The BIG McWane Discount 2019

We’re partnering up with the McWane Science Center for their Annual Membership Drive, and we’re offering Birmingham Moms some BIG Savings! We’re offering this AMAZING discount of $20 off any membership level to our readers, and it’s good for 1 week only!! November 17th – November 23rd. It’s THE biggest discount you will see this

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See Santa in Birmingham

Want to find Santa this year around Birmingham? We have it on good authority that he’s going to be out and about for pictures, and events ready to greet you and your family and hear all about those Christmas wishes! Photos with Santa at Riverchase Galleria Riverchase Galleria | thru December 24th | Photo Times

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Holiday Parades and Tree Lightings in Birmingham

It’s time to kick off the Holiday season in Birmingham and nothing will help get you in the mood for the Holidays more than some parades and the lighting of trees. Here’s where you can take the family to celebrate and take in all the lights!! Shadwracks Christmas Light Show November 15th – January 5th

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Veterans Day Deals for Active and Retired Military

Lots of freebies and discounts in honor of our Active and Retired Military this weekend, here are some that we found happening around Birmingham! AMC – Saturday, November 9th – Monday, November 11th, free large popcorn to Active, Retired, and Veterans with Military ID and AMC stubs card. Birmingham Zoo – Saturday, November 9th –

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Holidays at McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center is set to open their annual Holiday Exhibit, Magic of Model Trains on Saturday November 23rd. Magic of Model Trains is the feature of the Holiday Season at McWane. The exhibit joins many winter-inspired activities, special science programming, Polar Express showings in IMAX and Gingerbread Workshops. For the 10th consecutive year, Royal

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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical at the BJCC

Christmas is coming to Birmingham a little early this year! THE ELF ON THE SHELF Musical will be playing one night only at the BJCC Concert Hall Thursday, November 21st. When one Scout Elf gets assigned to a family struggling to rediscover the Christmas Spirit, he’s got to find a way off of the shelf

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Your Kids Urgent Care in Vestavia Now Open!

Birmingham Parents have a new option for treatment when their children are sick and their pediatrician isn’t available. Having opened their Vestavia office in October, Your Kids Urgent Care has lots of options to help parents already struggling to juggle an unexpected illness/injury around already full schedules, work or closed Pediatrician offices. Offering pediatric urgent

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Railroad Park Ice Skating back for 2019 with a 100 ft slide!

Railroad Park will open it’s skating rink again for it’s 4th annual Winter Adventure, and this year it will feature a 100 foot ice slide!! The 50’ x 80’ rink and 100′ long ice slide will be open 7 days a week, only closing on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. November 22nd – January 5th.

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Kids Day Out Camp at the Birmingham Zoo

KID’S DAY OUT CAMP is just around the corner on NOVEMBER 11 with their Veteran’s Day Camp! Register your child for this amazing hands-on learning camp! Kids will have a blast with ‘zoo-learning’ science, nature play and conservation! All Camps are scheduled from 8:30a-3:30p. Zoo camps are educational and encourage active learning through games, crafts,

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National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham

Did you know that Birmingham is home of America’s First Veterans Day Parade? Although World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, fighting ceased seven months earlier after an armistice between the allied nations and Germany commenced on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. In November 1919, President

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Disney on Ice Presents: Dream Big!

Courage leads the way for Disney’s most adventurous heroines when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big comes to Birmingham. Join the wayfinder Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Get tangled up in Rapunzel’s hair-raising quest to see the floating lights.

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Volunteering with your Child: 7 Ways to Give Back

One of the best ways you can spend quality time with someone is by volunteering your time and service. Teach your children the importance of giving back and set up a way that you can volunteer together. Since the holidays are approaching, maybe you can serve at a local soup kitchen, or donate warm clothes

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Candy Buy Back Programs in Birmingham

Halloween Candy Buy Back In Birmingham Liberty Park Children’s Dentistry 1950 Stonegate Dr. Suite 100 Birmingham, Alabama 35242 (205) 403-5423 Dr. Thomas Dudney 122 7th Avenue NE Alabaster, AL, 35007 Phone: (205) 663-6545 November 4th – 7th 8:30m – 2:30pm Over the Mountain Dentistry 2850 Cahaba Rd, Ste 140 Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223 (205) 968-1296

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Partners in Kids Health: Psychiatric Intake Response Center

Navigating the mental health care system is challenging for patients, families and providers. A new resource based at Children’s of Alabama helps to bridge this gap for parents. The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) is a collaboration between Children’s of Alabama and the Anne B. LaRussa Foundation for Hope. PIRC Director Cindy Jones says “PIRC

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Halloween Safety Tips for Families

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns. Here are a few things for you to keep in mind when taking your little Goblins out for Trick or Treating… This

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Dia de los Muertos Alabama

Join Bare Hands in the streets of Pepper Place as we celebrate life at our Día de los Muertos Numero 17 on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Celebrate the lives of those that came before and those that are still with us through music, the memorial roll call, jazz street parade, the Frida Kahlo Ceremony, dance,

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Is it Okay for Babies to Sleep in Car Seats?

Is it Okay for Babies to Sleep in Car Seats?

In the wake of the recall of inclined devices such as the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, some parents have been wondering if it’s okay to let babies sleep in car seats. Recent recalls of products such as the Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Sleeper and reports linking inclined sleep devices with 54 infant deaths have highlighted the danger of putting

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Fall Happenings Guide for Birmingham

Fall Happenings Guide for Birmingham

2019 Fall Happenings Guide for Birmingham Fall is here and the weather has finally agreed to cooperate! Now it’s time to figure out how you’re going to cram all of this fun into the next month. There are so many fun things happening, you need to organize yourself and we’re helping by putting all of

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4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

It’s time again to kick those pumpkin decorating skills up a notch and let us see that you’re going above and beyond our own Lazy Moms Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and doing something super cool with your pumpkins this year! We want to see how creative our readers are.. Whether you carve, paint, or wax your

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5 Things To Know: Tomb of the Risen Dead at Desoto Caverns

5 Things To Know: Tomb of the Risen Dead at Desoto Caverns

Thinking about taking your kids to the Tomb of the Risen Dead at Desoto Caverns but not sure what to expect when you get there? Abby checked it out and is reporting back with 5 things you need to know before you go! 1. It’s not scary! Despite the scary name, DeSoto has created a

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

It finally feels like fall outside! So, if you haven’t introduced all the pumpkin flavored things into your routine by now, here’s the perfect thing to help you get started! Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing Yield: 24 Cookies Ingredients: For the Cookies 1 cup butter flavored shortening 1 cup unsalted butter; softened 2 cups

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Mason Jar-O-Lantern

Mason Jar-O-Lantern

We love Halloween decorations and we love a cute DIY project.. Here’s one that’s super easy and inexpensive to add to your seasonal decor’ Because we craft a fair amount in this house, we had the acrylic paints and brushes on hand, we hit the thrift stores for some different size mason jars (.49 cents

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Scott’s Orchard Offers U-pick Apples in Alabama

Scott’s Orchard Offers U-pick Apples in Alabama

We talk a lot about pumpkins this time of year, but did you know it’s Apple season, too? If you’re looking to make the absolute most of all things fall, take a little road trip north and pick some apples! Scott’s Orchard is a family owned and operated orchard in Southern Middle Tennessee and Northern

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2019 Boo at the Zoo Kicks off October 11th

2019 Boo at the Zoo Kicks off October 11th

Prepare for over the top fun during the 28th annual Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions with costumed characters, themed rides and carnival games for 18 nights! Come experience the excitement on Henley Park with our new ride attraction, Spidermania*! Meet, greet

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Birmingham Area Trunk or Treat Guide

Birmingham Area Trunk or Treat Guide

Birmingham Area Trunk or Treat Guide for 2019 If you prefer the comfort of a more controlled trick or treating experience, then a local Trunk or Treat might be perfect for you, especially if you have littles you worry might get trampled by the bigger kids running the streets. Here’s a list of some we

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Fall Events at Cook Museum

Fall Events at Cook Museum

Cook Museum of Natural Science always has tons of fun events going on and this Fall is no exception! Check out what you’ll find going on this month! Cephalopod Day – October 12th Bring your family to celebrate Cephalopod Awareness Week at the Cook Museum on October 12th! This FREE** educational event will feature: ·

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31 Nights of Halloween of FreeForm

31 Nights of Halloween of FreeForm

From fun to frightful, 31 Nights of Halloween on FreeForm has you covered, get out the popcorn and plan a family movie night this month! Tuesday, October 1 Golden Ticket Day 12:30pm/11:30c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 2pm Monster House 4:05pm The Nightmare Before Christmas 5:45pmDisney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. 7:50pm Hocus Pocus 11cpm Zombieland Wednesday,

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Getting to Know Dr. Dominique Backus

Getting to Know Dr. Dominique Backus

We here are BirminghamMommy are looking at a lot of years with our kids in braces, so when we set out to choose someone to help us with that journey, we wanted someone we knew was going to make us feel at home and comfortable, because when it comes to braces, it’s a lot of

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Halloween Happenings in Birmingham

Halloween Happenings in Birmingham

Tis’ the Season for some spooky fun in Birmingham! If you’re looking for some frightful events good for all ages, here’s a list of things happening in and around the Magic City! Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Event at Bass Pro Shops The Great Pumpkin Celebration is a Free Halloween Event that kicks off October 20th

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Trucks By The Tracks

Trucks By The Tracks

Trucks by the Tracks is back, Jack! And you don’t want to miss this chance for some tasty food by some of Birmingham’s Finest Food Trucks! Birmingham’s best food trucks will gather at American Family Care Presents Trucks by the Tracks on Sunday, October 13, serving up everything from hot chicken, specialty burgers & tamales

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Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

September 15th – September 21st is Child Passenger Safety Week and it’s a great time to review safety guidelines and serves as a reminder to do a check on your seats. Here is some helpful information from Children’s of Alabama. Is your car seat safe? Despite numerous public awareness campaigns on properly restraining children in

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Red Diamond Partners with Birmingham Zoo to Offer Free Ticket Deal

Red Diamond Partners with Birmingham Zoo to Offer Free Ticket Deal

Red Diamond® Coffee & Tea announced the return of its popular Zoo Promotion Coffee Can that provides customers with free child admissions and train ride tickets to the Birmingham Zoo with the purchase of the unique can. The 34.5 oz. can, featuring a prominent giraffe and jaguar with a specially-marked label, includes two child admission

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Vulcan Park and Museum is the only Birmingham museum

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Alys Stephens Center Presents: Dino-Light

Alys Stephens Center Presents: Dino-Light

Formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, Dino-Light was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp. In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home,

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Hurricane Dorian Relief Drive: How you can help!

Hurricane Dorian Relief Drive: How you can help!

By now we’ve all seen the devastation Hurricane Dorian left in the Bahamas, if you’re looking for a way to help,  SummitMedia radio stations, 98.7 Today’s Kiss, 95.7 Jamz, 104.7 WZZK, 106.9 The Eagle, 610 WAGG 100.1, and 97.3 Play, along with the City of Birmingham and Christian Service Mission will collect donations for Hurricane

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Homewood Witches Ride 2019

Homewood Witches Ride 2019

This event is a personal favorite for BirminghamMommy.com, we’ve participated several years now and always have such a great time getting our outfits together and decorating our bikes for the ride. If you have a big group of witchy friends, this event is for you! So, what IS the witches ride? The Homewood Witches Ride

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Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals in Birmingham

Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals in Birmingham

Fall in Birmingham is probably our most favorite time of the year.. patio lunches in the cooler weather and of course loads and loads of options for Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals. Here’s your rundown on all the pumpkin fun! Pumpkin Patches in Birmingham Old Baker Farm– Harpersville – September 28th – October 31st. Just

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Alabama State Fair 2019

Alabama State Fair 2019

The Alabama State Fair is just around the corner and it will be packed full of fun! Exciting Attractions & Shows. Live Music. All Your Favorite Fair Food. Spectacular Carnival & Kiddie Rides and more! Live Music includes: Jack Russel’s Great White Black Oak Arkansas Abraham and the Old Gods Alabama Rose Zach and Cheyloe

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Partners in Kids Health: The Poison Purse

Partners in Kids Health: The Poison Purse

There are a lot of poison dangers that parents of small children need to be aware of, from the cleaning products found in the kitchen to medicine stored in a bathroom. But there’s a hidden danger you may not have considered. How many poisonous items can be found in your purse or the purses of

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Partners In Kids Health: The Poison Purse

Partners In Kids Health: The Poison Purse

There are a lot of poison dangers that parents of small children need to be aware of, from the cleaning products found in the kitchen to medicine stored in a bathroom. But there’s a hidden danger you may not have considered. How many poisonous items can be found in your purse or the purses of

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September Events at McWane Science Center

September Events at McWane Science Center

September is full of fun with some great events happening at the McWane Science Center. Add these to your to-do list! Homeschool Day Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a trip to McWane Science Center on Home School Day (first Monday of

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What to know before choosing a carpet cleaning service

What to know before choosing a carpet cleaning service

I’ve see a few posts recently on some message boards about carpet cleaning services, members asking for recommendations, how to choose a cleaning service, what to look for, what type of process is best, how often to clean carpets etc. So, since we happen to have some good friends that are sponsors of BirminghamMommy, we

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100 Things To Do With Kids In Birmingham

100 Things To Do With Kids In Birmingham

Birmingham is a city full of fun things to do for families and we’ve compiled more than 100 (!!!) on this list, just for you! So the next time you’re looking for an activity to keep you busy, no matter what mood you’re in, this list has you covered! Things to do with Kids in

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Girlology and Guyology at Children’s of Alabama

Girlology and Guyology at Children’s of Alabama

Children’s of Alabama Hosting Workshops for Parents and Pre-teens on Understanding Puberty. If it’s time to have “the talk” with your children, make plans to attend the Girlology and Guyology workshops for pre-teens and parents on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Children’s of Alabama Bradley Lecture Center (1600 5th Avenue South). Girlology and Guyology is

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Labor Day at the Zoo : First Responder Discount Days

Labor Day at the Zoo : First Responder Discount Days

Spend your Labor Day at the Birmingham Zoo! Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train*, zip down the wild slide*, enjoy a Wildlife Show and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Labor Day, the Zoo is offering a discounted admission of $8 to First Responders and up to

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