About

Hi I’m Julie!

Thank you for stopping by this blog! It is my goal to help you on your blogging journey. How can I help you, specifically? Please, let me know!

Each day I see the difference that faith makes in people’s lives – a difference that can surmount any obstacle and overcome any problem. The examples are numerous and moving and have motivated me to share along the way of my own faith journey.

I am a graduate of Yale University with a BA degree in Sociology (Organizational Behavior). I obtained an MBA in Finance, focusing on organizational behavior and the financial implications of policies and procedures. I grew up in New Hampshire in a Baptist Church, attended Pentecostal Churches after college and now have found my a place where I can grow spiritually in the Anglican church.

I am a survivor of domestic abuse and authored an anthology of poetry addressing the themes of Domestic Violence and re-starting life called, “Discord, Disillusionment and Determination.”  I’ve written an op-ed piece on Domestic Violence that was published in the Beverly Citizen in Beverly, MA.  My other writing includes curriculum work for The Old SchoolHouse:  The Family Education Magazine.

I live with my two daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. My daughters challenge and teach me and I am so blessed to be their mom! OK, the dogs challenge me too!

Blogging is a labor of love for me and I do so at ChristianMommyBlogger.com and MountMom.com.  On MountMom.com I share my faith journey and provide inspiration to others. On ChristianMommyBlogger.com, I share tips for other bloggers to help improve their blogs so that they can expand their reach. Inspiration can come while climbing a mountain!

Enough about me! Drop me a note, I’d love to hear from you!
julie{at}christianmommyblogger{dot}com

Want to learn even more about me? Martha from GrittyGrace.com interviewed me in early 2014.  Read the interview here.

Blessings on you and yours!
Julie

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  1. Frances Thibodaux says:

    Hi Julie,

    I am a mother of three and a proud grandmother of one beautiful little girl. Her mother has had a few problems over the years and when my little Megan was two years old, it seemed best for me to just take over care of her full time. Megan is a sweet little thing and a constant joy in this old lady’s life, but she does exhibit some of the regrettable traits of her mother. She is 6 now, and I am trying to instill discipline and common sense in the child early on so she can be spared some of the pain rambunctiousness can bring in adult life. To this end, I have been wrestling with how to punish the girl. When I was a child, my daddy whipped me with a switch and I could never bring myself to do the same to my own dear babies. I managed them with a firm hand to a bare fanny and that worked well for us. Now with Megan, I am just not sure what to do. All my babies, with the exception of her mama who was my last and never did get a spankin’ from me, grew up to be fine upstanding citizens. But as you know times have changed and there are multiple perspectives on child rearing. What should I do with my grandbaby? Is spanking so very wrong now? Should I spank differently than I did with my own? When they was young, I gave five or six smacks on a bare bottom. Does that sound right?

    God Bless!

    Many Thanks,

    Frannie

    • Dear Frannie – Wow! Thank you for loving your granddaughter and stepping into her life full time when she needed you most. There are so many schools of thought on discipline and also regional and generational differences. I would encourage you to seek the heart of God on this difficult decision. We as parents aren’t perfect! What’s been helpful to me is to try to envision my children as upstanding, Christian, contributors to their communities. And then backtrack from there on what are the things that will help them reach that status. Rambunctious children may turn out to be pro athletes or energetic life coaches in the future! Maybe that energy doesn’t need to squashed, but just re-directed. Praying for wisdom for you! Hope others join in this vital discussion as well.

  2. Hi Julie!
    My name is Margene. I found your blog to be both education and personal. A hard combo to find. I am a new blogger and recently wrote an article that embodies a frame of mind and questions traditional approaches to children and careers. (Based off of an experience I had with my little girl)
    I would love to share the post with more women. If you would check it out and if you like it, would consider sharing it…it would mean a lot.
    http://margenesalzano.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/i-just-want-to-be-fabulous/
    Thanks so much,
    Margene

    • Dear Margene! I so agree – we need more discussions about character with our children, rather than just simply performance-based (grades, money, etc) discussions. Please come back tomorrow and add this link to #FellowshipFridays 10! :)

  3. Thanks Julie, I would love to!
    Do you mean on Twitter? Sorry for my ignorance on this one :)

    • Margene – I SO would not call it ignorance! Its a learning process that we’re all on together. Check out this post here. At the bottom of the page, you should see a link where you can add your post(s)! I really hope you do! And speaking of Twitter, my handle is @christmomblog. Please follow me! I’ll follow you back :)

  4. Thanks so much :) I submitted and followed you. Here I am: https://twitter.com/Margene_Salzano

    Thanks!

  5. Hi Julie, I am inspired by what you write. God bless you more!

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