Julie Couret

Nola Native, Julie Couret is Mom of Emma Mae (9) & Helen (7). She co-parents with her ex-husband & is known for candid posts on her life behind the scenes. Julie is an Executive Coach who coaches and speaks nationwide on leadership, conflict resolution, and employee engagement. 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Julie is a regular guest on WWLtv, ESPN New Orleans, and local podcasts. Julie is a Charter Member with the Mystic Krewe of Nyx, Past-President of the GNO Executive Assoc., & has served on several business boards in the city. From taking her kids on solo road trips to being self-employed, Julie loves the hustle!

My Tummy Tuck at 43

The fact that I had a tummy tuck came as a big surprise to many, most of all myself! After having two C-sections, I felt pretty confident that I could get my early 30s...
Coping with the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida as a Mom

Coping with the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida as a Mom

Coping with the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida as a Mom I can hardly believe we are here again, another crisis. We are now in the midst of a post-Ida recovery that has displaced our entire South...

What Katrina at Age 27 Taught Me About Coronavirus at Age 42

I never thought I would be grateful for Hurricane Katrina. Certainly, I learned much about humanity, family, and resiliency. And for those lessons and experiences, I am grateful. I would not have met my...

Overnight Success: Sleepovers 101

Overnight Success: Sleepovers 101 The sleepover was a rite of friendship passage for me growing up. I still remember wrapping up in a towel and leaping off my friend’s bed reenacting Dove soap commercials. Her...

Straight Up Now Tell Me

Sugarcoating was never my strong suit. Even as a child, I can remember my mother’s surprise and slight embarrassment to my shockingly honest responses to her colleague’s benign inquiry, “And how are you doing...

For the Love of Grandparents After a Divorce

Mima, Pere, and Nana are the names of my children’s living grandparents. When I first had children, I wanted to nurture a close relationship with their grandparents. I grew up especially close to my...

Mean Girls 2.0 Moms Judging Moms

I am so over mean moms. Dones-o. For real, why are women so mean to other women? You don't see this with men. Men don't judge and scoff at other men. They don't comment...

I Strive to Not Take Things Personally

That look the other mom gave you at the birthday party. Finding out about a friend’s accomplishment on social media, versus hearing about it firsthand. Your child not being invited on a playdate lately....

Mommy Guilt :: Releasing the Beast of Burden

Guilt is a useless punishing emotion. It lurks deep in your heart or sometimes relentlessly in the front of your mind. You may cry, get angry, grind your teeth, or toss and turn at...

How Do You Do It All? I Don’t. The Reality of Being Busy

Describing myself as busy is an understatement. I have my hand in so many activities and events, not to mention I am the only parent in our home so if anything is ever going...
doing my best

I’m Doing My Best and My Best is Good Enough

Six large plastic tubs full of children’s clothes that no longer fit sit in my dining room. My plan is to sort through for what to keep for memories and what to give /...
peaceful home

How to Have a Peaceful Home

Let there be peace in my home, and let it begin with me. My children feed off my energy the same way algae hungrily thrives off sunlight. The source of a peaceful home ends and...
at home DNA test

An at Home DNA Test Gave Me Another Brother

I was out with my 79 year old dad one night a few months ago, and he introduced me as "the youngest of my five children." There are only four of us kids. I...

Dating and the Single Mom Part 3: Sex and the Single Mom

Alright, relationship status single moms. Are you ready for this? You will be having sex AGAIN. And sex because you want it. Not because you are trying to get pregnant. Or because it’s your...