Bio: My name is Julie. I am a middle-aged, single mom from the Midwest. I am continuously vying for Mom of the Year, and continuously failing at that, in magnificent fashion. Besides my daughters, my passions include reading, gardening, NASCAR, and high heels. It's insane how much I like high heels. Without encouragement from my friends and family, this blog would not be here, and all these random thoughts would be stuck in my head. Their fault.