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Free meal planning template + updating around the house

Free meal planning template + updating around the house

Because I’ve yet to find a meal planning template that works for me, I’ve created one that you’re welcome to use for free. 

Why Michigan winters are the worst – and the best

Why Michigan winters are the worst – and the best

We float through the holiday season and gaze adoringly out the window as the snow falls. But now, we’ve entered into that Michigan, months-long stretch of frigid underworld.

On being different; one mama’s story

On being different; one mama’s story

When the experts said my son was fine, in my heart I knew there was more to the story.

A sick day shared with a spying hen

A sick day shared with a spying hen

Brynn’s fever broke in the middle of the night, so what I worried might be strep was just some vigilante virus using my daughter as a germ-hostel as it makes its way through the child population. We laid low today.  Books and jammies and blankets […]

My name is Julie and I’m a last-minute Christmas Shopper

My name is Julie and I’m a last-minute Christmas Shopper

Is it really procrastinating if you’re making a conscious effort to put something off until the last possible moment?

A Super Moon and a New Start

A Super Moon and a New Start

So yeah, I sort of dropped the blogging ball.  Again.