My name is Julie Matlin and I’m a 38-year old mother of two. I live in Montreal and work (full-time) at the National Film Board of Canada. I have a wonderful husband and two pesky dogs who insist on waking me when my children actually sleep through the night. I write about the darker side of parenting because, quite frankly, not enough people are willing to.
I love food, reading, writing, my kids and anything that doesn’t require strenuous exercise. Except sex, of course.
I started blogging, mainly about food, in 2003 and stopped in 2005. Life got in the way. Wish I’d kept it up. You can have a good giggle at my early attempts here.
I don’t review products on this blog. I’m far too selfish with my space and my allotted writing time to dedicate any part of either to something that doesn’t have to do with me. That said, any products or books that I may link to from one of my posts are for reasons of clarity only. I have no affiliate deals, no sponsors, no advertisements. If that should ever change, you’ll be the first to know.
I thought about writing myself a code of ethics for this blog, but I’ve decided I can boil it down to one thought: I will always be honest, but I’ll try not to offend anyone in the process. Let’s see how long I can stick to this creed.
What I’m doing when I’m not here:
I’ve done a few interviews:
The Globe and Mail, November 2010 – Hoping to get sick in order to rest
The New York Times, August 2010 – Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites
The Globe and Mail, August 2010 – Get the feeling that we ads are following you? They are.
Montreal Families, January 2010 – Blogs help parents feel less isolated
The National (CBC), February 2010 – Food safety segment w/the kids
The Digital Life Show (102.3 FM), March 27, 2010 – Mommy Blogging with Julie Matlin