My name is Juli Couture; and admittedly, I was born and raised a North Shore girl in the sleepy city of Melrose. However, my husband Chris, my twin 5-year-old daughters–Hailey and Chloe, and our two Boston Terriers–Lilo and Vader have settled into Dracut and have been very happily living here for two years. It was a bit of a culture shock at first with all this beautiful open space and wonderful farmland, but we are thoroughly enjoying getting out and seeing everything the Merrimack Valley has to offer!
I have worked in a number of different positions in the medical field over the past 13 years with the longest being a clinical assistant in a pediatric hospital. I have seen, cleaned, treated, and smelled…a lot, so my ‘gross factor’ threshold is high. Also, personally I have dealt with Grave’s Disease which resulted in a total thyroidectomy, infertility, IVF, preemie twin births and the subsequent ICU stay, PPD, and most recently gallbladder removal. I find I am quickly running out of organs to have removed these days! My point being, there is no question you can’t throw at me or any topic too taboo or too gross. If you want to reach out, my proverbial door is always open, just for you!
Aside from that insanity, I enjoy writing. Writing and entertaining people is my life! Ok, if I’m being honest, writing, entertaining people, and coffee is my life. Oh, and obviously my kids. Oh, and my family. Ok, let me just start over. I enjoy reaching out to people. If I can make someone laugh, smile, or feel that they’re not alone in this crazy world then I have done my job and done it well. Currently, I am an American Heart Association CPR/BLS instructor and freelance writer/photographer that contributes articles to a number of different publications.
Meeting new people, old people, maybe even bumping into people I forgot I had met before is so much fun! I especially enjoy talking to people I meet when traveling; though with the twins sometimes ‘travel’ means taking a trip to the Market Basket on the other side of town. Regardless of where I am, I am always happy to meet a new friendly face, so please feel free to drop me a line, share a story, or stop and say hello if you see me out and about. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful group of moms!