Alyson S


Chasing a Dream :: How Heart Disease Changed My Marriage

As Heart Month rolls around this February, I reflected back on my past Birmingham Moms Blog posts to mark this special month in our home. First I wrote about the shocking diagnosis and raising awareness. Then...

Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Motherless Momma

I’ve known since I was six years old that I wanted to be a mom. I knew that I would find immense purpose in bringing life into the world and building a strong relationship...

I’m Tired of Being Sorry :: Chronicles of a Heart Mom

As a mother to a child with a heart defect, I spend all of February celebrating this bittersweet and lovely community of heart families. I spread awareness by sharing our journey and highlighting Parker’s...

Exploring Birmingham :: A Perfect Day in Homewood

Home, sweet Homewood . . . Since living in Homewood, I firmly believe you can live in Homewood and never need to leave. I genuinely think Homewood is the greatest place in all of greater...

Bringing Kids to Starbucks :: Lessons from a Former Barista

Here’s the skinny on bringing kids to Starbucks . . . Starbucks can be a bit overwhelming, and ordering for your child can be risky business. I had the privilege of working there for...

My Kind of Comfort Food :: Birmingham’s Best According to a Non-Southerner

When I moved to Alabama, I was unsure of what kind of food I’d be consuming. I am not a big fan of barbecue and I was raised in a VERY Northern home. The...

Celebrating Our Heart Hero {American Hearth Month}

In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation stating “I, Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of February 1964 as American Heart Month.” That section...

A Letter to My Son on His First Birthday: I’m Sorry

Dear Baby Boy, We’ve come so far this first year and I want to tell you how proud I am of you. Your strength, love and perseverance is impressive. You have shown so many people...

My Post-Partum Health Journey :: Live Long and Perspire

My 3-month fitness journey has come to an end. Pounds have been lost and the burn has been endured. I started this project afraid and full of excuses. Excuses to why I couldn’t, why...

My Post-Partum Health Journey :: Nutrition or Nutella?

Eating healthy has always been tough for me. I have a deeply beloved sweet tooth that has been passed down for generations on my father’s side. It is the sweet tooth that drove me...
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