How Technology Affects Toddlers’ Sleeping Patterns

Technology is disrupting sleep across many demographics. As gadgets have become more accessible to younger users, they’re also starting to have a negative on toddlers’ sleeping patterns. Ideally, toddlers around 1-3 years of age should get around 12-14 hours sleep per day. However, this might not always be possible. If not, parents should at least ... Read More

Back-To-School Head Lice Prevention and Removal Tips

By: Renae Byers, owner of Lice Clinics of America Birmingham When preparing the kids to head back- to- school, parents usually go shopping for new clothes, buy fresh pencils and pack up their child’s backpack before the big day. The last thing on their mind is checking their child’s head for head lice. But, elementary ... Read More

Disney On Ice Rocks Birmingham

In just a few short weeks, Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart will be skating into Birmingham! Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Separation Anxiety and Your Kindergartener

Your new kindergartener is facing her first year of formal schooling with a mix of excitement and dread. As are you. In fact, he may cycle through the highs and lows 50 times in the span of one minute: looking forward to being in “big boy school,” hoping for a nice teacher, feeling terrified of ... Read More

Think Outside the Gym: Stand Up Paddle Board

By Erin Holtz: As a busy mom I am always on the go. Rushing from place to place and squeezing in a workout whenever I can. As I eat standing up at the kitchen counter while I am feeding my son, the dogs, and my husband I am always trying to think of ways to ... Read More

Back to School Bucket List for Moms

You made it! Summer 2017 is thisclose to being in the books and you’re still standing. The house, might be a different story, but now that their Summer Bucket List is complete, how about a list of things for you now that the little darlings are headed back to school. Brunch! Brunch with your best ... Read More

The Beauty of Basic Invite

If there’s anything my wonderfully southern Grandmother, Mama Lil, taught me, it’s to send a card for every occasion. And if there’s anything any southern lady knows it’s that you’ve got to have the right colors. To quote Shelby in Steel Magnolias “my colors are blush and bashful”. The right shade is important. That’s why, ... Read More

5 Back to School Book Recommendations

From the Children’s Department of the North Shelby Library All of these books are available to checkout at the North Shelby Library! All you need is a Shelby County Library card. A new school year can be exciting and scary for children, help ease some of those back to school jitters with some of these ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: School Year Routine

Sorry to get all real-world on you but it’s almost time for Back to School. The up-side: your days of having kids run through the house screaming from sun-up to sun-down or coordinating crazy camp drop-off and pick-up schedules that change every week are numbered. The down-side: it’s almost time to start back to a ... 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