About Us

Well Rounded is an online community giving pregnant women and new moms the tools they need to feel confident and empowered in their parenting journey. Whether on our website, social channels or live events, we speak in an inclusive voice that puts mom at the center of the conversation.

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

The Team

Jessica Pallay
Jessica Pallay

JESSICA PALLAY is the Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer 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 Chief Creative Officer 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.

Jill Cromwell-Wang
Jill Cromwell-Wang

JILL CROMWELL-WANG is the director of sales & partnerships at Well Rounded. Jill recently made the move out to the 'burbs and currently resides in New Jersey with her two kids, Olivia and Owen, and her husband. She loves adventures with her kids, teaching her Chaise Fitness class, a good workout, nature...and planning the next family adventure.

Jacqueline Solivan
Jacqueline Solivan

JACQUELINE SOLIVAN is an account executive at Well Rounded. She is a NYC city native who spent the bulk of her career working in the fashion industry. She's a new mom who traded in the fast city life for slow living in the village of Cold Spring, NY.

Alexis Barad-Cutler
Alexis Barad-Cutler

ALEXIS BARAD-CUTLER is an Associate Editor and a frequent contributor to Well Rounded. Alexis Barad-Cutler is an Associate Editor for Well Rounded, and the founder of Not Safe For Mom Group (NSFMG), a space for women to express raw feelings without judgement. She also creates content for sites like Mindr, Fatherly, Hey Mama, and Beyond Mom -- among other places that cater to the parenting set. Find out more at alexisbaradcutler.com and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Danielle Wilson
Danielle Wilson

DANIELLE M. WILSON is the Event Director for Well Rounded, former Elementary teacher & all around Mama Hustler who's all about the details! You can find her obsessing over bold street art & anything adorned in sequins, while living in the moment and persevering with Crohns disease. Cheeseball smiling alongside her hubby Mike & two Lil’ Monsters Tristan & CJ , follow their family adventures in and out of NYC at Dellah’s Jubilation and over on Instagram and Facebook.

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.

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.

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.

Natalie Gentile
Natalie Gentile

NATALIE GENTILE is Well Rounded's Gear Editor. She is a NYC-based baby gear consultant and the founder of Kind Kidlet. To make the transition into parenthood less confusing and time-consuming, King Kidlet develops custom baby registries tailored to fit the specific needs and personal styles of families. Natalie is a mama to a sweet baby girl and lives with her family in Queens. Follow her on Instagram here.

Rachel Berger
Rachel Berger

Rachel Berger is an editorial intern at Well Rounded. She is an English major at Boston College who loves to read classic literature and historical fiction. In her free time she is either writing fashion-related articles or online buying cat accessories.

Roma van der Walt
Roma van der Walt

ROMA VAN DER WALT is Well Rounded's Fitness Editor and mom to Max. She is a former Member of the German national team for Modern Pentathlon who has made her passion for sports, her work. As a trainer she focuses on making exercise fun, diverse and stimulating emotionally and physically to ensure the sustainability of her clients' progress. She is a firm believer in positive encouragement and holistic approaches to fitness and food to help people embrace healthy living. Roma draws from disciplines such as traditional conditioning, cardio, strength, yoga, martial arts, and dance. In her prenatal and postpartum work Roma incorporates the same principles to help mothers be healthy and glowing during and strong and in shape post pregnancy.

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