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A Mom’s Hardest Job :: Taking Time for Herself

I have been a mom for thirteen years now. I sort of feel like I need a gold medal or something for even keeping...

Birmingham Mom Collective is Hiring {Editor Position}

Birmingham Mom Collective is made up of a team of over 35 local writers who have so much to share with the Magic City!...

What Simone Biles Is Teaching the World About Mental Health

My affinity for the Olympics goes back decades. I love learning about the athletes' stories and world-wide backgrounds. Tears are inevitable for me when watching...

Pumping Sucks (Pun Intended), and Moms Who Do It Are Heroes

Pumping sucks. Yes, literally—that pump sucks milk (also known as liquid gold) from a mama’s breasts. But what I really mean is that pumping...

A Birmingham Mom’s Ultimate Guide to August

Do you remember the last time you discovered something new and exciting? Maybe it was the perfect bite at a local restaurant or a...

Spreading Joy With a Smile :: Introducing Law Orthodontics

Birmingham Mom Collective is proud to introduce our favorite new local mom entrepreneur: Dr. Maggie Law of Law Orthodontics in Homewood! Maggie knew she wanted...

Sanity Savers for the Kitchen

Now that it's summer, I'm sure we've all realized just how much everyone in our families eat, especially the children. There's something about being...

Letting Go of Control For the Benefit of Health :: A Hysterectomy Before 40

I, like most I would assume, prefer to be in control. I don’t need to be in control of "your" business. I just like...

Drowning Prevention Tips from Children’s of Alabama

Water safety and drowning prevention is always in the back of our minds as moms whether we want to admit it or not. We've...

Preparing YOURSELF to Send Your First to College

Graduation was a month or so ago, and you have recovered from the last hectic months of senior year. Before you can even take...

The Importance of Vision Screenings Before School Starts Back

July means two things: soaking up that last month of summer sun and preparing for back to school. The experts at UAB Callahan Eye...

Avoiding the Drama :: The Teen Years

I would like to inform you readers that I lived a wholesome, drama-less teenage life, but we all know that would be a lie....

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness month. In May 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives announced July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority...

Milk of Healing :: How Nursing Saved My Postpartum Mental Health

The day my son was born, the constant screeches, screams, and painful cries began. The image of the sweet, sleepy newborn I had envisioned...

Hello, Kindergarten :: Three Tips for Parents

Third Time’s the Charm Third time’s the charm they say, but I say the third time was the hardest. I have three children, two daughters...
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Join Our Writing Team! {Open Call for Birmingham Mom Collective Contributors}

Are you one of the next Birmingham Mom Collective contributors? Do you love writing and enjoy sharing your story with other moms? The BMC writing...

Fun Ways to Keep Our Children Engaged This Summer!

It's officially summer time . . . and that means it's time for freedom! Once school gets out, we tend to take it easy...

How to Entertain Teens Without Breaking the Bank :: Nine Ways to Have Fun

School’s out for the summer! Yippee! But wait. If you haven’t heard it already, it won’t be too long before you start hearing, “I’m...

Combo Feeding: Formula Doesn’t Have to Be a Breastfeeding Death Sentence

In our culture and within motherhood, everyone seems to be so fixated on or curious about how moms are feeding their babies, which makes...

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The Ultimate Guide to Picking Blueberries Around Birmingham

My husband and I have been picking blueberries at various farms in the area for years. It doesn't take long to pick a couple...

Why I Love Our Jefferson County Libraries

It’s almost summertime! That means it's time to get excited about all the fun things: day camps, splash pads, family vacations, and your local...

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