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5 Things to Know: Cahaba River National Wildlife Preserve

The Cahaba River National Wildlife Preserve is located in Bibb County, about any hour from Birmingham. This preserve boasts one of the largest habitats for the imperiled shoals lily (known around here as the Cahaba Lily) anywhere in the world. 5 Things to Know about Cahaba River National Wildlife Preserve 1. Go in late spring/early ... Read More

Birmingham Zoo Plans to Reopen in Phases with Restrictions

The Birmingham Zoo is preparing a plan to reopen amid changes to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. The health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals is paramount. The Zoo plans to reopen in phases, and in compliance with city, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. Zoo administrators are preparing operational policies, practices, and procedures ... Read More

How to Balance Running a Business and Being a Mom

More than 13 million businesses in the US are owned by women, accounting for 42 percent of all privately held businesses, according to the 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express. Gone are the days when women used to be left at home taking care of children while the men went to work. However, many ... Read More

Disinfectant Alternatives for Sanitizing your Home

Cleaning supplies and disinfectant wipes have been hard to come by since the Coronovirus began to spread and the stay at home orders went into effect. Here are some equally effective alternatives to use if you’re still not able to find Clorox wipes or cleaners you would normally use, in the stores. Any product that ... Read More

Being Green In Quarantine

For the past year, our family has worked to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic. But how do you stay green in the middle of a pandemic when Starbucks can’t use personal cups, your curbside groceries are all bagged in plastic, and take out comes in styrofoam containers? It’s not easy. We’ve limited our take-out ... Read More

12 Tips For Parenting Young Kids While Sheltering in Place

Children and Screens has teamed up with some of the top experts in the fields of parenting, education, and child psychology to bring you a new series of helpful hints and common-sense suggestions for navigating the uncertain days and weeks ahead. Raising young kids can be tricky, even under the best of circumstances, but as ... Read More

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Earth Day Tips for Families

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd. While we shouldn’t wait for this day each year to get our green on, it is a good day to remind yourself of the simple things you can do to help protect our environment. Little things make a BIG difference! 1. Turn off lights and invest in products that ... Read More

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Selling Your Home During The Coronavirus

There are so many questions and concerns amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The real estate market is something everyone has been watching. Interest rates are still near historic lows, making it hard to resist making a move. As the spring selling season gets started, home sellers now have questions and it’s important to acknowledge concerns ... Read More

Prank Your Kids This April Fools Day

Tomorrow is April Fools Day, here are some fun easy ideas to prank your kiddos. Minty Oreos – Replace the cream from some Oreos with white toothpaste. Mine still talk about this 2 years later! No Suds Here – Coat a bar of soap with some clear nail polish to keep any suds from forming. ... Read More

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Tips for a Cleaner and Healthier Home with Stanley Steemer

During these uncertain times, we understand that many people have questions about disinfecting and sanitizing their homes. Stanley Steemer teams are actively monitoring communications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the World Health Organization (“WHO”), and federal agencies to ensure they are operating consistent with the latest guidance to contain the spread ... Read More