I showed up at the Twirl Cafe in Queen Anne, Seattle to meet with this handsome group of PEPS Dads and their adorable babies. :) While they were chatting about the trials of travelings with kids, I was busy swooping around the room oggling at babies. I've gone to a bunch of mom's PEPS groups over the past few months and this was my first trip to an all dad's group. The vibe is obviously super different but it was wonderful to see dad's being so active in their children's lives and having a chance to chat about 'being dad's with other men. I love that PEPS offers this for fathers and I'm so grateful that I got to sneak into this 'men's only' club with my camera!! Thanks to this Queen Anne group for being so welcoming and hilarious! :)
xoxo Chamonix & the Happy Film Company Team!
Location: Twirl Cafe, 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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