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.

Why I Love Date Nights In :: Monthly Date Night Boxes

Five years into parenting and we finally see the light! No sugarcoating, our relationship has been on the back burner for a while because of life with THREE KIDS IN THREE YEARS. Honest moment:...

Steps to Creating a Next-Level Bath

We all have our things that reset us or allow us to care for ourselves. For me, taking a bath has always been a simple and powerful joy in my life. My baths vary...

Missing “Normal Parenting”

I make a point to get up each day at 5:30am when my husband goes to work so that I can steal a few precious minutes for myself. Some mornings I am successful, other...

10 Fun Ways To Display Christmas Cards

Christmas is right around the corner! It is amazing how quickly the year goes. One of my most favorite parts of Christmas are the Christmas cards. I can't even being to tell you how...

They Say You Forget, But I Don’t Want To

There are common sayings that you hear (and probably say) over and over again about kids throughout your parenting journey. Just a few that stand out are: "Babies don't keep," "It goes so fast,"...

The Start Of My Journey To Find Myself Again

On my son's fourth birthday, I was overcome with the feeling of wanting change for myself, for my body, for my mind, for my family. I knew that becoming a mom would consume me....

Moving Houses, As a Mom

You've moved before, right? We've probably all moved from our parents' house to college or out on our own...from our dorm to an apartment or other college housing. Most of us have even moved...

Dear Child: You Are Not A Burden

I found myself met the other day with a heavy dose of guilt as the thought crossed my mind about how dang hard being a mom is. Kids are hard, and their stuff, their...