Joules (from Pocketful of Joules)

Julie Dellinger (aka Joules from Pocketful of Joules) has been blogging since 2011 on everything from losing a job, finding a new one, selling a house, buying a house, moving twice, getting pregnant and popping out a baby 2 months early. She’s a full time working mother, a blogger, a DIYer, a writer and a gourmet marshmallow eater.


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Posts by Joules (from Pocketful of Joules)

Hersheypark in the Dark Starts Today!

If you are looking for something awesome to do with your family this weekend, you need to check out the Hersheypark in the Dark event in Hershey, PA. The event runs for just three weekends, starting today. You can go October 16 – 18, October 23 – 25, or October 30 – November 1. Our […]

My Type: Tall, Cute, and Goofy

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When I first met my husband, I told him that I’d never date him. Yes, I’m obviously a woman of my word. But let me back up to the beginning… I would consider myself kind of a late bloomer. I mean, I had a super-sized crush on a guy in high school that never really […]

My Christmas Ornament Obsession

I LOVE Christmas. It really is the most glorious time of the year (except for that perfect Fall day with a bonfire and changing leaves… or any day where I’m splayed out on a beach with a frosty drink in my hand). Like many of you, our little family went Christmas tree shopping over the […]

Hershey Park in the Dark

This past weekend our family went to the Hershey Park in the Dark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Since we have a 2 year old, it was the perfect Halloween event…lots of rides and pumpkins, but no scary gore! We had an AMAZING time and I’m Jack has totally inherited my love of roller-coasters, because we had […]

Visiting Busch Gardens with a Toddler

We recently spent a wonderful 3-day weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia and the highlight was visiting Busch Gardens! I was a bit concerned about whether our two year old, Jack, would peeter out early… but the day was perfection. After leaving our hotel, we grabbed some breakfast at one of the half-dozen pancake houses in the […]

DIY: How to Build a Fancy Fire Pit

I was going to name this blog post, “A Place to Eat my Marshmallows” but we all know that I eat my marshmallows EVERYWHERE. So instead, let’s talk about how my husband and I made the best fire pit in ALL THE LAND. And how I can use it to roast my marshmallows. Our original […]

DIY: How to Tie up Long Blind Cords

THIS has been driving me CRAZY. With a little dude running around, I had to do some childproofing in my living room, which means that the crazy-long blind cords had to be tied up out of his way. I don’t know WHY the cords go all the way to the floor — maybe so the […]

The Mom Inch: Leading Dads by a Nose?

I was chatting on Facebook with some of the Dads Round Table guys a few weeks ago and one of them asked me whether I felt that there was an unspoken assumption that the working mom still does the lion’s share of the housekeeping and child rearing. My initial response was something along the lines […]

How Motherhood has Changed Me. Or Not.

How Motherhood has Changed Me. Or Not. was originally published on April 18, 2013 at Pocketful of Joules.  A few weeks ago I was at lunch with a friend who I haven’t seen nearly enough of in the last year or so. In our excited babble of catching up, she blurted out that she was surprised […]

Tips on Surviving a Trip with Your One Year Old

Tips on Traveling with a One Year Old was originally published on April 4th 2013 at Pocketful of Joules. I’m one of those people who LOVE to travel. In college, I saved up some money and went backpacking around Europe a couple of times. Since graduating, I’ve focused on tropical traveling with a bunch of Caribbean cruises […]