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Editor's Note:

Back to School is Another Fresh Start

As we sharpen pencils, pack lunchboxes and get those new shoes and backpacks for back to school, if you’re like I was when my kids were in school, it feels like another chance at a fresh start. It’s another year to be even better than the last.


And honestly, I love school supplies! Even though I don’t have a young child in school any more, I still shop when the school supplies hit the shelves to get bargains for office and home. There’s something special about feeling prepared.


You may have noticed a few subtle changes this month to the issue you are reading.  That’s because Art Director Hilary Moreno has freshened up the pages of Birmingham Parent as well. We hope this spruce up will make it easier to read, cleaner, more inviting and will, as a result, draw you into our magazine.


We’re also pretty proud of this issue. We’ve put a lot of effort into making this one both very informative, attractive, and again, very readable. We hope you find this back-to-school issue of Birmingham Parent helpful, and please be sure to visit our advertisers and tell them you read about them in Birmingham Parent!.   

 Click here to read the current issue 


Click to Read the August 2017 issue of Birmingham Parent


And don’t miss many of them at this year’s Happy Healthy Kids Fair at the Riverchase Galleria on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’ll be there with swag bags for the first 200 of you at our table, chock full of great coupons, some gift cards and even some hidden prizes inside. And Joe Lockett will be in the food court at 9 a.m. with his big backpack giveaway. After that, WDJC will host our entertainment area. And each of the vendors/advertisers at our event will have great information for you and your family. Don’t miss it. It’s FREE.

Here’s to a great school year!

Carol Muse Evans

Member, Alabama Media Professionals and National Federation of Press Women, member of SAPA


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Carol Muse Evans is publisher/editor/owner of Birmingham Parent magazine, a publication she and her husband David began in 2004. The Birmingham, Alabama-based parenting publication attracts more than 60,000 readers monthly in a four-county area and receives 10,000 hits per month on its website. The magazine has a 20,000+ print circulation, plus several thousand in readership of the digital edition online. It is the only independently audited free publication in our area, Evans is an award-winning writer and editor who has also has written for several other publications as a freelance writer since the late 80s. She is a graduate of Auburn University in journalism and is a graduate of Scottsboro High School. She is married with two grown children and lives in Alabaster. She is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Alabama Media Professionals and Southeastern Advertisers and Publishers Association (SAPA). 


Lori Chandler Pruitt is associate editor of Birmingham Parent, where she is responsible for the calendar and editorial editing. She also is a freelancer for Business Alabama magazine and has written/edited for several other publications. is award-winning writer and editor is a graduate of the University of Alabama in news/editorial and Hueytown High School. She is married with two children.