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

Why You Should Have a Minimalist Christmas

I think every family reaches a point when they wish they hadn’t bought their child so many toys. There used to be toys all over my house. I didn’t even know where some of the toys had come from. We got a lot of hand me downs from cousins and friends, toys from a grandma ... Read More

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

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