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Julie Burton, AuthorJulie is an experienced writer specializing in any and all aspects of parenting, relationships and finding balance. She is a wife and mother of four children ranging in age from 10 to 20, and soon-to-be author of a self-care book for mothers. She has been writing ever since she can remember and her children have provided her with some of her most treasured material.

Julie earned her M.S.J. advanced degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  She went on to work as a public relations account executive at a St. Paul, Minnesota-based firm.  More recently, she worked as the editor of Momtalk, a local parenting magazine, and has written for Minnesota Parent and Your Teen. Her blogs have been featured on (Still Waters Newsletter), AskMen.ComBrain,, Everyday FamilyGrown and Flown, Her Stories: Tales of Friendship, KvellerMamapedia, Scary MommyThe Socratic Project, The MidTwin Cities Daily PlanetTwin Cities Jewfolk, and Twin Cities Pioneer Press.  She has been featured on WCCO’s Jordana Green Show and has co-led a self-care workshop at the 2014 Twin Cities Jewish Community Conference on Mental Health She serves on the board of NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women), and is an active volunteer for JFCS (Jewish Family and Children’s Service) and Breck School in Minneapolis. She also volunteers as a parent group facilitator for the Emily Program, an eating disorder treatment center in the Twin Cities.

Julie also has 15 years of experience in the fitness industry and teaches yoga to hundreds of mothers in the Minneapolis area.  Julie passionately brings together her love for writing, parenting, relationships, fitness and community service in hopes of inspiring people to live, love and parent with vigor and authenticity. She lives in Minnetonka, MN, with her husband of 22 years and her children.

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  1. Congratulations! I would love to know more about your book!

    • Thanks, Julie! It has been a labor of love for sure! I am in the final editing stages and making final decisions about publishing. Hopefully, I will have it all figured out and ready to go soon!

  2. Sonia Prickett says:

    It was very nice to meet you today! What a wonderful blog/resource! Sonia

  3. Julie, I love your website and was so happy to get to know you at the We Day dinner. Keep up the good writing and stay in touch! Lynne Lancaster

    • Thanks, Lynne for visiting my blog and for the words of encouragement! I loved chatting with you at the We Day dinner! If/when you come in town to see David again, I would love to reconnect! Thanks again!

  4. Hey, Julie! Happy to have stumbled upon your blog this morning. Seems we have a lot of common interests. Looking forward to checking out more of your work! Cheers, Stacy


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