Parenting with a PhD: Keeping Homework in Perspective

We’ve probably all seen this: Fort Worth, TX, Teacher Brandy Young’s note to parents that her 2nd grade students would not be assigned regular homework, other than nightly reading, for the year. Mrs. Young wrote this letter after reviewing research indicating that elementary school aged kids don’t significantly benefit from completing nightly homework. Instead, Mrs. ... Read More

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Review: Summer Movie Recap

By: Kid Reporter: Emma B. Lots of great movies come out during the summer months, we caught up with one of our new Kid Reporters, Emma B. to see which movies she recommends you see, or catch on DVD when they’re available! Zootopia Zootopia is a place where anything can happen. Even predators going crazy, ... Read More

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Recipe: Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie

Treat yourself with this delicious recipe from our friends over at Royal Cup Coffee and Tea.. A refreshing raspberry green tea smoothie is the perfect way to cool off over these last few weeks of summer! Ingredients: Makes one serving 1 cup HC Valentine Organic Dragonwell Green Tea 1/3 cup plain non fat yogurt 1/2 pint ... Read More


Birmingham Dental Practice Accepts Donations for Baton Rouge

Just Kids Dental, headquartered in Birmingham, has a Baton Rouge office that services 18,000 children and their families. The Birmingham based team is responding to the victims of the historic flood by collecting donations and transporting them to Baton Rouge. Just Kids CEO, Chris Beard says his initial response of helping employees quickly expanded after ... Read More


18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham’s historic theatre district. Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World two years in a row (2014, 2015) – be part of the magic of 200+ movies, parties, panels, workshops, ... Read More

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10 Tips for Dealing with a Bully

Approximately 160,000 students are absent from school each day nationwide due to fears of being bullied. The impact can be devastating on a child’s self esteem, academic performance and overall health. The statistics surrounding the number of children who are bullied, are heartbreaking. If you’re facing this already this school year… Try some of these ... Read More

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City of Birmingham Collecting Supplies for Baton Rouge

  Even if you barely watch the news, you’re sure to have come across the pictures and videos on social media of the historic flooding taking place in Baton Rouge, LA. More than 10,000 people have been forced into shelters with several parishes completely underwater. Families in Baton Rouge are facing complete loss of their ... Read More

Things to Do with Kids in Birmingham

Things to do with Kids in Birmingham

Birmingham (and surrounding areas) has a lot to offer when it comes to kids and family activities, some you may be familiar with, and some you might not. We decided to compile as much of it as we could and put it together for you in one place! From day long activities, to just quick ... Read More

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3 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Confidence

By: Justin Scarsella Every summer our Leadership Team has a unique opportunity to work with a local summer camp that serves boys and girls who have or have had cancer. As I was watching our students interacting with this group, I took a moment to reflect on how far these students have come – not ... Read More

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Tips for School Bus Safety

  School is in full swing for many kids and for many, school days mean sending those tiny humans off to the bus stop. So how do we keep our little ones safe when they board that bus? Here are a few tips to keep in mind and to remind your kids: Try to arrive ... Read More