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.
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A rewarding opportunity to add another experience to your repertoire. And it’s fun too!
As a group leader you create a safe space where parents can become parents together, where they can say raw feelings out loud, connect and build community is critical. Get inspired by Alison’s, Cindy’s, Chelsea’s and Carolyn’s take on co-leading their PEPS Groups.
Partnering with New Parents in a Spanish language PEPS Group
This spring, Open Arms Perinatal Services and PEPS started a peer support group for Spanish-speaking families. Open Arms hosted these meetings at El Centro de la Raza and coordinated additional support for the mothers who attended. Maria, Community Connector at PEPS, and Betty Hernandez, a doula at Open Arms, led this first-time pilot group. Betty is also an obstetrical nurse and acts…
Who will you meet in your PEPS group?
When you attend your first PEPS meeting, I think it’s natural to come in with a bit of anxiety – not sure what to expect and not sure who you will meet. You try your best to “come as you are” but at the same time, trying to impress…a little. Do you measure up to the other parents? Will they…
Experiencing PEPS: from the Inside Out
It’s official! We are now a family of five and my husband, Patrick, is beyond outnumbered by feisty women in the house. We welcomed our third daughter, Etta, into the world on May 22. Being new to Seattle and having two little ones already, prepping for this birth was less about the birth and more about ensuring that my 4…