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We Didn’t Start the Fire: Christmas Safety Tips

We Didn’t Start the Fire: Christmas Safety Tips
Gone are the days of lighting real candles for your Christmas Tree (Right? Surely with kids in the house that’s not an option.) The Holidays can come with lots of extra hazards you may or may not be aware of… Here’s a little run down of some things to be cautious about this season. Real...
December 15th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Gift idea: Want, Need, Wear, Read

Gift idea: Want, Need, Wear, Read
The holidays shouldn’t be stressful, but it is for a lot of people. What to buy… the cost of it all… meeting expectations… It can be daunting, especially when your kids come to you with a list of 20 or more toys they want. We want to teach our kids to be grateful, yet we want...
December 11th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Don’t Forget the Stocking Stuffers!

Don’t Forget the Stocking Stuffers!
Stocking stuffers can sneak up on you if you aren’t careful – trust me, I know. This happens to me more than I would like to admit. I think it runs in my family, actually. I remember one year when mine and my sisters stocking was full of fruit and a walnut. Seriously? MY Santa would have...
December 9th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Holiday Traditions in Birmingham

Holiday Traditions in Birmingham
Everyone loves a good Holiday tradition. Whether it’s your Great Grandmother’s Pecan Pie or a drive through some of your favorite and highly decorated neighborhoods on Christmas Eve, there are lots of things you can choose to do in Birmingham to make some great memories with your family....
December 3rd, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Are You a Holiday Traditionalist?

Are You a Holiday Traditionalist?
I confess. I am a Holiday Traditionalist. I like to savor each of my holidays as they arrive. I’m not opposed to celebrating, decorating or getting ready for a holiday a month in advance, as long as it doesn’t trample all over another holiday in the process. See: Thanksgiving/Christmas. I’m...
November 21st, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

5 Lessons Learned During My Healthy Pregnancy

5 Lessons Learned During My Healthy Pregnancy
By: Erin Holtz After going through a normal and healthy pregnancy I can now look back and be thankful for all the things I did to maintain a normal, fit, and healthy lifestyle during my pregnancy. Here are 5 lessons I learned that I would like to share with all pregnant women. 1. Stay active and strong… Going...
November 18th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Why It’s Ok To Hurry

Why It’s Ok To Hurry
I read an article once that talked about a Mom who would no longer use the overused words “Hurry Up” when talking to her daughter. When I first read the article I thought it sounded great. There have been numerous occasions in my 9 year career as a Mom that I thought about and discussed with...
November 10th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Teaching Empathy in 5 Easy Steps

Parenting with a PhD: Teaching Empathy in 5 Easy Steps
(O.K. – it’s not really that easy but you wouldn’t be reading this if I told you it’s a long process…). Increasingly, social science research finds that empathy is one of the most critical skills we need to function successfully in the world. Empathy is defined as the ability to share...
November 4th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Making Halloween Less Scary

Making Halloween Less Scary
As Halloween approaches many families are amping up the scary in their households with decorations, parties and maybe even some scary movies. But what might be fun-scary for adults and older children, can be quite frightening for the little ones. Consider arming them with some “Monster Spray,”...
October 30th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Daylight Savings Time: Reset Your Baby’s Clock

Daylight Savings Time: Reset Your Baby’s Clock
We’ll soon be turning back the clocks as Daylight Savings Time is quickly coming to an end, leading many moms to wonder how the time change will affect their baby, especially when it comes to little one’s sleeping patterns. “How will my baby adjust to the time change?” and “Will that...
October 23rd, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More