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.
Can We Count on Paid Family Leave? An Update from the 2023 Legislative Session
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.
Five Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do With A Baby
Practicing mindfulness doesn’t have to mean meditating for half an hour every day. There are many simple ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. On our blog, a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mental health and the transition to parenthood shares 5 simple mindfulness exercises you can do with a baby.
Top 5 Stories of 2022
Check out our five most popular articles published on our Highs and Lows Blog in 2022!
Cold & Flu Season: What to Know to Keep Your Child Healthy
Between colds, flus, RSV, and COVID, it feels like we can’t catch a break this viral season! While viruses like RSV are incredibly common, it can still feel intimidating to care for your child at home, especially if you have a young baby. A pediatric nurse at Seattle Children’s shares tips for caring for your child during cold and flu season.
PEPS: Expectation Vs. Reality
Before participating in a PEPS Group, many people believe PEPS is just another parenting class. In reality, PEPS is so much more than that. It’s a space to build community, have real, raw conversations, and connect with other parents going through the same phase of life. Archana Agrawal shares her experience in a PEPS Newborn Group and how her expectations changed after joining a group.
Parenting Styles 101: A Fresh Spin on Old Favorites
What’s the deal with all the parenting style terms circulating the internet these days? Are they really new or just rebranded versions of old concepts? Read Parenting Styles 101: A Fresh Spin on Old Favorites to see where you land on the spectrum of parenting styles.
The New Baby Diaper Service – Making a Difference, One Diaper Change at a Time!
Overwhelmed by all the waste that comes with diapering? Love the flexibility and ease of disposable diapers? Baby Diaper Service has recently redesigned their services and may just be the perfect solution for families who love the convenience of disposable diapers but want to minimize their environmental impact – a sustainable, eco-friendly diaper service, delivered straight to your door!
Alternative Gift Ideas for Your Toddler
A first birthday is an exciting celebration for a child. It marks the beginning of their journey as a toddler, a time when they’ll begin to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For many parents, relatives, and friends, a first birthday is an excellent opportunity to support a child’s early development through thoughtful gifts.
Feeling a loss of identity after bringing home baby? Here’s one way to find it.
Becoming a parent can trigger a major shift in identity. As your schedule and priorities change, often your core values realign as well. Brie Backus, a Leadership & Fulfillment Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and PEPS supporter and sponsor, works with her clients to take stock of their values and find ways to lean into those values in daily life as a parent. Read her tips for identifying your values on our blog.