Fall is Different, But Can Still Be Fun!

Soon it will be happy fall! But boy, does fall look different in 2020!

Our calendar of events is full of some good stuff, but much of it is virtual right now. We’ve lost a number of great events, either postponed or canceled due to Covid-19 this year. We still have a number of Pumpkin Patches that WILL open for business, so please be sure to check them out throughout the issue and on page 38. Be sure to check out the calendar and our list of attractions.

As always, be sure to check out any event venue ahead of time for cancellations, restrictions, etc., as well as all our friends with Pumpkin Patches. Fall can still be enjoyed – just with adjustments!

We hope you will enjoy this issue of Birmingham Parent, now making one year since we went bi-monthly! This month we have some great features for you, from fall, to special needs, to baby. Check out our directory that includes both special needs and baby resources, starting on page 16.

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Editor's Note - September/October 2020

If you are considering braces for your child (October is National Orthodontic Health Month), we have a story about what to do in advance on page 12. Need a sitter for your new baby or even an older child? We’ve got “9 Great Ways to Find an Awesome Sitter” on page 26. There’s so much more in the issue, and don’t forget to read our articles online, as well, at www.birminghamparent.com. You’ll find informative pieces that you may have missed in print, and there’s a handy search engine, too!

Hope your family has a fun fall. Be safe out there!

Carol Muse Evans

Publisher/Editor
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.

CORRECTION:

In the July/August 2020 issue of Birmingham Parent, we said the “Favorite Place to Have a Baby” and “Favorite Women’s Health Care Facility” was Brookwood Baptist Health. It should have said Brookwood Baptist Medical Center for each. We are happy to correct this error. We should also have included this website instead: www.brookwoodwomens.com.