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Making Baby Food :: What You Need to Know to Get Started

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Before my babies were born, I was certain that I was going to make my own baby food. Then the babies were actually born,...
Visiting the Library During a Pandemic

National Book Lovers Day :: A Guide to Using Your Library During Quarantine

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Did you know today is National Book Lovers Day?! If there is any "national day" we can get behind, it's one revolving around books...

How To Diversify Your Circle of Friends During Times of Civil Unrest and a...

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If you're like me, then you've probably seen the social media posts floating around talking about what a year 2020 has been. The U.S. launched...

Looking for Rainbows in the Back-to-School Storm

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"What you focus on, grows." "What you focus on, grows." This is a quote I've been meditating on for a while now (long before we'd...

The Test Was Negative, but COVID is Killing My Grandmother

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I want to start this post by saying that I understand that COVID-19 is serious. I understand that health and safety are important. I...

A Call to Read Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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I bought Uncle Tom’s Cabin as an impulse purchase sometime last year when my husband and I were on a Barnes & Noble date....

Breastfeeding Twins :: An Attainable Goal

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There are things about being a parent that I had no idea I would feel so strongly about. Breastfeeding my babies is one of...

An Ode to the Avocado {and a Three-Course Avocado Meal Menu}

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Today we celebrate National Avocado Day. What, you didn't know?! Yes, yes the avocado has its own day of appreciation, and rightfully so. This...

Virtual Back-to-School and the Teacher Mom

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A new school year is only weeks away, and I'm sure many would agree this may be the strangest one yet. These are unprecedented...

Hearing My Own Voice

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As a teacher you can always tell what parents say at home. Even how they speak to their children.  I've heard encouraging voices and critical...

Meet Dr. Deborah Sema from Oxmoor Valley Orthodontics

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It is a real treat getting to know our Birmingham Mom Collective partners better, and Dr. Deborah Sema from Oxmoor Valley Orthodontics is no...

Back to School: The (Un)Official Pre-K Pandemic Planning Guide

Back to school is usually a time of excitement. For children, they get to see friends, meet a new teacher, learn, grow, and play....
Diversify Your Reading

Diversify Your Reading List :: Books You Should Read by Black Authors

A few years ago, a friend really challenged my reading life. She set a goal for herself to read more works by women and...

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...

To My Rising Kindergartner: I’m Sorry, It’s Not Supposed to be Like This

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To My Oldest Little Love, Since you were born and made us parents, your daddy and I have thought of kindergarten as being a million...

The Awakening: Defining Myself Anew

Soul Stirring This has been quite the year. Vision and clarity rather quickly dissipated into confusion and uncertainty. There are more questions than...
Tre Luna is among the Birmingham area restaurants to offer patio dining

30 Outdoor Dining Spots Around Birmingham

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On Fridays we dine out. That has been part of the fabric of our family for as long as I can remember. My husband...

UAB’s Comprehensive Addiction in Pregnancy Program (CAPP)

The UAB Comprehensive Addiction in Pregnancy Program (CAPP) offers a safe place for pregnant and postpartum women suffering from substance use. Women participating in CAPP...

Celebrating National Ice Cream Day

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It's one of our favorite days of the year -- National Ice Cream Day! Now, I completely have to be honest, I have been eating...

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{2020 RECAP} Virtual Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting...

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Our third annual Bloom was different this year, as it was VIRTUAL! After postponing, changing the format to be socially distant, and rescheduling, we...

Vulcan’s Thunder on the Mountain 2020 :: Celebrating Resiliency and Hope

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While so many events, plans, parties, and graduations have been cancelled due to COVID-19, there's one annual event that I'm happy to report is...

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