Welcome to April!
This month, we’ve got TWO great special sections for our readers – our always popular “Baby Book” – and introducing the new “Relocation Guide.” We hope to grow and build the relocation guide into a yearly staple that will help our readers in the moving process, whenever they make a move across town or across the country. Of course, we’ve been publishing our Baby Book for many years. As always, we welcome your input as to what you’d like to read and how we can make it even better.
Our cute cover girl Chloe is exploring the “home” at McWane Science Center’s Itty Bitty Magic City this month, while we explore “How Much House Can I Afford?” from Dave Ramsey, and “How to Help Kids with a Move,” with all sorts of tips for the move and even attending a new school.
In our Baby Book, you’ll find a story on surviving bed rest. If you’ve been pregnant and were given bed rest, you know how tough this can be. We take a look at some “survival skills” while you wait. There’s also a great story this month on the popular “babymoon” some parents take before the birth of a child, and our writer takes hers in Nashville. And we’ve got a fascinating look at how birth order affects how we parent our children.
A couple of important April designations this month are National Autism Awareness Month (see a story about a book on adult children with autism on page 8) and National Child Abuse Awareness Month (on page 30).
We’re still giving you great camp information in our camp section this month, as well as our popular monthly calendar of events.
Carol Muse Evans
Member, Alabama Media Professionals and National Federation of Press Women, member of SAPA
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ABOUT THE EDITORS: 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.