Julie B

Julie B
Julie B was born and raised in Oklahoma and will forever proudly call herself an Okie. She moved to India after college to study language and culture, where she worked with women and children. She has since fallen in love with all things Bollywood. She moved to Texas in 2014 to attend graduate school and found her handsome husband Sam while there. They welcomed sweet baby Hudson into their lives in 2016, and Julie is now a stay-at-home mom taking graduate classes in her “free time.” She is a recent coffee convert and loves to cook spicy Indian food with her husband. You can discover more about Julie on her blog Sweet Tea and Chickpeas.

Fight the Bite: Tips for Preventing Mosquito Bites

In a room full of people, I seem to be the one that walks away with all the mosquito bites. I previously lived in a part of the world that is teeming with mosquito and illnesses derived from their bites. I even contracted dengue fever, which comes from a mosquito bite and makes you feel like all the bones in your body are broken for about a week straight. (Sounds so lovely, right?) So, though it may seem silly, I am intense in my hatred for the little buggers. I have spent years finding products that I love to use against mosquitoes, and here are a few that work great for my family and me!

Parenting Is Not a Competition (Why Your Spouse Might Need a Break, Too)

I scoffed. I laughed. I snorted out my precious coffee. How could he be tired? He isn't the new mom! He isn't recovering from delivery! Doesn't he get how tired I am? How could he be so foolish as to tell ME that he is tired?! DO THESE BAGS UNDER MY EYES MEAN NOTHING TO YOU?!

I Loved My Ridiculously Difficult Birth

My body relaxed. I pushed and realized that my body was made for this. I stopped sweating. The shakes were gone. I was completely at peace and entirely empowered to do this birthing business. I suddenly felt as though I could conquer the world. (Anyone in here feel like busting out a Beyonce song right now?)

Global Mommas and What They’ve Taught Me

I have been fortunate enough to develop deep friendships with women from all over the world and they have not only taught me about their lives and cultures, but they have also shown me how to be a better friend and mom.
Love My Local

Love My Local: SW Cowtown

When I tell you that I love where I live, you better believe carbs play a big part in that. Some of my favorite places in this part of town provide my ever-rumbling stomach with scrumptious breads and pastas that are worth writing home about.
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Tribeless: When You’re the First Friend to Have a Baby

I had many people who were there to support me and offer their help, but when it came to friends my age who also had kids? Well, there just weren't any. I knew that my friendships would change because I was newly married, and now I was adding a baby to the already changing dynamic. There were lessons that would come with being the first mom among my friends, but I had yet to see what they were.
turkey meal dinner

Making Traditions Is Making Me Crazy

We've all seen the commercials, the cards, and the movies. The family is present around the Thanksgiving table, eagerly awaiting the beautiful turkey to be carved and devoured. The mom is there, hair coiffed,...