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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

Tips for Avoiding Back to School Germs

As Covid-19 continues to spread, many parents are wrestling with the decision of sending their kids back to school for in-person instruction or choosing the virtual option that most school systems are offering on some level. In addition to worrying about what germs they might pick up this year, we now have to be more ... Read More

How Hot Is Too Hot For Outdoor Play

Summer is officially upon us and the temps are rising.  Most kids just don’t care how hot, cold or rainy it is outside and after a few days stuck inside with them fighting and bickering, you probably won’t care either. In fact, you might even pull a trick that my Mom used to pull on ... Read More

Birmingham Zoo to Reduce Daily Operating Hours

The Birmingham Zoo will be reducing daily operating hours from seven days a week to five days a week. Beginning July 13, the Zoo will close on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice. Guests and Members can visit the Zoo from Wednesday through Sunday during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Zoo ... Read More

Fireworks Safety from Children’s of Alabama

We all love fireworks, kids and adults a like, and they’re certainly synonymous with the 4th of July holiday. With some communities across the country canceling their professional displays this year because of social distancing concerns, there could be an increase in the personal use of fireworks, along with a potential for increased injuries. The ... Read More

Bham Strong: New Birmingham Murals That Will Inspire You

Artists along with many local businesses are making the most of the boarded up storefronts in downtown Birmingham, and the results are nothing short of powerful and inspiring. You can find all of these on the block around the Alabama Theatre/McWane Science Center/Pizitz Food Hall.               If you find ... Read More