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Julie Zizka

Julie is a mom of one, the creator of the Tote Buddy (the world’s first reusable bag organizer), and the president of Momentum 1 Products, Inc.

How many children do you have?  I have one son, aged 13.

What’s your favorite parenting tip?  I truly believe that the one magic bullet in parenting is mutual respect.  Parents often forget to treat their children with the same amount of respect that they offer to other adults.  Respect, in my experience, is the missing link.

What has surprised you most about parenting?  I laugh when I think of this, but I really have been surprised at how much I’ve grown(up) as a person as a result of being a parent.  Children are our greatest teachers, aren’t they? 

How do you get your kids to eat healthy food?  I eat as healthfully as possible, and I talk about food and healthy eating often.

How do you work exercise into your family’s life?  He gets plenty of exercise at school, and I maintain an exercise regime at home.

How do you recharge your batteries?  I cook when I want to connect to my home and feel grounded, I read when I want time to myself, and I walk on the beach when I want time to connect to God/The Universe.

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