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Julie Holt, Author at Style Home Page Julie Holt, Author at Style Home Page

About Julie Holt

Julie Holt is a wife, mother of three, writer and suffers from chronic road rage. She loves to keep it real, but she is not lit or woke. Actually, she’s pretty basic. Her hobbies include naps, pizza and writing about herself in the third person. You can read Julie’s blog at jholtwriting.com or follow her on Facebook @julieslighterside.

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

Once upon a time, I was a young, single person. Seems like a century ago. When I was in college, I was a six-hour drive from everyone I knew. I worked, I went to class

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

Hello,  friends and Lighter Side readers! I've missed you the past couple of weeks and I'm delighted to be back. I've been spending all of my spare time with my dad, who has been battling

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

Y’all have known me long enough to not be surprised that I keep a running tally of all the times I’ve inspired my children to tell me that I’ve ruined their lives. Those tally marks

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

Sometimes you come to a point in your life as a parent when two of your deeply held principles go head-to-head and one has to lose. You will probably always question your decision, but no

JULIE HOLT: Don’t retreat, engage instead

Three years ago, I sent my first baby to kindergarten. I wasn’t the mom sobbing on the drive home from school that day, I was the mom saying “thank the Lord for school!” Lu was

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

Last week I had a glance into both my past and my future within 24 hours of each other, and it was both harrowing and hilarious. We got new neighbors a couple of weeks ago

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

I generally avoid discussing politics and hot topics like I avoid my own children when they’re hopped up on Ring Pops and Sprite. Which is quite often actually. (Note to self: Maybe buy broccoli this

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

As I write, the unexpected five-day weekend is nearing a close and all five members of the Holt family are present and accounted for. Before the forecast of ALL THE ICE AND SNOW, our plan

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

Happy New Year, friends, and welcome back to The Lighter Side! This year, I am ready to take the bull by the horns and live my best life and YOLO and no regrets and such.

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

I would like to apologize for being MIA last week and for the rant that constitutes this week’s column. You see, the reason I was MIA last week is directly related to what has me

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

During my Thanksgiving weekend at home in Mayberry, my mom “revoked my redneck license” because my children “don’t know how to drink from cans.” I want y’all to know that this is something I take

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

You know what will put you right in the holiday spirit? Having your kids home from school for a whole week while you get ready for said holidays. I’ve been a little confused as to

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

I’m no fan of cliches, but over the weekend, life handed me lemons and I put on my big girl panties and did my best to make some lemonade. Over a month ago, I made

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

There are some occasions when being an angry Mama bear is easy. When someone you don’t know (or you know but just don’t like) is doing something that is dangerous or hurtful to your children,

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

Did y’all ever notice how your kids can be complete weirdos, and you think it’s normal at least and adorable at best? I am sure that for every child with his own bizarre ideas and

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

I have a confession: I am a horrible, neglectful mother. You want to know how I know? I didn’t join the PTO, and my kids’ elementary school staff doesn’t know me by name. I do

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

In the spirit of modern American ambition and values, I am considering bringing a very large lawsuit against all cable companies operating in the US. Over the weekend we incurred a great deal of damage

8 new fall hair trends for color, cut and style

By JULIE HOLT With every change of season, there’s a lot of newness — new colors, new clothes, new routines. It’s time once again to turn over your closet, pull out thick cozy blankets and