About Joules

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Growing up as Julie, the only nickname I had was Juls. In college a (nerdy) friend of mine decided that it should be spelled Joules (def: scientific unit of energy) due to my spazzyness. So, it’s been Joules ever since.

I started my blog, Pocketful of Joules, in early 2011 as a place to give marketing and business tips. Since then, it has evolved into so much more — including my story of losing my job only to find one that is so much better for me, pregnancy & working mom craziness, sassy mom-friendly fashion, family travel and the occasional home improvement project. It truly has turned into a pocketful of me in blog form.

So, what’s the deal with the cow butt?
Well, I was driving through the country taking pretty pictures one day when I pulled over to take a photo of cows. As soon as I put the camera to my face… a cow started smelling it’s own butt. That’s right, no boring farm pictures for me. I get the one that makes me laugh so hard that tears run down my face! That is pretty much how I approach life — and this blog — things may not work out exactly as I expect but I typically end up laughing hysterically.

A Little Bragging
I have to toot my horn for just a moment — in addition to writing at Pocketful of Joules, I have been a syndicated style writer for BlogHer and a guest contributor for Dad’s Roundtable. I have also been published in the Life Well Blogged series, To Bliss and Back. Something else I’m super proud of is that Pocketful of Joules was named a 2013 and 2014 Bloggies Awards finalist and a 2015 Bloggie Awards WINNER! So, toot toot.

Get to Know Me:
My Type: Tall, Cute and Goofy: How I met my husband.
Oh Yeah, Did I mention that I’m Pregnant: Jobless and we sold our house.
The Story of Jack: What happened when our son joined us two months early.
You Make it Look So Easy: The motherhood/working life challenge.
Strangers in my Business: Being a “one and done” family.
A Letter to Jack on his First Birthday: A little sappy and a little silly.
So much Sadness: The passing of my beloved dog, Potter
Introducing Ollie: Adding a shelter dog to the mix.
Confession: I have an Autoimmune Disease:  Letting you in.
Size: Why I feel it’s important for me to post about fashion.
New Ink: All the details on my half-sleeve tattoo… what it means, how long it took, did it hurt, etc.

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You can also email me directly at pocketfulofjoules@gmail.com.

10 Responses to “About Joules”

  1. Nan Bambara March 31, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Love it! Nan

  2. Andrew April 3, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    Glad to be able to call you freiend. Keep the Joules jewels coming!

  3. Lindsey Radtke April 6, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    You are awesome! The end!

  4. chewylicious September 25, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    Just wanted to say you’re award winning! xoxo

  5. Decorum DIYer March 21, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Your nerdy friend and I think alike. My first thought when I saw ‘joules’ was chemistry related. So, I thought, “Well, maybe this is a chemistry blog?”. I was excited about that prospect as well, but I have found an even better blog than I first imagined. Well done and great name!

    • JoulesDellinger March 21, 2013 at 11:54 am #

      Aww, thanks so much. And thanks for stopping by! =)

  6. Dorena April 4, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Congrats on your “Best Kept Secret Weblog” award! Keep up the great work!

    • JoulesDellinger April 4, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      Thank you so much Dorena!

  7. Julie S. February 10, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    You have the coolest nickname ever for our name 🙂

    • Joules February 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

      Thanks Julie! =)

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