Remember how great it seemed when the characters on the television show Friends would just randomly meet up at the Corner Perk coffee shop? Well, that’s how I like to think of my blog — your virtual corner coffee shop, where you can drop in any time and catch up with friends.
I work full-time as a marketing & communications consultant, so all blogging is done in whatever free time I can squeeze out of my day, which is generally a coffee break (if I’m lucky!).
Sometimes I’m not so lucky, but if you check in once a week, there’s usually a new tidbit here or there. You can also subscribe via my RSS feed, which will alert you when posts go up. Or keep in touch via twitter (@coffeewithjulie).
Along the top menu bar of the this blog’s homepage, you’ll see the four general categories that I blog about:
Living: general life stories, observations and rants
Family: anecdotes from my family life with Hubby, Stella (age 8), and Max (age 3)
Travel: personal travel tales as well as tips for family and adventure travel
Media: chats about theatre, dance, books, television shows and movies
Blog Honours & Recognition
I am grateful for every reader who stops by and shares their time with me. These honours are very nice too:
- November 2013: Capital Parent features Coffee with Julie in “Parenting Blogs We Love.”
- October 2013: The Skinny Scoop informs me that I am a “Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogger” for 2013.
- August 2013: Coffee with Julie is included in the Flight Network’s “Top Canadian Travel Blogs” list.
- May 2103: Canadian Living magazine online included Coffee with Julie in their list of “15 Amazing Moms to Follow on Pinerest“
- April 2013: I was invited as a speaker to Ottawa’s inaugural WordCamp conference on the panel “Building Your Business Case, Cause, or Branding using WordPress.”
- January 2012: Coffee with Julie placed 2nd in the Family & Parenting category for the 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards, and was a nominee in the categories of Travel and Life.
- October 2011: SavvyMom.ca recognized Coffee with Julie as list-worthy in “35 Mom Blogs We Love“
- October 2011: I was selected to be a Community/Tribe Leader for topic of travel blogging at the Blissdom Canada conference
- September 2011: As a blogger, I was one of 200 women selected from across Canada to attend She’s Connected
- July 2011: I was honoured to be identified as one of “18 Mom Bloggers We Love” by Canadian Family magazine
- January 2011: Coffee was Julie placed 2nd in the Family & Parenting category for the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards, and 3rd in the Life category
Press Mentions and Whatnot
I haven’t been great at tracking when I’ve agreed to be interviewed or been mentioned in the press. But here are some …
- December 2013: Thornley Fallis: Blogger Reviews Help Holiday Shoppers and Boost Business
- November 2013: Capital Parent Newspaper: Parenting Blogs We Love
- October 22, 2013: CFRA Radio – Experts on Call: Chemicals in Cosmetics
- September 2013: Canadian Family online: Parenthood in 5
- July 2013: A video interview on eco-shopping via Terra20
- December 2012: My thoughts on tablet etiquette in The Star
- December 2012: Blogger traditions for the holidays on SheKnows Canada
- March 2011: Interview with Canadian Weblog Awards on blogging
- March 2010: Interviewed by Chatelaine magazine on mathematics and women
- June 2009: Radio interview with CBC on Ottawa’s first Blog Out Loud Ottawa event
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It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment?
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