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Earth Month Tips: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This week, we’re focusing on the Three Rs: Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. It can be tempting to feel good about purchases we make as long as the items or their packaging can be recycled. But, while 80% of what we get rid of could be recycled, our actual recycling rate is closer to 30%. Sometimes ... Read More

Homeschool Mommy: Cutting Curriculum

It’s time to discuss another reason why homeschooling might be easier than you think! My goal is always to encourage those who are interested in homeschooling. And I hope that so far, I have been successful. One reason I hear a lot of families being hesitant to try homeschooling is the cost. And they’re right, ... Read More

Target Car Seat Trade In 2019

The Target Car Seat Trade In is back for 2019! Guests who trade in their old car seats will receive a 20 percent off coupon toward a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear, such as playards, high chairs, swings, rockers and bouncers. Car seats can only be ... Read More

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Earth Month Tips: Single Use Plastics

We here at Birmingham Mommy want to help make the world a cleaner, safer place for our children and yours. That’s why we’re taking the opportunity this Earth Month to share ideas with you for how you and your family can be more earth-friendly, and how you can help others in your communities to do ... Read More

Prank your Kids this April Fool’s Day!

April Fool’s day is quickly approaching, since it falls on a school day this year, you have extra opportunities to trick the tin humans while they’re at school, think silly lunches or something fun in their backpack… Here are some ideas to make sure your prank game is strong! Minty Oreos – Replace the cream ... Read More

Parenting Essentials for Newborn Multiples

They say it takes a village to raise one child, but it might take a little more than that to raise twins or triplets. Indeed, having multiple newborn babies is a completely different experience, and it comes with its own set of challenges. But more the merrier — and family size isn’t exempt from this ... Read More

Allergy Proof Your Home This Spring!

Pollen season is here and it’s about 3 weeks early! The early pollen count increase is attributed to more rain and warmer temperatures that allow trees and plants to bloom early. The good news is that, with early preparations, allergy symptoms can be maintained. Here are some things you can do around your home to ... Read More

Partners in KidsHealth: Antibiotic Resistance

Your child has a cold and feels miserable. You take him or her to the pediatrician expecting an antibiotic as treatment. Unfortunately, this mindset has lead to more and more children becoming dangerously resistant to antibiotics. Dr. Shannon Ross is with Infectious Diseases at Children’s of Alabama. She says antibiotic overuse is leading to children ... Read More

Adjusting to the Time Change

It’s almost time to Spring Forward (AKA lose an hour, ) (AKA manage some pretty fussy kids whose schedule always gets messed up with the time change.) But on the bright side, we get more hours of daylight which will be a welcomed change considering all the rainy, dreary days we’ve had. Losing (and even ... Read More

Homeschool Mommy: Homeschooling and Socialization

Let’s start with the first thing everyone ask about when you tell them you’ve decided to homeschool…socialization! I’ll admit I used this idea as an excuse in the early days of my husband and I deciding to homeschool. As someone who attended public school, I couldn’t fathom how my children could make lasting friendships without ... Read More