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Julie Scagell


Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Julie:

This Viral List of Things “Normal Moms” Do Is So Accurate It’s Scary

Mom blogger Amy Weatherly recently took to Facebook with a revealing list of what all moms experience, but don't like to admit — and the Internet is howling. → Read More

Kids Who Attend Daycare Might Be Better Behaved After All, Study Says

The French study, "Early Childcare Type Predicts Children’s Emotional and Behavioural Trajectories Into Middle Childhood," which was recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health claims that daycare has a more positive affect on a child's behavior than previously thought. → Read More

Teacher's "I Need" Box Goes Viral, and It Belongs in Every Classroom

Middle school teacher Julia Brown recently created an "I Need" box to allow students a safe way to express how they need help — and the idea has since gone viral. → Read More

Grieving Man Builds Birdhouses in Late Wife’s Memory, and Inspires Others Dealing with Loss

After his wife passed away from cancer, Ron Rudolph decided to build birdhouses in her honor. His tribute to his wife then turned into a thriving business, thanks to tremendous support from the community. → Read More

7-Year-Old Tears Up When Meeting the Army Vet Whose Bone Marrow Saved Her Life

When the 4-year-old daughter of MLB player Mike Aviles needed a bone marrow transplant, they found a donor for her through Be The Match. Recently, Adriana had an emotional reunion with the man who saved her life. → Read More

Husband Hides Creepy Clown on Wedding Day, Surprises Wife with the Photos 1 Year Later

Manda Alexander told her husband Vincent that he couldn't have a clown at their wedding. But a year later, the San Antonio wife learned he'd managed to get around that "rule", and gave her an anniversary gift she wasn't expecting. → Read More

How "Homework Therapists" Are Helping Kids Overcome School-Related Anxiety

A recent report by The New York Times highlights a growing niche in the tutoring industry: Homework therapists. These trained professionals help students navigate the stress and anxiety often tied to school work as they progress through grade school. → Read More

Drew Barrymore Says the Time She Spends Working Actually Helps Her Be a Better Mom

Drew Barrymore recently told Working Mother that being an effective mom who works is "all about balance," and that she likes feeling fulfilled as a person. → Read More

Utah Just Became the First State to Make Free-Range Parenting Practices Legal

The law permits kids of any age to participate in activities like walking to school, playing outside, or sitting in a car unattended. → Read More

This Woman's Story About Meeting Her Overly Nice Neighbors Is Hilariously Relatable

Having overly nice neighbors isn't all that different from trying to one-up that super nice mom of your kid's bff — and a Tumblr post by Cat proves it. → Read More

The New Fitbit Ace Is Here to Help Kids (Finally) Put Down Their Screens

Fitbit has just released the Fitbit Ace, aimed at tracking activity for kids ages 8 to 13 — and parents everywhere are hoping it gets their kids moving. → Read More

The Pure Genius of This American Greetings Valentine's Day Ad Will Have You in Tears

This American Greetings ad totally nails the difficulty of expressing oneself to loved ones — and will make you want to hug someone this Valentine's Day. → Read More

After Son Comes Out, Mom Contacts Gay Bar for Advice on How to Best Support Him

As a parent, we want the best for our kids. When this mom's son came out as gay, she reached out to a local gay bar to help learn how to best support him. → Read More

Heroic Labradoodles Wake Their Owners at 4:30 AM to Save Elderly Woman Freezing Outside

This won't be the first or last story about dogs saving a life, but it sure does warm the hear. These two labradoodles really saved the day! → Read More

1st-Grader's Response to Homework Riddle Is Hilariously Dark

Oakland, California teacher Bret Turner shared a homework riddle he gave his class on Twitter, along with a surprising response he got from his 1st-grader. → Read More

12 People Who've Already Broken Their New Year’s Resolutions (Just Like the Rest of Us)

Did you start 2018 with a bunch of resolutions, only to be crying into your pint of ice cream by January 2? Don't worry — you're not alone. → Read More

The Clooneys Handed Out Headphones on a Recent Flight with Their Twins — Just in Case

While boarding a flight to the U.K., Amal and George Clooney doled out sound-proof headphones for their fellow passengers, in case their twins got noisy. → Read More

According to One Professor, the "Man Flu" May Be a Real Thing After All

Canadian professor Dr. Kyle Sue says the man flu may be legit, according to existing research that suggests men's immune systems are weaker than women's. → Read More

Santa Asks Kids About the Gifts They Already Have — and Their Answers Will Warm Your Heart

While many companies go above and beyond for the holiday season, Pillsbury's #Can'tBeBought campaign is simply giving us all the feels. → Read More

This Family Created a Winter Wonderland Inside Their House, and It Will Blow You Away

The Hanks family decided to scale back their outdoor Christmas lights in favor of an indoor "Christmas Room" instead. And man, did they outdo themselves. → Read More