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Leah E

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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.

Birmingham’s Local Gift Guide for the Holidays

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If you want to share some Magic City love with friends and family this holiday season, I've compiled a list of places where you can find some great gift ideas while also supporting local...

Deciding to See a Child Psychologist

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Sitting in a psychologist's office, I was a nervous wreck. The appointment wasn't even for me. It was for my nine-year-old son. It took a while for us to finally get there, but when you reach...

What is BRCA Gene Testing and Do I Get It? {Breast Cancer Awareness Month}

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When my older sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 47, we were all shocked. Not only were we shocked by her diagnosis, but also because there was no history...

Celebrating Grandparents Day

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One of the most overlooked holidays just may be Grandparents Day.                It’s not a new holiday, but besides a tiny spot on the calendar and a small section of cards in the stores, not much...

Ways to Simplify Your Back-to-School Routine

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The back-to-school countdown is on, and with the first day quickly approaching, it’s a good time to start preparations for the new school year. Things you need to buy :: School Supplies Our school participates in the...

The Importance of Chores for Kids

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I'll be honest. I didn't really have chores growing up. I was the youngest (by a long shot). My sweet mom had a total love of cleaning and perfection, so she just took care...

Surviving the Summer as a Work-at-Home Mom

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While summer break can be a lot of fun, it can also be hard. As a work-at-home mom, getting things done (writing, interviews, etc.) while both kids are home can be difficult to say the...

The Balancing Act :: Work, Kids, and Life

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I get asked all the time how I “do it all”. My first thought is always: how does anyone do it all? Every family has a different dynamic, and ours is no exception. However,...

8 Ideas for a Fun Moms’ Night Out in Birmingham

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One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my girlfriends. Seeing a Girls' Night Out on my calendar is something that I look forward to for days (or weeks!) Many times, it’s just...

Mama Needs Some Sleep

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Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever get a full night’s sleep again. Bedtime at our house is hard. It’s been hard since we had our first child nine years ago. Our son was the baby with...