About Us

Well Rounded is an online community focused on urban pregnancy and modern parenting. We provide inspiration and information that speaks to a cosmopolitan pregnancy & parenting experience.

Founders and editors Kaity Velez and Jessica Pallay have created an online community that will help you not only “deal” with your pregnancy, but navigate it, revel in it, and most importantly, celebrate it.

With smartly curated product guides, reviews, profiles and expert Q&As, Well Rounded will help you come to terms – and term! – with your pregnancy in the city.

The Team

Jessica Pallay
Jessica Pallay

JESSICA PALLAY is Co-Founder and Editor of Well Rounded NY. She is a Brooklyn mama to Libby and Elsie, and writes about all things pregnancy and new motherhood.

Kaity Velez
Kaity Velez

KAITY VELEZ is the Co-founder and editor of Well Rounded. Kaity is a former menswear editor who cannot believe she was ever scared of being a mom. Currently residing with her toddler and fiancé in her beloved Brooklyn, she is kept in a constant state of awe by her two little guys. You can often track her down at her local pie shop working on anything pregnancy and new mom-related. And trying to not to eat pie. At least not too much of it.

Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis
Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis

CHARLENE PETITJEAN-BARKULIS is the managing editor of Well Rounded. She's a French expat, Brooklyn-based writer and mama to Arthur and Leon. Before settling in New York City with her family, Charlene lived in LA, Berkeley, and Baltimore and earned a degree in journalism from Columbia University. When she isn’t busy chasing after her big kiddo, nursing her little kiddo or writing about all things pregnancy and motherhood, she’s likely to soak in a bubble bath, eat an entire wheel of brie cheese or drink a crisp glass of Sancerre (sometimes, all three at the same time). Follow her on Instagram here.

Jenny Greenstein
Jenny Greenstein

JENNY GREENSTEIN is Well Rounded's Fashion Editor. She is a NYC-based personal stylist, and founder of Your Soul Style: a platform where style meets mindfulness. Through Style Coaching, Closet Cleanses and Personal Styling/Shopping sessions, she works with women ranging in age/experience but specializes in the motherhood space, supporting mamas and mamas-to-be navigate personal style during this beautiful (and complicated) time. As a mama herself, Jenny strongly believes that confident style emerges from within, and we owe it to ourselves as women and mothers to live in that empowered space. Stay connected with her via Instagram.

Hanna Nakano
Hanna Nakano

HANNA NAKANO is the News Editor at Well Rounded. She's a D.C. based journalist + writer, and mama to Mila Yayoi. She's married to a medical doctor with a culinary degree; you can find their recipes and ramblings at Chef Meets Girl. Say hi on Instagram.

Larissa Woss
Larissa Woss

LARISSA WOSS is the Community Editor of Well Rounded. She earned a degree in English from SUNY Fredonia and moved back home to her cherished Long Island where the beach is never more than a 5-minute drive away. She loves to write about anything that will make someone happy and is proud pop culture junkie. When she’s not daydreaming the day away, you can find her with her nose stuck in a cheesy romance novel while eating an entire box of chocolate chip cookies.

Emily Murphy
Emily Murphy

Emily Murphy is Well Rounded's editorial intern. She's an English/Creative Writing major at Hunter College who loves everything to do with movies, music, comics, space and anything geeky/nerdy. If she's not reading a science fiction or fantasy book, she's trying to write one.

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