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Blending Festivals :: Spreading Joy and Acceptance Through Diwali and Christmas

The smell of incense sticks lingering in my house. My mom drawing a beautiful rangoli -- "floor art" -- at the entrance...

When You Miss the First Four Years . . .

When you miss the first four years of your child's life, you might look at things a bit differently . . . You might order...

Experience the Magic with E.L.V.E.S. :: Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s Virtual Interactive Holiday Show

While 2020 has brought lots of disappointments, cancellations, and changes for our kids, Birmingham Children's Theatre has more than made up for those with...

Home for the Holidays :: How We’re Staying Healthy and Safe

2020 can be recorded in history as "a time to remember." Never did we think back in March of this year that we would...

Giving and Growing :: How Our Teens Serve the Community During the Holidays

It is the season of giving. But, when you have little kids it is easy to get so caught up in their Christmas lists...

Grief During the Holidays :: Life After Adult Sibling Loss

It seems the holiday season is upon us in full force yet again. There are so many things I love about this time of...

Rest, Mama :: My Gift to You This Holiday Season

Whether you and your family celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, or any other cultural and religious traditions, the holiday season is here. As moms,...

A Holiday Travel Guide :: Staying Sane While on the Road With Kids

When I made the conscious choice to make Birmingham my new home, I made it with one main thought in my mind: It’s close...

Light Up Your Night :: Where to See Christmas Lights in Birmingham

Christmas can be such a magical time of the year. There’s so much joy and anticipation in the atmosphere, and it’s thrilling to see...

The Un-Inspired Mom

It's almost the night time rush with kids. You pull out chicken nuggets and a frozen mac and cheese. You pop those nugget shaped meats...

Nine Parenting Tips for Moms of Teens

It remains a mystery to me that being a mom can be the most challenging yet rewarding job I’ve ever had. As my teens...

Christmas Bucket List :: Things to Do This Christmas Season

The magic of Christmas extends far beyond the few minutes spent opening presents on Christmas morning. In fact, my favorite part of Christmas is...

A World More Beautiful, A Heart More Burdened :: Perspectives on Living as an...

In 2016, we welcomed our first child, a Thai daughter, into our hearts and lives. Becoming a transracial, cross-cultural, adoptive family made my role...

Ascension St. Vincent’s Motherhood Maternity :: Continuing To Care

Birmingham Moms Collective is excited to welcome Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital as one of the sponsors of our upcoming Holiday Drive-In event!  Where Babies Come...

What Preparing Families for Transracial Adoption Has Taught Me About Racism

By vocation, I oversee and am a working member of a local domestic adoption program. One of my roles is to educate prospective adoptive...

Why You Should Add Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas to Your Winter Bucket List

The clock struck midnight ending Halloween, and our minds officially began dancing with visions of sugar-plums and all the joys that the Christmas season...

The Security You Provide

This year, 2020, has taught us that humans have a profound need for predictability. Take away our routines and we find ourselves a bit...

Urgent Care for Children :: Now Seeing Adults Curbside

We at Birmingham Moms Collective love Urgent Care for Children. Not only do they have three Birmingham area locations (Trussville, 280, and Vestavia Hills),...

Mommy and Me :: How Do I Give Each of My Kids Enough Solo...

“Mommy? Can I tell you a question?” It was a hot afternoon on a Sunday in August. I turned the air down in my minivan...

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Our Great Outdoors :: Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails in Birmingham

Since our family hobby is hiking, I'm often asked for suggestions of hiking locations or specific trails. We are fortunate enough to have a...

Quarantine-O-Ween :: Celebrating Halloween in a Pandemic

By now, we all know that Halloween will look different this year. We've already had to think of alternative ways to make Easter, summer...

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