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Yes, We Hire Babysitters :: Keep Your Judgments to Yourself, Please!

We (my husband and I) hire babysitters to watch our kids for a few hours every so often. Gasp! *Cue the silent (or not-so-silent)...
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Parent Now . . . Friend Later

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A few weeks ago, my 23-year-old daughter turned to me during a routine car ride and asked, "Do you still say that you can’t...
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“May I Help You?”:: How The Service Industry Made Me A Better Parent

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“May I Help You?”: How The Service Industry Made Me A Better Parent One of the first things you hear upon entering a restaurant is...

Moving Forward :: Celebrating Juneteenth

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Yesterday the U.S. Senate approved a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. This is wonderful news for Black culture as we are still...

Our Adventure at Alabama Splash Adventure {2021}

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I’ll never forget reading about Alabama Splash Adventure on my good friend’s Instagram account: "Such a fun day at the water park! I have to...

Four Ways to Keep Kids Engaged Academically Over the Summer

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The longer kids spend on summer break, the more they forget from school, and the more skills they lose. This can put a huge...

The Devil Works Hardest on Sunday Mornings :: Getting Your Family to Church On...

It's Sunday morning and you snoozed your alarm one too many times. You got to bed later than normal last night because you finally...

A Screen-Free Summer? :: What I Learned After My Kids Went Screen-Free for a...

I know I’m not alone here because when I made a post about it on my personal Facebook page, several friends said they had...

Tweenage Drama :: What I’m Learning About Adrenarche and My Eight-Year-Old

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My firstborn daughter has always been a breeze. She was a dream baby who ate and slept when I wanted her to, and save...

{2021 RECAP} Virtual Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms in Birmingham

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PRESENTING SPONSOR CO-TITLE SPONSOR Our 4th annual Bloom was part virtual event, and part in-person! We were THRILLED to offer moms a chance to experience many...

Bloom 2021 Live Panel: What the Experts Had to Say

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Birmingham Mom Collective proudly presented its fourth annual Bloom event with presenting sponsor, Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital and co-title sponsor, Shipt. Bloom is for...

I’m in the Sandwich Generation–Now What?

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Preparing for the “Sandwich Generation" When I was a kid, my grandmother moved from New York to Kentucky so she would be closer to us....

What is Left of a Lost Pregnancy

I was eight weeks and two days pregnant when I saw the unmistakable look of sadness and pity on the ultrasound tech's face. Her...

Mom Shaming :: Are You Doing It?

Mom shaming comes in many subtle forms that can be hard to identify at first. Here's a theoretical example from a mom group online:...

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...

Motherhood :: The Unknown Resume Builder

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The many jobs of a mom Customer Service associate, Mediator, Planner, Accountant, Project Manager. What do all these job titles have in common? Well, they...

Money Saving Mamas :: Your “Ibotta” Guide and Why You Should Be Using It

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Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way, I’m just a big fan of getting cash back on purchases and want to spread...

Don’t Stop Celebrating!

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Mother's Day 2021 has come and gone. I hope it was wonderful. Listen, I love being honored on Mother’s Day complete with the absolute...

The Best of Birmingham :: Burgers

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It’s an American classic, a family favorite. It’s simple, easy to make at home or find on any menu, and they’re relatively inexpensive. It’s...

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Why I Love Our Jefferson County Libraries

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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...

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

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Who? Even though he doesn't look a day over 17, can you believe our beloved Vulcan is about to turn 117?! It's true! And he...

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