Hi, I’m Bug.

Mom. Wife. Writer. Bacon hater – please don’t drop me as a friend.

Ok, my real name is Julie. Bug is a nickname.

I am married to Scott. We have two school-aged daughters, Emma and Kate.

We live in a suburb of Kansas City. I started this blog in 2009 as a way to document the lives of my children. And then it spiraled out of control and I somehow went off on a bikini wax rant.

Welcome to Bug Bytes!

I’ll be fast, I swear.

My blog story:

My writing story:

  • I am currently a writer for Simply KC Magazine. If you don’t live in Kansas City, you should read it online. I write articles about parenting, health and beauty, and I have my own column titled, “Because I Said So.”
  • I am consistently one of the funniest parents on Huffington Post Parents, Disney’s Babble, and NBC’s The Today Show.
  • I am a 2016-2017 ambassador for National Geographic Kids.
  • I’m a co-author in the humor anthology, “But Did You Die?” – a parenting advice book by a bunch of know-it-alls. You can buy the book here.

I can be reached at:



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And don’t forget to buy my book, “But Did You Die?”

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