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Gift Ideas That Don’t Take Up Space

I have 3 kids. Those 3 kids alone with all of their running around take up a lot of space in my house. Now add in their necessities like, clothing, shoes, back packs, school papers and projects and I’m at capacity. THEN add in holidays, like Christmas and Birthdays where loving grandparents smother them with ... Read More

Elf on the Shelf for those who don’t like Elf on the Shelf

By: Kristen Berthiaume I am not a big fan of Elf-on-the-Shelf (although I do kind of enjoy this and this). The central premise of the book – that Elf-on-the-Shelf will tell Santa if kids misbehave – bothers me for a few reasons. First, the Elf himself often misbehaves (Flour snow angels are kind of a ... Read More

5th Annual Bad Santa Photo Contest

It’s time once again for our Bad Santa Photo Contest! 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 win a Holiday Prize Pack, includes: 2 tickets to the McWane Science Center 1 ticket to Magic of Lights Target ... Read More

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I Can See Clearly Now, Thanks to MyEyeDr.

So, real talk time. It’s been a REALLY long time since my last eye exam. Think a decade, add a couple of years and that’s how long it’s been since I’d had my peepers checked. It’s also about how long I’ve gone without being able to see clearly. I grew up wearing contacts and glasses ... Read More

Why Cleaning Your Air Ducts Is Worth It

Air ducts are the lungs of your home – whatever they breathe in, you breathe in too. An air duct system not only circulates air but also particles like dust mites, dirt, and mold. Being out of sight, it may not be top of mind to have them professionally cleaned, but we’re here to tell ... Read More

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month is a time to celebrate families growing through adoption, and SAFY of Alabama is working to raise awareness for the more than 123,000 children and youth nationwide who are waiting to be adopted from Foster Care. While all aspects of the adoption related issues are important, the focus of this month ... Read More

The BIG McWane Discount 2019

We’re partnering up with the McWane Science Center for their Annual Membership Drive, and we’re offering Birmingham Moms some BIG Savings! We’re offering this AMAZING discount of $20 off any membership level to our readers, and it’s good for 1 week only!! November 17th – November 23rd. It’s THE biggest discount you will see this ... Read More

Your Kids Urgent Care in Vestavia Now Open!

Birmingham Parents have a new option for treatment when their children are sick and their pediatrician isn’t available. Having opened their Vestavia office in October, Your Kids Urgent Care has lots of options to help parents already struggling to juggle an unexpected illness/injury around already full schedules, work or closed Pediatrician offices. Offering pediatric urgent ... Read More

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Volunteering with your Child: 7 Ways to Give Back

One of the best ways you can spend quality time with someone is by volunteering your time and service. Teach your children the importance of giving back and set up a way that you can volunteer together. Since the holidays are approaching, maybe you can serve at a local soup kitchen, or donate warm clothes ... Read More

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Partners in Kids Health: Psychiatric Intake Response Center

Navigating the mental health care system is challenging for patients, families and providers. A new resource based at Children’s of Alabama helps to bridge this gap for parents. The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) is a collaboration between Children’s of Alabama and the Anne B. LaRussa Foundation for Hope. PIRC Director Cindy Jones says “PIRC ... Read More