What are You Waiting For?

When you can microwave a meal in seconds, text a friend 24/7, or instantly stream a video (like the amazing time-lapse below) who needs to wait? You do. Some really good things only come to those who wait. Take friendship. You can’t cook one up overnight. A good friendship needs time: time to savor shared […]

Words Your Child Needs From You, Part I: “I love you”

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” That’s a lot of power—power you have over your child’s life. Frightening, isn’t it? We fear seeing our children wither and shrivel into sad, hard little kernels. So how can we speak the words that cause them to thrive and grow up with security, self-esteem, […]

Confident Breastfeeding Part 3: Are You Still Eating Right for Two?

How many times did you hear, “You’re eating for two” while you were pregnant? Now that your baby is here, if you’re breastfeeding him or her, the two of you are still sharing meals. Do you ever wonder if you’re eating plan includes the right things to make good breast milk? Good news: the quality […]

What Are Daddies Made Of?

Father’s Day was tough when I was a single mom.  A dark, menacing voice kept taunting me, “You’re alone. Your boy has no man around. You know all those statistics on how fatherless kids turn out?  They’re going to happen to your son.” Maybe it was good for me to be reminded: a single mother […]

Confident Breastfeeding Part 2: Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding Your Baby in Public Let me begin with what used to be obvious: Breastfeeding (lactation) is normal. Long before anyone thought about inventing bottles, women were beautifully designed to feed their babies. But being normal doesn’t always make breastfeeding easy.  We at Choices Pregnancy Center want to help you understand all the benefits of […]

The Marvel of Motherhood

When we women stand at the brink of motherhood, we have no real idea what we’re getting into. Now that I’m several years beyond that brink, I’m aware of a strange paradox: If someone had told me how hard motherhood would be, I might not have considered it. And if they had told me how […]

Confident Breastfeeding Part 1 – Why Should I Consider Breastfeeding?

One of the first decisions you will make for your child is what to feed her. Be sure to consider the method you are already equipped for, breastfeeding. Here at Choices Pregnancy Center we would like to answer some questions that every new mom has regarding breastfeeding. What would I need in order to breastfeed? […]

Are You in Crisis? Help is Just Around the Corner at Choices!

Some movies just make me want to cry. Like the ones in which the leading actress is facing mounting problems: She can’t pay the rent She’s dying for lack of medicine She has chased off the one man who really loved her It looks hopeless. So she walks toward that dark, lonely bridge. She’s going […]

“Keeping” Your Baby: What Does That Really Mean?

You can be very proud of yourself for making the life-giving decision to “keep” your baby. Yet that is just the first step. Once your baby is born, you won’t just be “keeping” him, you’ll be raising him. Let’s spend a moment together thinking through what life with your baby will be like. Will it […]

I’m Pregnant! Now What?

You are probably thinking…I’ve seen the test results, this is really happening, it is starting to sink in… I. Am. Pregnant. Now, how do I tell my parents or others who are important to me? What will their reaction be? Most young women worry about this step.  We want to share some ideas to help […]