Noon Year’s Eve at McWane Science Center

Here’s a fun alternative to waiting up until midnight to ring in the New Year.. Celebrate the New Year a few hours early at McWane’s first ever Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy a spectacular science demonstration and dance the afternoon away as you count down to 2017 with a sparkling juice toast and a very ... Read More

Recipe: Peanut Butter Snowball Cookies

Here’s an easy no bake cookie recipe that will be perfect for snacking at your next playdate or to leave out for Santa! What You’ll Need: 2 cups Rice Krispy Cereal 1 cup mini marshmallows ½ cup peanut butter (we used crunchy) 12 oz white chocolate melting chip ¼ cup mini chocolate chips What you’ll ... Read More

Why You Should Have a Minimalist Christmas

I think every family reaches a point when they wish they hadn’t bought their child so many toys. There used to be toys all over my house. I didn’t even know where some of the toys had come from. We got a lot of hand me downs from cousins and friends, toys from a grandma ... Read More

Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

This may be the most delicious variation of pecan pie I have ever eaten- and I don’t think I will ever be able to eat pecan pie without chocolate in it again. This has Christmas dessert written all over it. I made it for Thanksgiving and I am going to make it like this from ... Read More

2nd Annual Bad Santa Photo Contest

It’s that time again! We here at BirminghamMommy LOVE a good Santa Photo Mishap… Now, that hilarious photo of your baby on Santa’s lap (or struggling to escape his lap as fast as humanly possible) might just win you a fabulous prize! We have once again teamed up with local photographer extraordinaire, Hillary Gamble with ... Read More

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, Benefiting the Bell Center

Bundle up! You’re invited to a cookies, cocoa, and live reading of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” with Santa on Saks Plaza, Friday, December 9th or Saturday, December 17th . All proceeds to benefit The Bell Center. Please note a child ticket must be accompanied by one adult ticket. One adult may bring more than ... Read More

Happy Plates Restaurant Review

Happy Plates Restaurant Review: Cookie Fix

We’re doing a little different take on our Restaurant Review for this month because we came across a little place that we have become obsessed with, and really needed to let you know about it.. GOOD FOR KIDS: Yes because what kid doesn’t like cookies PRICES: $2 – $16 PARKING: Plenty of parking on the ... Read More

Jingle Bell Breakfast at McWane Science Center

Bring your little elves for a Merry Morning at McWane! Enjoy a hot breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, make holiday crafts, build a snowman in Winter Wonderland, and ride the Ice Slide before heading to the IMAX Dome for a special showing of Santa vs. the Snowman! Don’t forget your camera! Ticket includes same ... Read More

Ideas for a Grinch Family Night

I can’t think of anything more fun than staying home on a cold December night with my family. Even as a teenager- who normally wanted to be as far away from my parents as possible- I really enjoyed all of our family traditions throughout the holiday season. Now that I am grown up with a ... Read More

25 Days of Kindness for Kids

No matter where we stand on political issues, we parents can probably all agree that raising kids who are kind to others is a high priority. Unfortunately, as we describe here, kindness has not been a major focus for many across the country as of late. But you and your kids can be a part ... Read More