Hi, I’m Bug. Ok, it’s Julie. Bug is just a nickname.

I am married to Scott. I have two funny little girls, Emma and Kate. We live in Kansas. I started this blog in 2009 as a way to document the lives of my children.

This is mostly a mommy blog. It’s just sometimes I can also go off on a bikini wax rant.

Welcome to Bug Bytes!

My blog story:

I like nice people and I like nice emails:


24 Responses to “About”

  1. bobbi wainscott February 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM #

    I love the story about
    Emma. She will be a leader with her peers and not a follower! You are a good writer.
    maybe you should contact the kc star and help write the moms to moms section.


  2. Kristin February 13, 2012 at 6:54 PM #

    whoa. we have a lot in common: 1. i love KSU 2. i burp A LOT and really loud, 3. i also can’t stand ice in my drinks, and 4. i talk about poop way, way, way too much. unfortunately i majored in fashion in college and i’m a pretty good cook, but what does that matter! your blog is hilarious :) love the story about emma and the jayhawk!


    • ksujulie September 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM #

      Just now responding! :) please forgive me….
      Yes! All you gotta do now is give me fashion advice :)


  3. andy February 15, 2012 at 7:10 PM #

    as i’m sure you’ll find a huge spike in visitors to your site, following the hilarious and awesome jayhawk coloring story on yahoo, that is how i made my way here. i would normally have left after reading the full story about emma and the coloring incident, but decided to read a couple more. and, i gotta say, they’re hilarious. they’re especially hilarious to me because my wife and i have a daughter and a second one on the way. i can only imagine a very similar life in our household in a couple of years. love the family dynamic you all have going on…sounds very familiar! congrats and enjoy!


    • ksujulie September 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM #

      Thanks for reading! and congrats on the baby! ….which I’m sure you’ve had by now because I’m late in responding :)


  4. Sheryl February 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM #

    My childhood friend in KC forwarded the KC Star piece about your daughter’s refusal to color the Jayhawk (yea Emma!). I live in NJ now but am Kansas born and raised and a former K-Stater (class ’71). Found the story hilarious and thought you’d be interested to know that your daughter’s fame has now spread well beyond the Midwest….clearly a very bright little girl! Sheryl G.


  5. margaret o sullivan February 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM #

    Hi Bug/Julie,

    CNN would be interested in using your pics for a piece we are doing on Kansas State Uni.

    We would be happy to courtesy credit you/your site. Our standard broadcast needs are for use in the story context on all CNN networks & affiliates, all media worldwide?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Margaret O’Sullivan ● Rights & Clearances Manager
    CNN International ● Turner House, 16 Great Marlborough Street ● London W1F 7HS
    O: +44 (0) 207 693 1528 ● M: +44 (0) 788 671 2966 ● Fax +44 (0) 207 693 0700 ● margaret.o’sullivan@cnn.com


  6. New South Media July 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM #

    Julie, New South Media is publishing a Sports & Travel Guide to the Big 12. For the section on K-State, we have featured the story about your daughter’s refusal to color the Jayhawk. We would love to include the photo of her apology note that has been widely published with this story. Please contact New South Media at 304.413.0104 or by email at info@wvlivingmagazine.com. By the way, great blog!


  7. The Sadder But Wiser Girl November 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM #

    I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award because I’m spreading the love this week. If you’re interested, here’s the link back to it. If not, that’s just peachy-I am just trying to spread the word about the blogs I read and enjoy! :-) http://sadderbutwiser.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/awards-i-got-awards/


    • ksujulie December 3, 2012 at 9:38 AM #

      That’s awesome! Thank you so much!! :)


  8. snoozing on the sofa March 14, 2013 at 8:27 AM #

    Because I enjoy your blog very much, I have nominated you for some blog awards. I’ve already messed up all the rules so you can play them any way you want. Some folks aren’t into these types of awards, and I understand that too. I just wanted to share my appreciation for your work with others.


    • ksujulie March 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM #

      Thank you so much!! I’ll check it out :)


  9. donofalltrades March 14, 2013 at 2:26 PM #

    Are you one of those really petite women who burps freakishly loud? I’m related to several and it’s quite amusing and disgusting at the same time. Good for you for flossing nightly, you have a great smile. I look forward to reading more of your blog.


    • ksujulie March 14, 2013 at 2:28 PM #

      Haha no, not petite. I’m 5’9″ But I do burp freakishly loud. Thanks for reading!! :)


  10. sarah9188 May 20, 2013 at 1:23 AM #

    I look forward to seeing your posts in my reader, especially the “Oh Emma, Oh Kate” ones. :) I think you have plenty of followers, but I had to nominate you for the Liebster Award nonetheless. Please check it out: http://sarahsbrandnewchapter.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-post-where-i-receive-the-liebster-awards-and-quote-movies/


    • ksujulie May 20, 2013 at 8:27 AM #

      Thank you so much for reading! I’ll check it out. Thank you!


  11. buffalotompeabody July 26, 2013 at 11:34 PM #

    Anyone who can burp really loud, is OK by me!


    • ksujulie July 26, 2013 at 11:36 PM #

      It’s a gift, I must say. :) Thanks for the follow!


  12. Loca Gringa August 23, 2014 at 8:16 AM #

    Thanks for the visit Julie.


  13. whennothinggoeswrite February 19, 2015 at 11:06 AM #

    Omg officially creeping now, but you live in KC? I absolutely love it there! And you work for a magazine so now I’m drooling. Crazy enough that’s pretty much where I want to live and what I want to be doing!


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