Benefits of Early Comprehensive Eye Exams for Infants

Early detection by comprehensive, dilated examination is a great way to identify current or potential vision problems to assure infants’ eyes are healthy and their vision is properly developing.

Birmingham Family Event Picks April 5-8

Take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, watch the adventures of Wilbur and Charlotte in Charlotte's Web, and hop into the Easter eggstravaganzas at UAB's Dragon Egg Hunt! Don't miss the exciting events happening around town this weekend.

Oscar Party Ideas for the Family

It’s Oscar season! Although the kids probably haven’t seen this year’s best picture nominees, that doesn’t mean they still can’t be involved in all the glitz and glamour. These simple ideas will make the night fun for guests of all ages. Roll Out the Red Carpet It wouldn’t be an Oscar party without a red carpet entrance! This is such an easy DIY that will make the kids feel like stars. You can make your carpet out of red fabric, paper, tablecloth, or even buy one from Amazon if you want to go all out for the event. | Dress to Impress The kids can’t walk down the carpet until they’re in their best Hollywood glam! Provide boas, neckties, and jewelry for a quick addition to their looks at the beginning of the runway. Make it more fun by letting ...

Ardent Preschool to Open in Vestavia Hills

Preschool parents, rejoice! Ardent Preschool & Daycare (formerly Covenant Classical Schools & Daycare) has announced a new campus will open in Vestavia Hills in the fall of 2019.

Hike it Baby Group in Birmingham

Hike It Baby is dedicated to getting new families outdoors and on trails across Alabama.

Super Bowl Treats for Kids

Gather the family for a Super Bowl party with these super fun and quick snack ideas from our Pinterest board.

Spring Kids’ Consignment Sale Roundup

A round-up of kids’ consignment sales in and around Birmingham, Alabama. February 8-9 Giggles and Grace Consignment Sale Asbury United Methodist Church Friday 8 AM-6PM, Saturday 8 AM-12 PM Children’s and youth clothing, toys, books, shoes, baby furniture, and more will be available for purchase at the Giggles and Grace Consignment Sale. Volunteers will be given the opportunity to shop early on Thursday night. Select items will be half off during the Saturday hours of the sale. February 8-9 Bargains on the Bluff – A Mommy and Me Consignment Event Bluff Park United Methodist Church Friday 9 AM-6 PM, Saturday 9 AM-2 PM Preemie to preteen, juniors, and maternity clothing will all be available at Bargains on the Bluff. The consignment sale will also have toys, books, children&...

Family Event Picks Jan 26 – Feb 10

January 19-May 5 Speed: Science in Motion McWane Science Center Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM-6 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM Tickets: Adults $15, Children $12 Head to McWane Science Center to check out their newest exhibit Speed: Science in Motion! The exhibit replicates the high-octane action of a Formula 1 racetrack, complete with a pit lane, workshop, and physical testing environments. Visitors can challenge themselves through hands-on exhibits and displays to see if they have what it takes to race at over 125 miles per hour. February 2 Groundhog Day Celebration with a Twist The Birmingham Zoo 9-10:45 AM Tickets: Adults $17, Children $12 Join The Birmingham Zoo for a Groundhog Day celebration! Birmingham Bill may be in hibernation, but one of his opossum friends has offered to help out ...

Mommy & Me Fitness

Here are a few mommy and me fitness class options that will help you tone up, gain energy, and maybe even shed a few pounds.

Wings for Autism

For people with autism spectrum disorders, a trip to the airport is often stressful, overwhelming, and sometimes downright frightening. But through an innovative, national ARC initiative called Wings for Autism®, people with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual and developmental disabilities will have the chance to “rehearse” the airport experience before taking a trip. On February 16, 2019—through a partnership between the Arc of Central Alabama, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, and Southwest Airlines-Birmingham—Wings for Autism® takes flight at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport helping individuals with disabilities and their families acclimate to the flying experience. During the Wings for Autism® experience, families will practice entering...

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Need a few last minute ideas for stocking stuffers? We visited our friends at Homewood Toy and Hobby and Smith’s Toy and Variety to get their favorite small toy picks.

Winter Break Camps

It’s that time of year again—no not the holidays—that exciting time when parents need to work and children are out of school. We’ve put together a roundup of great Winter Break Camps where kids will be educated and entertained and parents can get their work done. With camps for children ages 4 to 14, there’s something for everyone! So visit the links, and sign up now. Sign your child up to meet the Zoo’s animals up close and personal at the Birmingham Zoo Winter Break Camp December 20-21 and 27-28 from 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. This interactive camp for children in 4K-5TH grade, features games, crafts, and a variety of animal encounters. The cost is $55 per day for members and $65 per day for non-members. Early care is available from 7:30-8:15 AM for $5 a...

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