Parenting

STEPS Proactive Parenting

June 27, 2018

Parenting Points  Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies www.whiteplume.com Sometimes, teenagers take drugs or drink. Maybe even the one in your home. You may be thinking, “That can’t happen to us!” Are you sure? Because 75% of high school students have tried some type of addictive substance, and 40-50% use drugs, drink alcohol, or …

Does Your College Student Have a Healthcare Package?

May 24, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Every year, tens of thousands of young men and women begin or return to college. In Alabama alone, there are more than 60 colleges or universities in the state. In total, the number of college students enrolled in an Alabama school at any one time can be well over …

Heritage Christian Academy Learns what it is to “Be the Hands and Feet” of Jesus

May 23, 2018

Education Extra Heritage Christian Academy (HCA), an interdenominational 3K-12th grade private Christian school in Hoover, Alabama knows that the Greater Birmingham Area does not lack for excellent schools. Year after year public and private educational institutions around town are recognized for accomplishments and distinction in academics, athletics and arts. It can be difficult for local …

Super Summer Camp Opportunities 2018

April 27, 2018

BASKETBALL Coach Paul Brown Camps. Learn from an outstanding teacher of fundamentals, June 25-29 Green Valley Baptist, July 16-20 Riverchase UMC, July 23-27 Trinity UMC/Homewood and July 30-August 3 Green Valley Baptist/Hoover. Boys and girls ages 6-13. Full day 9am-4pm ($195), half day 9am-Noon ($125). Register at coachpaulbrown.com. SPORTS Hoover Sports Complex. Each five-day camp is designed …

Are You Equipped to Fight the Parenting Battle?

March 28, 2018

Parenting Points Being a Christian parent in today’s world is more challenging than ever. We are in a battle for our children’s hearts and minds and the tools Satan has at his disposal are more cunning than ever. We are now all in “crisis” parenting as we fight to teach our children their identity in …

Understanding Infertility

March 28, 2018

Healthy Living Presented by Henderson Walton Women’s Center, www.hwwc.net Infertility is a very common problem affecting one in six couples in the United States. The rate of infertility increases as a couple gets older, with fertility decreasing significantly after 35. If you and/or your spouse are over the age of 35 and have been attempting …

Author & Former CEO of 40 Days for Life in Birmingham

March 26, 2018

City Scene David Bereit became an outspoken pro-life advocate after Planned Parenthood announced plans to build an abortion clinic in his Texas town in 1998. He helped to start and build a local grassroots coalition that rallied 60 churches and thousands of people together and dramatically reduced abortions in the region. Planned Parenthood recognized the …

6 Big Benefits of Summer Day Camp

February 26, 2018

Healthy Living Every child can benefit from the experiences of summer camp. But for many parents, the decision of whether or not to sign their child up is not so easy. Many parents feel the separation and independence required of a camper for sleepaway camp may be too high of a hurdle for the child …

FUN Awaits at the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

February 22, 2018

Are We There Yet?  Looking for a day trip for the kids over Spring Break? Or some Saturday family fun? Check out the Children’s Hands-On Museum (CHOM) of Tuscaloosa where “curiosity, creativity and discovery” abound! CHOM offers newborns through age 13 a fabulous place just for them! The Museum is open Monday through Friday 9-5pm …

Relief for Paying for Private K-12 Education

January 26, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Having just paid for two children to graduate from Briarwood Christian School, I wish that I could have received better tax breaks for paying for private education for grades K-12. While Coverdell Education Savings accounts allowed tax-free savings for K-12 qualifying expenses, they are also subject to income limits …