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Happy Plates Restaurant Review

Happy Plates Restaurant Review: Holler and Dash

Holler & Dash Southern Style Biscuit House OPEN: Breakfast & lunch. Daily from 7a.m. – 2 p.m. GOOD FOR KIDS?: Yes! DATE NIGHT: Nope but you can meet your sweetie there for lunch! PRICES: $6-$9 entrees PARKING: Easy in the morning but tough around lunch. ADDRESS: 2801 18th Street South, Homewood. 205-414-0999 If you’re a ... Read More

Game Day Wreath

DIY Game Day Wreath

Football Season has arrived and whether you’re cheering for the Tigers or the Tide (or any other team- College, Pro or Highschool) here’s a fun easy wreath you can make for your front door… We saw this originally on HGTV as a fall wreath (which is super cute, love the colors they used) but thought ... Read More


Labor Day Fun with the Birmingham Barons

Grab  the kids and head out to Regions Field on Sunday, Sept. 4th and Monday, Sept. 5th for one last celebration of summer! The Brighthouse Family Fun Park will be FREE of charge to all children in attendance. The first 100 kids 12 & under to enter the Serra Kia Entrance will receive a surprise ... Read More

Trucks By the Tracks

Trucks By the Tracks at Railroad Park

Railroad Park’s 5th annual Trucks by the Tracks food truck festival, which will be held September 18, 11am-5pm. Thirty food trucks and carts will serve up tasty favorites, from hot chicken and coastal seafood to donuts and ice cream. 1st Avenue South in front of the park between 16th Street and 18th Street will be ... Read More


Parenting with a PhD: Keeping Homework in Perspective

We’ve probably all seen this: Fort Worth, TX, Teacher Brandy Young’s note to parents that her 2nd grade students would not be assigned regular homework, other than nightly reading, for the year. Mrs. Young wrote this letter after reviewing research indicating that elementary school aged kids don’t significantly benefit from completing nightly homework. Instead, Mrs. ... Read More

Finding Dory

Review: Summer Movie Recap

By: Kid Reporter: Emma B. Lots of great movies come out during the summer months, we caught up with one of our new Kid Reporters, Emma B. to see which movies she recommends you see, or catch on DVD when they’re available! Zootopia Zootopia is a place where anything can happen. Even predators going crazy, ... Read More

Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie

Recipe: Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie

Treat yourself with this delicious recipe from our friends over at Royal Cup Coffee and Tea.. A refreshing raspberry green tea smoothie is the perfect way to cool off over these last few weeks of summer! Ingredients: Makes one serving 1 cup HC Valentine Organic Dragonwell Green Tea 1/3 cup plain non fat yogurt 1/2 pint ... Read More


Birmingham Dental Practice Accepts Donations for Baton Rouge

Just Kids Dental, headquartered in Birmingham, has a Baton Rouge office that services 18,000 children and their families. The Birmingham based team is responding to the victims of the historic flood by collecting donations and transporting them to Baton Rouge. Just Kids CEO, Chris Beard says his initial response of helping employees quickly expanded after ... Read More


18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham’s historic theatre district. Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World two years in a row (2014, 2015) – be part of the magic of 200+ movies, parties, panels, workshops, ... Read More

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10 Tips for Dealing with a Bully

Approximately 160,000 students are absent from school each day nationwide due to fears of being bullied. The impact can be devastating on a child’s self esteem, academic performance and overall health. The statistics surrounding the number of children who are bullied, are heartbreaking. If you’re facing this already this school year… Try some of these ... Read More