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.

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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The early days of new parenthood are hard. Really hard. Whether you’re a first-time parent or a fifth-time parent, the combination of exhaustion, worry, and your baby’s constant need for care is enough to run most people ragged. Combine that with the fact that you’re also recovering from childbirth and you're likely in survival mode. So, as ...

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Search for newborn photos online and you’ll likely find a selection of adorable images of brand new babies swaddled, tucked, and sleeping like little angels. While newborn photos are usually gorgeous, a session with a photographer is often really expensive. If a formal newborn shoot isn’t in your budget, but you’d like to capture some images ...

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Most parents know that early socialization is important to their little one’s development. Toddlers begin to learn important interpersonal skills like sharing, communicating, and compromising by spending time with other kids and having the opportunity to practice. Playdates offer kids great opportunities to interact and have fun while also ...

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One of the first questions well-wishers often ask new parents is, “How is your baby sleeping?” Most new parents sigh in response, exhausted and overwhelmed by the frequent night-waking of their little ones. Some parents though have a different experience. While most newborns wake at least every three hours in early infancy, there are some ...

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Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for many couples. While you may have celebrated in years past by heading out to a fancy dinner, booking a romantic getaway, or planning an adventurous date, this year is different. Now that a baby has joined your family, you may be looking to change up your Valentine’s Day traditions just a bit. If ...

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One in six Americans now owns and wears a fitness tracker. If your New Year’s resolution included a fitness goal and you purchased a fitness tracker to help you along the way, check out the tips below to get the most of it! ...

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Our planet is precious and how we take care of it now will impact the world we leave for our kids and grandkids in the future. Make a positive impact on future generations by committing to taking care of our planet and teaching your little ones to do the same. Check out the ways below you can teach your child to care for our planet! ...

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While not all moms experience engorgement, it’s a very common, and often uncomfortable, aspect of early breastfeeding. Engorgement, or your breasts being swollen and over-full of milk, happens because your body is working hard to produce milk for your baby and needs time to regulate to how much your baby actually drinks. Engorgement usually only ...

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Often, as soon as little ones start preschool, they start getting invited to other kids' birthday parties. Birthday parties are a great opportunity for your little one to have fun and make friends but they also present a great opportunity for you to begin to teach them about putting others before themselves. While it can certainly be easier to go ...

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