It’s Back to School in Birmingham!

It’s hard to believe summer for kids in Alabama is already drawing to an end, and we’re going back to school!

Our back-to-school issue this month has some great stories for you, Alabama STEM, to learning about dyslexia and raising green kids during back to school shopping, plus much, much more!

There’s lots of great information in our annual Education and Enrichment Guide, starting on page 14. And be sure and check out the new columns – Chatting with Child’sPlay Therapy (page 38), Sean of the South (page 42) and Ask the Attorney (page 46). They join other great monthly columns like Ask the Specialist, Parenting with Dr. Friedman and Poetry Party.

Also for back to school, don’t miss our annual Happy Healthy Kids Fair at the Riverchase Galleria on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is FREE. Great giveaways, local entertainment, important vendors and sponsors to share information with you face to face, and The Joe Lockett Show will be there again with FREE school supplies for TEACHERS this year! You can pick up these supplies beginning at 9 a.m. in the food court, while they last. Free swag bags full of coupons and prizes to the first 200 people at the Birmingham Parent booth. Vendor booths and sponsorship are STILL available – contact us at or 205-624-2405 for more information.

Click here to read the current issue.

Birmingham Parent Magazine August 2018 Issue

Please check out my story on the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega on page 30. Its president and CEO Doug Marshall is an old and dear friend of mine, and what they are doing with this home to help the homeless in Alabama is nothing short of amazing. Some of their programs are trailblazing, and this institution is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. I have friends and family members that have lived there through the years, so it holds a special place in my heart. Funding keeps the work going. If you are so inclined, please consider a donation to the Home. They have provided an envelope in this issue to make it easy to give, or you can go to

Hope you have a safe and happy return to school this month!

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.