The first thing that comes to mind when summer arrives is… Beach Trip. In fact weeks before school lets out, I’m plotting and scheming, figuring out how to maximize our summer by being at the beach as much as humanly possible.. Can you relate? We just recently returned from another wonderful family vacation at Sandestin ... Read More

Just in time for Summer Break, Carmike Cinemas at the Summit will be offering a lineup of Sensory Friendly Films. Aimed at families with children who find it difficult to endure a loud dark theater for the entirety of a movie. What does sensory friendly mean? The volume of the movies will be reduced, the ... Read More

Happy Plates Restaurant Review: Twisted Root Burger Company

OPEN: Lunch & Dinner. Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. GOOD FOR KIDS?: Yes! DATE NIGHT: Yes! PRICES: $6.99-$10.99 entrees PARKING: Generally easy during the week. Can be tough during peak hours on weekends. ADDRESS: 2501 Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia. 205-874-9293 I’m hesitant ... Read More

Birmingham Area Free and Discounted Summer Movies A Summer time favorite is back! Free and discounted movies around Birmingham! It’s a great inexpensive treat the whole family can enjoy and it’s a great way to beat the summer heat! We hope you enjoy this activity as much as we do! The Deal: Amstar Cinemas – ... Read More

Enjoy a fun Summer ZooFari Camp at the Birmingham Zoo! Summer ZooFari Camp is available for 4K through 8th grade students. Space is limited, and camps fill up quickly. Please register in advance to guarantee your child a spot. While attending Summer ZooFari Camp, campers will experience: Live animal demonstrations Train and/or carousel ride* Crafts ... Read More

Registration is now open for Summer Camp at St. Stephen’s Preschool! Summer Camp is for those entering the 1st– 3rd grade in the fall.  The camp will be offered the same weeks as the Preschool Summer Program during the same hours – 9 am -1 p.m.  It is required, however, that you sign up for ... Read More

  Acting Out! Preforming Arts Academy Summer Movie Camp Acting Out Summer Film Academy Ages: 8 and up July 18th – July 22nd 9:30am – 4pm -Acting Out will be bringing in the top industry professionals, including on-set coach for WB Lisina Stoneburner of the Actor’s Studio; Rob Pralgo; actor James Black; agent Joy Pervis; ... Read More

By Kristen Berthiaume: Recently, I took my daughter to the gym to practice shooting hoops while I ran on the track. I had to use whatever this thingie is called to manually lower the goal – back-breaking work that took minutes. Once that was done, I went off to run and she began to shoot. ... Read More

Mother of All Consignment Sale Lists, Spring 2016

It’s Consignment Time in Birmingham! Time to put that wire hanger stash to good use.. Receiving kicks off very soon for many of these sales, so make sure to follow on through to the actual sale site to get all of the information you might need if you’re planning to sell! Gardendale: Kingdom Kids Consignment ... Read More

Santa Claus is coming to town.. Here’s a guide to finding him around Birmingham this year! Many locations are offering online scheduling, if waiting in long lines with tiny humans isn’t your thing, give it a try! Brookwood Village Enjoy visits and photos with the legendary Singing Santa!  A variety of photo packages will be ... Read More