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Have you outgrown your home?

Many homeowners are surprised when they suddenly realize that the “perfect” home they’ve had for just a few years no longer suits their needs. From an expanding family to an empty nest, it’s common for a home to no longer be the right fit. If you’re unsure if you’ve reached the point where a move ... Read More

Staying Safe at Every Age: Preventing Childhood Injuries

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children. According to the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, 20 children die each day as a result of preventable injuries – resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. Motor vehicle crashes, choking, burns, falls, drowning and poisoning are just some of the ... Read More

The BIG McWane Discount 2020

The BIG McWane Discount 2020 We’re partnering with the McWane Science Center again this year, and we’re offering Birmingham Moms (and Dads!) some BIG Savings! We’re offering this AMAZING discount of $20 off any basic membership level to our readers, and it’s good for 1 week only!! November 15th – November 21st. It’s one of ... Read More

13 Ways to Get Rid of Scary Smells in Your Home

You’re busy during fall and cleaning can pile on fast, making your home a horror zone for odors. Eerie smells and bacteria can lurk in your couches, carpets and curtains, making your home smell a bit spooky. Oust Foul Funk: Open your windows and air out your home during the day. Ultraviolet components from sunlight ... Read More

At-Home Family Night Activities

Cooler winter months are coming and our time spent outside will be limited. Luckily, there are plenty of fun activities that the entire family can do together at home. Here are a few to inspire your own family: 1. Movie Night—This is a simple activity that everyone will enjoy. Every time you have a movie ... Read More

Drive Thru Trick or Treating at Lowes

Halloween is expected to look different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, with health officials advising against traditional trick-or-treating. But national chain, Lowe’s Home Improvement plans to offer an alternative. The home improvement retailer announced Monday it will have “drive-through curbside trick-or-treating” at Lowe’s stores nationwide Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. ... Read More

Partners In Kids Health: Is it the Flu or Covid-19

These past several months have brought a lot of uncertainty during a global pandemic with fears of COVID-19. Now, as we enter cold and flu season, medical professionals are even more concerned. Delphene Noland is the manager of Infectious Disease Control and Prevention at Children’s of Alabama. She’s concerned that families, already fatigued from the ... Read More

Fall Cleaning Checklist from Stanley Steemer

Fall is here and it’s time to start prepping your home! Check out this Fall Cleaning Checklist for everything you can do to help get your house clean and cozy for the autumn weather. Living Room: Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans Wash curtains, blankets, and pillows Replace light blankets with warmer ones Dust furniture and ... Read More

Should You Invest in Upgrades Before Listing Your Home?

Most people have wandered through new home developments and perused Instagram and Pinterest wishing their own home looked as modern and chic. Model homes showcase the latest upgrades and decorating trends; for home sellers these homes are their competition, and it can feel daunting to offer an older floorplan and design. While it might seem ... Read More

Preventing Eye Strain in Kids

This school year has started in much the way the last one ended, with many districts opting for virtual learning, which means children sit at home in front of computer screens rather than in a classroom in front of teachers. But that extra screen time – mixed with the screen time many children and teenagers ... Read More