Julie Cohen

Julie is a co-founder and contributor of Military Moms Blog. She also is a freelance writer and editor living in northern Italy where her husband is stationed in the Air Force. They have a little girl who spends most of her time (successfully) convincing her parents to buy more gelato, and a baby boy who they suspect already speaks better Italian than they do. Julie is the former food and wine editor of the San Antonio Express-News and former managing editor of Sauce Magazine in St. Louis, Missouri. which is where she calls home — but her dad was in the Army, so nowhere is technically home! She also has taught high school composition and British Literature, adult creative writing and college writing. Julie completed an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. In her free time, Julie enjoys running, reading and “studying” the varietals of Italy.

Dispatches from Northern Italy: How to Survive A Coronavirus Quarantine with Kids

Because of the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy where I live, schools have been closed since February 23rd. As of March 9th, our town and region have been under quarantine and on lockdown, which...

When Something Is Wrong With Your Kid

I share this to bring awareness to lymphedema. While our journey of processing a diagnosis of primary lymphedema is highly specific, I believe that when anything is troubling your kid or troubling you about...

So Long But Not Goodbye from Christy Curtis and Julie Cohen

Nearly 3 years ago, Christy and I (Julie) signed our contract to start Military Moms Blog while sitting in the lobby of a San Antonio Gold’s Gym — we were using that as our...

Friday Favorites: Julie’s Picks for Italy’s Rainy Season

Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Disclaimer:...

What to Know Before Moving to the DMV (D.C., Maryland, or Virginia)

You’ve just been told that you’re moving to the DMV. So, first you google DMV, and of course everything that comes up is for the Department of Motor Vehicles. What is happening?! you think. Where...

For All the Girls Who Took a Chance on Us

“My daughter told me that the other girls don’t play with her, is that true?” I asked my kid’s kindergarten teacher this past October. I asked to verify what my daughter had been telling me...
breastfeeding baby

8 Reasons Why You Need a Breast Pump

I know that some of you are planning on staying home with your baby and don't think you need a breast pump -- breast pumping is annoying, why do it if you don't have...

The Dream: Wearing Your Pajamas in Public While Still Looking Good

My ideal outfit is one that I can sleep in. Some people like to rock athleisure wear so that at any given moment, they can hit the gym or at least look like they...

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Urgent Care

For many of us active duty military families, we get a bit of bad rep for abusing our ER. I know you’ve done it! We all have. But here’s the thing, we are fully...

Why Military Moms Love The Locket Sisters + Coupon Code

Why do we love The Locket Sisters? Well, that's a trick question because we love the company but also we LOVE the sisters, Amy and Allyssa. We could try to ramble on and on...

My Brief and Marvelous Stint as an Italian Ballet Mom

Last January, I enrolled my 4 1/2-year-old in ballet. She had been begging me for nearly a year and the begging only intensified after she watched the movie Leap. I didn’t think she’d like ballet....

God Bless America … and All the Little Stuff We Missed While Stationed Overseas

Happy 4th of July! Today America celebrates its independence from the British Empire, as the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Today is also the day we eat embarrassingly large amounts...