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5 Tips for Spring Home Buyers

It might still technically be winter, but when it comes to the housing market, Spring is here! Spring has historically been the busiest buying season, but as competition for homes heats up across the country, January and February have become the new April. Inventory is low and there is an increase in the number of ... Read More

Time Saving Cleaning Hacks for Moms

So much to clean, so little time! Especially when you’re a busy parent. If you’re not running kids around to all of their activities, they’re probably home messing up faster than you can clean up. With rooms, appliances, and furniture, around-the-home cleaning can be overwhelming. Stanley Steemer is here to show you how some cleaning ... Read More

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World Read Aloud Day: 20 Read Aloud Books Your Family Will Love

For 11 years, World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read aloud! The global effort is now celebrated in over 173 countries and counting! Here are 20 books, perfect for reading aloud to the whole family! The Paperboy ... Read More

Tips on Protecting Your Home This Winter

As temperatures continue to drop and frost visits your home each morning, feeling more like January, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your home from the colder weather. Most of you have probably heard and are familiar with the tips we hear about on the news- leaving the water dripping, opening the cabinet doors ... Read More

Cold or Flu? How to know the difference

The winter months are cold and flu season… sore throats and coughs are common in kiddos, maybe even a fever. So, as parents, how can we tell the difference when both the cold and flu present similar symptoms? According to Children’s of Alabama, the flu hits a lot harder than a cold does, and a ... Read More

5 Things to Know Before You Go: Monster Jam

Monster Jam is rolling into Birmingham this weekend, if it’s your first show, you probably have a few questions about what to expect so we thought we would give you the top 5 things you need to know before you go! Monster Jam in LOUD! It’s great fun for the whole family, and all ages, ... Read More

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Partners in Kids Health: Vitamins

Should your child take vitamins to stay healthy? There are many multivitamins marketed for kids, including fruit flavored gummy vitamins, but are they necessary? Children’s of Alabama Nutrition Director Jeanna Jackson said that because vitamins are stored in the body, eating a variety of different food groups is adequate. “The good news is generally most ... Read More

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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