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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Birmingham Mommy! We hope you and your family take this time to reflect, renew and rejoice together. www.BirminghamMommy.com ... Read More

Book Review: The New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

There are about several thousand parenting books out there to read. I try to read one every now and then, usually focusing on discipline and character. This book took me a little by suprise… it’s not your typical child-centered approach. The author feels that we need to go back to a more traditional way of ... Read More

Philanthropic Opportunities in the Birmingham Area

**This post appeared the week before Thanksgiving, but we thought it to be so important that it should re-post again!** The Birmingham area is booming with opportunities to serve your fellow man in one way, or another, this holiday season. No matter how busy you are, or how much time or effort you want to ... Read More

Local Philanthropic Opportunities for the Upcoming Holiday Season

The Birmingham area is booming with opportunities to serve your fellow man in one way, or another, this holiday season. No matter how busy you are, or how much time or effort you want to give, there are opportunities waiting – and they need your help. So, since we’re always looking around for ways that ... Read More

Twilight Anonymous Meetings?!?

It’s bad enough that we’re over 30 and on facebook (MySpace just feels dirty), but now we at BirminghamMommy are addicted to a Young Adult series called Twilight. You may have heard your 15 year old niece raving about it… and now you’re going to hear us rave about it too! We have read the ... Read More

DST ends… and winter begins

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday November 2nd. Don’t forget to let your clocks fall back an hour. We deserve an extra hour of sleep, but sadly our childrens’ internal clocks probably won’t cooperate with that! No more long days, it is officially wintertime! www.BirminghamMommy.com ... Read More

Restaurant Review: Chipotle Grill

We’re always a fan of a good meal at a good price, at a restaurant whose staff doesn’t roll their eyes when they see kids. Well, we found another gem in our midst. Chipotle Mexican Grill in Hoover is YUMMO! With a simple menu of basic ingredients, their motto says it all, “A few things, ... Read More

Louise's Cakes & Things

Birthday parties are a big event in our kids’ lives. Finding a delicious and affordable cake is not an easy task. We’ve tried a lot of different options. The best kept secret in the cake world is Louise’s Cakes & Things in Hoover. The cakes are delicious and affordable. Case in point: I’m slightly neurotic. ... Read More

ABC time! Learn, eat, bathe.

Around my house, we’ve been learning our ABC’s. Here are a few of our favorite tools:1. Our favorite book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault . It’s colorful and clever; you go through the alphabet twice and the rhythm of the book makes for easy memory.2. ABC Tater Tots!! ... Read More

Good idea!

  Birthday parties seem to be happening every weekend now, and we have a great way to give that gift to your friends!Instead of paying close to $5 for a bag that will most likely get thrown out, try using a reuseable grocery bag. The grocery store kinds aren’t very pretty, but Toys R Us ... Read More