Recipe: Brickle Brackle Apple Dip

This is one of my most favorite dessert dips of all time! It’s great for football parties, family gatherings or for just eating by the spoonful whenever… Not that I ever do that, I’m just sayin’ Ingredients: 2 Blocks of Cream Cheese 1 1/2 Cups of Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar 1 Bag Heath ... Read More

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How to Help Kids Who Won’t Eat

Just thinking about sitting down to breakfast with my kids makes me want to stay in my bed forever. I have one child who eats everything in sight, while my older child doesn’t eat enough to keep a bird alive. Life as a mom doesn’t have very many dull moments. Especially because our precious children ... Read More

Southern Womens Show

Sip, Savor and Save: Southern Women’s Show

When the Southern Women’s Show returns to the BJCC September 29-October 2 it brings four days geared just for Magic City gals. Want to experience this season’s best fashion, food, fun and festivities for less? Here’s the Frugal Fashionista’s Guide to the show: The show’s 2016 edition includes: TGIF – Early Bird Gets the Swag. ... Read More

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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