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 […]

4 Steps to Joy in the Journey of Parenting

If you were to make a movie about parenting, would you fill the screen with joyful moments or with the moments when drudgery reigns? Would you show a weary mom navigating runny noses, laundry, and endless crying? Or a mother and child snuggling and giggling together? Or would you include both? If you said both, […]

The Gift You’re Expecting

Have you ever gotten a Christmas gift you weren’t expecting? Maybe even one you didn’t want? An unexpected pregnancy can feel like that. It threatens to completely change your world. And this change was not what you were hoping for. But what if this pregnancy is actually a good gift?

Adoption: Could it Be Best for Your Child?

All parents agree: deciding what’s best for our children is a heavy responsibility. All of us wonder at times whether someone else could raise our children better than we can. And some of us have discovered the answer is “yes.” That’s when it makes sense to make an adoption plan. Being a good parent may […]

New Look for 2018 Holiday Shopping Open House

In honor of Choices Pregnancy Center’s 25th Anniversary, our 2018 Holiday Shopping Open House will adopt a new look. Because, after all a special anniversary calls for something other than your ordinary Holiday Shopping Open House! Here’s what’s different this year: Location: We’ll be at the Redwood Area Community Center. Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm Date: […]