The Guide 2021 Kicks Off a Great Year with Birmingham Parent

This is our 10th edition of The Guide, Birmingham Parent’s Resource directory for Birmingham-area families for 2021. We hope it is helpful to the reader as a “parent handbook” to have all year long. And we’ve sprinkled in a few great stories here, as well.

You can pick up THE GUIDE most of the year at regular Birmingham Parent distribution locations, as it is overprinted and put out all year as a companion to our other six great issues throughout the year. You can also access it at all year long.

Speaking of our other 6 issues, please note that in the Fall of 2019, we moved to seven issues a year, rather than 12. We hope you will enjoy our issues being out a bit longer and us giving our advertisers a longer shelf life.

If you enjoy this issue, please thank the cover sponsors and advertisers in this issue who make it possible. As a free publication, we rely on great sponsors and advertisers to bring this information to you, along with Birmingham Parent, all year long. And if you have suggestions or ideas for the 2022 Guide, please let us know at We love suggestions!

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The Guide 2021

Don’t miss our upcoming events!  Birmingham Parent’s annual Camp Expo – this time it’s VIRTUAL (because of Covid-19) is Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. online at As always, admission is free!  You will just need to register to take advantage of all the fun things online that day, including great giveaways and a downloadable “swag bag” of coupons. 

As the year progresses we hope that some of our other events we normally offer will become doable, but you can rest assured they will be held “virtually” if not!  Sponsorships and vendor booths for all these events are available online at, by contacting your marketing representative, e-mailing us at or calling 205-624-2405.

Thanks for reading and have a terrific and healthy 2021!  Keep Birmingham Parent nearby for great stories, a calendar of events and so much more.  And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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.


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: