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.

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...

2018 Father’s Day Gift Giving Guide

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Father’s Day 2018 is right around the corner. If you’re looking for gift ideas for the dad in your life besides the typical golf outing, Hallmark card, or gift receipt to Home Depot or...

How I Weaned My 18-Month-Old from Breastfeeding

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When Gabriel was born at the end of September in 2016, I knew I wanted to breastfeed him. With the support of my husband and lactation consultant, we overcame many early challenges and other...

You’re Not Doing It Wrong: Getting Real About Normal Baby Sleep Patterns

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One of the most frequently asked questions I get as a mother of a young child is “How is he sleeping?” When my gut reaction is to answer with “none of your damn business,...

Baby Bands Provide an Easy, Quick Baby-Proofing Solution

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Baby-proofing your home is an ongoing effort for parents of mobile babies and curious toddlers. Between kitchen cabinets, bathroom drawers, storage cupboards, dressers, and pretty much anything else that you need to limit access...