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Keep Teeth Free of Sugar Bugs This Halloween.

Keep Teeth Free of Sugar Bugs This Halloween.
Candy, Candy and more Candy. While dressing up is part of the fun, we all know that the ultimate goal of Halloween is to collect as much candy as humanly possible. While kids wait all year for this holiday of endless sugar, it can often be a nightmare for parents concerned about what the excessive amount...
October 28th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Birmingham Events Calendar October 27th – November 3rd

Birmingham Events Calendar October 27th – November 3rd
Only a few more days until Halloween! Lots of fun to be had this week and lots of opportunities to score some free candy! Take advantage of this beautiful weather and hit some of the festivals we have listed here or on our big Fall Happenings list, here. Make sure to check with your local Library, many...
October 27th, 2013 | featured, to do | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Social Skills

Parenting with a PhD: Social Skills
By Kristen Berthiaume: Dear Parenting with a Ph.D. I have a 10-year-old sweet daughter who has been experiencing difficulties with girls since kindergarten. We live in a neighborhood with four other girls her age and for the longest time she has been left out by the group. No one is outwardly “mean”...
October 24th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Halloween. It’s Not Just For the Kids!

Halloween. It’s Not Just For the Kids!
Halloween isn’t just for the kids! Mark your calendars now for these fun events happening for you Moms and Dads! Magic City Zombie Fest Classic “Night of the Living Dead” with a spooktacular party on McWane Science Center’s plaza – the first annual Magic City Zombie Fest. Get...
October 23rd, 2013 | featured, to do | Read More

Tips for Dealing with a Bully

Tips for Dealing with a Bully
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and as we know all too well these days, bullying can happen any time, any where and to anyone, from the youngest children in day care (or even at home) and beyond. The following tips will help parents find ways to detect, prevent and deal with the bullying...
October 21st, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Birmingham Events Calendar: October 20th – October 27th

Birmingham Events Calendar: October 20th – October 27th
Lots of Spooky Halloween fun happening around Birmingham this week. Storytimes, crafts and pumpkin carvings. If you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors, check out Vulcan AfterTunes next Sunday for a little music and fun family time. For a full rundown of Festivals and Pumpkin Patches, make sure to...
October 20th, 2013 | featured, to do | Read More

Easy Ideas for a Halloween Playdate

Easy Ideas for a Halloween Playdate
It’s close to Halloween and if you’re planning a party or playdate for the big spooky day, give some of these ideas a try. They’re great for kids and they will love getting involved. No Cook Pumpkin Playdoh – This makes a great little take home gift for your guests. Ingredients: 1...
October 18th, 2013 | featured, to craft, to eat, to make | Read More

The Etiquette of Trick or Treating

The Etiquette of Trick or Treating
Courtesy, The Etiquette School of Birmingham The costume is ready. The pumpkin is carved. A bowl of yummy treats is ready for those eager little goblins. But is there something you’ve forgotten? How about brushing up on – and coaching your family on – the basic etiquette of trick or treating. Here...
October 17th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

How Old is Too Old for Trick or Treating?

How Old is Too Old for Trick or Treating?
Free candy is pretty hard to resist, no matter how old you are. So when it comes to Halloween and Trick or Treating how old is too old to be going door to door looking for a hand out? At 13 I knew I was too old but was too blinded by the promise of free candy to care. At 16 I drove my sister (4 years,...
October 14th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Birmingham Events Calendar: October 13th – October 20th

Birmingham Events Calendar: October 13th – October 20th
The beautiful weather continues as we start another week and we’ve got a calendar full of fun things happening in Birmingham. Start the week with a Scavenger Hunt at Ruffner Mountain or take advantage of the great weather and hit up Boo at the Zoo. Check out a free yoga class, a spooky storytime...
October 13th, 2013 | featured, to do | Read More