Baby Steps Memorial Run benefiting the Amelia Center

The Baby Steps 5k and 1 Mile Memorial walk is coming up and we were able to talk with Abby Nicholas, one of the events founder’s to learn more about how this run came to be, and why the Amelia Center is so important to her. Abby shared with us the emotional roller coaster she ... Read More

Family Exercise Routines to Limit Kids’ Inactivity

Parenting can be a difficult challenge as there are many new responsibilities and no instruction manuals. The most important thing parents have to address is the health of their children. A potential answer to that problem is instilling good health habits early on in children’s lives. Of course, you should be getting them used to ... Read More

Museum Day Live 2018

Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for two people. Here’s how to get your ticket ... Read More

Take a Child to the Dr Day

The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) will host its annual Take a Child to the Doctor Day event at the YMCA Youth Center located at 2400 7th Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. Take a Child to the Doctor Day is designed to serve uninsured and underinsured  youth up to the age ... Read More

GIVEAWAY! Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Don’t ... Read More

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