Julie Breithaupt

Julie Breithaupt
Hey! My name is Julie and I use too many exclamation points! My husband Grady and I are attempting to raise two wild women, Mia and Reese. We live in Shawnee where our faux bulldog Marge rules the roost. My hobbies include driveway drinking, going to parks and desperately trying to have date nights. My likes include the Jayhawks, coffee, craft beer and ChapStick. My dislikes include samesiders (people who sit on the same side of the booth when no one is on the other side), jerks and grocery shopping.
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Okay, Kansas City: Let’s Do This.

I get it. The weight of all this has been crushing. Disappointment, sadness, frustration and worry are just some of the feelings overwhelming many of us right now. But I’m starting to see, hear,...
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How A Whiteboard Saved My Mornings

I am not what one would describe as an ultra-organized person. My organization skills don’t stretch much further than my iPhone calendar and a lot of Post-It notes at work. So when I was...
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The Top 10 Reasons Why I Am Over Winter

Are you just completely over winter yet? If your answer is "heck yes," please join me in a short list of reasons why we are ready for the next season. Let me preface this...

I Don’t Like to Cook and We’re All Still Surviving

I am not a person who loves to cook. Honestly, I am not a person who even likes to cook. Granted, every once in a while, I will get my Martha Stewart moments where...
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All I Need to Know I Learned from a First Grade Soccer Match

We so often hear the negative side of youth sports. Trust me, I get it. I’ve seen the overly involved parents living vicariously through their kids. I’ve done a double-take when finding out a...
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A Weighty Discussion

I was having a conversation the other day with two co-workers who also have daughters. The topic turned to parenting and how we can teach kindness. It then morphed into a discussion about how...

Mom Text Chains

Me: (Sends picture of weird rash on my kid’s arm) “Does anyone know what this might be?” Mom Friends: “Hmmm… looks like molluscum. My kids both had it really bad. Have you tried to put a...

One Tank Trips: Let’s Go To Lawrence!

I am the type of parent who is always looking for an excuse to get my kids out of the house. It is just as much for their sanity as it is for mine....
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Moms, Go Vote!

For many of our readers, local elections are approaching quickly. You’ve likely received a postcard in the mail, instructing you where to go to cast your ballot for the primary on Tuesday, August 6 and for the general election on Tuesday, November...

Grocery Shopping Goes Glam: A Trip to McKeever’s Market and Eatery

Grocery shopping. It is a necessary evil. I am always on the lookout for a store that offers anything at all that can make it halfway pleasant. Cue McKeever’s Market & Eatery! The folks...
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How Rude!

I am clearly channeling Stephanie Tanner from Full House while writing this blog. But seriously, when did everyone start feeling like it is perfectly acceptable to be so freaking rude? Admittedly, the nature of my...
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Help, Please!

I pride myself on being relatively self-sufficient. I lived on my own for a long time until I got married, so I learned how to manage finances, keep my pets alive and get my...

Bidding a Fond Farewell to my 30s

I recently turned 40 and, as birthdays often do, it made me to stop for a few minutes and take stock of where I am in my life. I have never been one to...

The Importance of Showing Up

My daughter recently had her Kindergarten class Valentine’s party and, quite honestly, I didn’t really want to go. I had a lot of work to do and attending required me to leave my job...

See Ya Later, Crib

I am notoriously bad at goodbyes. I often opt for the safer “See ya later…” when faced with a potentially sad situation. One recent farewell caught me off guard because of how unexpectedly hard...