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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Sleepover

Calling all muggles: Grab your sleeping bag and cross Platform 9 ¾ to McWane’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in the Great Hall before heading to class to explore the science of magic (and magical beasts!) Make your own wizard wand, concoct potions, attend a Care of Magical Creatures ... Read More

13 Nights of Halloween on Freeform

The 13 Nights of Halloween schedule is out!! What better way to get in the mood and spirit of Halloween than with some spooky Family Friendly Movies… 13 nights worth!! Which ones are some of your favorites? Wednesday, Oct. 19 5:30 p.m. — The Nightmare Before Christmas 7 p.m. — R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of ... Read More

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

The 2016-2017 school year has begun! Moms in Birmingham and around the country rejoice for the freedom that a new school year brings, but that freedom doesn’t come without additional responsibilities for moms once their kids get home from school. Internet safety is a huge responsibility that falls on parents. Schools in our area are ... Read More

Birmingham Area Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin patches, fall festivals and other seasonal activities are just around the corner! Here’s our rundown of what’s happening this fall around Birmingham. Happy Fall, Ya’ll! Pumpkin Patches in Birmingham: Old Baker Farm – Harpersville – September 24th – October 31st. Just off Hwy 280. Open weekdays 3pm – dark Saturdays 9am – dark Sundays ... Read More

Talking to Kids about 9-11

Many of our young kids are blissfully unaware of the significance of 9-11 and will probably remain that way for a while. After all, it’s been 15 years since the September 11th attacks. Even current high school seniors probably have little memory for the events. But some of you will be asked at pick-up, “Did ... Read More

PikaZOO – A Pokémon Go Event

You’re invited to the second PikaZOO, a special Pokémon Go event at the Birmingham Zoo from 4-7pm on Sunday, September 25. Enjoy 3 hours of lures at the Zoo’s 29 Pokéstops, and battle one another at the Zoo’s 2 gyms.  All Zoo pathways will be open, some animals will be on exhibit. A special Poké ... Read More

Tailgating. The Kid Friendly Way.

Contrary to popular belief the words “Tailgate” and “Kids” can co-exist. No, not like the good ole’ days with  keg stands, or the 3 beer challenge from the tailgate spot to the stadium. The days of sneaking liquor in in zip lock bags taped to your leg are most likely a thing of the past, ... Read More

Artwalk 2016

Artwalk is an arts festival that transforms Birmingham’s loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities. The event is free to the public and in the last three years has become a much anticipated fall event drawing ... Read More

Happy Plates Restaurant Review

Happy Plates Restaurant Review: Holler and Dash

Holler & Dash Southern Style Biscuit House OPEN: Breakfast & lunch. Daily from 7a.m. – 2 p.m. GOOD FOR KIDS?: Yes! DATE NIGHT: Nope but you can meet your sweetie there for lunch! PRICES: $6-$9 entrees PARKING: Easy in the morning but tough around lunch. ADDRESS: 2801 18th Street South, Homewood. 205-414-0999 If you’re a ... Read More

DIY Game Day Wreath

Football Season has arrived and whether you’re cheering for the Tigers or the Tide (or any other team- College, Pro or Highschool) here’s a fun easy wreath you can make for your front door… We saw this originally on HGTV as a fall wreath (which is super cute, love the colors they used) but thought ... Read More