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A New Way To Repurpose Space for Kids

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If this pandemic has you looking for more space inside your home, you are not alone. Recently I tackled a DIY project to provide...

I Knew God Wasn’t Through with Us. Next . . . My Battle with...

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October, the month I can’t decide what to hang on my door. Alabama football? Down syndrome awareness? Or a pink ribbon?   Our...

Our Family Movie Night at Grand River Drive-In

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Heading out to the movies with the family can be challenging these days... many theaters are closing because of COVID restrictions, and ticket prices...

In Defense of Moms Who Are Extra

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We all have that mom friend who goes above and beyond, and takes it beyond Pinterest! Kids charcuterie boards. Themed snacks. Crafts galore. Decorations...

My Very Own Mother Teresa

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I first met my mother-in-law when I was in fifth grade, which happens to also be when I decided I was going to marry...

Teen Driving Safety :: Peparing My Kids Looks Different Than I imagined

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How did we get here? I remember seeing a commercial a few years back. It featured a young teen who asked her dad for the...

Mother-In-Law :: A Second Mom

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Seventeen years ago, I met a boy in the lunch line at Auburn University's Foy Student Union. It didn't take long to know that...

Celebrating Diversity at Work :: A Local Dentist Paves the Way

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Quyen Vu Ying of Liberty Park Children's Dentistry recently. She is a business owner who values diversity...

Monster-in-Law . . . or Saving Grace?

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She's No Jane Fonda I LOVE the movie Monster-in-Law with Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez. This 2005 rom-com is hysterical on so many levels. My...

Birmingham Boss Ladies :: Rainbow Balloon Company

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If you've never had the pleasure of talking with the owners of Rainbow Balloon Company, you are missing out. Jessica and Mary Lou have...

Imperfect Parenting :: Receiving Grace

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Mommies are superheroes! I am a mother of two beautiful girls, and I love them dearly.  But, there are days where I do not...
African-American Grandma kissing toddler grandson on cheek

To My Mother-in-Law, Who Raised the Man I Love :: I Appreciate You!

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I know you probably wondered about the kind of woman I would be to your son. As a mom myself, I totally get it....

Why My Kids Don’t Have to Hug You — Or Me

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I live for my children’s snuggles. When they wrap their arms around me, crawl into my lap, or give me a smooch, I melt...

Teaching Your Teen to Drive {National Teen Driver Safety Week}

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Well, you have made it 15 years! You have made it through sleepless nights and acid reflux, the terrible twos, and potty training, and...

Our Family’s Journey with Spina Bifida

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Our journey began in the fall of 2013 when I was 32 weeks pregnant with twin boys. Being pregnant with twins means you have...

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart :: What You Should Know About Stillbirth and Infant Loss

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When children lose their parents, they bury them in the ground. When parents lose their children, they bury them in their hearts. -- Korean...

ADHD Awareness :: Our Journey to Answers and Acceptance

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I was at my son’s end-of-the-year kindergarten parent-teacher conference. “I think it would be wise to pursue testing for ADHD.” These were the words...

A Walk to Remember {Breast Cancer Awareness Month}

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I just couldn’t let the month of October go by without doing a breast cancer post. One of my first posts for Birmingham Mom...

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

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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...

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Dia de los Muertos :: Why and How to Join the...

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Shortly after moving to Birmingham in 2012, I was invited by coworkers to what would soon become one of the most beautiful and meaningful...

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

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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...

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