Category: PEPS

Grandparents and the Science of Social Connection

It’s not everyday that you see a large group of grandparents exploring the Pacific Science Center without kids in tow. On a cold and sunny morning this December, 20 participants were gathering for the quarterly PEPS Grandparent Gathering. As grandparents, they were eager to check out the science center and learn about this great activity for their grandchildren, but even more importantly, these grandparents…

Featured Volunteer: Elise Tumbas

Elise Tumbas is a PEPS Leader volunteering in 2018 to lead a Newborn Group for moms group that meets in the evenings in Woodinville. Elise moved to the area from New York in 2013 with a 6-week old and 22-month old in tow. “With no family or friends in the area – and two very small boys – I found…

Featured Volunteer: Marnee Crawford

by Marnee Crawford Back in 2002, before my son was born, my older sister told me about how fabulous her PEPS experience was. I knew that I wanted that same community and connection to neighborhood families who had babies around the same time we did. Sure enough, the day I showed up to the first meeting on a snowy December…

New Location for Baby Peppers

by Polly Jirkovsky Gual The group leader sits on the floor in the center of the room, at the edge of a blanket filled with toys. As the parents arrive and release squirmy babies from coats and strollers, the room starts to fill with the babble of the kids and the conversation of the parents. It’s the beginning of a…

Featured Volunteer: Zoë Wilson

Zoë Wilson’s first experience with PEPS was joining a newborn group in Renton in April of 2014 when her son Luca was one month old. “I appreciated the opportunity to share my joys and struggles in an open, honest and supportive environment. I never felt alone in my experience, at least one other person was always going through something similar…