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

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


Lazy Parent Snack Ideas

How many times per day do your kids ask you for something to eat? Somewhere around 1,000? As soon as you get all cleaned up and recover from one snack session it’s time for another one.. Kids are bottomless pits- and eating snacks are important and it’s our job to try and keep snacks healthy ... Read More

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Kids in the Kitchen

Kids of all ages can get in the kitchen and learn something new. In this age participation guide, CookSmart lays out multiple ways that kids can have some hands on experience while cooking with Mom or Dad. The more kids are exposed to food and cooking, the more likely they are to build a curiosity ... Read More

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Teaching Your Infant/Toddler to Self Soothe

One of the biggest challenges in Mom World is bringing home a newborn baby. The only thing harder than bringing home a newborn is bringing home a newborn when you already have other kids. Everyone’s schedule is shuffled around, and the routine you have worked so hard to establish is completely ruined. No matter what ... Read More