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About juliearduini

Julie Arduini is a writer and speaker who uses surrender and chocolate in all that she does. She also writes contemporary romances with Upstate NY settings.

The Inspiration of “I Run 4” by Julie Arduini

In a few minutes I leave for the annual IEP meeting to determine what helps our daughter will receive in the coming year. We recently moved so it is with a new district (we attend a Christian school so my … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and Infertility by Julie Arduini

The smell of hyacinths filled the air. Ladies walked in hand-in-hand wearing their finest clothes and holding chubby little hands. They sat and listened to the pastor talk. About them. All good stuff. Encouraging words. Inspiring message. He ended the … Continue reading

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When Words Wound by Julie Arduini

2015 so far has had a lot of “stuff” I never saw coming. I’m a thinker and as I tried to process it all I realized everything I was dealing with was word related. When I thought even further I … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Mudroom by Julie Arduini

Even though it hasn’t quite felt like spring as much as I’d like it to, I have started spring cleaning.This is our first full year in the house so it’s been fun figuring out what needs cleaning and what to … Continue reading

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Encouraging Young Writers by Julie Arduini

One of the things I promised God I would do as a writer is encourage others along the way. My take is if I can give information and resources to help accelerate their journey, why not? I’d rather view this … Continue reading

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When Moms Have a Winter Meltdown by Julie Arduini

Yesterday on Facebook I shared my random thoughts about what it’s like to be a mom in the northeast with multiple days off of school thanks to the weather. My own experience is honestly not that bad. I write from … Continue reading

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Why Brian Williams is Fair Game by Julie Arduini

I’m a strong believer of building others up instead of tearing them down. It’s a principle I use as a mom, mentor and friend. That said, the dull roar and many memes I’m observing regarding Brian Williams doesn’t bother me. … Continue reading

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Choose Your Romance by Julie Arduini

Didn’t I just wish everyone a Happy New Year? Well, I blinked and it’s time to talk Valentine’s Day! As I’ve confessed before, I love romance but I’m not a die hard romantic. You would probably catch me watching the … Continue reading

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Delayed Fruit Tastes Sweeter by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year! I missed my last December post not remembering what day it was thanks to the holiday schedule. I was also basking in what had to be one of our best Christmas celebrations to date. After we had … Continue reading

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When the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Isn’t by Julie Arduini

For me, it was 2004. I stared at the blinking lights on our Christmas tree, almost in a trance like state. It wasn’t the colors or the tree. I was shell shocked at how fast my life had changed and … Continue reading

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All About Elf on a Shelf by Julie Arduini

He’s outfitted in red and white and pays attention to all your deeds. He’s polarizing—he’s loved and tradition or hated and judged. Santa? Nope. It’s the little figure that takes over your Facebook feed, Elf on a Shelf. I had … Continue reading

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I’m Not Ready by Julie Arduini

You know the phrase, “Be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it?” I was thinking about that when I looked at the pictures from Greater Buffalo earlier this week. I heard a lot of people say … Continue reading

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The Newbie Perspective by Julie Arduini

It’s been off air for awhile but as a newlywed I remember watching ER with my husband. What I enjoyed was watching the show from the newbie’s POV, point of view. When the show started it was Carter, the resident … Continue reading

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Book Release Update by Julie Arduini

If you’ve read Christians Read for any length of time, you’re aware I was seeking publication. Earlier this year I signed with Write Integrity Press for a three book contemporary romance series based in the Upstate NY Adirondack Mountains. I … Continue reading

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When Childhood Stories Grow Up by Julie Arduini

I’m late to the party but my new binge watching hobby has been Once Upon a Time. I’m fascinated by the way the writers have taken beloved fairy tales and classic stories and put a modern spin on them. For … Continue reading

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