Julie P

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Julie is a full-time 5th grade teacher, full-time mommy, part-time runner and resident of Ridgefield! Originally from Colorado, she grew up in SW Fairfield County and got married in 2008. They spent a few years south of the Mason-Dixon, got a dog, and returned to CT to raise their family. A former collegiate tennis player, she loves staying active and finding ways to get outside with her two boys (Oliver - February 2011 and Miles - October 2013). When she's not grading papers, playing racecars, or training for a race, Julie is trying to cook healthy meals for her (picky) family, keep their golden retriever out of trouble, take photos, stay organized and save some money to buy a fixer-upper.
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My Child is NOT Broken (and neither is yours)

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In a few short days, my amazing first-born son will turn five. FIVE! The age of really learning to read, increased independence, stronger opinions, and getting to know himself even more than he has...

5 Things My Kids Hate and I Love

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As my husband was bear hugging my 3 year old tonight so I could trim his dirt-encrusted fingernails I thought "Man, these kids don't know what they're missing!" Maybe it's because they're boys. Maybe there's...
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Behind the Holiday Card…

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I love this season for SO many reasons. Candy canes. Hot chocolate. Twinkling white lights. Snowflake art. Fireplaces. Warm blankets. Elf. One of my absolute favorite "Decemberisms" is our daily trip to the mailbox to see...

Our Favorite {KINDERGARTEN} Apps!

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My oldest son is loving Kindergarten and all of the amazing things he is learning. When he comes home from school he is a unique combination of exhausted, and excited to show us all...
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My Preschooler Is Like My Dog

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Let me begin by saying that my preschooler has never known a day without his big brother (5 1/2) and big, furry sister (our 7 1/2-year-old golden retriever). Having spent almost three years together,...

Our Love Story (with a ‘new’ couch)

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{Cue flashback} I'm going to be straight up here. My husband and I have not bought a truly NEW couch since November 2008 when we became homeowners in North Carolina. We had more rooms to fill...
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BodyArmor: Hydration for the Whole Family

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When Amy and Michelle, owners of FCMB, approached me about doing a sports-drink related sponsored post, I jumped at the chance. I'm always on the lookout for something to enhance my performance! BodyArmor is...

Momlympics!

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I LOVE the Olympics. Always have. My grandmother missed out on swimming the butterfly leg of the IM relay in the 1940 games that were cancelled due to World War II. My 11th birthday fell...

ISO summer friends…

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A few days ago, someone posted in a local Facebook mom's group and it totally caught my eye. It was something along the lines of, "Hey! I'm a teacher who's off for the summer....

A Mother’s Reach….

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A little over four years ago, I received a Facebook message from a friend who I had gone to high school with. We had chatted a few times in the years since graduation. She...