Julie Vick, Writer

Humor, Parenting, and Travel Writer

Freelance Writing

I frequently write humor, parenting, and travel content. Check out highlights of my writing clips below.

Humor Writing

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Parents Magazine
  • If Hallmark Holiday Movies Were Made for Parents in 2020 (digital, December 2020)
  • “Rules of the Sibling Fight Club” (print, June 2018)
  • “Is Your Kid Ready for School Picture Day?” (print, October 2017) print pdf
  • “8 Things I Won’t Miss About the Toddler Years”(digital, May 2017)
  • “Math Word Problems for Today’s Parents” (print, May 2017) print pdf
  • “Reasons Your Baby Isn’t Sleeping (Abridged)” (print, April 2017). print pdf 
  • “6 Ways Holiday Plane Travel is Different Before vs. After Kids” (digital, October 2016)
  • “6 Ways Halloween is Different Before vs. After Kids” (digital, September 2016)
Real Simple
  • “Little Free Libraries We Wish Existed” (print, February 2020)
  • “Thank You For Calling The Book Club Helpline” (print, June 2019) print pdf
  • “The Life-Changing Magic of Organizing Your Organizational Supplies” (print, July 2018) print pdf  | digital version.
Washington Post
Marie Claire
Oh, Reader
  • “The 5 Stages of Grief When Your Child Isn’t Into Your Favorite Book” (June 2020)
Mommy Nearest
Medium Publications
I’ve written humor for several Medium publications including The Belladonna Comedy, Slackjaw, Frazzled, The Haven, Jane Austen’s Wastebasket, and Emrys Journal Online. Here are some of my most popular pieces on Medium:

And here is a link to all my Medium publication pieces

Essays and Articles

New York Magazine
Washington Post

“With a flexible work schedule, working out how much child care coverage to get” (On Parenting blog, October 2017)

“Here’s what we wish you would do when you’re on a plane with our screaming kids” (On Parenting blog, September 2015)

Pregnant Chicken
  • I’ve written several essays and humor pieces for Mom.com. You can find them here.
Mommy Nearest
  • I’ve written travel and humor pieces for Mommy Nearest. You can find them here.
Hearst Digital
5280, The Denver Magazine
Christian Science Monitor

Author Interviews

  • Author profile of Jessica Pan for her book Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come (June 2019)
The Rumpus

(On Parenting blog, September 2015)



Babies Don't Make Small Talk  (So Why Should I?)

The Introvert's Guide to Surviving Parenthood

A baby can be a good excuse to skip a party, but . . . goodbye alone time, hello awkward new social obligations.

My humorous advice book for introverted parents is now available. A combination of personal stories, satirical quizzes and charts, and some actual advice, this book will help introverted parents navigate the period from pregnancy through preschool. Publishers Weekly said, “This will be an invaluable resource for introverts about to become parents, though anyone with kids will appreciate Vick’s perspective on the absurdity of parenthood.”

White book cover with the words "Babies Don't Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) on the cover.

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