When you pick up this issue of Birmingham Parent, we are either knee-deep in Fall activities or knocking on the door of them.
Fall in Alabama is funny. You have days still hot as summertime, and then those crisp days that let you know that Fall is on its way, along with the cooler nights that scream Fall football, bonfires, hayrides and all the sweet stuff that Fall brings. And sometimes, it’s a yo-yo. We joke that you can experience all four seasons in one week if you live in Alabama!
This issue will help you find some great things to do and offer some suggestions for fun as a family for September and October. Visit a pumpkin patch (see page 35 for ideas)! Get some ideas on Fun Fall Activities on page 7 from writer Sandi Schwartz. And, of course, our Calendar of Events Highlights on pages 36-38 will give you many more specific ideas. Remember to check our online calendar at birminghamparent.com/directory/events for the many items that didn’t make the print calendar. And with any attraction, check ahead for days and times open.
But there’s more to this issue. We look at baby-related stories and information, as well as National Orthodontic Health Month in October with our story about “Braces Myths Debunked.” I wore braces, my children wore braces, and braces have improved and advanced more than ever before; still, some crazy myths exist. We’re taking a look a what is truth and what is fiction.
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Carol Muse Evans
Member, Alabama Media Professionals and National Federation of Press Women
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ABOUT THE EDITOR: Carol Muse Evans is the 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 online readership of the digital edition. It is the only independently audited free publication in our area. Evans is an award-winning writer and editor who has also 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 Clanton. Birmingham Parent is a member of the Alabama Press Association.