The Three Guiding Principles I’ve Used to Raise my Daughters

At PEPS, we love hearing from families about their experiences and perspectives on parenthood. This month, we heard from several fathers who shared what they love about being a parent and their advice for other dads. Chuck, the father of two teenage daughters, shares with us about the triumphs, challenges, and his three guiding principles on raising kids.

Setting New Goals, Being a Present Father, and Sound Advice From My Own Mother

At PEPS, we love hearing from families about their parenting experiences and perspectives on parenthood. This month, we heard from several fathers who shared their highs and lows, what they love about being a parent, and advice for other dads.

Luke is an award-winning journalist, speaker, loving husband and dedicated father to a daughter. He chatted with us recently to share about his thoughts and experiences on being a dad.

The First Three Months Have Been Interesting, to Say the Least…

At PEPS, we love hearing from families about their parenting experiences and perspectives on parenthood.  This month, we heard from several fathers who shared their highs and lows, what they’re most excited about, and advice for other dads. Sevon, a former US Air Force Staff Sergeant, moved to Seattle from Boston in December 2018 with his wife, ShaCara. Shortly after,…

Navigating Fatherhood Without a Roadmap

Randy Scott is an award-winning educator, broadcaster, and licensed couples counselor.  He’s passionate about helping parents have conversations about the different stages of parenthood, how being a new parent can shape the many relationships we build – especially for fathers – and how to navigate the ups and downs. Randy will be sharing with us his own experiences, what he’s…

The Power of Focusing on Your Own Wellness

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, family and friends who’d been there all had the same piece of advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps. It seemed so simple, and so obvious. Of course I would do that. When I was tired. Which wouldn’t be all the time. Then my daughter was born, and, like a lot of babies,…

Nutrition Tips for Parents

Article by Allegro Pediatrics Nutrition can be an overwhelming topic for many parents. There is often concern that children are not getting enough nutrients or aren’t eating a balanced diet. Here are some of our tips for commonly-heard nutrition concerns. Snacking For the most part, we try to prepare healthy and nutritious meals, but many times the snacks that children…

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Day in the Life…of a PEPS Community Connector

In 2017, PEPS reorganized its staffing structure and created three Community Connector positions. For the past two years, these three Connectors have developed critical relationships with the communities in our service area. Their work involves identifying service gaps and barriers to parent-support services and determining ways that PEPS can help close the gaps and remove those barriers. The Connectors  accomplish…

#reasonsmykidiscrying

Take tantrums, for example. Every parent deals with tantrums. They are a fact of life for toddlers and preschoolers. Young children develop at different rates and sometimes, it just might be the case that a child’s brain is still working on the part that allows him or her to manage their emotions. The smallest inconvenience can send them into a…

5 Things to Know About Breastfeeding

By Angela Cabotaje While Washington’s breastfeeding rates are well above the national average — 92.4 percent of babies have been breastfed compared to 83.2 percent — that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Many first-time moms have never seen a woman breastfeed before, and that lack of familiarity, plus a variety of other factors, often result in unexpected baby-feeding difficulties. “I think most women…