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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 offer support. Ranked among the...
Birmingham Moms Blog is thrilled to announce that we are bringing Bloom back to our city for the 2nd year! We are linking arms with the City Moms Blog Network {our parent site} as well as 60+ other Sister...
If you’ve read any of my past content you’ll know that, when it comes to pregnancy, I’m in the high-risk boat. I have trouble getting pregnant, and once I’m pregnant, it requires a lot of intentionality, monitoring, and care....
In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, we are seeking to raise awareness about this struggle by sharing stories from local moms and a dad who have been in this difficult place, as well as additional local resources to...

Now That I See You

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Disney came out with the movie Tangled, an adaptation of the story of Rapunzel, in 2010, when I had already graduated from college and was well beyond the Disney princess phase. Now that I am a mom to three...
Back in the old days, if you were pregnant, you were pretty much told to take it easy, relax, don't push yourself too hard, and put your feet up. The view of activity in pregnancy was vastly different from...
Breastfeeding. That word will either conjure up beautiful memories of nurturing, bonding, and nourishing your baby, or it will make you cringe and remind you of feelings of failure, inadequacy, and defeat. It’s much like the first paragraph of...
There are things about being a parent that I had no idea I would feel so strongly about. Breastfeeding my babies is one of them.  With my first daughter, I read as much as I could about breastfeeding but assumed...

Unexpected

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It was October, but still hotter than hot in good ole Birmingham, AL. Half awake, I stumbled into my bathroom to brush my teeth and shower before my baby woke up for the day. The second the toothpaste hit...
Remember adolescence? Raging hormonal shifts. Rapid physical growth and development. Significant changes in roles, responsibilities, and expectations. Reconfiguring social support with family and friends. As a society, we generally understand these changes and make reasonable accommodations for young people...

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Antique Shopping in Birmingham

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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...