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What Dad’s REALLY Want for Father’s Day!

What Dad’s REALLY Want for Father’s Day!
By Daniel Evans: It took 58 years and two World Wars before Father’s Day would join the ranks of Mother’s Day as in officially recognized national holiday.  In the early 1900s, a florist remarked that, concerning the absence of an official Father’s Day holiday, “…fathers haven’t the same...
June 11th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Summer Naptimes: Staying on Track

Summer Naptimes: Staying on Track
Summertime is exciting. We get to go on adventures, barbecue, swim, and eat popsicles. It’s easy to get off schedule in the summer and while that is part of what makes it such an exciting season, it can also lead to exhausted children. If you happen to notice that your children are a little out...
June 10th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Birmingham Events Calendar: June 8th – June 15th

Birmingham Events Calendar: June 8th – June 15th
It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored! The libraries continue to be a hot spot for summer activities, if we haven’t listed your library here, check with them specifically to see what special events they have planned. So much fun, so little space here on the calendar. Don’t forget to...
June 8th, 2014 | featured, to do | Read More

52 New Things 2014. Week 22

52 New Things 2014. Week 22
Our New Things for this week… What did you do?   Angie- My new thing this week is Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups. Holy Awesomeness, these things are Ahh-Mazing!! Like hide in the laundry room so you don’t have to share, Ah-Mazing. Try them. You know you want to! Kristen - This week...
June 7th, 2014 | featured, New Things | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Spanking

Parenting with a PhD: Spanking
By Kristen Berthiaume: If you try to research how often spanking is used as a form of discipline, you’ll get 59 million different answers. It depends on the study, the ethnicity of the parents, the region where they live, religious  beliefs, etc., etc., etc. From what I can tell, spanking is used...
June 4th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort: A Family Fun Getaway

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort: A Family Fun Getaway
All of my life I’ve been vacationing on the white sandy beaches of the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast. We’ve stayed in houses, condos, hotels and some very sketchy little motels that I’m still trying to wipe from my memory. Just a few weeks ago my family had the pleasure of staying...
June 2nd, 2014 | featured, to do | Read More

Birmingham Events Calendar: June 1st – June 8th

Birmingham Events Calendar: June 1st – June 8th
It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored! You can always tell it’s summer by how packed out the weekly calendar is.. Summer Camps, VBS and Summer Movies are gearing up as well as another round of home games for our Birmingham Barons! Check out Alabaster City Fest, or some of the fun storytimes...
June 1st, 2014 | featured, to do | Read More

52 New Things, 2014. Week 21

52 New Things, 2014. Week 21
We had some fun with our new thing this week! Fun in the form of a new water park and frothy drink… Which we could have used after our day at the waterpark, by the way.   Angie and Shirley - We were invited over by our friends at Six Flags to preview the new Water Park they’ve opened...
May 31st, 2014 | featured, New Things | Read More

Practical Hacks for Parents: Highchair Storage

Practical Hacks for Parents: Highchair Storage
My kids have long since been out of highchairs but I remember what a nightmare it was keeping up with all of their bibs. They would be strewn from one end of the kitchen to the other, never clean or shoved in my diaper bag never to be seen again. Came across this little hack that’s as easy as 1...
May 30th, 2014 | featured, Practical Hacks | Read More

Balancing Business with Family

Balancing Business with Family
Summer is a tough time for many parents who do most or all of their business from home. Here are some tips, from veteran businesswoman, and busy mom Renae Christine on balancing your business with your family. •  Don’t apologize for your kids. We need to stop apologizing for our kids’ squawks...
May 27th, 2014 | to live | Read More