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.

he first year of a baby’s life seems to go by both very quickly and very slowly. There are moments (and nights) that seem very, very long. But then, suddenly, you peek at the calendar and realize that your baby’s first birthday is less than a week away and they haven’t had the newborn smell in quite some time. As you reflect on all that ...

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When you’re packing your little one's lunch, you’ll want to ensure that you’re filling it with nutritious, easy-to-eat foods that will help them get better acquainted with eating solids and fill their belly. ...

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Four years ago I was a brand new mother. I was in love with my son and often spent hours staring into his steel blue eyes or tickling is tiny toes with kisses. I also spent hours each day wondering whether I was a good enough mom or if I was doing something (or everything) wrong. ...

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If you’ve got a little one on the way this winter, you know how important staying healthy and happy is. ...

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In many regions, January, February, and March are the coldest months of the year. As a parent, it can be hard to tell just how many layers you should dress your baby in to ensure that they stay warm without getting overheated. Use the questions below to guide you as you plan baby’s outfits for the cold weather! ...

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Love is in the air all around Valentine’s Day! Couples everywhere declare and re-declare their love for one another, kids painstakingly choose Valentine’s cards for their classmates and, moms- and dads-t0-be share their good new with adorable Valentine's Day-themed pregnancy announcements. If you’ve got a little one on the way and want to ...

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During a baby’s first year of life, they’ll have all kinds of firsts. First baths, first foods, first visits, and first holidays. While some firsts feel more important than others, parents often like to document them all with a picture or two to remember the day. If this is your baby’s first Valentine's Day, you might already be planning to ...

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Valentine’s Day is a special holiday for many couples. Whether you and your special someone trade expensive gifts and go on a fancy outing or tend to keep it low key, most couples have some sort of tradition to mark the occasion. New parents often find it a challenge to celebrate Valentine's Day though. Maybe your baby is too young for you ...

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The first weeks spent with a newborn typically provoke a range of emotions from their brand new caregivers. There is often deep joy, for the new life that’s entered the world, serious exhaustion due to lack of sleep, and some very real fear about the fact that the baby is wholly dependent on them. ...

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For most breastfeeding moms, life is a series of great successes and new challenges. In the early days, many moms experience difficulty learning to latch and trouble with over- or under-supply. Towards the end of nursing, there can be challenges with balancing solids and milk weaning in a way that makes sense for both mom and baby. And, often, a ...

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