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.

If you’re breastfeeding, you know how much being your baby’s sole food sources impacts your life. You watch what you eat, watch what you drink, and are never more than a few hours from a feeding or pumping session. As the holidays approach, you might wonder what sort of special considerations you need to make to ensure breastfeeding success ...

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If you have a winter baby you’re probably anxiously awaiting their upcoming birthday. You also might be worried that the business of the holidays will overshadow their special day. Or that the cold or stormy weather will make having a lively bash impossible. True, kids with winter birthdays probably won’t ever get to have a pool-side ...

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When the weather cools down many families find themselves craving warm, home-cooked meals. The trouble with warm, home cooked meals though it that someone has to cook them. With kids, work, school, and life, making the time to cook something your family will love can be a real challenge. This fall and winter, consider putting away the pots and ...

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We all know there’s a lot more to a good childhood than having the newest toys, but it can still be tough to avoid loading your kids up with new things around the holidays. Whether your kids are begging for the newest toy, you’re trying to keep up with the piles of presents you see on Instagram, or you just get too tempted each time you pass ...

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At around 6-12 months of age, many babies begin to form an attachment to a comfort item. This item might be a special blanket, a taggy square, or a stuffed animal. Often, once your little one has become attached to their special item (their lovey) they begin to rely on it to soothe them when they're upset or to help them go to sleep. So, what ...

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When doctors and other healthcare providers talk about pregnancy, they usually describe the stages in trimesters. The first trimester is when the baby grows from existing as a fertilized egg to a fetus that has all of its important internal structures. During the second trimester, many of the fetus’s organs and systems start to function. The ...

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Hand, foot, and mouth Disease is a common childhood illness that almost all kids experience before they head to kindergarten. ...

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When you ask most parents if their child is overweight, they’ll almost certainly tell you “no.” And, for a lot of them, their answer will be correct. A significant portion though will be wrong, and they won’t even realize it. And obesity is a serious health risk you do not want to ignore. ...

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Where are all my mamas of thick-thighed babies? The babies who were born chubby and just kept getting chubbier? If you’re the mama of a thick-thighed baby, you know that there are some things that just won’t work for your baby, and some comments you’re going to get over and over. Check out the list below of five things you know to be true as ...

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This October, celebrate LGBT history month in your family by stocking your bookshelf with books that celebrate family, diversity, and being yourself! ...

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