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A local nonprofit helping parents connect and grow as they begin their journey into parenthood.

Top 5 Stories of 2022

Check out our five most popular articles published on our Highs and Lows Blog in 2022!

Cold & Flu Season: What to Know to Keep Your Child Healthy

Between colds, flus, RSV, and COVID, it feels like we can’t catch a break this viral season! While viruses like RSV are incredibly common, it can still feel intimidating to care for your child at home, especially if you have a young baby. A pediatric nurse at Seattle Children’s shares tips for caring for your child during cold and flu season.

PEPS: Expectation Vs. Reality

Before participating in a PEPS Group, many people believe PEPS is just another parenting class. In reality, PEPS is so much more than that. It’s a space to build community, have real, raw conversations, and connect with other parents going through the same phase of life. Archana Agrawal shares her experience in a PEPS Newborn Group and how her expectations changed after joining a group.

Parenting Styles 101: A Fresh Spin on Old Favorites

What’s the deal with all the parenting style terms circulating the internet these days? Are they really new or just rebranded versions of old concepts? Read Parenting Styles 101: A Fresh Spin on Old Favorites to see where you land on the spectrum of parenting styles.

The New Baby Diaper Service – Making a Difference, One Diaper Change at a Time!

Overwhelmed by all the waste that comes with diapering? Love the flexibility and ease of disposable diapers? Baby Diaper Service has recently redesigned their services and may just be the perfect solution for families who love the convenience of disposable diapers but want to minimize their environmental impact – a sustainable, eco-friendly diaper service, delivered straight to your door!

Gearing Up for Baby-Led Weaning

here’s been a lot of buzz about baby-led weaning in recent years. The team at BooginHead (a PEPS sponsor!) did a lot of digging to learn the ins and outs of this new style of weaning. And they’ve recently launched a Baby-Led Weaning 5-Piece Essentials Kit to help families gear up to start baby-led weaning in a safe, approachable way. Learn more on our blog!

Alternative Gift Ideas for Your Toddler

A first birthday is an exciting celebration for a child. It marks the beginning of their journey as a toddler, a time when they’ll begin to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For many parents, relatives, and friends, a first birthday is an excellent opportunity to support a child’s early development through thoughtful gifts.

Gratitude & Reflection — 2022 Milestones

It’s been a busy year for PEPS! As we wrap up 2022, our Executive Director Dana Guy is reflecting on the progress we made in 2022 and the ways we’ve adapted to (yet another) year of unpredictability. Thanks to our incredible community of supporters, we’ve taken some big steps forward in everything from expanding our programs to launching into advocacy work. Read Dana’s letter on our blog!

Feeling a loss of identity after bringing home baby? Here’s one way to find it.

Becoming a parent can trigger a major shift in identity. As your schedule and priorities change, often your core values realign as well. Brie Backus, a Leadership & Fulfillment Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and PEPS supporter and sponsor, works with her clients to take stock of their values and find ways to lean into those values in daily life as a parent. Read her tips for identifying your values on our blog.

The Daily Decisions of Parenting

Parenting is full of decisions — some big, some small. Some choices will be more monumental than others. But for the daily decisions like which bottle to use, developmentally appropriate toys, and more, Childish Things resale boutique (a PEPS sponsor!) has the experience and perspective to help you make the right choice for your child and family. Read more on our blog.