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.

When you’ve got kids, nothing can seem more intimidating then realizing that you’re going to have to keep them entertained while you wait for something. Whether it’s the long line at the DMV, listening for your number at the clinic, or a meeting at the bank, anytime you have to keep your kids quiet and happy in public can be hard. Next time ...

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Before my husband and I had kids we used to love getting outside and sleeping under the stars. The last several summers, we’ve been sidelined by a huge bump, a tiny baby, or unwieldy toddler. As summer approached, we made plans to tackle our fears and go camping with our little ones. Check out the tips below to help you plan a fantastic ...

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This summer, kids across the country will take a break from their regular school-year routine and spend their days in pursuit of fun. Some kids will spend the summer learning a new skill at a day-camp. Some might indulge in the arts with the local theater company. And others might spend their days as your mini-intern or learning how to keep ...

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When you're making plans for this weekend, don't forget that there is a celebration going on. On July 9th, 1984 President Ronald Regan made a very important proclamation. He proclaimed the month of July as National Ice Cream Month! ...

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When soon-to-be parents begin to brainstorm names for their offspring, there's a lot to consider. Some parents think about family names, special places, or notable characters from history or books. They also sometimes consider names that they know their loved ones will approve of. If choosing a grandma-approved baby name is important to you, ...

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Any new parent can tell you that the sleepless nights that a newborn brings can really mess with your mind. From putting their keys in the freezer to leaving their purse on top of the car, most moms have an “I was so tired I …” story. What many new parents don’t know though, is that sleep deprivation can cause some real and serious changes ...

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If you were a mom-on-the-move before pregnancy, you’re probably looking forward to getting back into your fitness routine after delivery. Postpartum exercise is definitely encouraged. But there are some aspects of getting moving again that might come as a surprise. Check out the list below covering the details every new mom needs to know about ...

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During the last few weeks of pregnancy, many moms spend a lot of time thinking about how great it will feel to finally have their body back. No more kicks to the ribs, middle of the night bathroom trips, or shirts that simply won’t cover their belly. What many moms don't realize is that their postpartum bodies may hold some serious surprises. We ...

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This summer many preschoolers will be heading off to day camp for the very first time. Whether camp will be help at their regular preschool, a church in the community, or somewhere else, they’re sure to have loads of fun. Check out the tips below to ensure you set them up for success for their very first summer camp! ...

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The last few weeks of pregnancy are a special time in the lives of expecting parents. Many moms-to-be are filled with a mix of feelings regarding their baby's impending birth. Fear, joy, excitement, and nervousness are all normal. ...

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