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Shay D

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Shay currently resides in her hometown of Gardendale, Alabama. She shares her life with her loving husband, Byron, their spunky four-year-old daughter, Hayley Grace, and an American Bobtail cat named Leo. Shay attended Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, where she majored in English and minored in History and Political Science. She earned her Paralagal Degree in 2006. In addition to her family, Shay enjoys reading, writing, cooking, arts and crafts, event planning, and spending time with friends. She is an active member at her church, teaching children's Bible classes and co-sponsoring a young girls' program that teaches Christian service and etiquette. Being Hayley Grace's Mommy is, by far, Shay's greatest joy! She hopes her contributions to Birmingham Moms Blog will be uplifting and encouraging to her readers.

Tears, Tantrums, and Fairy Dust :: What You Need to Know About Toddler Discipline

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It is sometimes so hard to say no to my daughter. To look into those big blue eyes and practically destroy her dreams of being a flying fairy, when in actuality, she has (heavily) sprinkled...

A Toddler, the Death of a Loved One, and the Art of Transferrence

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It is never easy to lose a loved one, no matter how old you are. But for a child, it can be especially difficult to understand. A little while ago, our precious fur-baby, Leo, passed...

My Unexpected Journey to Motherhood :: A Chronicle {How I Became a Mother}

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We would like to thank Children's of Alabama for partnering with us on our "How I Became a Mother" series. Every time a baby is born in Birmingham, Children's of Alabama is there to...

The Dos and Don’ts of Throwing a Toddler Birthday Party

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Every mom takes a certain amount of pleasure in planning and creating the perfect birthday party for her little one. The joy of seeing that sweet face light up, almost as bright as those...

Ready or Not, Mom, Preschool is Coming!

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The day had finally arrived. The day I had looked forward to and had dreaded all at the same time. The day I thought I would cry and become a basket case; it was...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Shay

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Birmingham On crisp autumn Friday nights, I can smell Jim and Nick's Bar-B-Que and hear the sounds of a Gardendale High School football game from my front porch. For me, there is no better feeling than...