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Janna S

Janna is the mom of two “grown-and-flown” adults, ages 20 and 24,and has been married to her husband, Jamie, for 27 years. They have lived in Birmingham since starting college at Birmingham-Southern in the mid-80s, and loved the area so much they decided to stay. Janna graduated in 1990 and taught elementary school for 28 years, most of it at Gwin Elementary in Hoover. Since retirement, she has certified as a yoga teacher, done more volunteer work at her church, and has explored her love of writing. She is passionate about focusing on the blessings and joys in every season of parenting. When she is not trying to be productive, you can find her with her nose in a book (yes, a paper one), exercising, or hanging out with people she loves.

Moms, Get Motivated to Move :: Fitting in Your Workout

Whether you are a brand-new parent, have toddlers and preschoolers, or are flying through carpools as the parent of a school-aged brood, chances are you have had the same dilemma many of us experience....

Positive Partnership :: Teachers and Parents

School is in full swing now, and your child, no matter their age, is settling in for a successful school year. As a mom AND a veteran teacher of 28 years, I know that...

Preparing YOURSELF to Send Your First to College

Graduation was a month or so ago, and you have recovered from the last hectic months of senior year. Before you can even take a deep breath, it’s time to prepare your eldest for...

Listening to Your Kids So They Will Talk to You

First things first: you will never know every single thing your kid is thinking or even doing as they grow through each stage of life. BUT. You can be generally "in the know" about...

Empty-Nesting :: Tips for Moms in Every Stage of Parenting

When our younger child was in high school and our older in college, my husband and I had the opportunity to get away to the beach for several days alone.  He loves to tell...

 Spring Break at Home in the ‘Ham

It seems like everyone goes out of town during spring break and then posts their fabulous adventures on Instagram for those stuck at home to envy. Been there, done that -- my husband was...

Birmingham Mom Collective :: Introducing Janna

Birmingham Both of my parents were born and raised in Birmingham, meeting at Ensley High School and marrying at Ensley Highlands UMC. When I was a child, we lived all over the place, but a...
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