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On Becoming a Mother

On Becoming a Mother

I remember the day I found out I was expecting a baby; I experienced an absolute flood of emotions. The news brought me to tears, happy tears, but also not without some tears of anxiety. I was...

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Three Reasons You Should Consider Marriage

Three Reasons You Should Consider Marriage

Three Reasons You Should Consider Marriage Is marriage something you’ve thought about in your current relationship? In our culture where cohabitation has become commonplace, some couples ask...

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Signs You Need an STI Test

Signs You Need an STI Test

Do you need an STI test? In a committed relationship where you and your partner have been tested and remained monogamous you might have little concern to get tested. But if you have been with several partners recently or are currently with a new partner, it’s important to know that this is a sign you need to get tested.

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A Young Man’s Fatherhood

A Young Man’s Fatherhood

What does a young man's fatherhood look like? Is it as scary as your family and friends have made it out to be? Or is there something unique, special, and rewarding, when a man steps into the life...

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Stretch Marks and Pregnancy

Stretch Marks and Pregnancy

90% of women will get stretch marks. Though it’s common, you might still want to figure out how to prevent them. Find out how you can make sure to prevent new or developing stretch marks by reading our latest blog.

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What Is the Best Adoption Plan for Me?

What Is the Best Adoption Plan for Me?

What Adoption Plan is Best for Me? Not sure which adoption plan is best for you? Afraid of where your child will go and who the parents will be? While adoption is not an easy decision to make, it...

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Five Ways to Prepare for Single Parenting

Five Ways to Prepare for Single Parenting

Afraid to single parent? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are roughly 13.6 million single parents alone. Your job as a single mom is not unusual, and we want to shed some light on how single...

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Grieving Your Miscarriage

Grieving Your Miscarriage

Have you had a miscarriage? Pregnancy loss is never easy. If you’ve had a miscarriage, we want to help you. Grieving is an important part of healing, and we understand that it may endure for a time....

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9 Positive Ways to Get Ready to Be a Dad

9 Positive Ways to Get Ready to Be a Dad

“Unexpected” Now there’s a loaded, and potentially scary word! Sometimes, it might represent something good, like an unexpected raise or a visit from an old friend. But often, this word causes...

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Am I a Victim of Sexual Assault?

Am I a Victim of Sexual Assault?

If you've been sexually assaulted know it is not your fault. According to Rain.org, sexual assault “refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim”. This can...

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5 Ways Dad Can Help During the Covid-19 Crisis

5 Ways Dad Can Help During the Covid-19 Crisis

I just wanted to take some time to talk to all the dads (and dads-to-be) out there.   There’s no doubt that this is a stressful time for all of us, and for some it’s more stressful than others. As...

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Safely Surrendered

Safe Surrender In a moment of crisis, a woman who is soon to give birth can panic and make a desperate but deadly choice—to abandon her newborn child. This woman has another option. In California, a...

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“Where Sex Education Goes Wrong”

“Where Sex Education Goes Wrong”

Where Sex Education Goes Wrong Pt. 1      In speaking as a motivational speaker for years, my opening question in the classroom was always,                            “When do you think is the right...

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Three Reasons to Get an Ultrasound

A first trimester ultrasound provides valuable information about your pregnancy that lab work and physical exams cannot provide. An ultrasound can confirm an intrauterine pregnancy. This means that...

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What is Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Violence?

What is domestic violence? In a movie, it' s clear when a girl is in danger. The music is low and builds to increase your anxiety, the violence is building to this moment of great danger, and it is...

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Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid

I admit it. I am not a fan of Halloween. I love October! I love fall weather, pumpkin spice, crunchy leaves, candy corn (yes, I like candy corn), but not Halloween. I am not against fun costumes and...

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How Healthy Is My Relationship

How Healthy Is My Relationship

Sometimes it’s hard to take an objective look at your relationship with your partner. We tend to compare our relationships - and our partners - with other people we know. Are we doing better or...

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Starting Something New

Starting Something New

New. New shoes are great, new ideas are exciting. However, a new path in live can seem overwhelming. Especially of the "new" was not what you expected or planned for. So does that mean "new" is bad?...

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Looking for a Champion

Football season is starting, baseball is winding down and basketball seems to run forever! In every sport, a champion seems to rise to the top. He or she often has a compelling story of overcoming...

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