If Not for Your Courage: a Salute to Unexpected Mothers

This is for all the women we know who didn’t expect to be mothers, but dared to embrace that privilege. Today we’re singing your praises, for you have willingly embarked on a courageous journey. …a journey whose outcome is still invisible in the mists of the future …an adventure that comes with no guarantee of […]

Fruits and Vegetables for Your Family: Because More Matters

As a parent, one of your most vital jobs is to help your kids grow up healthy. And one of the keys to a healthy family is providing them with truly good food. If you’re like many of our clients, you probably have some big questions about how to do that. Since it’s September, nationally […]

Childbirth: 4 Steps to Feeling Ready for Labor Day

By the time you come up on the nine month mark, you are so ready to be done being pregnant, right? Right . . . except for that thing called childbirth that comes between pregnancy and holding your new little one in your arms. To help you feel as prepared as possible for that important […]

Your Breastfeeding Questions Answered

You’ve heard all about how breastfeeding is the best thing you can do for your baby. You’ve got all the pads and other things you need to make the job easy. But now your baby is here, and breastfeeding isn’t going as smoothly as you expected. Don’t worry. Lots of moms run into problems now […]

Choices Pregnancy Center Welcomes New Director

This month we welcome our new executive director, Carrie Meyers. Carrie lives in Olivia, Minnesota, with her husband Henry and seven of their nine children. Her first grandchild arrived on July 1. And this fall, Carrie’s youngest child begins kindergarten. Raising such a large family has helped prepare Carrie to serve women facing difficult pregnancy […]

You Are Changing Lives at Choices Pregnancy Center

They may look like ordinary baby bottles. But when you and your generous neighbors filled them with change, you made it possible for lives to keep changing. . . for the better! Because of you and your baby bottles, new life is breathing into our community through our work here at Choices Pregnancy Center. You’re […]

Relax: How to Enjoy Summer Even with a Baby

Remember when summer days were carefree and fun? You could hang out at the pool or the lake, watch fireworks, and eat watermelon to your heart’s content. If you’re afraid being a parent might keep you from relaxing during the sunny summer months, take a look at these tips to help stress melt away. You […]

Independence Day: When you Take Control of Yourself

Independence. Now that’s something worth celebrating. We all love the freedom to determine our own course without having someone—or something—telling us what we have to do. So while you’re out there watching fireworks and celebrating Independence Day, take a moment to make sure you’re living in true freedom. Because there are three powerful forces all […]

How to Wrestle with Unexpected Fatherhood and Win

When Alissa* showed Jake* her positive pregnancy test, Jake didn’t know what to say. Or do. He just wanted it not to be true. But there was Alissa, looking at him with her eyes full of tears. She was scared. And so was he. That’s when something inside Jake kicked into high gear. He had […]

5 Great Reasons to Be Hard to Get

It’s a crazy fact of human nature: If something’s hard to get, we see it as more worth getting. That’s why “casual” sex has long been known as “cheap” sex. It’s not valuable. But you are valuable. So why give your body away to someone who has made no commitment to “love, honor, and cherish” […]