The Guide 2018 Marks 15-Year Anniversary of Birmingham Parent

Hard to believe this is our 6th issue of the yearly guide, and it may be our biggest ever! We’re also celebrating 15 years of Birmingham Parent! We hope it will be helpful to you, our reader, as a “parent handbook” to have to help you all year long, whether you need a website, phone number, address or an idea for a pediatric dentist or place to have dinner.

You can pick The Guide up all year at most of the locations where our magazines are distributed. We printed extra copies so that we can distribute The Guide all year as a companion to our regular issues of Birmingham Parent. You can also read it online at

What goes into making this issue?  Well, our staff of editors, Bethany Hunley, Lori Pruitt and myself, have worked hard to double check times, addresses, phone numbers and websites until press time, but please remember these things are subject to change. We discontinued listing the library hours last year for this very reason, but we have given you the necessary resources to find out.

Please be sure to thank your sponsors and advertisers for making it possible to bring this “book of lists” to you, and if you have an idea for the next Guide, we’d love to hear it!

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Click to Read the January 2018 issue of Birmingham Parent

Don’t miss our upcoming events: Birmingham Parent’s Camp Expo Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the McWane Science Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Birmingham Parent’s Special Needs Expo at the Exceptional Foundation Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; our Happy Healthy Kids Fair on Aug. 24, 2018 at the Riverchase Galleria from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and our newest event, Birmingham Parent’s Sunsational Summer Kick Off at Alabama Splash Adventure on Saturday, May 19, times TBD. Save the dates – you don’t want to miss them!

Thanks for reading, and have a terrific 2018.  We are so grateful to all of you for another year in Birmingham and the blessings of celebrating our 15th anniversary with you.

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.