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Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Movie Night

By Erika Olson, Redbox: http://blog.redbox.com/ Memories are made in the summertime! At least that’s how it’s always been in my family. Everyone has more free time, is a little more relaxed, and is in a better mood when it’s beautiful outside. That’s why I’m going to try to convince you to do everything you can ... Read More

Consigning Made Easy – Tips and Tricks to make the most on your items

No matter which season it is, it seems like Consignment Sales always sneak up on me! If you’ve been considering selling but don’t know where to start, keep these tips in mind. First of all, breathe. Getting started is the hardest part. Once you get your system started, you’ll be Rockin’ and Rollin’ like a ... Read More

Organizing Tips for Back to School

Start this school year off on the right foot with these Back-To-School organizing tips. Getting ahead of the rush of papers, homework, practice schedules and faster paced days that come with the start of school will help ease the stress and keep you more put together than you might feel on most days! Set up ... Read More

Children’s of Alabama announces Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)

PIRC is a confidential phone response center that links adult callers to mental health resources for children and teens. When a child or teen needs mental health resources , families and caregivers often want assistance determining the appropriate level of care. Children’s of Alabama and the Anne B. LaRussa Foundation of Hope have established the ... Read More

How Hot is Too Hot?

The temps are rising, you’re melting, and your iphone is giving you that scary “over heated” exclamation point. But have you tried telling your kids it’s too hot to play outside? I don’t know about you, but that just doesn’t fly with my kids. Most kids just don’t care how hot, cold or rainy it ... Read More

Pay Your Age Day at Build a Bear Workshops!

It’s the first-ever Pay Your Age Day at Build-A-Bear Workshop! On July 12, you can pay your age for any furry friend in the Workshop!* It’s easy – how old you are is how much your furry friend costs. It’s their biggest in-store deal EVER – and it’s a special offer for Bonus Club members. ... Read More

Red Mountain Park Opens Sensory Friendly Trail

The Butler Snow Sensory Friendly Trail at Red Mountain Park is now open! Funds for this trail were generously contributed by Butler Snow Foundation. This sensory trail is designed for children and adults with developmental differences who have a curiosity for our natural world. The trail was also designed with people who have low vision and/or ... Read More

SECURE Study with UAB

The Child and Adolescent Health Lab at UAB is conducting a research study to keep children safe in cars. Participants will: -Complete surveys -Install a car booster-seat -Take a short drive in a state-of-the-art driving simulator -Learn the best ways to keep your child safe in a vehicle Participants and their children will be compensated ... Read More

5 common summer illnesses in kids

Summer is here, and that means more time in the great outdoors. It also means exposure to some different illnesses. Here are some fairly common ones your kids might pick up this summer and what you can do to help (via CDC). As with any illness, if symptoms persist or become severe, be sure to ... Read More

Summer Naptimes: Staying on Track

Summertime is exciting. We get to go on adventures, barbecue, swim, and eat popsicles. It’s easy to get off schedule in the summer and while that is part of what makes it such an exciting season, it can also lead to exhausted children. If you happen to notice that your children are a little out ... Read More