Moms Rock Nominees!

Thank you all again for submitting the Rockin’ Moms in your life.. After reading and re-reading the stories, we’ve narrowed the selection down to these 5 Amazing Women! Take a moment to read their stories then follow the link at the bottom of the post to cast your Vote for one of them to have ... Read More

Tooth Decay and Kids, What You Should Know

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, teachers and of course, parents. Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated ... Read More

2017 Moms Rock Nominations

Nominations are officially open for Moms Rock 2017 presented by: Monogram Maternity at St. Vincent’s Health System and Royal Cup Coffee and Tea. Do you know a mom who manages to make “mommy” look like a verb?  We’re not looking for the “perfect” moms, we’re looking for the ones who love their families and make ... Read More

February is American Heart Month

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. It is the number one killer of women. In 2010, heart disease costed the United States spend $444 billion dollars. This includes healthcare services ... Read More

24 Good Manners to Teach Kids

Home = Relaxation. Moms all know its true- when you get home you are in a judgement free zone. You don’t have to constantly be watching your kids to tell them to stop this or do that because there is no mean little old lady staring you down from across the aisle of Target. At ... Read More

Understanding Fairness

Over your parenting career, you will hear the phrase “that’s not fair!!” multiple times a day. Starting the day your child talks and ending the day you stop being a parent. Which is never. Depending on your child’s age, there are different ways to teach them to understand fairness. Older kids can grasp the concept ... Read More

Ringling Brothers Circus Goes Out Of This World

Holy Acrobats on Ice, Circus Goers! The Ringling Brothers circus will be rolling into town soon and their new show is nothing but, well.. Out of this World! Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun! BirminghamMommy had the pleasure of seeing this show in Chicago back before Thanksgiving and I ... Read More

How to Handle After School Meltdowns

Hell hath no fury like a kid fresh home from school. Your eight and nine year old can quickly adopt the rationale of a two and three year old. For some reason, the frustrations they have pent up throughout the day suddenly erupt when they get home. For you parents caught in the middle of ... Read More

Bad Santa Photo Finalists 2016

Thank you all for entering our Bad Santa Photo Contest! We had another overwhelming response and had some really great photos submitted. Narrowing it down has been no easy task, and you made us laugh daily with your submissions. Here are our finalists – Winner will receive a mini-session.($200 value,) with local photographer, Hillary Gamble ... Read More

Are Traditions Really Important for Kids?

Rituals are powerful. Just the thought of bedtime and sitting down alone with a diet coke at night gets me through the day. But all joking aside, rituals and traditions are important for your kids. Child psychologists say that children whose families have rituals have higher academic success, happiness, and emotional well-being for the whole family. ... Read More