RESOURCES for pregnancy, birth, and families

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Child Care Finders

Every parent needs a break. It is nearly impossible for two people to provide all the care a child needs and feel overwhelmed. If you are looking for childcare beyond your friends and family the two organizations listed below are good starting places.

Care.Com
Meet Poppy

Spilt Milk Nannies

Co-op Schools

Cooperative schools provide enrichment for children and parents. One of the biggest benefits that these schools provide is ongoing, developmentally appropriate parent education from a early childhood expert.

North Seattle Cooperative Preschools
Shoreline College
Bellevue College

Family Photographers

These highly skilled photographers have donated their images to this website. They are artists and parents who understand what is needed to help your little ones feel at ease.

Alec Mills
Melinda Burgess
Cameron Zegers

Parenting Podcasts
Parenting Websites

If you are need of some new skills or a parenting pick me up, here are some of our favorite websites and links for parenting support.

Enterprise Talk by Tom Drummond
Neufeld Institute

Postpartum Depression Support

Here are a few resources for families experiencing or interested in learning more about postpartum mood changes.

Know the Signs of Depresson (one couples' story)
Postpartum Support International of Washington (Warm Line 1-888-404-7763)
Center for Perinatal Bonding & Support (206-320-7288)

Wills & Trusts & Other Legal Documents

Not the most joyful topic on the list but it will feel good once you have your paperwork in order.

Get You Shit Together
Alerian Hall, Inc. - 5413 Meridian Ave N. Ste A Seattle, WA 98103
Yvette O'Connell - 7801 Green Lake Drive North, Seattle, WA (206-334-9949)

Books to Enhance You and Your Relationships

Here are some of our favorite books. Many of them are avaiable on in print and audio and may be borrowed from your local library.

What Makes Love Last, How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by John Gottman, PhD,, and Nan Silver
The Rough Patch, Marriage and the Art of Living Together, by Daphne de Marneffe, PhD
Rekindling Desire, by Barry McCarthy & Emily McCarthy
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris
Shrill by Lindy West
Relationship Recipes, by Kim L Knight
You do You by Sarah Knight

Books to Enhance your Parenting