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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

BIG Machines Day, McWane Science Center

The event that kids and kids at heart love is Back… BIG Machine’s Day at McWane Science Center! Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day  getting up close and personal with some big machines. Saturday, February 18th Cost included in the price ... Read More

Valentines for Children’s Hospital

Will you be their Valentine? Anything we can do to help put a smile on a childs face makes us smile too and this is a super easy way for all ages to get involved and help the Children at Children’s of Alabama have a special Valentines Day! Check out which local libraries are participating ... 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

The LEGO Americana Roadshow

January 28 – February 12:  Head out to the Riverchase Galleria to see the Americana Roadshow! The Americana Roadshow is a traveling display of large scale LEGO models replicating some of our nation’s most well known landmarks. Your whole family will be entertained with stunning visuals and fun facts in a one-of-a-kind tour of America’s ... Read More

Out of the Box Valentine Ideas

Valentines Day will be here before you know it.. Get ahead of the game with one of these Out of the Box ideas! Lips and Mustaches: This might be my favorite for this year! Use red craft foam for lips, black craft foam for the Mustache. Use a template or free hand lips and mustaches ... Read More

Consignment List Fall 2016 Birmingham

Mother of All Consignment Sale Lists: Spring 2017

It’s Consignment Time in Birmingham! Time to put that wire hanger stash to good use.. Receiving has kicked off or kicks off very soon for many of these sales, so make sure to follow on through to the actual sale site to get all of the information you might need if you’re planning to sell! ... Read More

Beaker Bash: Are We There Yet?

A question all parents are familiar with,” Are We There Yet,” is the theme for the McWane Science Center’s annual fund raising event, Beaker Bash! Mark your calendars for this family-friendly event! On February 4, 2017, McWane will present Beaker Bash: Are We There Yet? Come journey through McWane Science Center to creatively explore the ... 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

Going Places Takes Off at McWane Science Center

We’re so excited about newest traveling exhibit, at the McWane Science Center. Going Places, opened Wednesday, January 11.  Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, Going Places is an interactive science exhibition that explores the technology humans have developed for travel. If you have ever wanted to pilot an airship, ride on a hovercraft, ... Read More