Funniest triplet story

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares her funniest triplet story from raising her kids when they were young
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Funniest triplet story

I had to ask my husband, Bill, to remind me of our funniest story for this interview. And he said don´t you remember we are going to our ski vacation, we have got all the kids in the back of the car. Somebody screwed up at the counter at the rental car. They give us a too small car. So we had three carseats lined up in the back, our 16 year old somewhere on somebody´s lap, all the stuff on top of the car, it is snowing. It is 11:30. All the children are screaming and crying. I am weaving on the road looking for the place we are supposed to go to and there it is. The siren. We get pulled over. The policeman. We roll down the window. He looks in the car. He sees all the kids screaming and he says wow, you have got your hands full. Have a nice night. As a parent of multiples, you hear you got your hands full a lot but this was the first time my husband ever got out of a ticket.

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares her funniest triplet story from raising her kids when they were young


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Julie Gillespie

Author & Triplet Mom

Julie Gillespie, DPT, a mother of multiples, physical therapist, teacher and writer, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary's College and the University of Southern California.    A leader in pelvic floor therapy for over 30 years, she now works at Gillespie Physical Therapy in Los Angeles. Find out more at Her customized treatment plans can relieve a variety of urinary, bowel and sexual conditions including dyspareunia, coccydynia, testiculitis, vulvodynia, and vaginismus. With a specialty in identifying and treating pelvic floor disorders, Julie has worked with hundreds of patients throughout the Los Angeles area to achieve optimal core fitness. Overall wellness is Julie’s goal for all patients, and Julie believes in an integrated approach to physical therapy. She supports a combination of therapeutic studio and pool exercises, manual trigger point release therapy, biofeedback, dilator therapy, postural stabilization, meditation, yoga, Pilates and behavioral retraining, all with the goal of relieving pain and improving each patient’s emotional, physical and sexual wellbeing.  Julie works with women whose inner core has been detrimentally affected by the stages of menstruation, maternity, postpartum and menopause. She also treats women who have been subject to sexual trauma or assault, to help them regain sensitivity, strength and comfort. For women or men in rehabilitation and recovery from pelvic floor injuries or surgeries, Julie helps strengthen the inner core muscles that have been compromised. Julie also works with athletes, developing treatment plans to manage the impact of up-training, down-training, and injury. She has helped countless elite athletes and cyclists with pelvic floor therapy for injury and repetitive use.  Julie earned her Masters and Doctorate in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, and her Physical Therapy degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College. Julie has owned and/or managed several ob/gyn, continence and women’s healthcare groups in California, including the Women’s Health Program at USC.   Julie has taught Women’s Health in the physical therapy programs at Mt. St. Mary’s College, Northridge and Loma Linda. In 2019, Julie was invited to Shenzhen, China to lecture on pelvic floor conditions and sexual dysfunctions. She has been recognized for her pelvic floor research with an award  from the American Physical Therapy Association. On a personal note, Julie is the mother of triplets and two singletons, and enjoys hiking, running, skiing and quilting. She is the author of Magical Multiple Moments.

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