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Julie Nowell

Mom Of 3 Balancing Life, Business, Feeding Chickens On Salt Spring Island

A blogger, publisher and private consultant, Julie works on amazing projects all designed to support and nurture creativity, a positive lifestyle and viable business practices.

A true believer of the win-win-win philosophy, Julie's goals are to create rewarding opportunities that benefit all of those involved.

A mom of three, living an idyllic rural life on B.C.'s Salt Spring Island, Julie balances life, family and feeding the chickens.
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No Longer The Centre Of Their Universe

The kids are growing up, and as they do so, drifting away. Their independence is greater than their need. I think back to those days when I was smothered in children. When I knew every moment of their day. When our lives were so entwined it was difficult to see where one started and the other left off. When they were a part of me, and I was a part of them.
02/04/2016 10:25 EST
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How Raising Chickens Made Me a Better Parent

We walked into getting chickens eager for fresh eggs and getting "back to the roots" of our food. But in the end, it has been about much more than that and had a profound affect on our lives, and our parenting. Here are a few things I never expected to learn from our flock of chickens, some of them may surprise you a little.
05/10/2015 11:15 EDT
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The Only Thing I Want for Mother's Day Doesn't Have a Price

I am about to experience my 12th Mother's Day, and this year I want to share a secret to dads and kids everywhere about what us moms really want. I didn't realize it until my daughter gave me a gift this past birthday. It was simple, cost nothing, and has awakened me to what I really want in life.
05/08/2015 11:51 EDT
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I Can Love My Kids, But I Can't Teach Them Grade 6 Math

The two eldest, going into Grades 3 and 6 are outright depressed. They know what they are missing (friends, fun and a fresh start to the year) and instead they have Mom, Dad and a list of educational websites hastily tossed together and thrown at them. This is what happens when ill-prepared adults with no teaching credentials are forced to use their mediocre skills to attempt to educate our kids.
09/02/2014 06:44 EDT