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.

Calming Strategies :: Battling Big Emotions In Little Kids

I am not even going to sugarcoat it, parenting is way harder than I thought it would be. Not the ins and out of the daily grind or the whole raising a human thing;...

What’s In My Amazon Cart

Really, what's not in my Amazon cart? I always feel pretty good about myself when I stay away from Target for a few days; win! But then I realize, I am just fooling myself...

Learning To Appreciate the Mundane

I read something this morning that really has stuck with me and keeps popping into my head. It basically said, "If the mundane/routine, those little tasks we do every day, sometimes multiple times a day,...

Easy, Calm, Creative Car Games For Quieter Car Rides

I am just going to say it: my kids are loud. All day long, no matter where we are, if they are awake, they are loud. SO loud. My boys adore each other, they...

10 Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Activities At Home

St. Patrick's Day is such a super fun holiday that often gets overlooked in the grand scheme of holidays. I am constantly on the hunt for ways to engage and entertain my kids, but...

GROWTH: My Word for the Year

I was fortunate to begin 2019 with an amazing yoga class led by my dear friend. She challenged us to find our "sankalpa", our truth to live by for the year. She even provided...

From a Former #Boymom: 6 Lessons From My Daughter

Even before being a mom was truly on my radar, I was #BoyMom through and through. When we found out we were pregnant, I was hoping for a boy. Again, the second time, I...

Camplicity :: The Summer Camp Search, Made Simple

As soon as the temperatures creep up into the 70's and I start to sweat, my mind goes right to summer. Summer temperatures combined with the dread of keeping my kids entertained makes me...