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Go Green! (& Cheap too!)

Expensive, harmful, chemical cleaners are just not necessary… although I think the folks at Lysol and Windex would poop their pants if they knew the secret was out! You can clean most of your house with plain old super-cheap white vinegar. It cleans windows, vinyl, tile floors, wood floors, counters… the list goes on and ... Read More

Thomas and Friends at Toys-R-Us

Join Thomas and friends for a playdate at Toys-R-Us June 28th from 11-1 pm. The day will feature storytime every half hour, a free pack of trading cards (we’re guessing first come, first serve) and a train table for play! So, for luring you and your kids into the store, we’re sure you won’t leave ... Read More

We all scream for ice cream!!

It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s summer. A great after dinner idea is to treat the family to ice cream! Bruster’s gives free baby cones to children under 40″ and free ‘doggie sundaes’ to your furry friend, so bring the entire family. The one on Crosshaven even has a very small play area to keep the ... Read More

Escape the heat!

The temperature is already heading up. The humidity is stifling. Need air conditioning, need it now? We have options people! What’s kid-friendly, air-conditioned and only a few minutes away? The library. I know, it may not be the most exciting place, but it’s a change of scenery, a cheap option (what’s cheaper than free?) and ... Read More

Camps, Camps & More Camps

It’s summertime and what to do? Well, if you haven’t already grabbed a spot in a summer camp, it may not be too late. Check out these locations for some great fun away from home (click the links for more information)! Children’s Dance FoundationCamps include: Beyond the Costume Box (entering kindergarten), Creative Arts Full Day ... Read More

Birmingham Birthday Clubs!

We’re working on a list of participating locations in the Birmingham area that offer birthday surprises for you or the kiddo! Don’t forget – you have to sign up with most of these well in advance to receive your birthday surprise on time! Coldstone Creamery Birthday Club – Enjoy a free creation on your birthdayRuby ... Read More

Get outside already!

School’s out, the days are long…bored yet? We have some wonderful outings that aren’t far from home but will feel like they’re miles away. First up, Oak Mountain State Park (OMSP). Located in Pelham, OMSP is a quick trip for most of us and full of fun for almost anyone. There are numerous hiking trails ... Read More

Kangaroo Kountry at the Zoo!

The Land Down Under isn’t as far away as you might think, thanks to the new exhibit at the Birmingham Zoo. Kangaroo Kountry is located just past the Lorikeet Aviary before getting to the alligator swamp. This new exhibit is a fresh take on displaying our zoo animals. You are able to get an up ... Read More

Restaurant Review: Zoe's Kitchen

It’s not easy to dine with those who still prefer their hands to utensils. Worse yet, taking them to eat in public. Sometimes we get a “freebie”, a trip in which your child decides to act like the angel you tout them to be. But most of the time, they decide to visit everyone else ... Read More

Product Review: gogo Kidz Travelmate

gogo Kidz Travelmate, $89.00 This travelmate will make you the talk of the airport and eliminate your need for a conventional stroller. Every time I have traveled with it, people have stopped me to ask where I got it. It allows you to turn your car seat into a stroller. This is especially helpful when ... Read More