Julie Matlin is a freelance writer based in Montreal, Quebec. She’s raising 3 children, ages 11, 13, and 46, and one adorable Bernese/Poodle mix named Zoe. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, and This Magazine. Follow her on twitter @jmatlin, Instagram @j.matlin, and WordPress www.juliematlin.com.

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