5 Things to Know: Moundville Archaeological Park

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park is located 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa and is home to 29 massive flat-topped earthen mounds constructed by the Mississippian people and carefully arranged around a vast central plaza. Called “The Big Apple of the 14 th Century” by National Geographic Magazine, Moundville was once America’s largest city ... Read More

How to clean dryer vents and why it’s important

Cleaning dryer vents is a serious task. Clogged vents not only mean longer drying times, but they’re also a top source of house fires. If you notice your clothes are taking longer to dry, it’s time to clean your dryer vents. Learn how with this guide. What is a Dryer Vent? A dryer vent is ... Read More

Pandemic Parenting Tips

SAMI-Aid, a patient-focused telemedicine platform and healthcare concierge company that offers on-demand access to medical professionals of a variety of specialties, including pediatrics as well as mental and behavioral health, recently hosted a free webinar offering positive parenting advice amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar aimed to aid parents in knowing the signs of mental ... Read More

New Program Helps Patients Transition From Pediatric Care at Children’s of Alabama to Adult Care at UAB

A new collaboration between Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham is helping adolescent patients with chronic and complex childhood medical conditions transition to adult healthcare. The Staging Transition for Every Patient (STEP) Program opens Sept. 2, in the Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital. The two initiatives included in STEP are: individualized ... Read More

Organizing Tips for Back to School

The school year is going to look VERY different for Families, from one school district to another the only thing that seems to be the same, is that everything is different. Whether your school is in-person, hybrid, or virtual, it’s going to take some organizing to make sure everything runs smoothly. Here are some ideas ... Read More

How to Enjoy a Cycling Adventure With The Kids

Kids need at least 60 minutes of physical exercise every day for strong bones and muscles, high levels of self-esteem, and overall good health, according to a report by the CDC. Unfortunately, most kids have not been getting enough exercise over the past six months as a result of the lockdown in Birmingham. With school, sports and ... Read More

Itty Bitty Magic City Reopens at McWane Science Center

Drumroll please…Itty Bitty Magic City, the amazing adventureland for preschoolers reopens August 5! The McWane team has worked hard to make this space as safe as it is fun for the little ones. They’ve gone all out, modifying the interactive exhibits , installing hand washing stations and more. To keep things super safe, each child ... Read More

Digital Strain Disorder: How Much Time Should Your Kids Be Spending in Front of Screens this Summer?

4 Tips for Parents Setting Screen Time Limits for Kids During the Pandemic With a summer overshadowed by COVID-19, parents are taking a hard look at how to make the right decisions regarding their kids’ increased reliance on screens— which are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy during this socially-distanced time— while also finding ... Read More