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Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This epidemic is not only taking place in our country and state, but right here in the counties in which we live. Child trafficking...
It was was a hot August day, two years ago this summer. Our daughter was going to Auburn University and going through rush, so she had to move in a little early. It was such a hot day. My...
  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...
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...
It is the season of giving. But, when you have little kids it is easy to get so caught up in their Christmas lists and the “it” toy. Often, I would lose sight for a moment of the “reason...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Mothers and daughters. Those relationships are the makings of memorable movie moments. Remember Sally Field forcing Julia Roberts to drink juice even as she despairs her daughter’s choice to have a baby? (Steel Magnolias). What about Debra Winger realizing...

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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...