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.

We’re at the mall, making our way towards the playground when my boy stumbles in front of my feet, a puppy tangled in my ankles, arms raised upward. “Pick me up mommy,” he pleads. “My legs are so tired.” I reach down and lift him, shifting my newborn in the ergo and situating my big boy on my hip. By the time we reach the play structure ...

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Often, as soon as she finds out she’s pregnant, a woman begins to wonder if she’s having a boy or girl. It doesn't usually matter which, but she just wants to know! There are all kinds of old wives tales that claim to predict a baby’s sex. However, there are only a few tried and true methods of finding out. One method is genetic testing ...

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Dear Past-Pregnant Me, I hope you’re doing well and remembering to love every single magnificent, wonderful baby kick. When that kiddo arrives you’re going to feel relieved he’s here but miss those sweet sensations. Right now I know you have a few concerns about this whole motherhood gig. I wanted to reach backward in time to share the ...

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It seems like just yesterday that your baby was coming home from the hospital, bundled tightly in their car seat and looking oh so tiny. And now - well now they’re on the verge of learning to walk! Time flies and soon your tot will, too. Check out the tips below to make sure you’re setting your toddler up for walking success and outfitting ...

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Moving is a stressful experience for most adults. And, while kids aren’t the ones packing, unpacking, or making the big decisions, packing up and starting somewhere new is tough for them as well. Check out the five tips below to help your toddler cope with a move and minimize the stress of the experience! ...

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If you’re getting close to your due date, you’ve probably heard your doctor mention that they’ll soon be testing you (or already have) for Group B Strep. Group B Strep is a bacteria that is often present in the bodies of adults. Group B Strep is harmless in grown-ups but, if a newborn comes into contact with the bacteria during birth, it can ...

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Being a stay-at-home parent comes with all sorts of challenges. You keep your children happy, healthy, and entertained all day long. And you also have to find a way to take care of yourself. Many stay-at-home parents find that getting out of the house and keeping busy helps them stay sane. So, what happens if you’re a stay-at-home parent who ...

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You’ve cut back on groceries. And you’ve worked extra hours. And you’ve pulled the money you had saved for something special. But still, somehow, you’re going to be short on bills by the end of the month. What do you do when you’ve done all you can but just don’t have enough money to make ends meet? Check out the tips below to help you ...

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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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