Dads Matter: 3 Reasons You’ll Want to be Involved

You matter. As a man and a dad, I admit, we don’t hear this message enough. In fact, far too often we receive the opposite message: “You’re the problem.” Or “It’s her choice; she doesn’t need you.” Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, research demonstrates that you matter to three very important…

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How Do You “Wear” a Baby?

  Ever since babies have been born, babies have been worn. Mom or dad or another caregiver carries the baby close to his/her body using a long piece of fabric or a structured carrier. Babywearing has been handed down through generations in many cultures. But in Western culture, it fell out of practice many generations…

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5 Ways to Get Ready for Prom

Are you making plans for prom? Prom is a night for a young woman to get dressed up and look, feel and be beautiful. Whether you’re headed to prom with a date or with friends, it can be a night to do something special and have fun with those around you. While you’re doing your…

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Ashamed to Ask About STDs?

Perhaps you’ve heard that STDs are a serious and growing problem. Maybe you know that young people between the ages of 15-24 account for half of the 20 million new STD infections that occur in the U.S. each. And you might have heard that one in four sexually active adolescent females has an STD. But…

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Four Ways to Encourage Expecting Fathers to Step Up

  Being pregnant is about more than having a baby. During the first nine months, a mother’s body adapts and changes so that she can nurture and care for her baby. And then the baby is born, and it’s over…right? Of course not. A new life has been born into the world. Even though her…

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Eating Right (and What to Avoid) During Pregnancy

You know it’s important to eat right when you’re pregnant. But what does that mean? Mom probably told you to eat your vegetables, which is a good start. But if you’re pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, it’s time to learn more about nutrition during pregnancy. Good nutrition is important for overall health during our…

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3 Tips to Enjoy – and Not Regret – Spring Break

Spring Break is just around the corner. Spring Break can be a time to relax, stop thinking about school for a few days and have fun. For some, it means going to a Florida beach and partying. Drinking and enjoying time with your friends or significant other might make for a few days of fun….

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7 Reasons to NOT Have Sex on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about romance. Roses, chocolate and sex are big items of the day. But if you’re not in a long term committed relationship (marriage), you would do well to think again about having sex to celebrate the day. Stick with the roses, chocolate and a romantic dinner. Here are seven reasons why…

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is one of five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s reproductive organs. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer…

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Help! I Might Need the Morning After Pill

What is emergency contraception? How does it work? When can I take it? How effective is it? What’s the difference between the morning after pill and the abortion pill? What if I’m pregnant? If you’ve had unprotected sex questions like these may be swirling through your mind. Or you might be wondering these things if…

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