These are the things I'm thinking about. If you want to connect, find me on twitter (@jmkstock) or by email: julianakstock at gmail dot-com.

Flipping The Switch

Once again this month has been very busy, leaving me little time to myself, making it hard to find a moment to write. That is until this past holiday weekend when I was sans husband or children in our house—a house, I might add, I had NEVER once spent a night alone in six years we lived there. Check the box on that bucket list now…

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Vacation Victory and Remembrance

Vacation Victory and Remembrance


The whole family – smiles all around

A little over a week ago my family and I returned from a family trip to the Caribbean. These kinds of trips are always incredibly special to me. I have memories of spring vacations from when I was growing up so nostalgia is part of it, but it’s also been a while since the four of us have been able to go away together. So this trip felt special in a few…

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Sharing Gift Lists: What’s Easiest for Family and FriendsAs the mother of two children, every year I encounter the same question from family and friends:…View Post
The Greatest Gift my Dad and me circa 1989 (or ’90), Anguilla, BWI
The parent / child relationship is one of beauty…View Post
We All Need Comfort: Unicorn Gift Ideasmy delightful and precious unicorn in her sweet pajamas
Growing up is tough business. You couldn’t…View Post
Summer 2013: Highlights, Gifts and SurprisesThe kids in the ocean at Coney Island: Summer 2013
The summer is almost over. It’s hard to believe…View Post
Summer Vacation Planning and Packing ListLast summer at Coney Island
I’m trying to plan a summer getaway for my family. I’ve been incredibly…View Post
Something New at Gifting WhispererI’m very excited to talk about this new way of sharing my gift ideas with you! It’s called Glossi…View Post
Dream MakersI heard someone use the term “dream maker” the other day, as in: everyone needs a dream maker. It…View Post

Pressing Reset

A (late) post about how adaptable families can be and how you’re often more aligned than you think.