Julie Miller

Julie Miller
Julie is a Wooster, Ohio native whose past jobs include GED teacher, mosaic artist, ACT tutor, group facilitator for homeless children, and picture framer, to name a few! After getting married and moving to Columbus with her husband Eric in 2008, they helped start Capital City Grace Church. Julie got her Masters of Social Work at OSU and worked for a homelessness prevention program for 5 years before the opportunity presented itself to stay at home with her then 2 year old. Currently, Julie is the Children’s Ministry Director at her church and blogs about her experiences exploring the city she loves to call home with her sons, who are now 4 and 20 months. Julie loves trying new recipes and doing creative projects but her most common achievements these days are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and building Lego police stations. Her favorite things include big cities, coffee (and lots of it!), spending time with friends, traveling and ice cream (lots and lots of it!). You can follow her family's adventures around Columbus on her blog, What Should We Do Today Columbus?

6 Ohio Road Trips to Take This Fall

Fall is a beautiful time of year for road trips! I love the scenery of the changing leaves and being out and about when it isn't uncomfortably hot and humid! Here are 6 fun...
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3 Places in Columbus to Eat a Paleta (aka Mexican Popsicle)

I'm a huge fan of Mexican Ice Cream - specifically paletas! What is a paleta? It's a Mexican popsicle: frozen treats that can be made with milk or dairy free! Paletas made with milk...

5 Words of Encouragement for the First Time Mom

Being a mom is the hardest job I've ever done. Like most new moms, I had romanticized ideas of what it was going to be like to have a baby. Sure I knew it was...
Arnold Classic

Arnold SportsWorld Kids and Teens EXPO Offers Two Days of Family Fun

If Philadelphia has their Rocky, then we in Columbus have our Arnold. Even if you've never been to the Arnold Fitness Expo yourself, you may have noticed the one weekend a year when Columbus is...

Navigating Columbus City Schools: Your Cheat Sheet

Are you new to Columbus City Schools or anticipating enrolling your child into school within the next year or two? It seems it's never too early to start preparing for the process and deciding...
Northstar Cafe

Eat and Play with your Family in Grandview Heights and Victorian Village

Thank you to DiscountGlasses.com for sponsoring this post of family-friendly ideas of things to do in two of Columbus' most fun and trendy neighborhoods! Discount Glasses is a fun and easy way to order your...
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The Best of Columbus: Free Summer Events

School is almost out for summer! There are tons of concerts, festivals, outdoor movies and special free summer events happening in Columbus! Take a look at our list of the free summer events that...
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4 Columbus Moms Reflect on Their Babies’ First Birthdays!

Surviving the first year of a baby's life is not just a milestone for baby, but also a major accomplishment as a mom! The first year is so hard and yet so good. Celebrating...

It Doesn’t Go Away and 7 Other Things I’ve Learned About Grief

Age 38 is when I officially began attending more funerals than weddings. In the past two years, I have been to 6 funerals and 0 weddings. Not just funerals of acquaintances: My grandma. One...

How to Make an “I Did” List

Do you ever get to the end of the day and feel completely overwhelmed and discouraged because you barely accomplished anything on your to-do list?  Is your mom brain on overdrive because you...