Author Archives : Julie Cole

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 […]

Are You Friends With the Parents From Your Kids’ School?

Just a few school moms enjoying a quiet night out… When you’re raising school-aged children, it’s pretty easy to make friends with other parents. I’ve spent many years enjoying the friendships I’ve made simply because my kiddos made friends at school and those kids have nice parents. We have gone on holidays with these families, […]

Teen Trends: Who Knew?

Image via stylegroup.co We recently went on a family ski trip that involved very little skiing. Mother Nature has not been well behaved, so we had no snow and conditions were not even cold enough for the snow-making machines to do their thing. So, we spent our ski trip doing a lot of alternative activities – […]