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5th Annual Moms Rock Nominations!

5th Annual Moms Rock Nominations!
Nominations are officially open for our Moms Rock 2015 presented by: Monogram Maternity at St. Vincent’s Health System and Royal Cup. Do you know a mom who manages to make “mommy” look like a verb?  We’re not looking for the “perfect” moms, we’re looking for the ones who love their families...
August 27th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Creative Questions to Get Your Kids Talking

Creative Questions to Get Your Kids Talking
I know, after reading the title of this post, you must be thinking… “My kids don’t have a bit of trouble talking…” But, with all of their talking,  how much do you really know about their day? Without fail, I pick my kids up from school and the words just tumble out of...
August 26th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Creative Ways to Limit Computer, TV, and Video Game Time

Creative Ways to Limit Computer, TV, and Video Game Time
It is amazing that toddlers can operate iPhones, iPads, tablets, and laptops as well as most adults. When it comes to technology, kids are adapting at younger and younger ages.  As kids get older, they may start playing video games. Minecraft, Wii, XBox… there are so many options available. Kids...
August 18th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Tips for a Smooth Back to School Transition

Tips for a Smooth Back to School Transition
Time for the school bell to ring! Here are a few tips for making it a smooth transition: 1. Start going to bed on time and getting up at school time NOW. Get your kids used to the new rhythm that will be expected of them. 2. Designate a spot (night stand maybe?) for their clothes for the following day....
August 3rd, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Brave

Parenting with a PhD: Brave
By Kristen Berthiaume: Little kids learn from an early age how to interpret the word “brave” – it means trying something (a big slide, swimming  in the deep end, broccoli) even if they’re afraid to do it. We think of “brave” people as those who risk their lives fighting fires, going to war,...
July 29th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Health Tips for the Summer Heat

Health Tips for the Summer Heat
The peak of summer is nearly here. According to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the hottest summer temperatures for the Birmingham area tend to occur from July 26-31, On average, heat-related illnesses cause more than 600 deaths every year and from...
July 20th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Five Ways to Help Your Child Unwind and Recharge this Summer

Five Ways to Help Your Child Unwind and Recharge this Summer
By: Michele Kambolis With school doors closed for summer, parents are left wondering just how to make the most of this precious time. While some pack in sports camps and even summer tutoring, others question whether there should be any plan at all. You’ll easily find experts on both sides of the debate....
July 16th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Talking To Kids About Same-Sex Marriage

Parenting with a PhD: Talking To Kids About Same-Sex Marriage
By Kristen Berthiaume: So, you probably couldn’t help but notice that SCOTUS handed down a pretty big deal decision recently. I’m talking, of course, about the ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states. Your kids probably couldn’t help but notice, too – they may well be...
July 8th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Helping Your Kids Go “Inside Out”

Parenting with a PhD: Helping Your Kids Go “Inside Out”
By Kristen Berthiaume: First of all, if you haven’t yet seen Pixar’s “Inside Out” with your kids – GO! NOW! It’s fantastic. Take tissues, though – it’s a tearjerker for parents. “Inside Out” is the story of an 11-year-old girl, Riley, who goes through some big life changes. Consequently,...
June 25th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Boosting Your Child’s Creative Side

Boosting Your Child’s Creative Side
Activities such as coloring, drawing and painting are part of most children’s lives.  Exploring visual arts is an enjoyable activity for kids, and has proven brain-boosting benefits.   In fact, making art is the perfect example of learning through play. “Creating art can play a crucial role in...
June 20th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More