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Tips on Protecting Your Family From the Zika Virus

Tips on Protecting Your Family From the Zika Virus
Warm weather and Summer means more outdoor time for kids and families. Unfortunately it also means more bug bites. With the Zika Virus making the news lately it’s important to have good information about the virus, how it spreads and how you can minimize your risk for bites. According to the Centers...
June 23rd, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Why Dads are Better than Moms (Sometimes)

Why Dads are Better than Moms (Sometimes)
Moms always get the kudos, but Dads are pretty amazing too! Here are a few ways that Dads rock this whole parenting gig: 1. They don’t care if clothes match. We’ve all seen our child head out looking homeless or in their pajamas while under daddy’s watch. We may cringe, but it’s...
June 18th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Cars, Heat and Kids. Look Before You Lock.

Cars, Heat and Kids. Look Before You Lock.
On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death. As the temperatures rise here in the deep south,...
June 10th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Working Mom’s Guide to Surviving Summer Break

Parenting with a PhD: Working Mom’s Guide to Surviving Summer Break
By Kristen Berthiaume: I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. While I’m looking forward to not checking the Keep-at- Home folder every night (or, let’s be honest, in carpool drop-off line some days…), I’m a working mom so my kids and I don’t exactly get a summer “break.”...
May 19th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

May Day! May Day!

May Day! May Day!
Raise your hand if you currently feel like a personal ATM, overbooked Chauffeur, and a stretched out rubber band on the verge of snapping at the mere thought of adding just one. more. activity. to your already booked May Agenda. The Month of May is hell. Between the wrapping up of extracurricular activities,...
May 4th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Pills or Candy, Can You Tell the Difference?

Pills or Candy, Can You Tell the Difference?
We saw a graphic a while back on a visit to Children’s Hospital. It showed the amazing resemblance there is between pills and some of your child’s favorite candy.  It’s truly amazing how similar some medicines are to the candy that your kids know and crave. Reports document a rising...
April 26th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Tis’ The Season.. For Local Farmer’s Markets!

Tis’ The Season.. For Local Farmer’s Markets!
We all love some fresh fruits and veggies, and Birmingham Area Farmer’s markets are heating up. If you’re looking for a market to enjoy this season, look no further! We’ve got a list of some of the most popular market in town.. Don’t forget, if you’re looking for a place to pick...
April 19th, 2016 | 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 14th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Keeping Kids Focused During the Spring Slump

Parenting with a PhD: Keeping Kids Focused During the Spring Slump
Do you and your kids have Summer Break-itis? It’s a common problem around this time of year: the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, pollen is coating your car and lungs. Here in Alabama, spring very quickly gives way to summer and temps will be in the triple digits before we know it! You’ve got...
April 6th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

April Fools’ Your Kid

April Fools’ Your Kid
In case you haven’t checked the calendar, today is April Fools’ Day. If you’re looking for a fun prank to play on your kids, here are a few ideas! Minty Oreos – Replace the cream from some Oreos with white toothpaste. Mine still talk about this 2 years later! No Suds Here –...
March 31st, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More