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 […]

Michelangelo and You: How a Strong Relationship Shapes You

How many of the benefits of a healthy relationship do you know about? Look at what a healthy, loving relationship can help you do: Live longer Heal faster Feel less pain Reduce your stress level Avoid unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking Maintain healthy habits like exercising and eating right And did you know that […]

Is Respect Alive and Well in Your Relationship?

If you only watch movies or TV, you might come to believe that as long as the sex is good, the relationship is, too. But if you live in the real world, you may have noticed that’s not true. Look around you. The best, longest-lasting relationships are built on something else altogether. Something that doesn’t […]

Child Safety at Home: How to Prevent Common Accidents

We would all say we stand for child safety. Yet every year, the CDC[1] tells us, approximately 12,000 children and young adults, ages 1 to 19 years, die from accidental injuries. Thousands more are sent to emergency rooms with other injuries. For parents, those numbers are staggering. What can we do to keep our children […]

Car Seat Safety: How Much Do You Know?

Do you know how to safely use your child’s car seat? That one parenting skill can save her life. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)[1], car seats saved the lives of 328 children ages 4 years and younger in 2016. In addition, compared to using seat belts alone, properly used child safety restraints […]

Longing for Love: How to Fill Your Heart without Regrets

You were made to be loved. That’s why the longing to be loved is so strong. Yet you have probably heard society’s subtle whispers: “Who would ever want someone like you?” or “You’re not (_fill in the blank_) enough to be loved.” Then puberty hits, and hormones turn your longing for love into something deafening. […]

The Powerful Gift of Reading to Your Child

What do Llama, Llama, Red Pajama and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Goodnight Moon all have in common? Children love them! In homes across the country, these are some of the books parents or grandparents are reading to children while cuddled up together. What makes children’s books like these so popular? For […]

Your Healthy Pregnancy in 5 Important Steps

If having a healthy pregnancy is one of your goals, there are 5 key steps to getting there. I know, there’s a ton of advice online. And a lot of it is good. But it all boils down to these 5 steps. Ready? Here we go. Step 1: Eat and Drink Right What goes into […]

Smokefree Pregnancy: Why You Need to Kick the Habit

Choosing to give birth to a child—like any other choice—leads to more choices down the road. For women who smoke, the choice to kick that habit may come next. At Choices Pregnancy Center, we support women who make such positive choices for their own health and their child’s. Yet we know that ending an addiction […]