Category: PEPS

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2016: Top 10 PEPS Parenting Posts

We shared a lot of stories in 2016. Here are the ones you liked best – find your favorite! 25 Ideas for Promoting Kindness and Unity So many PEPS Parents clicked on this heartfelt and timely essay from our very own PEPS Executive Director, Jessica Lawmaster.   The Confident, Perfect Mother Jessica Towns shares how one perfect day out ended…

Clean Up this Flu Season with KIDS ‘N’ PETS

from KIDS ‘N’ PETS With fall comes the flu, sore throats, fever and worst of all, tummy troubles! As parents, we know that flu symptoms are messy (and smelly)! Here are a few of our favorite tips for tackling the flu and preventing evidence that it ever lived at your house: Tip 1: If you suspect the stomach flu is…

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Comparing Our Babies

You can say that in any groups of parents that you are comparing your kids to one another. That kind of has a negative feeling, right? Well sure, it could have that feeling, but it doesn’t have to. I read a lot of the feedback from parents in PEPS Groups and I’ve led a few of my own and participated…

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Parents Need Dates Too

  Parents need a break! Please join us for our first annual PEPS Night On The Town, an evening benefit event to help us strengthen & grow our support programs for new and growing families. Delight in live music and magical cabaret performances Savor hors d’oeuvres and sip signature cocktails Buy raffle tickets, win wonderful and luxe goodies Make an impact…

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Featured Volunteer – Wendy Wray

Wendy Wray’s first experience with PEPS was joining a Baby Peppers Group shortly after moving to Seattle in 2009. “Being part of PEPS helped our transition to Seattle and I immediately fell in love the the organization. Six months after my group ended, I led a Newborn Group, and it was an even more amazing experience.” After leading Newborn PEPS Groups…

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Featured Volunteer – Julie Schaar

When given the opportunity to volunteer as a newborn PEPS Group leader, Julie Schaar felt that it was her duty to give back to other new moms and give them the same support that she enjoyed in her newborn PEPS Group. So even though she just had her second baby, she volunteered to lead with her newborn! “That gave me a different perspective…

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Featured Volunteer – Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson has been volunteering as a guest speaker at PEPS Groups for the last two years. She believes working with PEPS is a natural fit for her with her work for the Fussy Baby Network here in Seattle. The Fussy Baby Network is designed for new moms and dads who are trying to understand (and sometimes survive!) with a…

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Featured Volunteer – Marcie Cheung

Marcie Cheung is a passionate PEPS volunteer and supporter. When asked what PEPS means to her, she said, “PEPS is a lifeline that is so vital in those isolating first months as a new mom. Not only did it get me out of the house (and out of pajamas), it gave me something to do for myself. I met moms…