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August is Child Support Awareness Month

August is Child Support Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of the financial support parents provide to their children and to thank parents who consistently pay child support they owe. This recognition was first introduced in 1995 by then-president Bill Clinton. Why is Child Support Necessary? Child support can cause conflict and frustration between … Continued


August is Child Support Awareness Month

August is Child Support Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of the financial support parents provide to their children and to thank parents who consistently pay child support they owe. This recognition was first introduced in 1995 by then-president Bill Clinton. Why is Child Support Necessary? Child support can cause conflict and frustration between … Continued


Involved Fathers Benefit Children and Communities

Children benefit emotionally, academically, and socially from fathers who are involved in their lives. A 2015 article in the Huffington Post cites studies that show children with involved fathers are less prone to depression, start speaking earlier in life, have a more positive self-image, and are more successful in school. Learning to Become a Great Dad Many … Continued


Coping with Grief: July is Bereaved Parents Month

Many people would agree that there is nothing as heart-wrenching as losing a child. July is International Bereaved Parents Month, a time to support friends or loved ones who have lost a child. Whether the loss was recent or decades ago, the pain experienced by parents who have lost a child never fully goes away. Many … Continued


Finances Can Influence a Woman’s Decision About Abortion

We are half-way through the year. Did you know that as of today, July 13, 2016, there are only 164 days until Christmas? Crazy how time flies! Gift-buying by the Billions The holiday season is the most significant spending time of the year. Last year, Americans spent an average $830 on gifts and goodies, for a total … Continued


The Benefits of an Involved Dad – Part 2

Last week we talked about how important it is for dads to be involved in their children’s lives; an involved dad not only positively impacts his children, but he also positively influences his partner and himself. If you haven’t read that post, click here. Fatherlessness is a Major Social Issue Sadly, millions of dads are … Continued


Five Things You Need to Know in an Unplanned Pregnancy

Five Things You Need to Know in an Unplanned Pregnancy Unplanned pregnancies are often called crisis pregnancies. The word crisis comes from the Greek Krisis which means decision.  The crisis pregnancy is a crossroads of change in a woman’s life which requires a decision to be made that affects her entire future. Here are five things … Continued


Options: Parenting

For a woman who decides to carry her pregnancy to term, there are two options: to parent or to create an adoption plan. Today we’ll focus on the choice to parent. Choosing this option can seem overwhelming at first.   Parenting involves carrying the pregnancy to term and delivering the baby as well as loving, nurturing … Continued


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