The Art of the Thank-You Note

by Kathie Martin In today’s world of typing, texting and tweeting, the written thank you note is being left behind, the remnant of an earlier—and perhaps more mannerly—time. Yet the seemingly old-fashioned art of carefully crafting a note of thanks in one’s own handwriting is the one thing that truly tells the recipient just how ... Read More

Meanwhile, at McWane…

By Country-Fried Mama Ten minutes into our most recent visit to The McWane Science Center, I realized I had never had the talk with my three-year-old. No, not the one about the birds and the bees. The one about men who try to give candy to children or strangers who invite little girls to come ... Read More

Tuesday's 52 New Things

Birmingham Bargain Mom had this great idea to blog about 52 new things you try in one year.  We got so excited and so she invited us along!  And then, we find out one of our readers Brandi is going to do it too and voila’…..a phenomenon has begun! We’ll be trying one new thing ... Read More

Throwing an Awesome National Championship Party (On the Cheap!)

Auburn fans, please look away now.  Bama fans (there’s only one of us here at Birminghammommy! And it’s ME!) – we’re getting ready to make history again and we all know that those of us who won’t be in Pasadena will be at home throwing the ultimate game party.  But there’s no need to break ... Read More

Order Trumps Chaos : The Web's Top Time Efficiency Sites

So you want to start the year off with some order amongst the chaos?  We’ve got the scoop on the best efficiency websites for planning your days.  After all, we want to be more efficient, not keep stirring the chaos, right? So get yourself organized (you know, if – like me- you’re not and want ... Read More

A New Year, A New…

We thought it’d be fun to round up some resolutions from local Birmingham moms.  We’d love to hear yours as well, so comment away! Devon, soon-to-be mom of 3 had this to say: If I had to make one for next year it would just be to stay sane through the transition from 2 to ... Read More

We Wish You a Very Happy 2010!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith Lovejoy Pierce We have had a wonderful 2009 – filled with excitement, joy and love.  We hope you’ve had the same and wish ... Read More

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful and cherished readers!  We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.  We’ll be taking some time off as well to do just that! We’ll be back Monday, December 28, 2009. – Angie, Jamie & Trish at ... Read More

Looking for Something a Bit Different than Ballet or Gymnastics?

There are some excellent resources in our city if you’re looking for something  a little different than ballet or tap classes.  Here are a few of our recommendations.  Please add your own in the comments – we’d love for you offer your own ideas to our readers! Samford University Preparatory Music Preschool Division The Merry ... Read More

Amanda's Attempt to Entertain Us This Month

by Amanda from The Mom Job Two weeks ago, Conner (my “4.5” year old, if you ask him) came home from preschool with one, bright green rubber band around his arm. It was the first thing he showed me when I picked him up, and it was the only thing he talked about all the ... Read More