What Men Need to Know About Pregnancy

Your partner is pregnant. You’re becoming a father. You’ve just gotten used to the idea. Maybe even a little excited about it. Now what? Wondering what to expect? How to help? How you’ll make it through? Help is here. Keep reading for a quick guide to the most important things men need to know when […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to be More Than Just a Baby Daddy

Once a baby’s on the way, a guy is a “baby daddy,” right? Yeah. Well, that was the easy part. And that’s where far too many guys start to get—dare we say it?—scared. If you’re a guy who’s already a baby daddy, but not quite sure how to go on to be a father, this […]

Ready to Be a Parent? Take Our Quiz

Does the thought of becoming a parent make your heart race and your mouth go dry? Do you feel like laughing out loud one minute and biting your nails the next? Then, congratulations. You’re normal. Being responsible for raising, feeding, clothing and providing for a real, live human being is a big job. You might […]

4 Principles of Real Manhood

Guys, what does “being a man” look like to you? Some guys think: A real man doesn’t cry. A real man is tough. A real man is [bigger, better, stronger, faster, smarter, or…] than the next guy. A real man has all the gear he needs. A real man never lets anybody put him down. […]

How to Wrestle with Unexpected Fatherhood and Win

When Alissa* showed Jake* her positive pregnancy test, Jake didn’t know what to say. Or do. He just wanted it not to be true. But there was Alissa, looking at him with her eyes full of tears. She was scared. And so was he. That’s when something inside Jake kicked into high gear. He had […]

Rock Fatherhood With On-the-Job Training

Dad, it’s time you knew. All parents feel inadequate. Even moms. That’s right: women are no more wired to be parents than men are. Everybody’s gotta learn how to be a parent. When you fear you’ll drop the baby, say the wrong thing, play too rough, or fail to provide some basic need, you’re not […]

Dad Up! Be the Father Your Kids Need

Guys, this blog’s for you. We’re calling you to “Dad up!” That’s “man up” on steroids. You know that you “man up” by being brave and tough when the going gets rough. But you “Dad up” by being brave and tough for the sake of someone else. Someone who depends on you. This fatherhood thing […]