Category Archives: Family

When the future looks overwhelming and impossible, what’s an expectant mom to do? I am the mother of three children and each one was planned and wanted. However, during my three pregnancies I clearly remember times of being completely overwhelmed about what my future would look like with this new baby part of it. With my body already experiencing the physical…

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christmas stress

It’s no secret that the most wonderful time of the year can turn even the jolliest of us into the Grinch. While Christmas should be a joyful celebration (a Savior has been born who is Christ the Lord!), all the preparation and traditions can sneakily shift our eyes away from the true meaning of Christmas, leaving our homes filled with…

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book recommendations

Family relationships take work! No one is a perfect parent, child, spouse or sibling, and there’s always room for growth and change. At Life’s Choices, one of our goals is to provide our community with the necessary and supplemental resources needed to develop into the best person they can be! With the right books and classes comes learning and maturing.…

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motherhood adventure

The path to motherhood is one that can start at many different entry points. For many it begins at conception. For some women, it begins with the generous and selfless gift given by another mother, or perhaps through one’s own generosity to open her home to a child in need. Rest assured, no matter how a woman’s motherhood adventure begins,…

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dad you matter

As we approach Father’s Day, it’s important to consider what impact a healthy father-child relationship makes and to find practical ways to encourage that kind of relationship. DO DADS MATTER? The research is clear: fathers play an important and irreplaceable role in their children’s lives. Yes, dad — YOU MATTER! The Fatherhood Project is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower fathers…

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christmas recipes

The Life’s Choices team loves the Christmas season! From joyful jingles to seasonal Berks County, Pennsylvania activities, it’s lots of fun. One of our favorite parts of the holidays are all the tasty treats! Here are a few of our favorite Christmas recipes for you to try with your loved ones — enjoy! PECAN DELIGHTS From Katie Bailey, Director of…

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When I had an infant and a toddler, we moved to the mountains and were a good hour away from most of our family (with some members, a full day’s drive away). When our first Christmas away from family rolled around, we found ourselves facing new choices about how best to survive Christmas. If you are wondering how to manage…

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life with your partner in the newborn stage

For most couples, bringing home a baby is a greatly anticipated event. They host gender reveal parties with family and friends and gather for baby showers. They prepare the nursery, setting up the crib and changing station and stocking it with impossibly small diapers and onesies. They take childbirth classes and come up with a birthing plan for the hospital.…

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baby sleep tips

The expression “sleeping like a baby” is often used to mean getting a great night’s sleep. But if your baby is like any other baby, that is probably not what is happening. If you are interested in learning more about helping your baby to sleep more soundly, our BrightCourse course shares helpful information and tips. The truth is babies don’t…

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transitioning to motherhood

When preparing for motherhood, there can be a variety of emotions. Whether you’re excited or scared (or both!), it’s hard to know exactly what it will be like when the time comes. Being a mother is a beautiful experience, but like any new stage of life, it can be a major adjustment for many. With an abundance of books and…

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