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Random Rocks of Kindness

Have you noticed beautifully painted rocks in random places this summer? You’re not the only one! It is becoming a very popular hobby to paint rocks and even add encouraging sayings and hide them in parks, outside of stores, or restaurants in hopes of brightening the finder’s day. Once you find a rock, you can ... Read More

Craft: Make Your Own Garden Markers

Trowels, dirt and watering cans are usually pretty irresistible to kindergarteners, but let’s not overlook their learning benefits as well: digging strengthens children’s hands and wrists for the small motor tasks that they need to do in school. And while we’re talking about those small motor activities, here’s a great chance to do a little ... Read More

Recipe: Loaded Queso Dip

We pulled this yummy recipe together over the 4th of July and it was hit! We’ll be adding to our rotation for football season, give it a try! What You’ll Need: 1lb pork sausage (or regular) 1 cup of your favorite beer 32oz. Velveeta, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese ... Read More

Craft: 4th of July Fireworks

As we’ve been marking through activities on the summer fun list, we thought now was as good a time as any to do some painting, and since the 4th of July is just a few days away, we got all Patriotic with this activity, painting up some Fireworks. This is a fun little craft and ... Read More

Homemade 2 Ingredient Popsicles

The kid reporters took over the BirminghamMommy test kitchen to experiment with some popsicle flavors, here’s what they came up with. Root Beer/Coke Float Popsicles Ingredients: 12-14 ounces Root Beer/Coke 1 1/4 cup Vanilla Bean ice cream, softened Instructions: Pour a small amount of the Root Beer or Coke into each popsicle mold (about 3/4 ... Read More

5 Quickie Recipes For Busy Moms

It’s almost summer!  The last place I want to be in the afternoon is slaving away in the kitchen, but the fam’s gotta eat, right? We’ve collected 5 snappy recipes to get you out of the kitchen and back to whatever it is you do 5-minute Pesto Pizza Ingredients: Baby spinach Pesto sauce roasted chicken ... Read More

Recipe: Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw

These tacos are our absolutely favorite fish tacos, and I’m not kidding when I say they rival just about any taco truck or restaurant you can find. They’re involved, but well worth the effort. Ingredients: 1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into chunks 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons honey ... Read More

Homemade Slime Recipes

As I mentioned over on the BirminghamMommy.com Facebook page, my kids are completely obsessed with slime and experimenting on ways to make slime with random… like really random household materials. I’ve been finding abandoned cups, bowls and containers all over the house for a week. We even have some in the fridge and freezer.. So ... Read More

DIY Easter Sock Bunnies

I think I have found the cutest Easter craft ever. The great thing about this craft is kids of ALL ages love it. I LOVED it and I am a grown woman. I can’t wait to make more in different sizes and colors. My daughter and I made one that matches her room so she ... Read More

Natural Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

We’re all familiar with the store bought egg dye, maybe so familiar that you have flash backs of some seriously stained counter tops and fingers… If you’re looking to mix things up a little bit, try some of these natural ways to color your eggs this year! Before beginning, make sure to boil all of ... Read More