Julie Janes

Julie is a NOLA girl at heart who is setting down roots in Texas. She is married to her high school sweetie, Christopher. They are raising their sweet boys Harrison (Oct. 2014) & Douglas (Feb 2016) and their baby girl Colette (Dec. 2017). We cant forget their crazy GSP puppy Liuzza. They live in McKinney and spend their weekends yelling "Geaux Tigers & Who Dat" wherever they are!. Julie lives for play dates, mom dates, friends, and family. She can be seen watching her DVR'd shows (even if it takes days to get through one show), reading the same book for months, playing outside with her kids, taking nice relaxing bubble baths with a warmish cup of tea, cooking her newest pinned dinners, starting 17 different crafty projects and just enjoying what life has to offer.

Easy Fall Meals: For the Nights You Need A Little More Help

Each week I envision myself sitting down with a nice cup of tea to plan our meals for the week and make a grocery list online to pick up later that day or the...

12 Books to Help Kids with Anxiety

As we begin this very weird school year with a lot of unknowns, it is inevitable that many of our kids' anxieties will spike. Anxiety is not just something experienced by adults. Many children...

A Realistic Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

As we inch closer to beginning our adventure into elementary school, I got to thinking about the world we are raising our kids in and the pressures and expectations put on them. Realistically, many...

Parks Moms Love in Allen, Frisco & McKinney

I am thankful everyday that we live in an area that is plentiful in parks. My kids live for being outside. It doesn't seem to matter the temperature; they can play forever at a...

Life Lessons Learned During COVID-19

As Texas slowly starts to try and return to "normal," I am going to do my best to remember and practice a few life lessons learned during COVID-19. Slow down. With three young kids, we found...

5 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day with Kids

Ahhhh, the list of "National Day!" I honestly think National Donut Day tops the list. What's more universal and loved by all than donuts? Puppies, maybe, but we can't eat them. National Donut...

Guide to Alcohol Delivery in Collin County

Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? I did a little research on alcohol delivery in Collin County AND Dallas, and came up with a handy-dandy list for all of us to use when/if...

20 Creative & Educational Websites for Parents at Home with Their Kids

This uncertain time with COVID-19/Coronavirus brings up a lot of memories for me. In August 2005, I began my senior year of high school, but after a few days into the school year, it...