Julia Pelly

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. She is writing a memoir on pregnancy, motherhood, and sisterhood and lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys.

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. She is writing a memoir on pregnancy, motherhood, and sisterhood and lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys.

The weather is beginning to warm in much of the country! Parents are dusting off their hiking boots, looking up trails, and trying to figure out how to get outside with their babies. Were you were an avid or amateur hiker before your baby arrived? Either way, if you want to hit the hiking trails with your baby in tow this spring, check out the ...

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It’s happened to any mom active on Facebook. You’re scrolling through your newsfeed, smiling at cute babies, laughing at funny memes, and reading what your friends are up to. Then something catches your eye. The adorable baby smiling out at you though your screen is in her car seat improperly. Maybe the straps are too loose or the chest clip ...

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I'm a member of several Facebook groups where moms ask for advice and guidance from one another. And I see one dilemma come up time and again: A new mother reaches out for advice. She’s stressed and worried because someone is pressuring her to let the baby come stay with them. The person asking is annoyed or angry at the new mom that she ...

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Most babies spit up from time to time. Their digestive systems are learning how to work and, often, they take in a little bit more milk or formula than their tiny tummies can handle. While spit up can cause a bit of a mess, it’s usually not something parents worry too much about. But if you’re the mom of a baby who spits up a lot, like several ...

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The first time your preschooler brought home painted hand prints from school you probably gasped with excitement! You excitedly hung their artwork on the fridge. Since then, your little one has probably brought home at least one piece of art each school day. Perhaps even asked you to save countless more that they created at home. So, if you love ...

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Parents are often in a daze in the days and weeks after welcoming a new baby into their family. Parenting a newborn is exhausting and, without the love and support of those in the community, it can be an overwhelming task. Thank goodness for the family members, church members, neighbors, and even strangers who make the transition to parenthood ...

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There’s nothing harder for parents than seeing their baby in pain and not being able to help. Gas pain is common in newborns and young infants. However, it can be very painful and cause long bouts of crying and fussiness. So, if you have a gassy baby, check out the tips below to help them feel better! ...

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Many new parents post photos of their newborn baby on social media soon after they’re born. In these pictures, their baby is usually swaddled tightly in a hospital blanket, a delicate bow or sweet hat covering their head, and laying in either the hospital bassinet or their proud mother's arms. What these pictures don’t show is that a few ...

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Breastfeeding mothers think a lot about their supply. In the beginning they may be trying to regulate their supply, when they head back to work they might try to boost their supply, and later, once they're ready to be done nursing, they begin to think about decreasing their supply. If you’re a mom who’s currently trying to increase your milk ...

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Meal Prep: The Preschool Edition

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by from ABC, 123
Meal prep, or preparing several meals at once in advance of eating them, has several benefits. It cuts down on time spent in the kitchen each day and saves you serious money on groceries. But it also has the power to help you stick to your health goals by ensuring that healthy choices are easy to make. If you’re already a fan of meal prepping ...

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