Top 5 Stories of 2019 – A Look Back on Your Favorite Articles

Your Guide to the Paid Family and Medical Leave Coming to Washington in 2020

Have you heard the good news? Washington State is expecting…Paid Family and Medical Leave beginning on January 1, 2020! Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program will provide workers with paid time off to welcome a new child to their family, care for a sick loved one, or to recover from their own serious medical condition. Below, we address the most frequently asked questions about the upcoming program.

10 ways to take care of yourself after having a baby (or a toddler, or a teenager)

New parents laughing

This classic post is still a favorite – all the way back to 2014, when the PEPS blog launched – from Mia Edidin, LICSW of Perinatal Support Washington.

Pregnancy and Birth in Puerto Rico as an Expat

Anjelica Maloneauthor of Milk Boss 101: The Modern Breastfeeding Journal and Guide shares how she learned the variety of ways in which all women need support that resonates with their culture and lifestyle when preparing for and experiencing childbirth.

Children’s Books as Mirrors and Windows

Child having a book read to them

This post has been a favorite two years running – Debbie LeeKeenan is a PEPS Grandparent, PEPS Board Member and an expert in early childhood education. Debbie shares how books can help children develop positive social identities and widen their world view.

Your Guide to Fun – and Free! – Activities for the Whole Family

Story time at libraries

Shawna Gamache shares some tips and ideas of where to go in Western Washington to enjoy an awesome summer for the whole family — on a dime!

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