Julie Levine

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The Big “5-0” Focus on What Matters

When the kids were babies, I was often sleep deprived. I felt fuzzy a lot. My brain felt like it was half-working. I was desperate for sleep and clarity. I’d become forgetful. I’d leave my phone on top of the car and then drive away. I was always losing my prescription glasses. I couldn’t remember where I had been, so I couldn’t retrace my steps. Thankfully I never forgot one of the kids (OK, maybe there was that one time). Read more…

Bubby App Helps Find Love in the Tribe

Best friends Stephanie Volftsun, Sarah Persitz and Jordan Klein would often lament their dating lives. They’d had their share of love and heartbreak, and were tired of the online dating scene. Most dating apps are about “swiping and matching” and “the addictive thrill” of what comes next, Persitz said. She was more concerned about meeting a quality person who she would enjoy spending time with offline. Read more…

There Goes the Neighborhood – And Childhood

Eunice’s Cafe closed a few years ago. Then, shortly after, the hardware store next to Eunice’s went out of business. Brooks Shoes shut its doors for good a few weeks ago, and the place where the kids used to get their haircuts, Snippety Crickets, closed recently too. Read more…

Raising Tough Kids Not Easy for Parent with Fretting Instinct

There are so many new parenting books on the market dispensing advice about how to raise strong, resilient and independent kids. I’m sure they’re great, but I won’t be buying any of them.

I read Wendy Mogel’s “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee” when my kids were toddlers. I haven’t needed to read another parenting book since. Read more…