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5 Tips for Staying on Track in the New Year

Published: 01/11/19
By: Courtesy of Premier Protein
When you focus on making small, positive changes, you can move your health goals forward throughout the year, no matter where you are on your health journey. To help stay on track, consider these easy-to-implement ideas from registered dietitian Annessa Chumbley: Write it down. Using a nutrition journal and keeping [Read More]
 

Help Pets Ward Off Winter Risks With These Simple Tips

Published: 01/11/19
By: Courtesy of Pet Smart
When temperatures drop, humans know to bundle up, and avoid excess time outdoors. The same approach should be taken when it comes to pets. They may be covered by cozy fur coats but not all of those coats are created equally. “Hypothermia is a real danger for pets in the [Read More]
 

Begin the New Year Hugging More and Stressing Less

Published: 01/11/19
By: Courtesy of Tree Top
Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness. For example, sharing a hug with a loved one has been found to boost immune system responses, help fight disease and increase overall health, according to an article published by [Read More]
 

Local Catholic School to Host a Sensory-Friendly Mass for Community

Published: 01/11/19
By: Courtesy of Prince of Peace Catholic Parish
Prince of Peace (POP) will hold a sensory-friendly Mass in their main sanctuary on Saturday, February 16 at 5 pm dedicated to those with special needs and their families, caregivers, teachers and friends.  The Mass is being coordinated by the POP Knights of Columbus Council #11537 and demonstrates their devotion [Read More]
 

The Guide 2019 – Birmingham Area Public School Systems

Published: 01/01/19
By: Lori Chandler Pruitt
Jefferson County Jefferson County Board of Education 2100 18th St. S. Birmingham, AL 35209 205-379-2000/205-379-2311 Fax www.jefcoed.com Bessemer City Schools 1621 Fifth Ave. N. P.O. Box 1230 Bessemer, AL 35021 205-432-3000/205-432-3085 Fax www.bessk12.org Birmingham City Schools 2015 Park Place N. Birmingham, AL 35203 205-231-4600 www.bhamcityschools.org Fairfield City Schools 6405 Ave. [Read More]
 

The Guide 2019 – Area Hospitals

Published: 01/01/19
By: Lori Chandler Pruitt
Children’s of Alabama 1600 Seventh Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35233 205-638-9100 www.childrensal.org Children’s South Pediatric Outpatient Center 1940 Elmer J. Bissell Rd. Birmingham, AL 35243 205-638-4800 www.childrensal.org/childrens-south UAB Hospital 1802 Sixth Ave S. Birmingham, AL 35233 205-934-3411 www.uabmedicine.org UAB Women & Infant Center 1700 Sixth Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35233 [Read More]
 

Sick Child Daycare

Published: 01/01/19
By: Paige Townley
It’s a problem all working parents face at some point: their child has gotten sick and can’t go to school or daycare, meaning that the parent can’t go to work either. For some parents, it can be a serious situation – they have no more vacation or personal time left [Read More]
 

9 Quick Tips to Prepare for Camp

Published: 01/01/19
By: Denise Yearian
Both residential and day camps have traditional and specialty offerings. Traditional camps offer a variety of experiences and are a good choice for the child who wants different activities or enjoys constant stimulation. Specialty camps provide concentrated instruction in one or two areas and are a good option for those [Read More]
 

Great Things to See and Do, Just a Short Drive Away

Published: 01/01/19
By: Becky J. Beall
Alabama has mountains, lakes, plains and beaches, and many here realize what we natives have known forever – Alabama is beautiful. Outside of our central Alabama cities are a number of attractions for families, just a short drive away. Alligator Alley 19950 Hwy. 71, Summerdale 251-946-2483 https://gatoralleyfarm.com Check out more [Read More]
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