Julie Cohen

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.

Military Moms Blog Guide to Duty Stations

The hallmark of military life is the dreaded permanent change of station. Whether you are sitting in an empty home with only the smell of boxes and pizza in the air, or you don't have...

The Only Shoe You Need This Summer | Mox Shoes & Promo Code!

First things first: I’m a bit of an absentminded slob, which I know is incongruous for an editor whose job is all about the details, but I just adore comfort and, apparently, never knowing...

Why Your Car Seat Might Be Installed Wrong

This month on the blog – in conjunction with Britax – we are thrilled to share a series of posts on child safety in honor of Month of the Military Child. Not only do...

This Terrible Thing Happened But Supposedly I’m Fine

Three years ago, my daughter and I were in a car accident. A man ran a red light, crashed into me in the driver’s seat and wrapped my baby girl’s side of the car around...

Military Moms Blog PCS Roundup

Helping Kids Prosper Through PCS Season: 1 Her life was changing, cardboard boxes or not. And for military kids who are so often asked to deal with monumental life changes, maybe it’s the little things...

When Tragedy Meets Social Media, It’s OK to Take a Time Out

I am guilty of obsessing over others’ responses to tragedy. By this, I mean, I take to the deep dark vortex of news websites, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and scroll until my thumbs grow...

Educate a Girl, Empower a Nation: Behind the Scenes with Luna Blu Mar

Luna Blu Mar is a lifestyle boutique for women, kids, and babies that was founded by sisters Melody Parry Jones and Lindsey Parry. Luna Blu Mar’s mission is not a small one, but to Melody...

Ode to the “Spirited Ones”

Cheers to the spirited ones, the energetic, the spunky, the precocious, and all the other euphemisms people politely use for you instead of a total handful. When people talk about wanting a demure little girl...

Killing Time Without Losing My Mind: How Magnetic Blocks Kept Me Sane

This summer we moved overseas. For about 2.5 months, we lived in a variety of housing situations — the majority of the time spent in temporary military housing. As it goes with any overseas...

Hot Air or Heartfelt? Military Moms Respond to Ivanka Trump’s Listening Session

This past Wednesday, senior advisor Ivanka Trump held a listening session at the White House with a group of military spouses. The topic was employment, or rather, the challenges military spouses face in finding...