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“Enjoy them now. They grow up so fast!” :: Learning to Love the Stories...

I know what it is like to be the keeper of other people’s stories, to be the receptacle into which they deposit their memories....

A Newbie’s Guide to The Market at Pepper Place :: In & Around Birmingham

I have a confession to make. I've lived in Birmingham for over 20 years, and I've never been to The Market at Pepper Place....

A Sunscreen Survival Guide :: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

There’s a saying that goes, “I’ve never wrestled an alligator, but I have put sunscreen on a toddler before!” I am here to tell you...

Party Time :: Vulcan’s Birthday Bash (and You’re Invited)!

Who? Vulcan may be the world’s largest cast iron statue, but he still needs your help blowing out his birthday candles! Join Vulcan Park and...

Bates Orthodontics :: Not The Orthodontics Experience of Your Childhood

Bates Orthodontics is beloved by their patients, many of whom are adults! Take a look at their patient testimonials, and you'll see why. Recently,...

A Balanced Bloom :: A Holistic Approach to Being Your Best Self

It was the middle of the night when I found myself awake again in tears and desperation wondering how I could possibly show up...

Birmingham Authors You Need to Read

You've probably heard of Rick Bragg's All Over But the Shoutin', Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and Kathryn Tucker...
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Pool Bag

The Origin In 2002, our family moved to a new house and joined a pool nearby. As a young mom with a toddler and an...

What I Plan to Tell My Daughter About My First Marriage

“Be brave to step up and try something new. Be brave to step out when it isn’t for you.” The first time I read these...
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My Postpartum Depression Journey :: Expectation vs. Reality

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Two words that completely changed my life. Before my diagnosis, I knew the basics about PPD. I had no issues with mental...
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Water Safety 101 & A Month of FREE Swim Lessons with Goldfish Swim School

May is National Water Safety Awareness Month, so we chatted with the water safety experts at Goldfish Swim School Hoover to share practical tips...
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More Than Just Survive the Postpartum Period

Realistic Expectations Before I had kids, I imagined the bliss of a happy couple and a sleeping baby, just like you see in the diaper...
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Mama, Ask for Help

Being a mother is so rewarding and such a beautiful thing. I am thankful for those days that I get to wake up, sip...

More Than a Mother :: Two Nurses’ Special Bond

Meet two of Birmingham Mom Collective's favorite Ascension St. Vincent's nurses: Amy and Faith. While they could pass for sisters with their matching red...

Mom Hacks :: Five Quick Steps to a “Clean” House

We’ve all been there: that moment when you find out company is coming, your house is being shown to a potential buyer, or you...

Ultimate Summer Bucket List (+ Free Printable) :: In & Around Birmingham

We only have eighteen summers with our kids at home, so we all want to make the most of them, right? Well, Birmingham Mom...

The Ultimate Guide to Birmingham Orthodontics

Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Birmingham Orthodontics! The Birmingham area is home to many terrific practices, and we would love to help you...
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The ABCs of Mother’s Day :: What Moms REALLY Want

,I am about to let you in on a secret. Read on to learn how to ensure the Mom(s) in your life experience the...

The False Bravado of a Mom with No Hair

I just want to start by saying I would never physically fight a second-grader. I know that it would be wrong on many, many...

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A Newbie’s Guide to The Market at Pepper Place :: In...

I have a confession to make. I've lived in Birmingham for over 20 years, and I've never been to The Market at Pepper Place....

The Best Places to Get Outside with Littles :: In &...

Exploring outdoors became our hobby when everything shut down in 2020. I had an 18-month boy and decided to view the shut down as...

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