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Preparing your Child for Sleep Away Camp

Summer is just around the corner and if you’re already having second thoughts about having registered your child for their first sleep away camp, that’s completely understandable.  Or maybe you’re on the fence about signing them up because you’re just not sure if they’re ready yet.  Here are 5 ways to prepare and decide if ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: 13 Reasons Why You May Not Want Your Teens to Watch

Netflix’s recently released “13 Reasons Why” has quickly sparked a great deal of controversy for its graphic handling of sexual assault, bullying, and suicide. To be clear, these are all topics that we must discuss with our kids at some point – sticking our heads in the sand won’t protect them. Unfortunately, experts in the ... Read More

10 Things Kids Should Know Before Staying Home Alone

After you take the plunge and leave your kids home alone for the first time, you will feel much better about it if you know that they know what to do in a given scenario. Here are some things your kids should know before you leave them home alone for any amount of time- First ... Read More

Summer Camp Spotlight: Red Mountain Theatre Company

RMTC camps teach theatrical craft while providing performance opportunities for youth. The curriculum includes vocal, dance, and drama training and culminates in a staged performance, where students perform for live audiences. Summer Blast Students Students learn a repertoire of musical theatre songs and dances during a weeklong workshop, culminating in a performance for family and ... Read More

Kulture City

KultureCity and The Gardens partner for Earth Day celebration

KultureCity, one of USA Today’s 2016 Top Nonprofits in the U.S., is a Birmingham based, impact driven nonprofit focused on helping autistic individuals realize their potential by providing tangible help and equipping businesses and the community to relate to children with autism and their families. “The KultureCity Sensory Friendly Initiative was born out of the ... Read More

Day out with Thomas

Giveaway: Day Out with Thomas, Friendship Tour

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Calera, Alabama on May 12-14 & 20-21, 2017. Day Out ... Read More

Summer Camp Spotlight: The Dance Foundation

The Dance Foundation has a lot of fun to offer this summer for Children ages 4 and up! Take a look at this line up, something fun for your kiddos. Once Upon a Fairytale Daily adventures from classic fairytales are unveiled through a trunk filled with costumes and creative artifacts.  Each day, campers dance, create ... Read More

Stramger Danger

Tips for Kids On Stranger Danger

After several close call incidents like the one in Huntsville’s Blossomwood Neighborhood and reports of an attempted child abduction in Hazel Green- as a parent you may be wondering what you can do to teach your children to stay safe without scaring them. It is important for you (the parent) to note that stranger abductions ... Read More

Childrens Virtual Baby Shower

Children’s Of Alabama Virtual Baby Shower

It’s a… Virtual Baby Shower for Children’s of Alabama patients and families!! We’re so excited to be partnered up with Children’s for this important event and we need your help! Children’s of Alabama has more than 650,000 patient visits each year – caring for every child regardless of their ability to pay. Children’s depends on ... Read More

Summer Camp Spotlight: Birmingham Zoo

Zoofari Camp allows your children to have up close animal encounters, exciting lessons, splash fountains, guided tours, animal demonstrations, rides and so much more! Primary Camps Include: 4k – 5th Grades: Pirates of the Zooribbean, Nature Detectives, and Freestylin’ Grades 3rd – 5th: Jr. Zoo Keeper Grades 6th -8th: Cat Week Specialty Camps Include: 5k ... Read More