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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Preserving the Gift of Life in Our Community

Do you ever pause to ponder exactly how you came to have life? Why aren’t you just a collection of organic matter or lifeless cells? What is the quality that makes you alive? Then—and this may make you a bit uncomfortable—have you ever pondered how easily the life in you could be gone? And once […]

Relax: How to Enjoy Summer Even with a Baby

Remember when summer days were carefree and fun? You could hang out at the pool or the lake, watch fireworks, and eat watermelon to your heart’s content. If you’re afraid being a parent might keep you from relaxing during the sunny summer months, take a look at these tips to help stress melt away. You […]

Single Parenting and You: Do You Have What It Takes?

So you’re expecting—unexpectedly. What went through your mind when you found out? “What am I going to do? I’m not ready to be a mom!” “Hey, I’ve got this. My friends can do it, so I can, too.” “If I’m going to give this baby life, I want it to be a good life.” “How […]

Pregnant At the Crossroads: What Difference Will Your Choice Make?

At this important intersection, which way will you turn? Once you make that turn, where will that lead you? Will you find yourself on a one-way street, with no way to turn back? Or will you find yourself heading for all the things that matter most to you? If you can’t see around the corner, […]

Nurture: A Lifestyle of Love

At your child’s birth, you are handed a tender-hearted infant ready to be shaped by all the experiences to come. She squints up at you in innocent expectancy. And you realize that if she is ever to become a happy, healthy person, it’s up to you. You need to nurture her. Nurturing isn’t a one-time […]