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“Novice teen drivers are twice as likely as adult drivers to be in a fatal crash. Despite a 46-percent decline in driver fatalities of 15- to 18-year-olds between 2007 and 2016, teens are still significantly over-represented in fatal crashes.”...
Birmingham Mom Collective recently chatted with Dr. Deborah Sema at Oxmoor Valley Orthodontics to talk about the topic all parents (and their wallets) dread . . . BRACES! But Dr. Sema assures us this is not something we should...
I don't miss teenage dating. There are many ways I look back upon high school memories with great enjoyment. Those years were filled with fun, energy, and blind optimism about my future. I don't know about y'all, but despite the...
School’s out for the summer! Yippee! But wait. If you haven’t heard it already, it won’t be too long before you start hearing, “I’m bored,” or, “There’s nothing to do.” So here’s a pro tip for moms: go ahead...
Dear Graduating Seniors, An important chapter of your life has just ended. Abruptly. You didn’t see it coming, you couldn’t plan for it, and you don’t know how to sort out your feelings. To put it lightly, you are devastated....
I would like to inform you readers that I lived a wholesome, drama-less teenage life, but we all know that would be a lie. I think we ALL experienced some level of it at some point. Either it was...
In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, I asked my daughter Eva, 22, if we could share our journey with her depression and anxiety. We have traveled a long road from her junior year of high school to today,...
It remains a mystery to me that being a mom can be the most challenging yet rewarding job I’ve ever had. As my teens approach the line to adulthood, I sometimes try to figure out which phase of their...
  Here's the story of how my family went from a family of four to a family of three-ish.   How it all Started It all began back in 2001. I was a senior at Auburn University, married and pregnant. My son was...
Well, you have made it 15 years! You have made it through sleepless nights and acid reflux, the terrible twos, and potty training, and you even made it through those crazy pre-teens with all the eye-rolling. It's time to...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...