Parenting with a PhD: Taming the Afterschool Chaos

Birmingham is now officially back-to-school, which means we’re also back-to-after-school. If your family’s like most families, the hours between school letting out and bedtime are a non-stop whirlwind of activities, homework, arguments, dinner prep, and screen-time. The chaos overwhelmed me last week and I knew I needed to start this week with a little more ... Read More

Back to School… Back to Fall Allergies!

If your child suddenly seems to have a constant runny nose, itchy eyes, a cough and sneezing, they could be dealing with allergens in their classroom. Kids can be allergic to dust in the classroom, or there might be pollen coming in through open windows. And don’t forget about mold – often found in bathrooms ... Read More

ATV Safety Tips from Children’s of Alabama

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are off-road vehicles for recreational use. They are very popular in Alabama, but with the thrill comes major risks. Emergency department physicians at Children’s of Alabama treated more than 230 cases of ATV-related traumas in the past three years. Nationally, more than 100,000 ATV-related traumas are treated every year in emergency departments ... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Embroidery

Embroidered items make great gifts for family and friends, and you can even create keepsakes for your kids or grandkids. If you’re new to the embroidery scene, things may seem a little complicated to you at first. There are so many different patterns to choose from, where would you even begin? Stop right there. Don’t ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Five Habits To Start Before Back-to-School

We’re turning another page on the calendar today and you know what that means – it’s almost Back-to-School time! Whether you’re celebrating or mourning, you only have a few more days to prepare yourself and your kids. Make the transition back easier by getting into these five habits now! Sleeping: Summer sleep schedules are all ... Read More

Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Movie Night

By Erika Olson, Redbox: Memories are made in the summertime! At least that’s how it’s always been in my family. Everyone has more free time, is a little more relaxed, and is in a better mood when it’s beautiful outside. That’s why I’m going to try to convince you to do everything you can ... Read More

Tips and tricks to make the most on your consignment

No matter which season it is, it seems like Consignment Sales always sneak up on me! If you’ve been considering selling but don’t know where to start, keep these tips in mind. First of all, breathe. Getting started is the hardest part. Once you get your system started, you’ll be Rockin’ and Rollin’ like a ... Read More

Organizing Tips for Back to School

Start this school year off on the right foot with these Back-To-School organizing tips. Getting ahead of the rush of papers, homework, practice schedules and faster paced days that come with the start of school will help ease the stress and keep you more put together than you might feel on most days! Set up ... Read More

Children’s of Alabama announces Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)

PIRC is a confidential phone response center that links adult callers to mental health resources for children and teens. When a child or teen needs mental health resources , families and caregivers often want assistance determining the appropriate level of care. Children’s of Alabama and the Anne B. LaRussa Foundation of Hope have established the ... Read More

How Hot is Too Hot?

The temps are rising, you’re melting, and your iphone is giving you that scary “over heated” exclamation point. But have you tried telling your kids it’s too hot to play outside? I don’t know about you, but that just doesn’t fly with my kids. Most kids just don’t care how hot, cold or rainy it ... Read More