Ready to Be a Parent? Take Our Quiz

Does the thought of becoming a parent make your heart race and your mouth go dry? Do you feel like laughing out loud one minute and biting your nails the next? Then, congratulations. You’re normal. Being responsible for raising, feeding, clothing and providing for a real, live human being is a big job. You might […]

Preserving the Gift of Life in Our Community

Do you ever pause to ponder exactly how you came to have life? Why aren’t you just a collection of organic matter or lifeless cells? What is the quality that makes you alive? Then—and this may make you a bit uncomfortable—have you ever pondered how easily the life in you could be gone? And once […]

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 […]

Single Parenting and You: Do You Have What It Takes?

So you’re expecting—unexpectedly. What went through your mind when you found out? “What am I going to do? I’m not ready to be a mom!” “Hey, I’ve got this. My friends can do it, so I can, too.” “If I’m going to give this baby life, I want it to be a good life.” “How […]

Pregnant At the Crossroads: What Difference Will Your Choice Make?

At this important intersection, which way will you turn? Once you make that turn, where will that lead you? Will you find yourself on a one-way street, with no way to turn back? Or will you find yourself heading for all the things that matter most to you? If you can’t see around the corner, […]

Nurture: A Lifestyle of Love

At your child’s birth, you are handed a tender-hearted infant ready to be shaped by all the experiences to come. She squints up at you in innocent expectancy. And you realize that if she is ever to become a happy, healthy person, it’s up to you. You need to nurture her. Nurturing isn’t a one-time […]

Nurture: Loving Your Child Through All 5 Senses

How does being nurtured make you feel? Cared for? Loved? Special? Like you matter? And you want your baby to feel the same way, too, right? You want your child to know he is loved, respected, and valued. You want your child to have a happy childhood, one that prepares him to succeed in relationships […]

Watch Me Grow: Your Baby’s Development in months 12 to 24

Is your child becoming a toddler? Get ready: it’s going to be an exciting ride! Your baby’s second year of life outside the womb is like a year full of Independence Days—fireworks and all. He is learning to walk confidently, eat finger foods, and express himself in short sentences. This year he’ll also test limits, […]

Watch Me Grow: Your Baby’s Development in Months 7 to 12

Scooting, crawling, standing, walking. . . Watch out world! Here she comes! Your baby will assert her independence in big ways during these second six months of life after birth. By the end of her first year, she will be ready to walk, to climb stairs, and to use new words and gestures to get […]

Watch Me Grow: Your Baby’s Development in Months 4 to 6

If you thought the changes in your child from birth to three months were huge, then get ready to be amazed. Months four through six are even more exciting! By the end of your baby’s first six months, she will be fully engaged with the world. She’ll be prepped to get herself places. She’ll be […]