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Local mom blogger Julia on why a baby is 'not like a cat'

Posted by Kristi Palma  October 8, 2013 11:04 AM

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Our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week on Boston.com Moms is Julia Magnusson from It's Not Like a Cat, a blog about, as she puts it: "the rough transition from cat ownership to motherhood (seriously, you cannot just leave the baby with a bowl of food for the weekend—it’s TRUE)."

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On Monday, she introduced herself. Here is a snippet from her intro:

Motherhood was indeed a rough transition. For a few years, I blogged mostly about postpartum depression and the shock of becoming a stay-at-home mom. I reached many women who also struggled with those issues, and I learned how powerful a blog can be—both from the blogs that helped me through those dark times, and from women writing to me to tell me how my blog helped them realize they were not alone.

On Tuesday, she shared 20 facts about herself. Here are a few:

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I was a carpenter for five years. And no, I don't want to buy a fixer-upper house. It was fun then, and I'm glad I have the skills, but nowadays there are other ways I want to spend my time.

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I qualified for the Boston Marathon and was supposed to run it this year but, due to an injury, wasn't able to (my family was pretty happy about that injury!).

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I don't like squirrels. I really don't. My current home had some pretty aggressive squirrels when I moved in -- squirrels that would sit on the front steps and block me from entering my home -- and though the new city-supplied trash cans have mostly eliminated the problem of fearless and aggressive squirrels, I'm not quite over it yet.

On Wednesday, she shared her favorite post(s) of all time.

On Thursday, she took questions from readers.

On Friday, she shared the parenting blogs she enjoys reading.

If you'd like to read more of Julia posted, just hop into our Featured Parent Blogger forums! Or read what past Featured Parent Bloggers have posted.

Nominate a parent blogger you enjoy!

Hammer photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters; marathon photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe staff; squirrel photo by Jason Fochtman/Associated Press

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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.
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