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Julie Cole

3 Ways to Prepare for the First Day of School

Julie Cole | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents
Julie Cole

Sure, the summer's slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy. But for me, after eight weeks, I welcome the opportunity to outsource my six children for six hours a day.

10 Tips to Help Kids Be More Social for Autism Awareness Month and Every Month

Julie Cole | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Julie Cole

When I took my little guy to the park, I'd play chase with all the kids as the other moms sat and chatted over coffee. You see, all the park kids want to play with the fun grown-up, so being the fun mom creates social opportunities for your kid.

6 Reasons To Have 6 Kids

Julie Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Julie Cole

Sure, there are some days when I wonder what I've gotten myself into, worry about the world they'll inherit and consider the environmental footprint of a family like mine. But most of the time, I just celebrate how awesome it is to have six kids.

An Experienced Mom's Tricks For Surviving Stomach Flu Season

Julie Cole | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Julie Cole

Some people beam when their kids get a gold medal in a sport or win a spelling bee. My pride comes from knowing that I had 19 rounds of vomit in our house and every single kid hit a toilet or bucket every single time.

If You Only Knew Me

Kyra Phillips | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Kyra Phillips

Meeting "Jimmy" more than 20 years ago changed my life. Not only did I become a spokesperson for Special Olympics, I became an advocate for every human being with Down Syndrome.