Save me!! Saving memories and data with Netgear’s ReadyNAS

How NETGEAR is saving my memory

Disclaimer: I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and I received this product in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion and review. It's one of my biggest concerns, and an area where I let my geek-flag lower: backing up my memories and data. If you're a long-time reader of Julieverse, you may recall the time I lost all of my (photo) memories when I had a computer crash. Middle's entire first year, gone. Oh. The tears. Oh. The anger. Oh. The frustrations. Oh. The pledge to back -up! back-up! back-up! … [Read more...]

4 weeks of dinners for your family

Another week closer to the holidays... another week I'm grateful I've already planned my meals and can focus on something else, you?   November Meal Plan--4 weeks of dinners for your family Want to know more about meal planning? Read my basic tips for meal planning post. And to get meal plans in your email inbox, subscribe to the Julieverse daily emails (plus you’ll receive other Julieverse posts each day.)  November week 1 Monday: Salmon Macaroni & … [Read more...]

How to not drive yourself crazy this holiday season

holiday season stress

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. The Makers of Children's Motrin is asking moms across the country what makes them unstoppable. Especially at the holiday season, a time when it's all too easy to want to lay down and give up due to stress, or go a little crazy waiting in long lines, or … [Read more...]

Get your Back to Sports season in order


This time of year isn't just Back to School season, it's also Back to Sports season, especially if you're a SportsMom. After a relaxing break, it's a bit of an ice bucket of water over your head to not only organize your back to school life, but to mix that in with a hectic schedule of after school practices, extracurriculars, games and meets. Not only am I running around grabbing last minute spiral notebooks, but I'm just as often grabbing a new pair of cleats or a different color pair … [Read more...]

Favorite Productivity Apps

best apps for productivity

I'm the type of person who makes lists... and loses them. I have at least 4 notebooks going at all times, because one is on each floor of my house, plus one in the car. Which has never really made me productive. However, the one thing I'm never without, my iPhone. And I've worked hard to find apps that help me to be more productive, and help me through my day. Here are my top six suggestions for apps that help me be more productive during my days as a work from home mom. The best part: … [Read more...]

Gym bag shopping list

gym bag packing list

I'm a gymaholic, it's a part of my routine and I feel blah when I don't go. I try to get my gym bag ready to go the night before, but even when I have tons of time to get ready, I nearly always forget to include something. It's been everything: my bra, shower shoes, shoes for once I'm dressed (which is awful in the winter!), make up, shampoo, face lotion. While reading P&Geveryday today, I realized that after 7 years of active gym membership, it's time I stop packing at the last minute … [Read more...]

Parents: Get organized and ready for summer in 5 steps

get organizzed for summer parents mom

Less than five weeks left of the school year and summer camp is just around the corner! Celebrating Spring and warm weather, I switched out the seasonal clothing a few weeks ago. Pool towels at the ready, we're looking forward to  a summer of camp, games, pool time, great books and vacation. [This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on some of my links. Thanks!] But not so fast! Here are 5 things to do to get ready for the summer … [Read more...]

5 Secrets to balancing family and work


The following is a guest post from Sterling, an intuitive guide and life coach.  While the joys of parenting can be incredibly rewarding, they can also prove the most challenging. Many of my clients wonder how they can juggle their little bundles of love with a demanding work schedule in the modern world. Below are some tips to help you whistle while you work and keep your family happy. It involves some planning, but its well worth it! Rise and Shine! Mornings don’t have to be an … [Read more...]

YesVideo: Enjoying old movies again; how to transfer film to DVD


I've known about YesVideo for a while--always thought the concept of transferring old movies to CDs was a great one, afterall, who still has one of those huge video players that actually plays film in their home? I mean, really. Who still has a working VCR? But I never thought we'd need it. I was raised without a video camera (horrors! right?!) It's sad to me how very few movies there are of my grandmother (my Aunt and Uncle had a videographer at their wedding. I wasn't there so there's … [Read more...]

Tips for working with fonts (typography) in your projects

how to use fun fonts in everyday projects

I have a thing for fonts. They're so much more than pretty, they're compelling, they tell stories and invoke meaning. And while your PC likely came with a bunch of pretty cool fonts, there are endless possibilities of better fonts out there. Endless. So, the next time you're creating a sign for a school-function or a pinnable image for a blog post, know that you can easily add meaningful typography... for free! Last week, I created a step-by-step tutorial detailing how to add a new font to your … [Read more...]