Kick off the New Year with Clean Carpets

If you think carpet cleaning is best saved for your spring cleaning ritual, you might want to reconsider.  Seemingly minor spots and stains from holiday entertaining and kids being home for their extended break, can become permanent without proper cleaning and the fibers of your quality carpets and rugs can begin to break down and ... Read More

Kids and Online Safety

Texting, sharing photos and instant messaging is how kids socialize today. But many of them use these tools to threaten, gang up on and cyberbully other kids. According to new survey findings from the University of Phoenix: Three in four US adults (76%) are concerned for the online safety of children under the age of ... Read More

Craving Comfort?

Bread, pasta and potatoes, Oh My!  When the weather gets cold, I tend to go out of my way to incorporate these little nuggets of comfort into my daily eating habits, and my waistline tends to pay the price. I was beginning to wonder if my body was trying to prepare for some type of ... Read More

5 Things to Know Before You Go: Monster Jam

As you know from previous posts on our site and on our Facebook page, Monster Jam is in Birmingham this weekend and we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the event and the arena so we thought we would give you the top 5 things you need to know before you go! Monster Jam ... Read More

Partners in Kids Health: Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year when the flu virus spreads. Every year from October to May, millions of people across the United States come down with the flu. So how can you protect your family, and what should you do if your child gets sick? Delphene Noland is the manager of Infection Prevention and Control ... Read More

Review: Alabama Ballet’s The Nutcracker (with a 5-year-old!!)

After telling friends I was taking my five-year-old daughter to see Alabama Ballet’s The Nutcracker this season, I got some strange looks. “Isn’t she going to be bored?” “Will she be quiet/still enough?” I was a little nervous to find out, TBH. She was used to children’s theatre productions where there is narration and dialogue, ... Read More

Tips on Avoiding Holiday Hazards from Children’s of Alabama

The holidays are one of the most wonderful times of the year but they can create some dangers that we don’t usually encounter on the daily basis the rest of the year. Keep you and your family safe this season with these tips from Children’s of Alabama. Fire Hazards The National Child Protection Association and ... Read More

Don’t Forget the Stocking Stuffers!

Stocking stuffers can sneak up on you if you aren’t careful – trust me, I know. This happens to me more than I would like to admit. I think it runs in my family, actually. I remember one year when mine and my sisters stocking was full of fruit and a walnut. Seriously? MY Santa ... Read More

How to Prevent Home Fires During Christmas

It seems as if every year the holiday season begins earlier.  Along-side Halloween costumes in the stores are dancing Santa’s and reindeer. But in our mad dash to get our home decorated for the holidays and organize the gatherings, it’s easy to forget about the additional fire hazards that come with this time of year.  ... Read More

What You Need To Know About e-cigarettes

Starting August 2016, the FDA’s authority has been extended to include all items that meet the definition of a tobacco product; this includes hookahs, pipe tobacco, cigars, dissolvables, and, even e-cigarettes. What the new rules means is that e-cigarette companies will answer to the FDA concerning the components of the e-cigarette’s vapor, just like cigarette ... Read More