Virginia M

Virginia was raised in Anniston, AL, a small town about an hour drive from Birmingham. After graduating from Jacksonville State University with a degree in human sciences, she married her college sweetheart and spent the next decade living throughout the southeast from Charleston, SC to Atlanta, GA. Fast forward a few years, and Virginia found herself back in her hometown working full-time, single, and raising her young son. At the most unexpected time in the most unlikely of places, she met the love of her life and soul mate, and they were married in a garden wedding in Savannah, GA in 2016. Virginia now calls Trussville home with her husband, Mark, and their two boys, Britton (7) and stepson, Gavin (10). Virginia works as a Employment Resource Specialist for the Alabama Department of Mental Health. She loves Hello Fresh, Starbuck's Green Tea Frappucinos, exercising, camping (more to the point, glamping), renovating their new home, and any occasion that lets her play dress up!!

Mommy, Where Are We Spending the Holidays?

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Setting the Record Straight:: October is ADHD Awareness Month

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Living Your Best Life :: Three Self-Improvement Books to Inspire You {National Self-Improvement Month}

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Exploring Birmingham :: A Perfect Day in Trussville

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Camping with the Family :: What Doesn’t Kill Us, Makes Us Stronger

If you mentioned to my friends that I am a camping enthusiast, they would chuckle and say, “Not the Princess”. I don’t really come across as an outdoorsy kind of gal, but the truth...

Cool Father’s Day Gifts for Birmingham Dads

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The Mommy (Play) Dating Scene :: The “Pick-up Game” for New Mom Friends

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Not the Momma :: Stepmoms are Not so Wicked After All

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Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Virginia

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