I met a Seattle PEPS group at Boyer Childrens Clinic for their evening of discussion... and adorable babies! The families in this group have all had experiences with the NICU and it's so great to hear their stories and triumphs. What a great support network! I hovered around snapping shots while they shared their highs and lows from the week, hilarious stories, and what parenting means to them. We had food everywhere, giggles and laughter from the little ones, and lots of great stories from parents who are so in love with their kids. I had a great time meeting such adorable, curious and energetic kids... not even one of them fell asleep! ;) Thanks so much to this lovely PEPS group for being so welcoming! I hope you love your photos!!
xoxo Ashley & the Happy Film Company Team
Location: Boyer Children's Clinic, Seattle
WHAT IS PEPS?
"Since 1983, the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization has helped parents connect and grow as they begin their journey into parenthood. PEPS parent support programs educate, inform and create community. We've become a vital resource for new mothers and new fathers in the Puget Sound region, with parent groups serving thousands of families annually.
Each session of 12 weekly PEPS meetings brings parents together to share the joys and challenges of parenthood, and develop confidence in their own abilities. PEPS stands apart from other new moms groups or dad support groups by providing ongoing neighborhood-based resources and peer education, facilitated by trained volunteers. During one of the most vulnerable periods for new parents, PEPS provides immediate and accessible support, creating "extended families" that often last a lifetime."
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