Beth L

Beth lives in Vestavia Hills, Ala. with her husband, Grant, and their two sons, Ian (3.5) and Colin (22 months). They also have a 95lb furbaby named Bailey that gets into more trouble than both kids. Beth grew up in Connecticut and is a Yankee at heart but moved to the South where she attended the University of Alabama and fell in love with the charm (and weather) of Southern life. After a decade-long marketing career and short stint back from maternity leave, Beth made the incredibly difficult decision to pause her career and become a stay-at-home mom. While at times she questions that decision, along with her sanity, she has absolutely no regrets. When she isn't chasing two crazy boys and trying to tame their wild beast of a dog, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, hiking, exploring Birmingham, reading, and long-distance running.

Best Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in Birmingham

Sitting at the tailend of the Appalachian foothills, Birmingham, takes pride in its natural beauty and cultivated miles of trail systems. Hiking with kids, especially young ones, isn't always easy; but fortunately, there are many...

Raising a Bad Dog, While Trying to Raise Good Kids

I have a confession: I've raised a bad dog. I'm talking Marley and Me bad. Can't be trusted in the house alone bad. And I'm terrified my kids will turn out just as bad. I'm not sure where...
Mom Heroes

There Are Mom Heroes Among Us

There are Mom Heroes among us and they don't wear capes. You see them every day. Some are in uniform or scrubs. Others are in business attire. Many are still in ketchup-stained pajamas with...
House renovation with kids

How to Survive a Home Renovation with Kids

If you told me 10 years ago that I would purchase a complete fixer-upper and renovate it, I would have called you crazy. I like new things, shiny and clean. Yet here I am, deep in "Phase...
Moms-only vacation with kids

Why You Need a Girls’ Trip with Kids ASAP

Summer is here! Well, not technically, but the kids are out of school, it's hot and steamy, and bugs are everywhere, so that means it is summer in Alabama. It also means vacations to keep us...

Strawberry Picking for the Win

Ah, early spring in Alabama. Pollen hasn't quite blanketed our cars and houses, mornings are somewhat crisp, afternoons are warm, and the days are longer. It's the perfect time to be outside. So do...

Rediscovering Myself After Baby

Three years ago, shortly after my first son was born, I made the life-changing decision to become a stay-at-home mom. While it was something I always considered when I pictured myself as a mother, it wasn't...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Beth

Birmingham I moved to Birmingham in 2003 after graduating from the University of Alabama. Growing up in New England, I truly never believed I would call Alabama home. That was until I discovered Birmingham, with...