Julia Germeyer

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Julia is a lifelong writer and lover of good wine and carbs. She lives in the South Hills with her family: a husband, three kids, and two cats. She owns a marketing communications consulting firm and was also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. Julia has an MBA from Point Park University and a Bachelor's degree from Pitt. She enjoys hanging out with her family, traveling to new places, Wheel of Fortune, and sleep. If she had a superpower, it would be to fly: traffic jams would be a thing of the past.

Would You Trust Your Kids With a Male Caregiver?

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The other evening, our 17-year-old son asked for a job application from our local gym. The employee, a female, told him that they are hiring for the children’s room, but he wouldn’t be able...

To Pierce Or Not To Pierce (The Baby’s Ears): That Is The Question

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I got my ears pierced two or three times as a child and adolescent before I finally had a successful piercing that allowed me to keep my earrings in. Two times I went to...

On Aging

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To that new gray hair, I see you there Replacing the brown in plain view. You’re not misplaced, but I must say I’m not at all thrilled to see you. You see, I’m not quite 35 So I thought...

The Flip Phone … Or, Why We Took Away Our Teen’s Cell Phone

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Parents of teens, I have a question for you: how many times have you said you wish you could take away your kid's stupid cell phone? This statement usually comes after your son or...

When Did Easter Become Second Christmas?

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Easter is right around the corner, and so are egg hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and Easter baskets. It’s a fun way for kids to welcome springtime, and for parents? Well, for some...

Bad Parenting Advice

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Has anyone ever given you questionable parenting advice? Hands up, because I know I’m not alone! Although there are a million different ways to raise kids, sometimes you just have to shake your head...

Helping Your Picky Eater Enjoy Holiday Meals

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The holidays are some of the busiest times of year for most families. The routine changes and excitement are enough to throw off most young children and throw in big family gatherings … you’ve...

Talking to Your Teen About Consent and Sexual Assault

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We’ve been having the sex talk in one form or another with our teenage son for at least three years now. It’s always uncomfortable and there are times when we sound like a broken...

Why I Requested Early Intervention for My Son (Even Though He’s Meeting All His...

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Early intervention services are critical tools for babies and young children who need a little extra help meeting physical or developmental milestones. Therapists use a variety of strategies centered around play to help babies...

Leave the Pool Toys at Home!

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It's now the middle of summer and the hot July sun made sure we all but forgot the colder days of winter. I love this weather, and enjoy spending those hot afternoons at the...