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Partners in Kids Health: Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year when the flu virus spreads. Every year from October to May, millions of people across the United States come down with the flu. So how can you protect your family, and what should you do if your child gets sick? Delphene Noland is the manager of Infection Prevention and Control ... Read More

Review: Alabama Ballet’s The Nutcracker (with a 5-year-old!!)

After telling friends I was taking my five-year-old daughter to see Alabama Ballet’s The Nutcracker this season, I got some strange looks. “Isn’t she going to be bored?” “Will she be quiet/still enough?” I was a little nervous to find out, TBH. She was used to children’s theatre productions where there is narration and dialogue, ... Read More

Tips on Avoiding Holiday Hazards from Children’s of Alabama

The holidays are one of the most wonderful times of the year but they can create some dangers that we don’t usually encounter on the daily basis the rest of the year. Keep you and your family safe this season with these tips from Children’s of Alabama. Fire Hazards The National Child Protection Association and ... Read More

Don’t Forget the Stocking Stuffers!

Stocking stuffers can sneak up on you if you aren’t careful – trust me, I know. This happens to me more than I would like to admit. I think it runs in my family, actually. I remember one year when mine and my sisters stocking was full of fruit and a walnut. Seriously? MY Santa ... Read More

How to Prevent Home Fires During Christmas

It seems as if every year the holiday season begins earlier.  Along-side Halloween costumes in the stores are dancing Santa’s and reindeer. But in our mad dash to get our home decorated for the holidays and organize the gatherings, it’s easy to forget about the additional fire hazards that come with this time of year.  ... Read More

What You Need To Know About e-cigarettes

Starting August 2016, the FDA’s authority has been extended to include all items that meet the definition of a tobacco product; this includes hookahs, pipe tobacco, cigars, dissolvables, and, even e-cigarettes. What the new rules means is that e-cigarette companies will answer to the FDA concerning the components of the e-cigarette’s vapor, just like cigarette ... Read More

4th Annual Bad Santa Photo Contest

It’s time once again for our Bad Santa Photo Contest! We’re teaming up with the AH-Mazing Hillary Gamble, with Jevois Photography to make sure our winner has a fun prize! 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 ... Read More

Dave and Buster’s Opens in Hoover

Dave & Buster’s will open to the public on Monday, November 19th at the Riverchase Galleria, bringing an all-new reason to visit the popular retail destination. The restaurant and entertainment hub will feature more than 33,000 square-feet of arcade games, premium sports viewing and delicious food and drink offerings. It will be the first Dave ... Read More

Get your Home ready for the Holidays with these tips!

The holidays are a magical time of year—friends, family, extravagant decorations, delicious food and all of your favorite family traditions. Hosting is exciting too, but it’s easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself to make your home impeccable. Here are eight things you should do before your guests come over for the holidays. ... Read More

How to host Thanksgiving without a side a stress

Hosting Thanksgiving this year? I hate to break it to you, but no matter how much you plan, if your household is anything like most, you will have half naked tiny humans running around refusing to wear their designated “Thanksgiving Attire,” as your guests arrive 45 minutes early, to a hectic kitchen, a burned casserole ... Read More