Choosing a Flattering Maternity Wedding Dress--From the First Trimester through the Third

As an expectant mother and a bride-to-be, you may have found that many of the wedding dresses you have tried on are not very flattering. Fortunately, there are many choices available for your big day, once you know what to look for when you are shopping and planning for your dress. Understand the Pregnancy and How It Will Effect Your Dress It is important to remember that your pregnancy is divided into three periods of about three months. [Read More]

Trampoline Therapy Helps Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders In Multiple Ways

Whether at school, in a clinical setting, or at home, trampolines can help improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Since jumping helps autistic kids satisfy a physical and sensory need, a trampoline often is a valuable tool that therapists, teachers, and parents use to help improve children's motor skills, manage their sensory input, release their anxieties, and control their impulses.   Therapies that use trampolines to help children with autism include: [Read More]

Pros And Cons Of Closed Adoption

When you are planning on adopting a child, you can choose between an open or closed adoption. With a closed adoption, the birth parents will have no further contact with the child after they have been adopted. Here are the pros and cons of choosing this type of adoption. Pro: There are fewer expectations After you have adopted your child, the last thing you will want to do is have to sit down and set boundaries for the birth parents. [Read More]

6 Facts About The Foster Care Adoption Process

If you are willing to adopt an older child or have room in your heart to care for a child with special needs, the adoption process may not take as long as you're expecting. Adopting from the foster care system provides a home for a child who is in need of a safe, healthy environment while offering you the chance to have the family that you've always wanted. The foster care adoption process is different than adopting a newborn. [Read More]