Author Archives : Julie Cole

Kids Ear Piercing – For or Against?

    I discovered yet another parenting “hot button” topic this week. In the past, I’ve been sucked into every controversial parenting topic possible. We’ve all beaten a dead horse talking about our stance on different types of vaccinations, circumcision, breastfeeding – the list goes on and on. And now, the hot topic de jour […]

How I Created a Backyard Staycation for My Kids

via Jvlphoto.com Summer holidays are knocking at the door. People often wonder how I keep six kids occupied during the summer months when school is out. While my kids love spending some time at summer camp, I was sure to make our home an entertaining place for kids – particularly the backyard. When you create a […]

National Sibling Day. Do You Have Siblings & Are They Worth Celebrating?

Last week the internet celebrated National Sibling Day. I think it was primarily an online celebration, because my social feeds were full of childhood pre-digital photos of groups of siblings in 70s bellbottoms and bad haircuts. It was nice to see people celebrating the special relationship that siblings share. I’m one of those lucky people […]

Lessons From a Hockey Mom

Trip number bazillion to the arena last weekend. Another season is wrapping up and it appears our family has survived a winter with six kids in hockey. More importantly, the parents have survived six kids in hockey. I thought it would be worth sharing a few lessons I’ve learned in my prestigious role as a […]