Julia Germeyer

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.

What the Elf?! Christmas Gone Too Far

It’s Christmas Eve, and all through the house, not a creature is stirring, not even … an elf. Or is it? Nope, it’s just Mom and Dad, strategically planning Buddy’s next epic caper for their...

Closing the “Mom Gap”: How to Write Your Resume After a Break in Employment

Did you take a break from your career to have kids? Despite the rise in numbers of working moms, many women quit their jobs when they have children (like me!). As our children get...

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: Finding a New Normal After a Miscarriage

Miscarriage. It’s a word filled with so much emotion and heartache for so many women. It’s estimated that one in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage. If you think about the moms in your...

On Surviving Baby’s First Year

When this is published, it will be my baby’s first birthday. I struggled with what to write to commemorate this milestone, because there’s so much to say … and so much that I can’t...

Teaching Your Child to Cope With Disappointment

Today, our son did not make the high school soccer team. He spent all summer attending optional practices, spent a week at soccer camp in West Virginia, and attended every try-out session this past week....

Back-to-School: 25 Ways to Study

School will be in session again soon, and depending on where you stand – as a parent, a student, or a teacher – you probably have very distinct opinions on this time of year. For...

Breastfeeding: The Struggle Is Real

Most of the time, I love breastfeeding my son. The time with him that's just ours, the special closeness, and the coolness factor that I am feeding him with my body are just a...

Anthrocon 2017: Pittsburgh Welcomes Back the Furries (and why your kids would enjoy going)

If you and your kids are looking for something fun and unique to do this weekend, look no further. From Thursday, June 29 through Sunday, July 2, Anthrocon 2017 is once again visiting Pittsburgh...