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What Drowning Really Looks LIke

What Drowning Really Looks LIke
As we transition from school to summer, we begin to plan for fun times with the kids. Swimming typically tops the list, but with swimming comes the threat of drowning.  Drowning is the #2 cause of accidental death for kids 15 and under. What’s more disturbing is that around 50% of those drowning will...
May 21st, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Preventing the Summer Slide

Preventing the Summer Slide
Summer is coming and while it’s great to have a little break from full days of scheduled learning, preventing the Summer Slide is something all parents need to think about. The education slide is well-documented by numerous studies, which were synthesized in the 1990s by Harris Cooper, then a professor...
May 18th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Talking about Teen Depression is Depressing

Talking about Teen Depression is Depressing
By: Drew Read, COO Paul Anderson Youth We all feel sad, down, blue or discouraged at times.  That’s pretty normal.  Sadness, disappointment, and pessimism are natural reactions to the hassles of life.  I regularly feel a bit blue during football season as I watch my beloved Oakland Raiders lose...
May 8th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Carmike Cinemas Launches “Summer Kid’s Nights” Movie Series

Carmike Cinemas Launches “Summer Kid’s Nights” Movie Series
We are excited to announce that Carmike Cinemas is launching a new program this summer in conjunction with their Summer Kid’s Series! It will be called “Summer Kid’s Nights” and each Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 pm at all three locations running the Summer Kids Series, Carmike will have...
May 1st, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: What To Do When Your Kids Are Embarrasing

Parenting with a PhD: What To Do When Your Kids Are Embarrasing
By Kristen Berthiaume: Kids are embarrassing. Just, really. Whether it’s their atrocious behavior at a restaurant or a loudly asked question about someone’s appearance, decorum is not a high priority for little ones. Most of this behavior is entirely innocent: they’re just having fun and not trying...
April 30th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

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