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My husband and I bought our first house 10 months after we got married. Newlyweds, the 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom was a sprawling space for the two of us. Our starter home, we weren’t sure how long we’d live there,...
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 away. He was a 14-year-old...
Recently I asked a homeschooling friend if she was tempted to gloat over all the mamas now homeschooling their kiddos for the first time. Her response was gracious: “I feel for you guys. I chose this path . ....
As you may be aware, kids can be expensive. But, I’m a firm believer that kids are as expensive as you make them (with the exception of daycare, ugh. If both parents work, this really is expensive; it doesn't...
I knew when I married my Chinese husband that I would find myself in unfamiliar situations and that our cultural differences would be glaring at times. At least, I thought I knew . . .  When we married, my husband...
Moving With a Toddler :: Prior Preparation My husband often repeats a saying he refers to as “The 5 Ps” which states, "Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance." Being the Type-A personality that I am, I have adopted this saying as...
Today, I want to talk about a very important part of raising children, no matter how busy you are or how small or large your family is. Most mega-sized families, including mine, tend to spend a lot of time...
It's the beginning of a new year, which means you are making resolutions for yourself or thinking about that habit you want to break. The goal is to start the new year off organized. We all know how hard that...
Dr. Quyen Ying, the pediatric dentist behind Liberty Park Children's Dentistry, is a full-time working mom. She was kind enough to share some of her tips for balancing work and family as she grows her practice, and we know...
God bless the farmers who grow watermelons. I don't think there's much that can beat a cold, sweet watermelon on a hot day. I also love that I get a lot for the money. What other fruit turns into...

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10 Must-See Murals Around Birmingham

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Birmingham is full of life and color, and the murals around our fair city bring so much light and love to it's buildings. Ever...