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Would you microchip your child?

Let’s face it, there are some scary people in the world. One of the hardest struggles of my life is letting go of my children and letting them go into a scary world. I am terrified of what or who may try to hurt them. The thought of one or both of them being lost ... Read More

Spotlight on Children's Photography

There are so many photographers out there vying for your business… and all they ask in return is the contents of your wallet! Here at BirminghamMommy, we have found a favorite photographer in Birmingham. She is priced reasonably, as she is a mom herself and understands the financial demands that children place on you. Images ... Read More

Free Children's Books!

Just a reminder:If you’re a Jefferson County resident, please take advantage of a wonderful literacy program funded by the Dolly Parton Foundation and administered by the Junior League of Birmingham. Imagination Library ~ One free age-appropriate hardcover book per month, per child, up to age 5. www.BirminghamMommy.com ... Read More

Restaurant Review: Newk's

The mommies and I headed out for lunch the other day. We’re looking for healthy food, kid friendly atmosphere, and prices that won’t make the husbands complain. We headed to Newk’s in Mountain Brook, and it was delicious! It was also CLEAN. I love going anywhere that is clean, it puts me at ease instantly. ... Read More

Publix Shopping: A B'ham Favorite

Many of us in the Birmingham area rely on Publix. They offer a UPromise card to help rack up more money in the college account(get one now! and add the grandparents to it too!), and they seem to go out of their way to give deals to families. If you haven’t already joined their BabyClub, ... Read More

Potty Essentials, and Germ Addicts Anonymous Meetings

Really? You need to go potty AGAIN? You just forced 8 drops out 10 minutes ago. Newly potty trained kids everywhere are testing their mothers’ patience by insisting on using every single public bathroom in the city of Birmingham. If there’s a bathroom, my kid wants to try it out. I find it alarming how ... Read More

Get Ready for Emergencies!

Tornadoes scare the crap out of me. I’ve lived in this state all my life and it doesn’t get easier. You may have seen the billboards around town. Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), they read “Get 10 – Get Ready for Emergencies.” The signs correlate to a website to help Alabama ... Read More

Go Green! (& Cheap too!)

Expensive, harmful, chemical cleaners are just not necessary… although I think the folks at Lysol and Windex would poop their pants if they knew the secret was out! You can clean most of your house with plain old super-cheap white vinegar. It cleans windows, vinyl, tile floors, wood floors, counters… the list goes on and ... Read More

Restaurant Review: Zoe's Kitchen

It’s not easy to dine with those who still prefer their hands to utensils. Worse yet, taking them to eat in public. Sometimes we get a “freebie”, a trip in which your child decides to act like the angel you tout them to be. But most of the time, they decide to visit everyone else ... Read More

Book Review: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff Nothing hits close to home like a book that presents the dilemma that all parents face: giving their child independence while also keeping them safe and protected. Sheff does what you’re “supposed” to. He reads the right parenting books, he sends his son ... Read More