Category: Family

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…

Grandparenting in the Digital Age: The Highs, The Lows, and Three Questions to Consider

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, PEPS hosted a group of local grandparents gathered together to learn about Grandparenting in the Digital Age. Most of the 25 attendees had similar concerns: Why are screens so tempting for young children; How can we manage screen time for our grandkids (especially when our rules might differ from parent rules); What options, if any,…

Ally and her family

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Hi! Your friendly, neighborhood Transwoman here! My name is Allanah Raas-Bergquist, and I am the Operations Coordinator at PEPS. I use she/her pronouns and am Dad/Dadda/Daddy to my 5-year-old daughter Svea (her pronouns vacillate between she/they/fancylady/poopadoop). March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), which for me is the most important of the few trans* holidays that are on the…

How to be the best grandparent for your grandchild’s and adult children’s mental health

Last month, we gathered to hear an engaging and relevant topic from Shanna Donhauser, a clinically trained social worker and psychotherapist and infant mental health expert. PEPS Grandparents learned how best to support their adult children when they become parents. Parenting changes all the time, and today’s parents experience different demands and expectations. Today there are high expectations for parenting…

Raise a Good Human: Bring them to the Theatre 

by Heather Gautschi, Communications Manager, Seattle Children’s Theatre If you’re looking to enhance your child’s artistic activities and experiences, bringing them to live theatre is a great opportunity. The theatre is an amazing place to be utterly, blissfully yourself, and it can be really powerful for children to feel welcomed for precisely who they are. Theatre can be an anchor in an otherwise…

Grandparents at PEPS: How They’re Sharing a Legacy of Love

Grandparents gathered for a PEPS quarterly grandparent happy hour to celebrate National Grandparents Day. Jan Faull facilitated the discussion on kids and positive social behavior. We asked attendees to sit at tables organized the age of their grandchild(ren). Discussion was animated, and grandparents talked about their role being involved. Here’s a look at what they shared: What do you want…

Will I Miss It?

by Jessica Towns Well, it happened. The strange and scary thing we thought would never happen. My husband and I swore we’d never fall victim to cliché. But it happened anyway: we bought a house in the suburbs. I always imagined we’d put down roots in Seattle, where we lived for the entirety of our twenties. I’d gotten to know…