Valentines for Children’s Hospital 2018

Will you be their Valentine? Anything we can do to help put a smile on a child’s face makes us smile too and this is a super easy way for all ages to get involved and help the Children at Children’s of Alabama have a special Valentines Day! Check out which local libraries are participating ... Read More

Indoor Activities to Beat Winter Boredom

Here in the DEEP South, super cold winters and frigid temps aren’t the norm, but lately Birmingham has had our share and it’s killing our outdoor play time. Thankfully it’s not a problem that has us locked in our house for months on end like other parks of the Country. Maybe it’s my southern roots, ... Read More

Christmas Tree Recycling in Birmingham

If you’re already packing up the decorations and re-claiming your home, you might be wondering what to do with your live Christmas Tree. Here is a list of places in and around Birmingham you can take them for recycling! Make sure to remove all lights and ornaments before you donate your tree to any of ... Read More

Giving Tuesday 2017

Today is Giving Tuesday, a time to focus on charitable giving as we approach the year’s end. Started in 2012 by the United Nations Foundation and a Cultural Center in New York, 92Y Giving Tuesday has seen millions of people come together from 98 different Countries to give over $177 Million to charitable Organizations in ... Read More

Holiday Happenings around Birmingham

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And there are so many fun events happening in Birmingham to get you in the Holiday Spirit! Mark your calendars for all of this Family Friendly Fun! Holiday Happenings In Birmingham Lights Up at the Summit Stop by and make a fun holiday craft with BirminghamMommy as ... Read More

Happy Plates Restaurant Review

Happy Plates Restaurant Review: BarTaco

OPEN: “11:00 to late” daily GOOD FOR KIDS: Yes DATE NIGHT: Definitely PRICES: $2.50 – $10 each item but you’ll want more than one if you get tacos. PARKING: Limited parking in front of restaurant. More parking on the street. ADDRESS: 1017 Oxmoor Road, Homewood. 205-875-8226. Bartaco, a popular restaurant chain started in Nashville, ... Read More

13 Nights of Halloween on Freeform

Gather your little ghosts and goblins, make up a batch of Witchy Popcorn and settle in for some scary movie fun with Freeforms 13 Nights of Halloween kicking off in just over a month! Thursday, October 19 7am/6c Last Man Standing 7:30am/6:30c Spooky Buddies 11am/10c The Middle 11:30am/10:30c The Middle 12pm/11c The Twilight Saga: Breaking ... Read More

Coach Mommy: The Benefits of Dance

By: Shellie Chambers Program Director, 3rd grade and up The Dance Foundation It’s that time of year to look for activities to engage your child.  Dance is a great choice for all ages!   Not only do dance classes offer physical benefits like increased coordination, strength, flexibility, and poise, research shows that dance classes also develop ... Read More

Birmingham Area Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Happenings

Birmingham is packed full of some serious fall fun and we’ve got the ultimate guide for some Spooktacular events. From Pumpkin Patches, to Fall Festivals and library happenings, there’s plenty here to keep you and your little monsters busy! Pumpkin Patches in Birmingham: Old Baker Farm – Harpersville – September 30th – October 31st. Just ... Read More

Birmingham Collects Donations for Houston

If you’re looking for ways to help the people and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey, there are several options in and around Birmingham! Mayor William Bell announced Monday that there will be a collection drive in Birmingham Wednesday starting at 7 a.m. The collection drive will take place from Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. ... Read More