Category: Adjusting to Parenthood

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.

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.

A mom sitting on the couch looking at a tablet with her toddler and baby. Image courtesy of Alexander Dummer via Unsplash.

4 Tips for Managing Your Household Finances

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.

Navigating the Transition to Parenthood

Does your partner feel more like a roommate ever since you became parents? If so, you’re not alone. Read our latest blog post written by a certified Gottman Educator and Training Specialist to learn some tips for maintaining a satisfying relationship after bringing home baby.

I Can’t Imagine Not Having PEPS

One family shares their experience in an online parent peer-support program for expectant parents, followed by another online program for parents with newborn babies through the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS).

How early parenthood prepared me for quarantine

I’ve never lived through a pandemic before. But like all parents, I know what it’s like to have my world shrink. My world used to be much tinier than this, those first weeks after I had each baby when I barely left my bedroom, and the months afterward when even a walk down the street sometimes seemed impossible.

The quarantine’s tight intimacy has been strangely familiar, so sweet and so suffocating at the same time. Thanks to those early baby years, I know what it’s like to have my world close in on me and my children, and how to re-craft my expectations around those new boundaries. Luckily, this time around, I have that past experience to guide me.