Julie Matlin is a freelance writer living in Montreal, Quebec. Her work appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, The Huffington Post, Canadian Living, The Forward, and other publications.

Julie is mother to three children – an 12-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy, and a 46-year-old man-child. Her life’s motto is full-throttle, half-assed and she loves nothing more than napping with her poodle/bernese mix.

You can reach her at julie@juliematlin.com and follow her on Twitter @jmatlin and instagram @j.matlin.

And yes – you can hire her.


  1. Just read the first person article about your mom and followed it with the article about your parents’ Perfect Magic shop.
    Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful stories!

  2. I just read your article about the loss of your mom and wanted to thank you as I just lost my mother on January 7th 2022 from Dementia and understand how deeply sad but relieving their departure is…

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