Happy 2019 PEPS Friends!

I’m not huge on New Year's resolutions, but I have set a new goal for myself this year: to be more intentional about how I recharge. As we continue to learn more about resilience at PEPS, I recently revisited an article in the Harvard Business Review: Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure. Basically, we are more successful, productive, and impactful when we take breaks and disconnect from the work that is so important to us. This year, I plan to read more, decrease my phone screen time, and be more present with my family.

A new year always brings new beginnings. This is certainly true for PEPS. In 2019, we are so excited to reveal some new programming, approaches and partnerships with you all. In fact, the theme of our annual fundraising luncheon this year is “ New Beginnings”. Please join us and learn more about the meaningful work we are doing to connect our community of parents.

Wishing you a wonderful day with at least one break for you to recharge!

Cheers,
Jessica
Jessica Lawmaster
Executive Director
Inspiration & Resources
Top 5 Stories of 2018 - A Look Back on Your Favorite...

5 Basics This Pediatrician Wants Every New Parent to Know - Pregnancy and Birth in Puerto Rico as an Expat - Children’s Books as Mirrors and Windows - Choosing Rhythms Over Routines - 10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself After Having a Baby

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blog.peps.org
Run, Baby, Run! 9 Great Paths for Pushing Strollers

Find a new jogging path in Seattle and north Puget Sound to run with your baby or toddler in tow. Join the baby jogger parade or find a quieter trail, either way you'll find our tips for running with baby.

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www.parentmap.com
Overcoming the Challenges of Being a New Parent and...

PEPS and Valley Medical Center’s Children’s Therapy team have partnered to ease some of the worry for new parents in South King County.

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What PEPS parents are saying this month…

“PEPS taught me so much about child development and gave me the emotional support I needed during those early weeks of new-parenthood.” – PEPS Parent
Tips for Grandparents From a Mental Health Expert

Last month, we gathered to hear an engaging and relevant topic from Shanna Donhauser, a clinically trained social worker and psychotherapist and infant mental health expert. PEPS Grandparents learned how best to support their adult children when...

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blog.peps.org
The Parents - and the Babies - on the Bus: Tips for Transit

We've heard from PEPS parents who head to their group meetings without a car. Some families are using transit all the time, some of the time, or want to give it a try and aren't sure how to get sta...

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blog.peps.org
What the Indoor Season Can Mean for Your Child's Skin,...

Dr. David Naimi, PEPS dad and pediatric allergy and asthma specialist at Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center shares his expertise on how to distinguish the common cold from allergies, and provides tips to reduce indoor allergens.

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blog.peps.org
Calendar

Fri, Jan 25 and every Friday
11:30am – 1pm 
 
Sat, Feb 2
(Seattle)
9am – 1pm
Tues, Feb 12 (Edmonds)
5:30 – 9:30pm
 
Grandparent/ Grandchild Playgroup (Toddler/Preschool age)​
Sat, Feb 9th​
9:30 - 11:30am ​

Sat, March 2 (Seattle)
9 – 11am 

Tues, March 5 ​
11am - 1pm​
Angela Garbes
We are excited to announce that Angela Garbes will be joining us at our Annual PEPS Luncheon as a Guest Speaker!

Angela is a journalist and the author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy.

Join us on March 5th! 
Cindy Harmon
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in inspiring others, building community, or supporting the PEPS mission?

Nominate them today for the Spirit of PEPS Award!
Visit PEPS Sponsors & Partners
Community-minded businesses contribute 6% to the PEPS budget each year. If you are interested in joining us as a corporate partner, please contact Jessica Brockman , our Development Manager. We look forward to hearing from you!