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Reduce Stress During the Holiday Season

It is that busy time of year! Most experts agree that holidays make people feel out of control. Visiting family, attending parties, shopping, and holiday activities can take its toll on a person, so I have put together 7 ways to de-stress and cope with this seasons festivities: Figure out the main cause of your ... Read More

Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is feelings of appreciation, or acts of thanksgiving, for benefits we have received. With Thanksgiving around the corner this is the perfect time to show gratitude for all we have. One of the best ways to show appreciation is by doing service for others. Here is a list of some easy but meaningful acts ... Read More

The BIG McWane Discount is Back!

The BIG McWane Discount is back! We’re partnering up with the McWane Science Center for their Annual Membership Drive, and we’re offering Birmingham Moms some BIG Savings! We’re offering this AMAZING discount of $20 off any membership level to our readers, and it’s good for 1 week only!! November 12th – November 18th. It’s THE ... Read More

Things to do with Left Over Halloween Candy

This Halloween was one for the records. I have never before seen so much candy that was not on a candy isle at the grocery store. My kids have been in sugar heaven for the past week and I finally decided that something had to be done before they became toothless. After some research I ... Read More

Giveaway! Sesame Street Live!

The all new Sesame Street Live! is headed to the Magic City and everyone is invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Sesame Workshop features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage. From ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Talking to your kids about Sexual Assault

All the recent talk about sexual assault has many parents wondering how to protect their kids from being victimized; however, just as important is raising children who respect boundaries, understand that no means no, and are willing to stand up for others when needed. One of the best ways to introduce kids to complex and ... Read More

To the Weird Kids

By: Shane Nicholas Owner, StickandStrum Academy A call to all of those weird, quirky, introverted, awkward, awesome kids out there.. You know the kids I’m talking about. The ones that seem like a round peg in a square hole. They see things through a unique filter and interact with people a little differently. Though they ... Read More

Twas the Week Before Halloween…

Twas the Week before Halloween and all through the house… Day 1: Think, “Halloween is a whole week away – plenty of time to get ready!” Day 2: Realize you don’t have any Halloween decorations when the kids asked to put some out. Make a quick  Michael’s run for orange and black twinkle lights and ... Read More

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

If your household is anything like mine trick or treating has been a hot topic lately. In years past my kids have been small enough to push in a stroller. They are usually scared of other costumes and want to stay close to me. This year they have been requesting more freedom and longer trick ... Read More

Prepare Your Home for Fall Allergy Season

When you hear “Allergy Season” you probably think Spring. But for many people, Fall can bring a whole new set of triggers. Ragweed pollinates in the fall and pumpkin piles, leaves and corn mazes can harbor mold. Living in the south means that the Summer heat can linger well into the new season, and that ... Read More