

How do you choose a name for your child? Most of us have strong opinions about certain names. We all have a kid from our past etched in our brain of whom we would...

Instilling Kindness in our Kids

As we celebrate this holiday season, I have been thinking about how we teach our children to be generous. How do we teach empathy? How do we encourage our kids to be kind and...

I love my training group

I never thought of myself as an athlete. When I was a kid I was often one of the last picked for teams (with a few muttered protests from my new teammates). And not...

Follow Your Heart

My husband and I are adopting a little boy from China. Yep, check out my bio at the bottom and you’ll see that we’re the ones who already have four boys. And maybe four is...

We could all use a little yoga

  My third kid started middle school this fall. So far it’s been tremendous. Say what you want about how rough middle school can be, he’s THRIVING. He’s excited about the big-kid status of riding...

Keeping it Real

Parenting can be a competitive sport. It can start out with an innocent conversation about the joy of parenting and it can quickly escalate into a not so subtle competition. If you’ve been a...

Bullies – A Different Perspective

Many of us carry the scars that we received from bad experiences at school. Maybe you had a group of mean girls that kept you out of their cool group. Maybe there was a boy...

For the Price of a Wii Game

Before becoming a parent, there are certain things you say you’ll never do. And then you become a parent. You realize that the judgment that you had for those parents in the grocery store...

Summer is HERE! – Now Let’s Survive it!

I am counting the days until my boys are done with school. Some moms look at those three months and worry about what they will do to fill those days but I relish them. Here’s...

Kids and Electronics – How do we find the balance?

Kids and electronics seem to be a hot topic among my friends lately. Often when we get together we compare notes on how we struggle to limit the exposure of our kids to screen...