Julie Lee

Julie is a mama, wife, teacher, writer, photographer, designer, and basket case—jack of all trades, master of none. She lives in Ascension Parish with her husband, her two hooligans, and her quarankitties, Stella and Luna. She’s an English teacher by day, and a lover of words by destiny. Her favorite word is schadenfreude. When she’s pretending she isn’t too busy to breathe, you can find her curled up in her hammock with a book.

Holey Shoes: A Girly-Girl Elegy

"Mom, I need new shoes!" my daughter screeched as she skidded through the front door Kramer-from-Seinfeld style. Those shoes were only three months old, a Christmas gift. She held up one foot, pointing to...

Toxic Comparison Culture: Why #MOMGOALS Needs to Go

I know you've seen it. I know you've FELT it. That insidious cancer that invades you when you get sucked into the toxic comparison culture that is social media currency. Mamas, don't fall for it. #MOMGOALS...

Guided Journaling :: A BuJo Lite+Busy Mom Love Affair

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across the concept of bullet journaling (I know, I know. I'm about 58926490 years behind the curve on this one), and my little creative heart went *THUMP*....

Hoping for Hubig’s :: My Hand Pie Hail Mary

Picture it: South Louisiana, 2021. Mardi Gras has been canceled and an ice storm has settled over the land, a frosty wonder trapping all of us already po' Louisiana drivers in our homes. WITH...

Addressing the Elephant :: When They Hear You Arguing

My husband and I walked into each of our kid’s rooms together to tuck them in and give goodnight kisses but found them cuddled together in one room. They’d heard us arguing. Red-faced and puffy-eyed,...

Chucks and Pearls: Hope for My Multicultural Daughter

Disclaimer :: We believe it is important to celebrate this moment in history - the first Black female Vice President of the United States - and we did not want to let this moment...

Raising an Anxious Child as an Anxious Mama

As a little girl, as far back as I can remember, I was a worrier.  I’d often crawl into the comfort and safety of my parents’ bed, in the sweet spot right between them...

Taking the EXTRA Out of Extracurricular

To the mom who has her child(ren) in extracurricular activities: I see you, cheering on your child, ferrying them to practices, traveling for the competitions. I applaud you, but I have a serious question. How are...