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A Connecting Point for Moms Like You

A Connecting Point for Moms Like You

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Pregnancy and Parenting Connection is a group just for moms. Are you a mom, or mom-to-be, looking for encouragement, education, or community? We invite you in. Pregnancy and Parenting Connection is a group just for moms. It is for all moms, first time or fourth time, twenties or thirties, single or married. We meet once a week throughout the year to encourage moms in their journey, equip […]

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7 Things to Think About Before Moving In Together

7 Things to Think About Before Moving In Together

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It’s been six months, and you’re already spending a few nights a week staying at your partner’s place or vice versa. Maybe it’s time? Cohabitation, shacking up, taking the halfway plunge, moving in, living together. Whatever you want to call it, it’s the closest thing to marriage without the wedding vows. And it’s happening more and […]

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My Friend is Pregnant, How Can I Help Her?

My Friend is Pregnant, How Can I Help Her?

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My Friend is Pregnant As you’re sitting in a busy coffee shop talking about your day, out of nowhere your friend whispers, “I’m pregnant.” Luckily, you weren’t mid sip. Your mouth drops, and you’re not sure whether to be excited or scared to death for your friend. Maybe you’re not sure what to say, so […]

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I’m Not Ready For Sex, But My Boyfriend Is

I’m Not Ready For Sex, But My Boyfriend Is

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My boyfriend wants to, but I’m not ready for sex. We’ve been dating a while, and I think I love him, but I don’t think I’m ready to take this next step and he wants to. What should I do? This is a question we often hear from young women who are trying to figure […]

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I’m 17 and My Girlfriend is Pregnant. What Should I Do?

I’m 17 and My Girlfriend is Pregnant. What Should I Do?

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Dear PRC, I’m 17, going to be a senior and I just found out my girlfriend thinks she’s pregnant. She hasn’t taken a test yet but she’s late for her period and is planning to take a test this week. I’m not sure what to do if she’s pregnant. Can you help me? -Not Ready […]

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6 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

6 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

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Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, female or male, and it’s often overlooked, downplayed, denied or excused. If you are experiencing physical harm or emotional abuse, or even threats of abuse in a relationship, you should seek immediate help. Noticing the signs of an abusive relationship and acknowledging it are the first steps […]

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5 Tips For A Healthy Dating Relationship

5 Tips For A Healthy Dating Relationship

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Dating just isn’t what it used to be. The rules of dating have changed. For some, it’s almost impossible to figure out if dating rules even exist anymore. In the age of online dating and causal hook-ups, trying to figure out how the dating game works can be frustrating. And many of the new “rules” […]

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Five Tips On How To Tell Your Parents You’re Pregnant

Five Tips On How To Tell Your Parents You’re Pregnant

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The test was positive. Pregnant. The ultrasound at PRC confirmed it. Now the thoughts and questions are swirling around in your head. Questions like, “What am I going to do?” and “How am I going to tell my parents I’m pregnant?” It’s easy to freak out a bit, but before you make any decisions, before […]

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How Can I Help My Friend Who Had an Abortion?

How Can I Help My Friend Who Had an Abortion?

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  Listen You may be the first person your friend has told about her abortion, even if it happened months or years ago. Clearly she trusts you, but she still may be afraid of your reaction. Will you be critical, or compassionate? Will you tell her secret? The first step in helping your friend is […]

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Seven Tips for a Safe St. Paddy’s Day

Seven Tips for a Safe St. Paddy’s Day

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It’s springtime at Penn State and that means Spring Break, State Patty’s Day and even the real St. Paddy’s day. So much to celebrate and who doesn’t need to get their inner Leprechaun on at least once a year. And while all the parties may be just a normal, expected part of college life, they […]

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