Julie Breithaupt

Julie Breithaupt
Hey! My name is Julie and I use too many exclamation points! My husband Grady and I are attempting to raise two wild women, Mia and Reese. We live in Shawnee where our faux bulldog Marge rules the roost. My hobbies include driveway drinking, going to parks and desperately trying to have date nights. My likes include the Jayhawks, coffee, craft beer and ChapStick. My dislikes include samesiders (people who sit on the same side of the booth when no one is on the other side), jerks and grocery shopping.

This Should Not Be KC’s Headline

I am writing this while watching coverage of a horrible ending to what was supposed to be a spotlight on Kansas City for the Chiefs Super Bowl parade. I am so mad. I am...

Why I’m Halting High Hopes for Halloween

All of you moms who somehow have kids who will go along with your grand plans to have them dressed in the best Halloween costumes ever, this is not the blog for you. I know...
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Jump for Joy (and for Tired Kids!) at Sky Zone

This post is sponsored by Sky Zone with several locations in the KC Metro. One of my kids’ favorite places to go is Sky Zone. It’s also one of my favorite places to go, because...
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Welcome to Wilder Bluff Park

We are in the middle of summer, and you might be near the end of checking things off of your bucket list. Or, like me, you don’t have a bucket list and are simply...
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Self Care Doesn’t Have to Mean a 4-Hour Spa Treatment

I am not proud of this, but I have admittedly been known to internally roll my eyes when I find myself caught up in conversations about self care. My first thought always seems to...
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Parenting Siblings Differently

I consider myself to be relatively evolved, or “woke” as the cool kids say these days. (Don’t they? Maybe not. I’m still all side part and skinny jeans over here.) We have two daughters...
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Lessons from Losing

My 7-year-old daughter Mia has been riding horses for a couple years now. It is her passion and a completely foreign world to me. She’s also been doing shows for awhile now at the...
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Dear 2020: I Will Never Forget You…

Dear 2020, I will never forget you. I am not sure anyone will ever forget you. Not even if we want to. You made “masks”, “social distancing” and “quarantine” the new buzz words. Your tests...
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How to Safely Enjoy the Holidays in Kansas City

The holidays are looking a lot different this year, but that does not mean you can’t still finagle some fun as we close out the dumpster fire that is 2020. Here are several ideas...
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Keeping the Holiday Spirit Alive

The holidays are going to look a lot different this year. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it is to learn how to make the best out of a crazy COVID situation. I...
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Why I Force Family Pictures Every Year

It goes like this. I give my family a heads up about one week out that we have family pictures scheduled. I steel myself for the collective groan. I then start trying to throw outfits...
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Supporting Our Kids and Their Activities

We have probably all seen something similar to the situation I am going to describe. I was walking with my seven-year-old daughter to her softball practice in the sweltering heat. All of a sudden,...
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The Top 10 Things I’m Taking out of Quarantine

I get it. Quarantine. We’re all over it, right? Not over it like we are going to have 150 people to our house for a kegger, but just like mentally over it. As we...
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I Need to Hug Someone

I need to hug someone. That is my overwhelming feeling right now. I am a hugger. I am the type of person who strikes up random conversations with people at the grocery store. I...
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Stop Squabbling Siblings While Staying At Home

“If you’re making each other mad, why don’t you just separate?!” “Why are you guys on top of each other ALL THE TIME?” “Just stay away from each other if you keep fighting!” I know I am...
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