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 […]

Nurture: Loving Your Child Through All 5 Senses

How does being nurtured make you feel? Cared for? Loved? Special? Like you matter? And you want your baby to feel the same way, too, right? You want your child to know he is loved, respected, and valued. You want your child to have a happy childhood, one that prepares him to succeed in relationships […]

Watch Me Grow: Your Baby’s Development in months 12 to 24

Is your child becoming a toddler? Get ready: it’s going to be an exciting ride! Your baby’s second year of life outside the womb is like a year full of Independence Days—fireworks and all. He is learning to walk confidently, eat finger foods, and express himself in short sentences. This year he’ll also test limits, […]

Watch Me Grow: Your Baby’s Development in Months 7 to 12

Scooting, crawling, standing, walking. . . Watch out world! Here she comes! Your baby will assert her independence in big ways during these second six months of life after birth. By the end of her first year, she will be ready to walk, to climb stairs, and to use new words and gestures to get […]

Watch Me Grow: Your Baby’s Development in Months 4 to 6

If you thought the changes in your child from birth to three months were huge, then get ready to be amazed. Months four through six are even more exciting! By the end of your baby’s first six months, she will be fully engaged with the world. She’ll be prepped to get herself places. She’ll be […]

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 […]

Discipline for Infants: Can I Really Train My Baby?

This post is the first in a series on discipline for children in three different stages: Infants from birth to one year, 12-24 months, and pre-schoolers. Holding your newborn in your arms, you can hardly imagine that helpless little person ever needing discipline. Especially if you aren’t exactly sure what discipline is. What Is Discipline, […]

Protect Your Child from Abuse

A child begins life with wide-eyed innocence. How heartbreaking, then, when fear and pain drive out trust and innocence . . . when a child is abused or neglected. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month we at Choices Pregnancy Center want you to know we are here to help you keep your child […]

The Gift of a Child

You don’t have to drive too far down a street here in Redwood Falls before you find a baby on the front lawn. A baby in a manger, that is–with his parents smiling down on him, while shepherds and kings crowd in for a better view. Yep, it’s Christmas time in Redwood Falls. It’s a […]