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2nd Annual Bad Santa Photo Contest

It’s that time again! We here at BirminghamMommy LOVE a good Santa Photo Mishap… Now, that hilarious photo of your baby on Santa’s lap (or struggling to escape his lap as fast as humanly possible) might just win you a fabulous prize! We have once again teamed up with local photographer extraordinaire, Hillary Gamble with ... Read More

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25 Days of Kindness for Kids

No matter where we stand on political issues, we parents can probably all agree that raising kids who are kind to others is a high priority. Unfortunately, as we describe here, kindness has not been a major focus for many across the country as of late. But you and your kids can be a part ... Read More

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Kids in the Kitchen

Kids of all ages can get in the kitchen and learn something new. In this age participation guide, CookSmart lays out multiple ways that kids can have some hands on experience while cooking with Mom or Dad. The more kids are exposed to food and cooking, the more likely they are to build a curiosity ... Read More

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Teaching Your Infant/Toddler to Self Soothe

One of the biggest challenges in Mom World is bringing home a newborn baby. The only thing harder than bringing home a newborn is bringing home a newborn when you already have other kids. Everyone’s schedule is shuffled around, and the routine you have worked so hard to establish is completely ruined. No matter what ... Read More

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Gift Ideas that won’t take up space!

I have 3 kids. Those 3 kids alone with all of their running around take up a lot of space in my house. Now add in their necessities like, clothing, shoes, back packs, school papers and projects and I’m at capacity. THEN add in holidays, like Christmas and Birthdays where loving grandparents smother them with ... Read More

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Parenting with a PhD: Dear American Parents

Dear American Parents, You’ve got to talk to your kids about this election. I don’t mean about who won and who lost, the electoral college, or hand size. I don’t care who you voted for or didn’t vote for or, really, whether you voted or not. But all around the country, reports are coming in ... Read More

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How to Host Thanksgiving

I can’t think of anything scarier than hosting Thanksgiving. We have Moms and Mother-in-Laws for a reason, right?? I think people view hosting a Thanksgiving dinner as a right of passage- and you’re a real fine woman if you have successfully put one together. I guess I can’t call myself a woman- until this year. ... Read More

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How much sleep do your kids need?

Sleep is important to our health at all ages. Kids need a little more sleep than the rest of us, and it is especially important that kids get the sleep they need during the school year- since they are expected to sit and learn for 6-7 hours a day. I think we can all agree ... Read More

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Budweiser Clydesdales Participate in Birmingham Veteran’s Day Parade

The National Veterans Day Foundation announced today that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will participate in the Birmingham Veterans Day festivities. The Budweiser Clydesdales will arrive in Birmingham on Wednesday, November, 9th ahead of the annual Veterans Day Parade scheduled for November 11th. They will be stabled in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex’s paved parking lot across ... Read More

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Parenting with a PhD: Social Engineering Parents

You want the best for your kids – of course you do. As parents, we’re often tempted to help our kids avoid the pitfalls we experienced growing up – those stumbling blocks that might’ve prevented us from reaching our full potential. But research is showing more and more that shielding our kids from disappointments, heartache, ... Read More