Along with everything else that changes after having a baby, your household expenses will likely increase. Our recent blog post offers some tips for new parents to track and manage household finances.
Hiring a nanny to care for your children may be one of the most intimate professional relationships you have. Just like any other job, defining expectations in advance and maintaining open communication will help reduce conflict for both employers and nannies. Read our recent blog post for tips on creating a written nanny work agreement from Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network.
Children start absorbing messages about money at an early age. Our most recent blog post shares how one family taught their kids important messages about saving while reducing their future student loan debt by opening a WA529 college savings account.
Say cheese! You may be on top of all the pediatrician check-ups in your baby’s first year of life, but have you visited a dentist yet? Dr. Megan Posthuma, pediatric dentist at The Tooth Ferry (a PEPS Sponsor!) answers common questions about baby dental health in our recent blog post.
Licensed psychotherapist, Julie Ellett, shares her perspective on what it’s like to parent an adolescent and why supporting parents in this parenting stage is so critical to the well-being of their teen and family.
Nobody’s perfect, and there’s nothing like becoming a parent to remind you of that. But what if we said that all those moments of imperfection as a parent are actually GOOD for your kids? Our recent blog post by a PEPS Group Leader and alum gives practical examples of how you can turn imperfect parenting moments into growth opportunities.
PEPS Parent Stories Capture Growing Pains as WA State’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Turns Three
Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program is regarded as one of the best in the country. How has it been going since the policy was officially implemented in 2020? What is it like to actually access the benefits as a new parent? Our latest blog post dives into these questions to take an honest look at Washington’s PFML program.
Program for Early Parent Support introduces a new program to support parents of adolescents and teens (PAT).
Single parents, this one’s for you! Having an estate plan in place is an important task for all parents to complete. For single parents, there are some additional considerations to keep in mind when creating an estate plan. The good news is, creating an estate plan is probably easier and faster than you think. Read our recent blog article by PEPS Sponsor Megan Gebhardt of Gebhardt Law Office, P.S. to understand important estate planning considerations for single parents.
When you think of saving for college, you probably think of the big-ticket items – tuition, room and board. With a WA529 College Savings Plan, you can save for not only those expenses, but many other post-secondary education costs. Find out exactly what a college savings plan can be used for in our recent blog post.