September is Full of Great Stuff!
I cannot say enough good things about this issue of Birmingham Parent. From our Special Needs Directory and stories, to the great Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival Guide, it seems like this is one of our best.
This fall we are highlighting some of our special needs advertisers in our print directory, beginning on page 16, but you can still see that bigger, more complete list that includes government agencies and more online at www.birminghamparent.com.
We support our emphasis on special needs this month with a number of great stories we hope you will find useful as well! We have more expert columns than ever before, and some great “good reads” too, like Sean of the South and Poetry Party.
This month, we introduce a new column, “Parenting People,” on page 34. Doris Phillips and The Circle of Love Foundation is our first honoree. Look for this monthly, where we highlight people in the community making a difference in the lives of our children. If you have a suggestion for this column, we’d love to hear from you! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School is now in full swing, and we’ve got a great back-to-school product guide for you starting on page 36 with some fun and educational features. We also start a two-part series on “Road Rules for Teen Drivers” on page 32. The rest of the story will be in our October issue, so be sure to pick it up!
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.