Julie Matlin is a freelance writer living in Montreal, Quebec. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Today's Parent, Huffington Post, and other publications. Julie is mother to three children - a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 46-year-old. Her life's motto is Full-throttle, half-assed and she loves nothing more than napping with her poodle/bernese mix. You can follow her on Twitter @jmatlin and Instagram @j.matlin.