Authors Posts by Jodie Solari

Jodie Solari

8 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Hi, I’m Jodie! I live in Williamston with my husband Chris and three girls: Francesca, and twins, Amelia and Annabelle. Since graduating from Central Michigan University (Fire Up, Chips!), I have worked full-time in the world of corporate communications, for 15 years. I also serve on the Galactosemia Foundation board, where I advocate for my two daughters living with the rare metabolic disease. I love Jesus, but I cuss a little and I drink coffee until wine is acceptable. When I can find a minute, I blog about my crazy, blessed life – often the hard stuff, but always with humor (and often a little sarcasm) at JustJoders.blogspot.com. I can’t wait to start sharing my life and learnings with the Mid-Michigan Moms community!

‘I Need A Vacation From My Vacation’: Summer Travels With Kids

Have you ever returned home from a family vacation and felt like you need a vacation? I think many people experience this, but especially mamas. And if you stop for a second and reflect...

Infertility: Your Journey is Valid

Infertility is a journey that just a few years ago not many people talked about. Thankfully, that seems to be changing, and I know from my personal experience – talking about it matters. Talking about...
bath time

“Enjoy Every Moment” – What Terrible Advice!

“ENJOY EVERY MOMENT.” That phrase is back. It’s being posted by mommy bloggers, it’s in the comments of exasperated parents' social posts, I overheard it from an elderly woman in the grocery store to...

Olympic Events, Mom Edition: Sock Matching and More!

Everyone is so impressed with the Olympics. Sure, ice dancing is nice and the ski jumps are great, but has anyone seen a mom simultaneously make dinner, do dishes and break up a fight all...

Twins: To Dress them Alike or Not?

It's a blog I see way too often - "Should You Dress Your Twins Alike?" So, I bet you're wondering why I'm writing ANOTHER blog about the subject. Because, I think for the most...

Sometimes Breast is NOT Best: My Journey With Galactosemia

I salute all the moms who breastfeed - the ones who love it and never want to stop and those who struggle every day but still press on. I support normalizing breastfeeding anywhere, anytime....

I Owe My Child’s Life to Newborn Screening

A test that I didn't even know existed saved my child's life. September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and here is my story. On July 15, 2014, I gave birth to my first child. Delivery...

Meet Jodie, A Galactosemia Advocate Thriving on Transparency

Hi! I’m Jodie, a new contributor for Mid-Michigan Moms and a Galactosemia advocate thriving on transparency. I was born and raised in Saginaw. Since graduating from Central Michigan University {Fire Up, Chips!}, I have...