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Julie Breithaupt

Julie Breithaupt
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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.

A Sneak Peek into Legoland and Sea Life: Perfect for Spring Break!

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While some of you may be counting down the days to your big Spring Break vacation, many of you are also trying to plan a bit of a staycation. We are in the latter...
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Word Wars

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I do not consider myself a strict parent. I am not above bribing my daughters with cookies to have them get their shoes on and into the car with minimal dilly-dallying. I am fine...

The Top 10 Things I Miss Now That I’m A Mom

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Let’s be honest. This list could actually be named “The Top 287 Things I Miss Now That I’m a Mom” but no one has time to read that. So here we go. Reading: I’m...
Vine Oh

Looking for a Unique Holiday Gift? Check out Vine Oh!

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I don’t know about you, but I love a good subscription box. I am not a huge fan of shopping, but I do love surprises and convenience so having a package show up at...

When the Fun Couple Becomes the Not So Fun Couple

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I was 33 years old when I had my first child and my husband was 37. It was maybe not a conscious decision to wait to my 30's to have kids but, looking back,...

What I’m Doing to Raise Strong Women

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I have two daughters, ages 2 and 5, and I do what some would dub weird things to try to start to instill some life lessons while also boosting their Girl Power. Some might...

My (Slightly Offensive) Motto

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I’ll cut to the chase. It’s "don’t be a jerk." So many tense, awkward or otherwise annoying situations could be avoided if people simply chose not to be jerks. Case in point: I’m patiently waiting...

Sometimes I Wonder

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It was one of those brilliantly sunny evenings when we were all outside, the kids were playing together and my husband and I were able to simply sit at the patio table and watch...

Carnival Survival Guide for Parents

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Summer is (almost) here and carnies are descending upon Kansas and Missouri like ants to a picnic. If you’re like me, you know the main motivation of hauling your children to one of these...

A Love Letter to my Children’s Other Mother

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Dear My Daycare Lady aka Other Mother aka Miracle Worker, Where do I start? How do I properly thank someone for loving my children and treating them as your own? I guess I should explain to...

Mac and Mia: Because Really, Who Has Time To Shop?

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I should preface this by saying I am not a big shopper. At all. It has just never been my thing. I get bored and definitely can’t handle having to sift through racks of...

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

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Raise your hand if you’ve wanted to run screaming from your house during a few too many days of being cooped up with your kids, husband and pets. I have a feeling I’m not...
Self-Acceptance: Practice What You Preach

Self-Acceptance: Practice What You Preach

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If you’re like me, as moms, it feels like we are constantly working to teach and reinforce acceptance and love to our children. Maybe it is just because we’ve come off an unbelievably volatile election...
Second Child Syndrome

Second Child Syndrome

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When I was pregnant with Second Kid, I would have mild panic attacks when trying to fathom how I could possibly love that child as much as First Kid. It did not seem possible...
Ch-ch-changes: Putting Family First

Ch-ch-changes: Putting Family First

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I am typically terrible at change.  I am a homebody at heart and tend to form very close bonds with family, friends and co-workers.  But this year, I made a conscious decision to channel...