Author: PEPS

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The first step to more connection with others

by Tracy Cutchlow, Author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science I remember trying to get the real scoop on parenting, good and bad, before I had a baby. “It’s hard,” new parents would say, and then quickly paper over that tiny admission. “But of course I wouldn’t trade it for anything!” It sounded suspicious to me. Even…

Birth Story Healing

By Barrie Rein Thunemann MA, ICCE, CD, Certified Birthing From Within Mentor, www.fullmoonbirthseattle.com Our culture tells us that giving birth is supposed to be one of the best days of our lives, however, many mothers and parents can feel disappointed or let down after their birth experience. In fact it’s actually not all that unusual to feel that something just doesn’t…

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What I Wish I Could Say at a Playdate

by Jessica Towns It’s Toddler Playtime at the community center. The gym is jammed with plastic slides, kid kitchens, and Flintstone-style cars. The primal howls of yet-uncivilized children rattle the bleachers. My mom-friends and I stand in a semicircle, semi-watching our two year-olds, and I’m dying to tell them. I want to tell them that two hours ago, I sat…

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ABCDs of Marriage & Money

by Zach Brittle One of the most common areas of conflict for couples is around the issue of finances. It’s a tricky topic because it’s one of the only issues in a marriage that is measurable. The ability to measure gives us the ability to assign worth. Assigning worth is dangerous business in a relationship, especially when it opens the…

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Armchair Quarterbaby

by Shelly Mazzanoble I come from a sports-loving family who taught me the names of every NHL team, the location of every MLB stadium, and which NBA teams had mascots. (Very important to an eight-year old girl.) But when it comes to the NFL, ask me to decipher the difference between a touchback and a fullback, and I deflate quicker…

Clean Up this Flu Season with KIDS ‘N’ PETS

from KIDS ‘N’ PETS With fall comes the flu, sore throats, fever and worst of all, tummy troubles! As parents, we know that flu symptoms are messy (and smelly)! Here are a few of our favorite tips for tackling the flu and preventing evidence that it ever lived at your house: Tip 1: If you suspect the stomach flu is…

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Parents Need Dates Too

  Parents need a break! Please join us for our first annual PEPS Night On The Town, an evening benefit event to help us strengthen & grow our support programs for new and growing families. Delight in live music and magical cabaret performances Savor hors d’oeuvres and sip signature cocktails Buy raffle tickets, win wonderful and luxe goodies Make an impact…