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How to Host Thanksgiving

I can’t think of anything scarier than hosting Thanksgiving. We have Moms and Mother-in-Laws for a reason, right?? I think people view hosting a Thanksgiving dinner as a right of passage- and you’re a real fine woman if you have successfully put one together. I guess I can’t call myself a woman- until this year. ... Read More

How much sleep do your kids need?

Sleep is important to our health at all ages. Kids need a little more sleep than the rest of us, and it is especially important that kids get the sleep they need during the school year- since they are expected to sit and learn for 6-7 hours a day. I think we can all agree ... Read More

Budweiser Clydesdales

Budweiser Clydesdales Participate in Birmingham Veteran’s Day Parade

The National Veterans Day Foundation announced today that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will participate in the Birmingham Veterans Day festivities. The Budweiser Clydesdales will arrive in Birmingham on Wednesday, November, 9th ahead of the annual Veterans Day Parade scheduled for November 11th. They will be stabled in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex’s paved parking lot across ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Social Engineering Parents

You want the best for your kids – of course you do. As parents, we’re often tempted to help our kids avoid the pitfalls we experienced growing up – those stumbling blocks that might’ve prevented us from reaching our full potential. But research is showing more and more that shielding our kids from disappointments, heartache, ... Read More

Candy and Calories: What’s That Candy Worth

Okay Mamas, fess up. Who is guilty of sneaking your kids hard earned Halloween candy after they have gone to bed?? It’s only fair to put a little tax on that candy after you have hiked all over God’s creation trick or treating, am I right?! But before you kick back with that handful of ... Read More

Me Time that starts with Healthy Skin

Moms get busy.. Like, really busy. Sometimes getting a night out or an afternoon off to pamper ourselves doesn’t fit into our busy schedules but our friend Ashley, with Rodan + Fields has a way to help you look a little less tired until you can get that much needed time to recharge.. Here’s what ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: 5 (more) Signs your Child is Bullying

Last week we touched on the topic of knowing when or if your kid is bullying others. There are many red flags that your kid is bullying and you’ve probably heard many before: getting into physical fights; threatening or intimidating a sibling or playmate; having a poor relationship with parents and teachers; frequently pushing limits ... Read More

Making Kindness Cool

My friends and I are starting a program called “Kind Is Cool”. We want to stop bullying around the world. We started this when we saw a brand at “Target.” We liked the idea, so we kept going with it. The shirts from the brand come with 2 neon yellow bracelets. Everybody who is helping ... Read More

A Parent’s Guide to Fevers

Mom’s dread no phrase like they dread, “it’s that time of year again!” As soon as you hear that phrase, like some kind of sick curse, your kid gets sick. Come to think of it- is there a time of year that isn’t THAT time of year? What’s your initial reaction when you realize your ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Signs Your Kid is Bullying

If your child has ever been victimized by another kid, you won’t be surprised to learn that 1 out of 4 kids in grades 6-10 admits to doing at least some bullying. And those are the ones who admit to it… There are many red flags that your kid is bullying and you’ve probably heard ... Read More