Julie McNulty

Julie McNulty
Julie and her husband, Mike, were both born and raised in Southern New Jersey, but recently relocated to Vermont. Though new to the Green Mountain State, it already feels like home and they love the swimming, hiking, and skiing. Julie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Theology. She spent the past ten years working with kids and teens but, these days, she's a part-time work from home/full-time homeschooling mom to her crazy boys, Luke- 7 and Liam- 6. Julie enjoys reading big books, writing witty blog posts, cooking new recipes, indulging in celebrity gossip, watching trashy reality TV, and doing anything outdoors with her kids and husband. You can follow her adventures on Instagram, @ur_basic_mom instead, and you can check out her content strategy and marketing business, Writes Well with Others.
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Schooling Options: Distance Learning, Home Schooling, or In-Person?

I recently saw the graphic posted below about schooling options from Latched Mama. I liked seeing the graphic and it made me feel supported, so I decided to venture into the comments (I know,...
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Vermont Mom’s Favorite Vermont Breweries

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there are kind of a lot of breweries in Vermont. And they’re good. Really good. World-class even. Who knew! As of May 2019, there were 56 operating Vermont...
Our chore for money earning system

Our Chore for Money Earning System: Why and How We Started Teaching Our Kids...

It’s hard to explain the feeling you get the instant when you realize you’ve completely failed your kids in one specific area. I’d kind of liken it to a gut punch - you sort...
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For Your Quarentinainment: 5 Shows to Binge Watch While Stuck at Home

Holy crap guys, what is going on?!? I don’t know about you, but I haven't left my house other than for walks around my neighborhood since March 16. Life is weird, I am weird...

Calm: How I Feel Knowing Vermont Schools will Be Closed for In-Person Learning

I’m currently experiencing every emotion under the sun. Even so, I feel calm that Vermont schools will be closed for in-person learning. I’m guessing you have been on the same emotional roller coaster in the...
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Winter Gear is Pricey – Here are 5 Tips to Nab what You Need...

Since moving to Vermont almost 4 years ago, my family has really become a “ski family.” You’ll catch us at the mountain no fewer than 2 days a week. My kids ski all day...

My Quest to Find the Perfect Planner: Confessions of a Hot Mess Mama

Truth - I’m not very organized by nature.  I’m pretty laid back and messy. If you don’t believe me, take a look at my car or dresser - or ask my husband (he’d be happy...
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Divide and Conquer: How My Husband and I Share Parenting Tasks

When my husband and I brought our oldest son home from the hospital, I just wasn’t right. I didn't know at the time, but I was suffering from postpartum anxiety. People don’t talk about...

This Work From Home Mom Has Five Tips for Staying Healthy

The work from home mom life presents some serious challenges. If you don’t believe me, you’re going to want to read about my summer struggles… and here’s a preview: think naked bottoms and screaming...

Ayurveda in Motherhood: The Two Tips that Helped Improve my Health

Those of you who know me, follow me, or read my previous post about Ayurveda in Motherhood, know that I've been on a journey to improved health through the study of the 5000-year-old science...

I Received a Number Neighbor Text from a Child- Here’s What I Think

Yesterday, I received a “Number Neighbor” text. Do you know what a “Number Neighbor” is? Have you seen the memes? Before yesterday, I’d seen a mention of Number Neighbors on The Skimm, a Buzzfeed article,...
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5 Summer Break Rainy Day Activities Near Rutland

Summer break is just around the corner here in Vermont. I love having my kids home with me and look forward to all of the fun outdoor things we can get into. However, I...
Julie loves to listen to true crime pdcasts while walking.

True Crime Obsessed Mama: My 5 Favorite True Crime Podcasts

Confession time: I'm a mom and I'm obsessed with true crime podcasts. I am completely and utterly addicted to true crime podcasts. I know, true crime podcasts are not a new thing, in fact, my...
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Six {Relatively} Easy Family Friendly Central Vermont Hikes

My family loves to spend time outside. If we are able to hike, bike, swim, canoe, ski, or snowshoe… that’s where you will find us. We’re not particularly athletic or fit, we just can’t...