Category: Just for dads

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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…

Having a baby? Here’s why you’re likely to get divorced soon

by Zach Brittle You know that statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce? It’s actually a myth. The good news is that the actual number isn’t quite that high. In fact, sociologists have been debating it for some time and most agree that the actual number is somewhere between 25% and 40%. I realize that’s a huge range…

Hi. My name is Zach, and I’m a parent

Hi. My name is Zach, and I’m a parent. If that sounds kind of like the introduction you’d hear at at 12-step meeting, it’s because that’s kind of how I feel about parenting. I’m addicted to it. I can’t help it. I can’t get enough of it. Sometimes I hate it. It might ruin me. But it’s who I am.…

What dads say

New and expecting dads came to Lantern Brewing for an event to talk about Top 10 Survival Tips. During discussion and break outs, a lot of great ideas of what’s working were talked about:   Get sleep Get some earplugs to get the sleep you need. White noise machines are good for both the parents and baby. And when baby…

Seattle Dadvocate: Interview with Chris Casazza

Chris will present Top Survival Tips for New Dads this Wednesday, September 16 at the PEPS for Dads event at Lantern Brewing. $10 or pay what you can. Food and drink available for purchase on site. Register at http://pepsfordads.brownpapertickets.com/.   This article is an excerpt of a longer piece published by Perinatal Support Washington, the new name of Postpartum Support International of Washington…

Dads Taking Care of their Families & Themselves

PEPS asked me, “What advice do you have for dads in terms of “self care” after the baby comes?” What a tricky question. I don’t mind telling you…I got a vasectomy a few weeks ago. As far as major medical procedures go, it was actually pretty simple. I was in and out of my appointment in about 20 minutes. But…

Dads and PEPS

More than half of PEPS groups include dads these days, which is a big change from when PEPS first got its start in 1981. We just hosted two events for dads that got them – and us – asking questions about what kinds of info and resources dads like most. In late May, we held a focus group to connect…