Hi, I’m Julie
I am Mum to two gorgeous boys – Thomas (5) and Jake (8). They are vibrant and big-hearted and everyday they show me how to live with both compassion and gusto. They are my teachers and my inspiration. We live in Wellington, New Zealand, a city I love for its hills & harbour, cafes & culture.
Before parenthood, I was a primary school teacher which gave me valuable experience and perspective that helps me now as a parent. But my best parenting has come from my natural intuition and empathy – qualities we all have though often overlook and underutilise.
My goal as a parent is for my children to thrive – now and into adulthood. Luckily for us, we parents have been through childhood and have lived a number of years as adults ourselves which gives us a lot of skill and insight to draw upon. Sometimes we overwhelm ourselves thinking that we have to raise someone “great” or “successful” by society’s standards. But our true task is simply to nurture and empower our children to be themselves.
Why should you listen to me?…You shouldn’t! You should listen to yourself. But my hope is that something I share might resonate and help you to become both more deliberate and more confident as a parent.