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Mistakes Parents Make, and How Not To: STEPS Proactive Parenting

September 26, 2018

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies All parents make mistakes, but we can learn from them and help protect our kids from the dangers of addiction. Parents want to raise their kids the right way. But many are hampered by some prevalent misconceptions of modern-day moms and dads. By correcting these …

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Native American Experience: Authentic, Educational & Fun!

September 25, 2018

Are We There Yet? Bring the family to Aldridge Gardens in Hoover on Sunday October 7 to experience a day discovering the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Whispers From the Past – A Native American Experience, offers demonstrations, activities, and presentations authentic to American Indians of the Southeast. …

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1st Annual Fall Festival at Alabama Splash Adventure Spells Family FUN

September 25, 2018

Are We There Yet? Say goodbye to summer and hello to Alabama Splash Adventure’s 1st Annual Fall Festival! Alabama Splash Adventure will turn the amusement ride section into a festive fall playground every Saturday and Sunday in October from 12-6 p.m. Expect a day of family fun that will include full access to over 15 …

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Tell Us Your Family Favorites!

September 21, 2018

From The Publisher Tell Us Your Family Favorites! Would you take just a couple of minutes to tell us your Birmingham Family Favorites when it comes to where you eat, shop, play and worship? It’s a part of a brief, anonymous on-line survey students from Samford University’s Brock School of Business are helping us conduct. Simply …

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How to Avoid & Recover from Mistakes: STEPS Proactive Parenting

August 24, 2018

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies, It’s easy for parents to make mistakes when we are angry, scared, or frustrated. And when one of our kids is going down the path toward addiction, we will feel all of those emotions. Strongly, and likely over and over. During those tough times, parenting …

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Get Back Up & Try Again… Alabama’s American Ninja Warrior Eddy Stewart

August 23, 2018

There was a time when fitness was an obsession for five-time American Ninja Warrior competitor Eddy Stewart. A Hueytown firefighter, personal trainer and bodybuilder, his family was often at the mercy of his detailed meal and workout schedule. Shifting his focus to ninja athletics, however, initiated healing in both his relationships and his Christian faith. A Top …

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STEPS Proactive Parenting

July 26, 2018

Parenting Points  Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies  When one of our kids abuses drugs or alcohol, it’s easy to doubt ourselves. But all parents make mistakes. It comes with the job, and we don’t have to be perfect to raise our kids well. By connecting with others and getting some training, we …

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School Year Organization: Get an A+!

July 26, 2018

The Hassle-Free Zone School is back and so with it, the stacks of papers! Permission slips, homework assignments, medical release forms, volunteer sign-ups, field trips – you know it all too well. Backpacks and mailboxes inundate us with enough to wallpaper our entire homes, not to mention the time it takes to navigate through it …

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New Mental Health Resource for Area Families

July 25, 2018

Education Extra When a child or teen needs mental health resources, families and caregivers often want assistance determining the appropriate level of care. Children’s of Alabama and the Anne B. LaRussa Foundation of Hope have established the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) to help patients, families and providers better navigate the mental health care system. …

Serving Alabama Children through CASA

July 25, 2018

For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare systems in search of a loving home. Each time a child is paired with a CASA Volunteer, their chances are greater to have the …