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Taking Care of Yourself

Self-Care for Parents

Any time you travel on an airplane, the flight attendants announce that if the oxygen masks drop down, you should first put on your own mask, and ‘then assist small children.’ This is good parenting advice for life in general. Yes, our children have many needs that need to be met, and even more desires they would like you to fulfill. But in order to have the energy to care for them, you need to make sure that you’re also taking care of yourself!

Creating Healthy Families

Creating a healthy family is not just about doing all the right things for your child and meeting all of their physical, developmental, social and emotional needs. It’s about taking care of yourself and your relationships.

PEPS Moms share how they as new parents recharge their batteries

We asked our PEPS Alumni "How does your PEPS Group help you take care of yourself? Do you take time away and rejuvenate together, do girls nights or weekends away? Does it help to have a sounding board to talk about the pressures of parenthood?"

Self-care for Parents of Newborns

Parents of newborns need to take extra care of themselves as they adjust to parenting, recover from birth and meet the needs of their baby. Here are some ideas to help parents of newborns keep themselves healthy and well.

Check Your Boobies: While Pregnant or Breast Feeding

It’s a dangerous myth that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding can’t get breast cancer. That’s why it’s still vitally important to check your boobies even if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

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