If you’re still changing diapers and wiping spit up off your shirt, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your baby heading off to college! But when the time comes, many parents are alarmed by the costs associated with higher education. By starting to save for post-secondary education early, parents can be more prepared to avoid college sticker shock.
Struggling with postpartum symptoms like constipation, leaks, and back pain and wondering which problems will resolve themselves and which will require intervention? A physical therapist shares the top 5 frustrating postpartum issues and how to eliminate them.
When deciding between childcare options, there are so many things to consider. Co-op can be a natural “next step” after Newborn or Baby Peppers groups. Co-op preschools are a great way to continue learning and practicing parenting strategies in a safe and accepting environment. PEPS families already understand that there’s value in raising children “in a village,” and co-ops are a great way to continue that practice. Read more about the benefits of co-op preschools.
If you choose to hire a nanny to provide childcare in your home, it may feel strange to think of yourself as an employer and your home as a workplace. When you hire a nanny, you are subject to legal requirements and other responsibilities as a domestic employer. Hand in Hand Domestic Employers Network shares best practices around legal requirements, benefits, and more for families employing a nanny.
Sometimes parenting recommendations from experts feel nearly impossible to implement in daily life. Screen-time is one of those challenges for many parents. PEPS Sponsor Kidovo offers a personalized, interactive app that helps children engage with tech in a healthy and educational way.
Becoming a parent can be an isolating experience no matter where you live. But how does living in a rural area impact the experience of new parents? As a PEPS Network Partner, midwives at Methow Valley Midwifery are bringing parent support to new moms in the Methow Valley.
Adapting to the changing relationship with kids as they go through adolescence can be daunting for many parents. When your baby isn’t a baby anymore, finding ways to connect can be challenging. One mom shares her tips for building a family culture with teens by embracing this phase and meeting adolescent children where they are right now.
Spring is a time of fresh starts. While you’re purging your closets or deep cleaning your kitchen, consider adding estate plan maintenance to your spring-cleaning checklist. Read tips from Megan Gebhardt of Gebhardt Law Office on which aspects of your estate planning documents you should tidy up every year.
A representative from Washington Education Savings Plans (WA529) shares the tangible ways she and her husband saved for their children’s post-secondary education, as well as the less tangible ways they instilled values of saving, goal-setting, and pursuing dreams in their children through consistent conversations and a village of support surrounding their children.
How do you create an uproar among parents and caregivers in Washington State all at once? Threaten our paid family leave. Last fall, Washington State’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) made local and national headlines when it was projected to hit an 8.7 million dollar deficit by year-end.