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Chili Cook Off Benefiting The Exceptional Foundation

This is a fun, quirky, outdoor party offering good food, drink and friends at a “come as you are” event.  This event has developed a loyal following across a diverse audience base.  There seems to be an engaging atmosphere that you can’t quite put your finger on — a unique camaraderie exists amid the tongue ... Read More

Tooth Decay and Kids, What You Should Know

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, teachers and of course, parents. Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated ... Read More

Sandestin Announces Focus On Family Fun for Spring Break

Spring Break is Coming!! If you’re thinking about hitting the road soaking up the sun and sticking your feet in some sand.. Check out what our friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort have to offer families this spring break! Complimentary daily activities, weekly events and friendly competitions are part of a new family-focused programming ... Read More

2017 Moms Rock Nominations

Nominations are officially open for Moms Rock 2017 presented by: Monogram Maternity at St. Vincent’s Health System and Royal Cup Coffee and Tea. Do you know a mom who manages to make “mommy” look like a verb?  We’re not looking for the “perfect” moms, we’re looking for the ones who love their families and make ... Read More

Book Review: Monsterville By: Sarah S. Reida

Monsterville by Sarah S. Reida is an amazing book! I recommend it for 10-13 year olds. Monsterville is a story about a girl named Lissa who lives in New York City. Lissa’s aunt has died and suddenly, without discussion, her family is packing up and moving to “the sticks” of Freeburg, Pennsylvania.  At first, Freesburg ... Read More

Recipe: Best Valentines Day Sugar Cookies EVER

**ALERT** Call everyone you know. I have done the impossible. I have concocted THE BEST sugar cookie recipe I have ever tested. I had an aunt when I was younger who always made cookies with me and let me decorate them for fun. I looked forward to it every single holiday and I have so ... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month in Birmingham

By: Nanci Scarpulla, M.Ed. Each year, a traditional rite of passage for Alabama fifth graders has been a trip to Washington, D.C. It’s a chance to see our nation’s capitol city and experience up close and first hand the many exhibits from around our country.  It is a life changing experience for most, filled with ... Read More

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