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2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

We had so much fun last year with your pumpkin submissions we decided to do it again! We love going all out when it comes to decorating and that includes our pumpkins.. We want to see how creative our readers are.. Whether you carve, paint, or wax your pumpkins with melted crayon, we want to ... Read More

Event of the Week! Shopkins Live!

Shopkins Live! is finally here! The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista Shoppies ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun October 6th – October 8th

Weekend fun for the whole family! So many things kicking off this weekend you might have to rock, paper, scissor to figure out which one to do first! Here are our top picks to help narrow it down! Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Pumpkin Patch Express Board their vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride ... Read More

Discipline with Love

Parents typically have the goal of raising happy healthy children. One of the biggest controversies today is the proper way to maintain happiness and healthiness while disciplining. Most parents are at a complete loss when it comes to disciplining their kids. How many times have we heard or said “I just don’t know what to ... Read More

Happy Plates Restaurant Review

Happy Plates Restaurant Review: BarTaco

OPEN: “11:00 to late” daily GOOD FOR KIDS: Yes DATE NIGHT: Definitely PRICES: $2.50 – $10 each item but you’ll want more than one if you get tacos. PARKING: Limited parking in front of restaurant. More parking on the street. ADDRESS: 1017 Oxmoor Road, Homewood. 205-875-8226. www.bartaco.com Bartaco, a popular restaurant chain started in Nashville, ... Read More

Are You Ready for Cold Season?

Fall is by far my most favorite season. The holidays, decorations, activities, and smells make life worth living! But bad always accompanies the good and for the Autumn season it comes in the form of germs. With school age kids they are always bringing home something to share with the rest of us, especially colds. ... Read More

The Pumpkin Patch Express at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

All Aboard! Kick up your pumpkin search this year with a ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum! Board their vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your perfect pumpkin! Pumpkins can be purchased when you ... Read More

Community Night Out Vestavia

Community Night Out is an opportunity for first responders to network with local businesses, civic groups, churches and community volunteers in a symbolic stance against crime and the promotion of public safety. The event promises to be an opportunity for the community to come together for a night of free food, drinks and family fun. ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Sept 29th – October 1st

Our top picks for weekend fun around the Magic City this weekend! Get out and enjoy! Alabama Fair at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Kicking off this weekend and running through the October 8th is the Alabama Fair! Attractions including: Royal Hanneford Circus, Pig Races, Thrill Shows, Petting zoo and more! Live music by: Jack Russell’s Great ... Read More

Time to Fly with the Homewood Witches Ride!

The Homewood Witches Ride (HWR) is a fun, crazy 2.5 mile bike ride through the streets of Homewood where women dressed as witches ride their brooms-bikes and throw candy to the little monsters along the posted route. The kids and families can see route online and plan to safely wait on the sidewalks for the ... Read More