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.

There’s often quite a difference between the type of food parents want their children to eat and the foods that kids want to eat. While parents have an eye for helping kids get the nutrition they need to grow big and strong, kids often have a preference for foods with a particular texture or sweetness. If you want your kiddo eating more ...

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This fall, as the leaves begin to turn and your belly begins to pop, you’ll likely need to begin building your fall maternity wardrobe. While you don’t want to spend a fortune, you’ll need to assemble a few key pieces to carry you into winter and towards your baby. Check out the fall basics below and consider how you’ll personalize them! ...

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At the start of summer, parents are often reminded to be hyper-vigilant about their child’s safety. While summer and outdoor activities many families tend to enjoy during warmer months can create dangerous situations for young kids, these situations don’t disappear when school starts back. As you get back into your fall routine, be sure that ...

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Clothing is a huge expense for most parents. Does your kiddo burst through sneakers like there’s no tomorrow?  Or tear the knees out of jeans quicker than you ever thought possible? When their clothes still fit there’s no way you’re going to want to tuck them away or pass them along just because the season is changing. This fall, when the ...

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Giving birth is a monumental moment in a woman’s life. In the months leading up to the big day, many women spend a lot of time thinking about what they want their birth to be like. While you may not end up with the exact birth experience you want (babies and circumstances sometimes have their own ideas), there are some things you can control no ...

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There’s no doubt about it, growing and birthing a baby changes your body. Whether it's stretch marks in new places, curves you haven’t seen before, or clothes that just don’t fit the way they did pre-baby, most moms note that their bodies feel and look a little bit different after they have kids. Many moms also find that the same kiddos that ...

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There is not a job in this world as rewarding (or exhausting!) as being a mom. When you’ve got little people to care for you’re always busy. Whether you’re fixing meals, kissing boo-boos, or making sure they’re learning and growing, you rarely have time to rest. So, what happens when you’re suddenly sick and absolutely need your rest? ...

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Leaving the hospital with your brand new baby can be both exhilarating and terrifying. As you walk through the doors, and away from the experts who have been helping you care for your little one since they arrived, you might suddenly begin to wonder if it’s normal to feel so clueless. Most new parents have serious jitters about the prospect of ...

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If your toddler has expressed an interest in getting themselves ready in the morning on their own, pants and all, check out the tips below to help them learn independence and dress with success! ...

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When you’re trying to conceive, the two-week wait between ovulation and your missed period can seem to stretch way beyond fourteen days. Many pregnancy tests now claim to be able to detect pregnancy two, three, or even four days before a missed period. But there are some subtle signs to look for that may clue you into your pregnancy in the weeks ...

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