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Get Your Child Socially and Emotionally Ready for the New School Year

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer, but for local students, summer ends with the start of a new school year just days away. Many children experience anxiety at this time, being filled with the stress of what starting school again will entail. From bullying and being nervous about making friends and having ... Read More

Your Kid’s Urgent Care To Open Office In Vestavia This Fall

Parents will soon have a new option when their children get sick and their pediatrician is unavailable. Your Kid’s Urgent Care announces the opening of their fifth location and their first outside the state of Florida in Vestavia Hills, Ala. “You can’t plan when a child becomes ill or has an accident, but it’s often ... Read More

Pajama Jam: Back To School Summer Bash

On Saturday, August 3 the Birmingham Zoo invites the community to join them from 5pm until 8pm for a fun-filled, pajama-wearing, music-jamming celebration at the first annual Pajama Jam: Back To School Summer Bash! The end of summer is almost here, so why not have one more party before the start of the school year! Guest ... Read More

Birmingham Among Cities for Cheapest Family Groceries

According to a new study done by Apartment Guide, Birmingham is one of the most affordable cities when it comes to shopping for groceries for the fam… “Whether you call it a supermarket, grocery store, bodega, food mart or the corner shop, shopping for groceries is one of the biggest lines on any family budget. ... Read More

Back to School Organizing Tips

Back to School time brings a mix of emotions for everyone, it’s fun, exciting, nerve wracking and… chaotic! Getting organized ahead of time can make all the difference in the world for getting out of the door on time in the mornings, and making sure everyone has what they need when it comes to homework ... Read More

Barbie: Dreaming of a Female Future

The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition, Barbie: Dreaming of a Female Future, an immersive experience where visitors can explore their relationship with Barbie through a re-imagined, modern dream house. The exhibition will be open free of charge to the public on August 10th and will run through January 26, ... Read More

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

PAW Patrol Live! sets sail with a pirate adventure! X barks the spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”! It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When ... Read More

Children’s Celebrating 30th Anniversary of SAFE Kids Coalition

When Children’s of Alabama launched the Alabama chapter of SAFE Kids in 1989, there were no child passenger restraint nor seat belt laws of any kind in the state. Now, 30 years later, a lot has changed to make the state’s roads safer for children and their families. Alabama was one of the first states ... Read More

2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Alabama’s 14th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 21, 2019, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of the state’s four percent sales or use tax. CLOTHING – $100 or Less, per article of clothing ... Read More

Teachers and Parents Work Together to Combat Summer Slide

By Dr. Pamela Roggeman, academic dean, University of Phoenix College of Education Summer vacations can be a wonderful time to relax and enjoy warm weather, summer camps and family vacations. However, these lengthy gaps spent away from the educational environment could negatively impact a student’s academic progress. Researchers who study education call this phenomenon “summer ... Read More