Halloween Dinner Recipe

Halloween is such a busy night and coming up with a healthy and quick dinner can be a challenge. One of our family favorites is stuffed bell peppers. They are delicious and take less than 20 minutes to prepare. Cutting little jack-o-lantern faces into the peppers make them festive and fun for the kids and ... Read More

Fall Fun with Apples!

We talk a lot about picking fresh fruits and veggies during the summer but did you know that you can pick apples, not too far from Birmingham! This is one of our favorite fall activities. This kids love to go and pick from the trees and I love the recipes and canning that I get ... Read More

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Buying pumpkins is a staple fall tradition and can be one of the most fun activities to share with kids. Creativity is allowed to go wild and I am always amazed at what people do when decorating their Halloween pumpkins. My kids and I usually try to attempt a new and exciting pumpkin carving every ... Read More

Craft: Leaf Sun Catcher

Don’t you just love the colors of fall? We love watching the colors change as we get further into the season. We start mapping out our drive to go looking at the pretty trees. Here’s a fun craft you can do while taking advantage of those Fun Fall Colors! What you need: -Scissors -Contact Paper ... Read More

Recipe: Caramel Popcorn

Something about this time of year just makes us crave caramel popcorn. Maybe it’s the pumpkin patches and the fall festivals and their funnel cakes and candied applies.. Well now you don’t have to venture out for this fall favorite, you can try this easy recipe at home (all year long,)  and my kids loved ... Read More

Random Rocks of Kindness

Have you noticed beautifully painted rocks in random places this summer? You’re not the only one! It is becoming a very popular hobby to paint rocks and even add encouraging sayings and hide them in parks, outside of stores, or restaurants in hopes of brightening the finder’s day. Once you find a rock, you can ... Read More

Craft: Make Your Own Garden Markers

Trowels, dirt and watering cans are usually pretty irresistible to kindergarteners, but let’s not overlook their learning benefits as well: digging strengthens children’s hands and wrists for the small motor tasks that they need to do in school. And while we’re talking about those small motor activities, here’s a great chance to do a little ... Read More

Recipe: Loaded Queso Dip

We pulled this yummy recipe together over the 4th of July and it was hit! We’ll be adding to our rotation for football season, give it a try! What You’ll Need: 1lb pork sausage (or regular) 1 cup of your favorite beer 32oz. Velveeta, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese ... Read More

Craft: 4th of July Fireworks

As we’ve been marking through activities on the summer fun list, we thought now was as good a time as any to do some painting, and since the 4th of July is just a few days away, we got all Patriotic with this activity, painting up some Fireworks. This is a fun little craft and ... Read More

Homemade 2 Ingredient Popsicles

The kid reporters took over the BirminghamMommy test kitchen to experiment with some popsicle flavors, here’s what they came up with. Root Beer/Coke Float Popsicles Ingredients: 12-14 ounces Root Beer/Coke 1 1/4 cup Vanilla Bean ice cream, softened Instructions: Pour a small amount of the Root Beer or Coke into each popsicle mold (about 3/4 ... Read More