Julie Wurth

Julie Wurth

Julie Wurth

Reporter/Columnist/Mom

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A proud East St. Louis native, Julie Wurth is one of those Champaign-Urbana short-timers who stayed — 27 years and counting. As a reporter, she’s covered schools, local government, higher education and social services for The News-Gazette. But her best job — most days, at least — is being a mom.

Since 2010 she’s authored the “Are We There Yet?” column and blog, sharing her parenting mistakes, embarrassing moments and insights about kids and families. Far from being an expert—just ask her two children—Julie knows one thing about parenthood: we can’t do this alone. She believes in Santa, a daily dose of chocolate, and the power of humor (and girlfriends) to get us through almost anything.