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New Program Helps Patients Transition From Pediatric Care at Children’s of Alabama to Adult Care at UAB

A new collaboration between Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham is helping adolescent patients with chronic and complex childhood medical conditions transition to adult healthcare. The Staging Transition for Every Patient (STEP) Program opens Sept. 2, in the Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital. The two initiatives included in STEP are: individualized ... Read More

Easy Peasy Afternoon Snack Ideas

When the kids get home from school they are like ravenous wolves. Usually they just grab any unhealthy thing they can find but this year I decided to work a little harder for them and make sure they have a healthy, filling treat when they get home. Here are the recipes for some of our ... Read More

Organizing Tips for Back to School

The school year is going to look VERY different for Families, from one school district to another the only thing that seems to be the same, is that everything is different. Whether your school is in-person, hybrid, or virtual, it’s going to take some organizing to make sure everything runs smoothly. Here are some ideas ... Read More

Red Diamond® Coffee & Tea Releases Free Ticket Limited-Time Offer with Birmingham Zoo for Summer Enjoyment

Red Diamond® Coffee &; Tea has revealed details of its 2020 Zoo Promotion Coffee Can that provides customers with free child admissions to the now open Birmingham Zoo with the purchase of the unique can. The 34.5 oz. can, featuring a prominent giraffe and jaguar with a specially-marked label, includes two child admission tickets and ... Read More

How to Enjoy a Cycling Adventure With The Kids

Kids need at least 60 minutes of physical exercise every day for strong bones and muscles, high levels of self-esteem, and overall good health, according to a report by the CDC. Unfortunately, most kids have not been getting enough exercise over the past six months as a result of the lockdown in Birmingham. With school, sports and ... Read More

Vulcan Park and Museum Announces Access Program for Low Income Families

Vulcan Park and Museum announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. This program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits ... Read More

Fairytales and Frogs : The Royal March

Princes and Princesses! Lords and Ladies! Royals and Commoners alike! The Birmingham Zoo formally invites all fairytale characters, creatures, and yes, even some frogs, to attend our Royal March. Join us on Saturday, August 15, at 10:00am and 11:00am children (and adults) are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume for a magical morning ... Read More

Itty Bitty Magic City Reopens at McWane Science Center

Drumroll please…Itty Bitty Magic City, the amazing adventureland for preschoolers reopens August 5! The McWane team has worked hard to make this space as safe as it is fun for the little ones. They’ve gone all out, modifying the interactive exhibits , installing hand washing stations and more. To keep things super safe, each child ... Read More

Kind is Cool. Join the Challenge

It’s been a rough few months to say the least. None of us could have possibly been prepared for a global pandemic. If you’re feeling a lot like you’re living in the upside down, you’re not alone. We’re tired, we’re cranky, we’re confused and anxious about all of the information being thrown at us. It’s ... Read More

Digital Strain Disorder: How Much Time Should Your Kids Be Spending in Front of Screens this Summer?

4 Tips for Parents Setting Screen Time Limits for Kids During the Pandemic With a summer overshadowed by COVID-19, parents are taking a hard look at how to make the right decisions regarding their kids’ increased reliance on screens— which are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy during this socially-distanced time— while also finding ... Read More