Welcome to Fall in Alabama!
By the time you read this, we will be knocking on the door of fall in Alabama. Some days will still be steamy and warm, but on other days you may feel the crisp hint of cooler weather and changing leaves in the air.
Covid certainly has mixed things up for family events and many organizations that offer family activities around fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and Halloween. Be sure to check out the locales that are still planning events on pages 34-35, but be sure to access their website and find out about days and hours open. And check out our calendar of events, starting on page 39, for even more great activities for families, both inside and outside, during September and October.
This issue is chock full of great information, from a guide to the types of braces you can get for your child (October is National Orthodontic Health Month), several great articles on special needs, and our fall installment of our Baby Book.
If you came to the Happy Healthy Kids Fair on Aug. 7 at the Outlet Shops of Grand River, your child may have been entered in our Cover Kids Search. Everyone, please go vote in our Cover Kids Search! Two of these cuties will each have their own cover in 2022.
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 an associate editor of Birmingham Parent and award-winning writer, 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 a graduate of the University of Alabama in news/editorial, and Hueytown High School. She is married with two children.