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Coping with Cliques at School

Every school as cliques, and unfortunately, every child will be introduced to them at some point. Cliques aren’t necessarily bad, but children who are both inside and outside of a clique can be effected negatively. Andrew Harper, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Sept 15th – Sept 17th

It’s weekend packed full of fun! Here are our top picks for getting out and about this weekend! St George Middle Eastern Food Festival Homemade Middle Eastern Food, live music and dance, the sights and sounds will be reminiscent of a Middle Eastern wedding! Proceeds will benefit local charities and maintenance of the church. Food ... Read More

How Technology Affects Toddlers’ Sleeping Patterns

Technology is disrupting sleep across many demographics. As gadgets have become more accessible to younger users, they’re also starting to have a negative on toddlers’ sleeping patterns. Ideally, toddlers around 1-3 years of age should get around 12-14 hours sleep per day. However, this might not always be possible. If not, parents should at least ... Read More

Tomb of the Risen Dead At Desoto Caverns

Tomb of the Risen Dead is spooky fun for everyone! Be immersed in the extraordinary at Tomb of the Risen Dead every Friday & Saturday from October 6 – 28 from 6:30 – 10:30pm.  Experience our two haunted attractions fan-voted top 2 in Alabama by ScurryFace.com. Enjoy our festival area including live entertainment ranging from ... Read More

Back-To-School Head Lice Prevention and Removal Tips

By: Renae Byers, owner of Lice Clinics of America Birmingham When preparing the kids to head back- to- school, parents usually go shopping for new clothes, buy fresh pencils and pack up their child’s backpack before the big day. The last thing on their mind is checking their child’s head for head lice. But, elementary ... Read More

Vulcan Aftertunes

If you love good music and amazing views, you’ll want to put one (or all) of these Vulcan Aftertunes events on your calendar! Enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views with these up-and-coming artists as well as everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Chill out in Birmingham’s backyard with your lawn chairs and blankets and ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Sept 8th – Sept 10th

B-E-A-Utiful Weather awaits this weekend, so get outside and enjoy it!! Here are our picks for weekend fun around the ‘Ham! Party on the Porch Enjoy the last bit of Summer with us at our Homewood location on Friday, September 8th! Hang out with friends while enjoying live music from Barry Waldrep Music, tasty eats ... Read More

Boo at the Zoo a Spooktakcular Halloween Event

Mark your calendars, Birmingham!! The dates for this years Boo at the Zoo have been released! Make plans to head to the Birmingham Zoo for Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 12 nights of Boo at the Zoo. New this year, ... Read More

Disney On Ice Rocks Birmingham

In just a few short weeks, Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart will be skating into Birmingham! Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer ... Read More

Coach Mommy: The Benefits of Dance

By: Shellie Chambers Program Director, 3rd grade and up The Dance Foundation It’s that time of year to look for activities to engage your child.  Dance is a great choice for all ages!   Not only do dance classes offer physical benefits like increased coordination, strength, flexibility, and poise, research shows that dance classes also develop ... Read More