Category: Parenting

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.

The Daily Decisions of Parenting

Parenting is full of decisions — some big, some small. Some choices will be more monumental than others. But for the daily decisions like which bottle to use, developmentally appropriate toys, and more, Childish Things resale boutique (a PEPS sponsor!) has the experience and perspective to help you make the right choice for your child and family. Read more on our blog.

Looking for stability as a parent? Find it in your roots.  

PEPS is best known for our newborn parent support groups. But did you know we have Baby Peppers for parents of older babies (5-12 months) too? You might think Newborn PEPS is enough – but in our recent blog post, Annie Garrett, PEPS alum and Group Leader, explores the unique benefits of joining a Baby Peppers group during the challenging “post-postpartum” period.