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The Church of Henryism

Yeah so it’s totally normal for your 8-year-old to decide to start his own religion, right? (And it’s also normal for him to randomly choose ideas that sound good to him from all the world’s religions?) I cannot tell you how much I love finding lists like this strewn about the house. Can you read [...]

New Brain Burps review: Scapegoat

On today’s Brain Burps About Books episode, I have a review of a super-fun read-aloud called Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-Up Coat. Today Katie interviews the amazing Emma Walton Hamilton (daughter of Julie Andrews), who runs the Children’s Book Hub site. Check out info about the episode here, or [...]

Go sit in the corner, Angry Mommy

I love homeschooling. I love the idea, the concept, the warm fuzziness. I’m having a bit of trouble, though, with the execution. For one thing, it’s just really hard to teach anything when Ramona is going through the shrieky “I have a voice!” phase she’s going through right now, and Zuzu continues her habit of  [...]

Introducing: Z Braids

Yes, that’s right, just a few days ago, I was lamenting my lack of fun hair ideas, and now (thanks to all your suggestions, and inspired by the braided letter series at Babes in Hairland), we have created a Z for Zuzu. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Introducing%3A+Z+Braids’; addthis_pub = ”;

Girl Hairdo Inspiration Ideas?

Does anyone know of a book or website that has girl hairdo ideas beyond basic braids and ponytails? There must be something more instructional than just looking at the girls in the Hanna Andersson catalog. (I’m talking more about Zuzu here. Ramona’s options are basically random ponytails thrown about her head region.) addthis_url = ‘′; [...]

New Email Subscription Option

World of Julie has a new way to subscribe: via email! I think. It’s something I’ve been meaning to add for a while, and it only took angst, frustration, and a degree in computer mechanics to install it. Not really. Just seems like when I decide to tackle this before 6:00 a.m. So! See that [...]

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake!

I cannot tell you how much I love this book. Well, actually, you can find out how much I love this book on today’s Brain Burps About Books podcast, which also features Julie Hedlund of the 12×12 in 2012 challenge. So many Julies! You can find out more about the episode here, or listen directly [...]

High Fashionable

Driving in the car. Eli (age 5): Henry, you know what I don’t get about grown-ups? How come grown-ups are so hi[mumble]. Julie: What? How come grown-ups are so hyper? Eli: No. How come grown-ups are so high fashionable? Dave: What? Julie: You mean like me and Dave? We’re so high fashionable? Eli: No, I [...]

2012, Here we come!

I am someone who embraces resolutions (not like my mother). Why not start out the new year making some promises to yourself? The key is not to make too many, and not to make them unattainable. While I do have an ever-expanding list of general goals (keep the house cleaner, do laundry every day, plan [...]

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