Getting To Know Our Contributors: All About Julie

Tuesday , 1, May 2012 4 Comments

Here are a few things about me!

When did you become a Mommy, how has it changed your life?

I became a mom in the summer of 2007, and then again in the summer of 2010. Both of those were “hottest summers ever,” so you can understand when I tell you that I don”t ever want to be pregnant again! Motherhood has changed my life completely. I never saw myself as stay-at-home-mom material but after my daughter (my oldest) was born, I knew that I wanted to spend these precious “little” years at home with her!
What would your children say is your best quality….and your worst quality?

Hmm…I”d hope they say my best quality is that I try to make the ordinary things seem fun, and that I give them space to be themselves! My worst quality is definitely my lack of patience…I”ve gotten better over the years, but I am definitely not a patient person.

What is the most difficult thing about being a Mom? Most rewarding?

The most difficult thing about being a mom, for me, is dealing with the inner pressure to “do it all.” After I online slots had my son I realized that, well, that is a myth! It”s also difficult just in the day to day…as they say, “the years are short, but the days are long.” The most rewarding thing is a big, snuggly hug!
What is your favorite Mommy tool?

Besides a glass of wine? Just kidding. My favorite tool is probably the “Parenting with Love and Logic” series of books. My mother-in-law gave them to me because she is a teacher and had a lot of positive behavior when she took the “Love and Logic” approach. Basically, it”s all about giving kids choices on things that don”t matter so there won”t be a power struggle when you need to make a decision for them. It”s worked so far with us.
What are you looking forward to this summer?

Camp Summer Fun! I am such a planner, so I”m loosely planning out our summer-the last one before my daughter starts big kid school. And, because I”m no superwoman, I”m also looking forward to some “going to the grandparents” weekends for the kids while I get a couple of days to recharge my batteries!

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  • chan says:

    I’m going to check out that book! J is already in the terrible two’s and I’m about to pull my hair out! 🙂

  • Maggie says:

    I loved hearing more about you Julie! I hate to say it Chan but I’ve hear the terrible twos start at 18 months and end around 5. Maybe we all just need love and logic…?

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