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Travel: Holiday Inn Resort, Jekyll Island

My family and I just recently returned from a trip to Jekyll Island. I have to admit, when this first popped up on my radar, I wasn’t really sure where Jekyll Island was. I had heard of it, but wouldn’t have been able locate it on a map if you asked me to. In case ... Read More

Happy Plates Restaurant Review

Happy Plates Restaurant Review: Market Table

OPEN: Breakfast & Lunch Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am – 2: 00 pm. The bar and market are open until 7:00 pm. To-Go Meal Kits are available for Dinner. GOOD FOR KIDS: Yes DATE NIGHT: Closed at night but great for a lunch date or pick up wine, meat to grill at home, or ... Read More

Summer Reading Series at Hanna Andersson

We’re just a few days away from the Hanna Andersson Grand Opening at the Summit – In addition to some fun grand opening festivities, they’ll be hosting a Summer Reading Series for families! Wednesday, July 19th, 11am Duncan The Story Dragon. Giveaway: For each storytime you attend during the Summer Reading Series, you’ll receive an ... Read More

Think Outside the Gym: On the Go Workouts for Moms – The Playground

Most people would consider a playground as a place for kids to run out some of their energy. But why can’t it be a place where adults can fit in a quick workout while watching their kids play? Playgrounds have all kinds of fun equipment to use including monkey bars, benches, ropes, seesaws, slides, and ... Read More

Date Your Kids: 7 Ideas for One on One Time with your Child

I love the idea of dating my kids. Honestly it’s not something I do near enough, but find it to be a special time that allows them some one on one attention, that is so very important and rare in our hectic schedules. My goal is to try and schedule at least 1 one-on-one night/afternoon ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun July 7th – July 9th

Check out the weekend fun happening around Birmingham! Half Price Days at the Birmingham Zoo Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price rides, and $1 hot dogs in the cafes! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close with the elephants in Trails of Africa, experience ... Read More

Float Your Boat Festival at Turkey Creek

The Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve are pleased to announce that the eighth annual Float Your Boat Festival will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm. Float Your Boat offers a fun-filled day at the Preserve that features balsa wood boat races with prizes, the City of Pinson’s “Beat ... Read More

Recipe: Loaded Queso Dip

We pulled this yummy recipe together over the 4th of July and it was hit! We’ll be adding to our rotation for football season, give it a try! What You’ll Need: 1lb pork sausage (or regular) 1 cup of your favorite beer 32oz. Velveeta, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese ... Read More

10 Books That Teach Kids About Their Feelings

We have all heard parents talk about the “terrible twos” or having a “threenager.” Some of the biggest contributors to this phase of toddler life are the emotions that the children feel and the fact that children don’t understand how to express them appropriately. Emotions can be confusing because toddlers don’t have the words they need to ... Read More

Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart!

Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– as they help Riley find the confidence to win the hockey ... Read More