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BrickFair Alabama

Attention LEGO fans – BrickFair is coming to Birmingham, Alabama! BrickFair is the ultimate experience for LEGO fans! A family friendly and fun event – at BrickFair you’ll find tons of amazing custom creations made from millions of LEGO bricks, hands-on games and activities, vendors selling all sorts of unique LEGO related items, and much ... Read More

5 Things to Know Before You Go: Monster Jam

Monster Jam is rolling into Birmingham this weekend, if it’s your first show, you probably have a few questions about what to expect so we thought we would give you the top 5 things you need to know before you go! Monster Jam in LOUD! It’s great fun for the whole family, and all ages, ... Read More

Christmas Tree Recycling in Birmingham

It’s time to tree-cycle those Christmas Trees! Here’s a list of places around Birmingham that will take your trees. Recycle Your Christmas Trees in Birmingham Birmingham The Birmingham Zoo – Drop off natural trees free of ornaments, garland, etc. at the zoo’s picnic area until January 6. The trees will be turned into mulch and ... Read More

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New Year’s Eve for Families in Birmingham

If making it to Midnight on New Year’s Eve is getting harder and harder every year, why not celebrate early with some of these fun things happening around Birmingham, great for the whole family! New Year’s Eve for Families in Birmingham Noon Year’s Eve at McWane Science Center Tuesday, December 31st | 12pm – 5pm ... Read More

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Partners in Kids Health: Vitamins

Should your child take vitamins to stay healthy? There are many multivitamins marketed for kids, including fruit flavored gummy vitamins, but are they necessary? Children’s of Alabama Nutrition Director Jeanna Jackson said that because vitamins are stored in the body, eating a variety of different food groups is adequate. “The good news is generally most ... Read More

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Hot Chocolate Recipes

December 13th is National Cocoa Day… Celebrate with one of these yummy recipes! Nutella Hot Cocoa Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon of Nutella for ‘each cup’ of milk (whole milk tastes best) Whipped cream or Marshmallows Optional: Sprinkle of Cinnamon’ Directions: 1. Heat milk in sauce pan or microwave. When hot—stir/whisk in the Nutella until all is ... Read More

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Gift Ideas That Don’t Take Up Space

I have 3 kids. Those 3 kids alone with all of their running around take up a lot of space in my house. Now add in their necessities like, clothing, shoes, back packs, school papers and projects and I’m at capacity. THEN add in holidays, like Christmas and Birthdays where loving grandparents smother them with ... Read More

Elf on the Shelf for those who don’t like Elf on the Shelf

By: Kristen Berthiaume I am not a big fan of Elf-on-the-Shelf (although I do kind of enjoy this and this). The central premise of the book – that Elf-on-the-Shelf will tell Santa if kids misbehave – bothers me for a few reasons. First, the Elf himself often misbehaves (Flour snow angels are kind of a ... Read More

Best Birmingham Neighborhoods for Christmas Lights

There are some amazing light displays around Birmingham, we decided to compile them all into one place for you to enjoy! If you know of some we can add, please let us know! Alabaster 210 Ironwood Cir 322 Tradewinds Cir 100, 127, 235  Forest Pkwy 1151 Caribbean Cir 114 Chestnut Dr Birmingham 2170 Cheshire Dr, ... Read More

Holiday Travel Ideas for 2019

There are a lot of really fun things going in Birmingham and Beyond! We’re giving you a rundown on some fun things happening, in case you’re looking to get out of town, take a little road trip or planning a vacation with some of the time off we have coming up! The Park at Owa ... Read More