How to Quit Following the Crowd and Enjoy Sexual Integrity

Following the crowd has become something of a national pastime. For image-sensitive high school students it can be an obsession. The crowd tweets something and we retweet it. (Even if we’ve never checked to see if it’s actually true.) The crowd starts a fashion trend and we feel we’d better wear it too. We want […]

Feeling Stuck? Your Life Coach Can Help

Finding out you’re pregnant can reveal a whole lot of things. . . . a weakness in your romantic relationship. . . .the downside of some lifestyle choices. . . . the feeling you’re stuck in a rut. And you want out. But how can you change your life’s direction? We Get By With a […]

How to Support Breastfeeding Mothers You Know

Even though breastfeeding is one of the best things mothers can do for their babies, many moms find it hard to continue doing it. They often give up long before they want to. The reason? They don’t have enough support. This year’s focus for National Breastfeeding Month is “Support Changes Everything”—a theme that resonates with […]

Will This Pregnancy Ruin My Plans?

Life is full of surprises. Pregnancy may be one of them. But pregnancy doesn’t need to ruin all your plans. Let’s talk about ways to stay on track even when pregnancy catches you by surprise. Will pregnancy make me drop out of school? No. Whether you’re in high school or college, you don’t have to […]

Inspiring Low-Cost Summer Fun Ideas for Parents

Looking for some ideas for summertime fun with little ones? Here’s our list of favorite activities—some cost nothing, some cost a little. Some will get you indoors out of thunderstorms and humidity. Some will get you and Baby out in the sunshine—which we all know is good for both of you! Try a few of […]

How to Turn Setbacks into Opportunities

How do you respond to setbacks? Do they send you into a tailspin? Do they drive you to seek easy answers—before you’ve even thought about the questions? Most of us take negative surprises like a collision with a wall. All we can think about is the pain we’re in. The mess we’re in. So we […]

Do You Know These Fun Fatherhood Facts?

Father’s Day rolls around every June. And at Choices Pregnancy Center, we love to honor fathers and mothers. (We’ve collected some fun Father’s Day trivia for you, in the quiz at the end of this post. Check it out. But prepare to be surprised!) Speaking of surprises, many men feel unprepared for becoming fathers. The […]

Wise Moms Share How to Mother Without a Manual

If only there were a manual for motherhood! The internet overflows with tips. Your friends may offer all kinds of advice. But like most mothers, you may wonder, “Is that right for my child, in this situation?” To help build your confidence as a mom, we asked a few moms we know to share a […]

Your Resilience Superpower and How to Get it

What do you do when an unintended pregnancy threatens to radically change your life? Life has thrown you a curve, and you’ve got to deal with it. In a word, you need to be resilient. Resilient people bounce back. They hit hard times and still find a good way forward. They fall down and climb […]

Building Resilient Families through Change for Life

When life hits hard like a hurricane, what does it take to stay standing? Resilience. Resilience is “the ability to recover readily from adversity.” In other words, resilient people can bounce back after trouble hits. Are You Resilient? Our community includes lots of folks who are hardy enough to bounce back after trouble. Maybe you’re […]