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Summer Camp Spotlight: Blockout Volleyball Academy

This week our Summer Camp Spotlight is one that is near and dear to the BirminghamMommy heart. My girls have loved and have been playing volleyball since the day they aged into a program that would take them. They have continued to improve and I even have one playing for her middle school team. But ... Read More

Budweiser Clydesdales Birmingham Meet and Greet

The beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales are making a stop in Birmingham this week! First introduced in 1933, after the repeal of Prohibition, the Clydesdales have served as living symbols of not just Budweiser, but also the unconquerable American spirit. Famous worldwide for their appearances in parades, television broadcasts, and even Presidential inaugurations, they’re now set to ... Read More

Fun (non candy) Easter Basket Stuffers

Let’s be honest… We all know what happens to the candy that comes with every holiday… Mom walks by basket, Mom picks up snack size Snickers,”it’s just one Snickers” she thinks, “AND it’s snack size, it barely even counts as calories…” Mom leaves room walking past basket and picks up another little piece of chocolate, ... Read More

Farm Day at the Birmingham Zoo

Join us on Saturday, April 20 for our annual Farm Day at the Birmingham Zoo! The Junior League of Birmingham Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo and Alabama Wilds will be host to activities and vendors from 10-2. Tractors, sheep shearing, weaving, and horseshoe-making demonstrations are just a few of the activities you’ll find around the Alabama Barn. ... Read More

Partners in Kids Health: Springtime Allergies

Springtime brings warmer temperatures and flowers in bloom, but also brings dreaded allergy symptoms like itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing. Dr. Amy CaJacob is an allergist at Children’s of Alabama. She says spring allergies are due to tree pollen. Tree pollen is carried by the wind, so the allergens are in the air ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun April 12th-14th

  Leeds Downtown Carnival Bring your kids to downtown historic Leeds across from Lehigh and Windstream to enjoy carnival festivities Wednesday through Sunday, April 10-14, 2019. There is no admission to attend. You may purchase armbands good for unlimited rides. Friday 5p-10p Saturday Session #1: 1p-5p | Session #2: 6p-10p (new wristband required for each ... Read More

It’s Hip, It’s Easy, It’s Green! Composting 101

The United States is the #1 trash-producing country in the world, producing about 40% of the entire world’s garbage. Every year the average American throws out about 1,600 pounds of organic waste. This organic garbage is the number one least recycled material in the U.S. Composting this extra waste would lead to a significant reduction ... Read More

Crafty Composting, with Kids!

Composting doesn’t have to be intimidating or difficult. Here’s an easy do it yourself composting bin you can make with your kids! It’s so cute and compact you can keep on your deck or back porch. What You’ll Need: Large Storage Bin with lid (approx 18 gallon) Brightly Colored Craft Paints Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray ... Read More

Earth Month Tips: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This week, we’re focusing on the Three Rs: Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. It can be tempting to feel good about purchases we make as long as the items or their packaging can be recycled. But, while 80% of what we get rid of could be recycled, our actual recycling rate is closer to 30%. Sometimes ... Read More

Homeschool Mommy: Cutting Curriculum

It’s time to discuss another reason why homeschooling might be easier than you think! My goal is always to encourage those who are interested in homeschooling. And I hope that so far, I have been successful. One reason I hear a lot of families being hesitant to try homeschooling is the cost. And they’re right, ... Read More