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Tips on Protecting Your Home This Winter

As temperatures continue to drop and frost visits your home each morning, feeling more like January, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your home from the colder weather. Most of you have probably heard and are familiar with the tips we hear about on the news- leaving the water dripping, opening the cabinet doors ... Read More

Cold or Flu? How to know the difference

The winter months are cold and flu season… sore throats and coughs are common in kiddos, maybe even a fever. So, as parents, how can we tell the difference when both the cold and flu present similar symptoms? According to Children’s of Alabama, the flu hits a lot harder than a cold does, and a ... Read More

5 Things to Know Before You Go: Monster Jam

Monster Jam is rolling into Birmingham this weekend, if it’s your first show, you probably have a few questions about what to expect so we thought we would give you the top 5 things you need to know before you go! Monster Jam in LOUD! It’s great fun for the whole family, and all ages, ... Read More

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Partners in Kids Health: Vitamins

Should your child take vitamins to stay healthy? There are many multivitamins marketed for kids, including fruit flavored gummy vitamins, but are they necessary? Children’s of Alabama Nutrition Director Jeanna Jackson said that because vitamins are stored in the body, eating a variety of different food groups is adequate. “The good news is generally most ... Read More

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Gift Ideas That Don’t Take Up Space

I have 3 kids. Those 3 kids alone with all of their running around take up a lot of space in my house. Now add in their necessities like, clothing, shoes, back packs, school papers and projects and I’m at capacity. THEN add in holidays, like Christmas and Birthdays where loving grandparents smother them with ... Read More

Elf on the Shelf for those who don’t like Elf on the Shelf

By: Kristen Berthiaume I am not a big fan of Elf-on-the-Shelf (although I do kind of enjoy this and this). The central premise of the book – that Elf-on-the-Shelf will tell Santa if kids misbehave – bothers me for a few reasons. First, the Elf himself often misbehaves (Flour snow angels are kind of a ... Read More

5th Annual Bad Santa Photo Contest

It’s time once again for our Bad Santa Photo Contest! We want to see the funniest, scariest, most over the top entertaining or downright awkward photo of your child with Santa for a chance to win a Holiday Prize Pack, includes: 2 tickets to the McWane Science Center 1 ticket to Magic of Lights Target ... Read More

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I Can See Clearly Now, Thanks to MyEyeDr.

So, real talk time. It’s been a REALLY long time since my last eye exam. Think a decade, add a couple of years and that’s how long it’s been since I’d had my peepers checked. It’s also about how long I’ve gone without being able to see clearly. I grew up wearing contacts and glasses ... Read More

Why Cleaning Your Air Ducts Is Worth It

Air ducts are the lungs of your home – whatever they breathe in, you breathe in too. An air duct system not only circulates air but also particles like dust mites, dirt, and mold. Being out of sight, it may not be top of mind to have them professionally cleaned, but we’re here to tell ... Read More

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month is a time to celebrate families growing through adoption, and SAFY of Alabama is working to raise awareness for the more than 123,000 children and youth nationwide who are waiting to be adopted from Foster Care. While all aspects of the adoption related issues are important, the focus of this month ... Read More