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 […]

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. […]