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Is Your Child Ready for Sleep Away Camp?

Is Your Child Ready for Sleep Away Camp?
Summer is just around the corner and if you’re already having second thoughts about having registered your child for their first sleep away camp, that’s completely understandable.  Or maybe you’re on the fence about signing them up because you’re just not sure if they’re ready yet. ...
April 20th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Review: Day out with Thomas

Review: Day out with Thomas
By Kristen Berthiaume: If you’re considering a Day out with Thomas this weekend, here’s why you should go ahead and get those tickets! On Sunday, my husband and I took our three kids, ages 8, 5, and almost 2 to Day Out with Thomas at the  Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera. If you’ve...
April 15th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Save Green by Going Green

Save Green by Going Green
In the spirit of Earth Month we thought we would throw out some ideas on how you could actually save some green by going green! We all love an incentive to save money! 1. Host a toy swap!  This is a great way to illustrate to children how to reuse something.  Let the kids choose some toys they aren’t...
April 10th, 2015 | featured, to green, to live | Read More

Cahaba River Walk, Mountain Brook

Cahaba River Walk, Mountain Brook
The much-anticipated Cahaba River Walk, off Overton Road and River Run Road is set to open to the public this Friday, April 10th. Formerly, Cahaba River Park, the improvements to the area have been in the works for a couple of years. The short walking trail runs right along the river with stone steps...
April 8th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Behaving Like a Kid Has Its Perks

Behaving Like a Kid Has Its Perks
When was the last time you ran as fast as you could with a smile on your face and the breeze in your hair?  When was the last time you twirled in the grass until the world around you spun in a dizzying array of green and blue? The weight of the world is on your shoulders every single day, so why not...
March 30th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Surprising Beauty Uses for Tea

Surprising Beauty Uses for Tea
By: Hannah Taylor I’m not much of a tea drinker. My family though, buys them like there’s no tomorrow. I get them as gifts all year round so there’s never any shortage of tea in my household. I know some practical uses for tea – it reduces under-eye puffiness; you could make potpourri,...
March 27th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: What Parents Need to Know about “Cutting”

Parenting with a PhD: What Parents Need to Know about “Cutting”
If you haven’t heard the term “cutting” out of your child’s mouth, count yourself lucky (or buckle up because it may be coming). Increasingly, I’m hearing this term from kids in my practice commenting on a disturbing trend at their schools, which we’ll call “cutting culture:” kids showing...
March 24th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Survival mode: the traveling spouse

Survival mode: the traveling spouse
Times have changed and both parents don’t always come home at 4pm everyday.  For a lot of today’s families, one parent boards a plane while the other stays home and holds the fort down.   It is hard on everyone involved, and it takes a lot to keep from feeling sorry for yourself.  It...
March 18th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Let’s Get That Garden Started: 5 Things you can do right now

Let’s Get That Garden Started: 5 Things you can do right now
by Holly Syx Growning your own garden is a great way to save money on fruits & veggies.  It’s also quite rewarding to be able to feed your family with the fruits of your labor. Ok, so I know it’s been pretty chilly outside and gardening may be the furthest thing from your mind.  But believe...
March 13th, 2015 | columns & features, featured | Read More

Reading Rocks!

Reading Rocks!
Today is Read Across America Day! The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Ever...
March 2nd, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More