Parenting Essentials for Newborn Multiples

They say it takes a village to raise one child, but it might take a little more than that to raise twins or triplets. Indeed, having multiple newborn babies is a completely different experience, and it comes with its own set of challenges. But more the merrier — and family size isn’t exempt from this ... Read More

Allergy Proof Your Home This Spring!

Pollen season is here and it’s about 3 weeks early! The early pollen count increase is attributed to more rain and warmer temperatures that allow trees and plants to bloom early. The good news is that, with early preparations, allergy symptoms can be maintained. Here are some things you can do around your home to ... Read More

Partners in KidsHealth: Antibiotic Resistance

Your child has a cold and feels miserable. You take him or her to the pediatrician expecting an antibiotic as treatment. Unfortunately, this mindset has lead to more and more children becoming dangerously resistant to antibiotics. Dr. Shannon Ross is with Infectious Diseases at Children’s of Alabama. She says antibiotic overuse is leading to children ... Read More

Adjusting to the Time Change

It’s almost time to Spring Forward (AKA lose an hour, ) (AKA manage some pretty fussy kids whose schedule always gets messed up with the time change.) But on the bright side, we get more hours of daylight which will be a welcomed change considering all the rainy, dreary days we’ve had. Losing (and even ... Read More

Homeschool Mommy: Homeschooling and Socialization

Let’s start with the first thing everyone ask about when you tell them you’ve decided to homeschool…socialization! I’ll admit I used this idea as an excuse in the early days of my husband and I deciding to homeschool. As someone who attended public school, I couldn’t fathom how my children could make lasting friendships without ... Read More

Preventing Digital Damage: 4 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

The digital age has given new generations of parents something extra to worry about: How much screen time is too much? Physicians, teachers and psychologists generally agree that spending inordinate amounts of time immersed in computers, smartphones or social media can negatively impact a child’s developing mind and body. A screen time study published recently ... Read More

Partners in Kids Health: Bullying

It’s estimated about two out of ten children get bullied. Bullying is defined as an unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. It can cause lasting issues for both the victims and the bullies themselves. Dan Marullo, PhD is a child psychologist at Children’s of Alabama. He says it’s important for ... Read More

Homeschool Mommy: Is Homeschooling For You?

At Birmingham Mommy we are always thinking of ways to better serve the Moms and families in the Birmingham Area. One way is to discuss topics that are important to you. Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular in our area and we’ve noticed! Each Month, I, our resident Homeschool Mom, will cover homeschooling topics ... Read More

Birmingham Zoo Launches New Membership Level for Foster Families

The Birmingham Zoo is offering Foster families the opportunity to become Zoo Members! This new member level was created to support Foster families by inviting them to visit the Zoo throughout the year with added benefits not included with regular daily admission. Zoo membership grants exclusive perks and access to special member events, discounted programs ... Read More

Energy Saving Tips for Cold Weather

By Scott Butler: LAH Real Estate The Cold Weather is here and when the temps go down, those heating bills go up. Here are some ways to help cut costs during the winter months. Let the Sunshine In: Open curtains during the day and let the sunlight heat your home. Then, close them at night ... Read More