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3 Tips on Praising your Children

Children hear a lot of “no’s” from their parents. Childhood is a frustrating time because kids want things- and most of the time they don’t fully understand why they can’t have them. While “no’s” are necessary for keeping kids safe and helping them learn, its also important that children are praised just as often as they ... Read More


Coach Mommy: Picking Just One Sport?

It is safe to say that most Mom’s are creatures of habit. One of the only things keeping us from teetering over into insanity is our routine! And the most important part of any routine, is the part that keeps our kids occupied. Sports are a large part of many families schedules and the benefits are ... Read More

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Kids & Goals: Vision Boards

Self-Motivation may be the most important life skill you can teach and cultivate in someone. It is crucial that we teach our children about self-motivation because it will help them reach their goals. Many children are extremely receptive to visual and tactile style learning- so creating a vision board is a great way to help ... Read More

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo, Birmingham Zoo

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 16 nights of Boo at the Zoo. New this year, come experience the thrill of Bug-A-BOO, larger than life animatronic bugs! Fun for all ages, take ... Read More


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

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

Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patch list

Birmingham Area Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches

Happy Fall, Ya’ll! 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. Pumpkin Patches: Old Baker Farm – Harpersville – September 24th – October 31st. Just off Hwy 280. Open weekdays 3pm – dark Saturdays 9am – dark Sundays 1pm – ... Read More

September 11

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