Book Review: The New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

There are about several thousand parenting books out there to read. I try to read one every now and then, usually focusing on discipline and character. This book took me a little by suprise… it’s not your typical child-centered approach. The author feels that we need to go back to a more traditional way of ... Read More

Philanthropic Opportunities in the Birmingham Area

**This post appeared the week before Thanksgiving, but we thought it to be so important that it should re-post again!** The Birmingham area is booming with opportunities to serve your fellow man in one way, or another, this holiday season. No matter how busy you are, or how much time or effort you want to ... Read More

Breakfast with Santa at the Birmingham Zoo

Make your reservations early for this popular holiday event. Breakfast with Santa takes place in our Kudzoo Cafe and features a sumptuous breakfast followed by a visit from Ole Saint Nick himself with all of the children receiving a special treat. Call 205.879.0409 to make your reservations today! December 13th and 20th 11 am (all ... Read More

Friday Fireworks at the Summit!

Enjoy fireworks every Friday night at 7pm through December 19th at the Summit. Participating stores offer specials from the end of the show until closing. Gather next to Sephora for a great view. There is music and even a Santa making appearances for photos! ... Read More

Polar Express Pajama Party at McWane!

Celebrate the holidays again this year at McWane Science Center’s Annual Polar Express Pajama Parties, a magical holiday tradition for the entire family. Enjoy The Polar Express movie in the IMAX® Dome Theater and the Magic of Model Trains exhibit in the museum. Then, join the party while treating yourself to hot-chocolate, warm cookies and ... Read More

Breakfast with Santa at the Village Tavern

Join Santa at the Village Tavern for breakfast, crafts, photos with Santa and more. Tickets $15 – benefitting The Bell Center. Children under age 2 are free. Call 967-0111 for tickets. ... Read More

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Presented by the Birmingham Children's Theatre

This year, mark your calendars for The Birmingham Children’s Theatre production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Sure to please the whole family, this year’s production will be at the BJCC on December 6th from 2-3 pm. Tickets $8 for children, $10 for adults. For more information, CLICK HERE! ... Read More

Birmingham Children's Theatre Presents Dear Santa

The Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents Dear Santa as part of their Wee Folks Series on December 6th at the BJCC. Dear Santa is a holiday delight for the whole family featuring many of your favorite Christmas personalities! A definite crowd-pleaser! For ages 2-6December 6th 10 amBJCCTickets $8 for children/ $10 adultsFor more information, CLICK HERE ... Read More

Holiday Celebration at McWane

As a gift to all members and donors this Holiday season, McWane Science Center is inviting you and your family to a Holiday Celebration. Bring your camera and meet Santa Decorate your own holiday cookie (while supplies last) Make your own holiday craft (while supplies last) Check out the new Magic of Model Train Exhibit ... Read More

Reminder: Polar Express

At our house, The Polar Express is a holiday favorite. We read the book and watch the movie in December to prepare for the holidays. Now we can ride the train too! Wear your pj’s to the train ride and be prepared for a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus and the elves, a reading ... Read More