Leah E

Leah grew up in a small town in north Jefferson County. She attended UAB and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, but never pursued the broadcast side, just the journalism. Spending most of the last 20 years doing some type of writing, she is currently the community editor of 280 Living newspaper A resident of Chelsea since 2005, Leah and her husband Todd have been married for 16 years and have a son, Carson (11), and daughter, Morgan (6). If there is every downtime in her schedule, you will find Leah at Starbucks or Chick-fil-A, Target, getting a pedicure or spending time with her girlfriends.

Where to Find the Best Chicken in Birmingham

Whenever I go out to dinner, my first caveat is the restaurant must serve chicken.  I may be the pickiest eater you'll ever meet; however, I am huge a chicken lover. No matter the restaurant,...

Guide to Birmingham Consignment Sales {Spring 2020}

Guide to Birmingham Consignment Sales It’s almost time for another season of consignment sales. These happen twice per year, in the spring and fall, and I still get as excited as I did when I...

Starting Off the New Year :: Planning Your Ideal Week

Before the Christmas holidays, I had a one-on-one meeting with my boss. We talked about goals for the upcoming year. My boss recently began using a planner called the Full Focus Planner which helps...

Coping with the Loss of a Beloved Pet {Remembering Rocco}

We lost our first baby yesterday. Our first fur baby, that is.  We adopted Rocco on August 28, 2004, when he was just eight weeks old. The humane society had an adoption day at a...

8 MORE Ideas for a Fun Moms’ Night Out in Birmingham 

One of my favorite things to see on my calendar is an upcoming Moms' Night Out. As moms, we are all so busy that we have to be very intentional about setting aside times...

Getting (Mom) Ready for Kindergarten {From a Mom Who Has Been There, Done That}

The start of another school year is right around the corner and if it’s your first time sending one of your babies out into the world, let me tell you: it’s going to be...

Celebrating our Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

When it comes to appreciation gifts, who deserves them more than teachers? They spend their days with our kids, teaching and loving them, and that’s something you can’t put a price tag on. Teacher Appreciation Week...

What to do After an ADHD Diagnosis

I really didn’t intend to make two blog posts out of this subject, but since my post last November, I didn’t want to leave anyone hanging about what to do after you get your...

All About Sparking Joy :: Marie Kondo on “Tidying Up”

Have you heard of Marie Kondo? Does the phrase “spark joy” mean anything to you? Well, chances are, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock since the beginning of the year, you probably know what...

Instead of Resolutions, Here are 10 Reasonable Suggestions for the New Year

Another year. A new start. A fresh beginning -- 2019 is here and full of opportunities and adventures. I've never been big on making New Year's resolutions. When I don't accomplish them, it makes me...