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When “Likes” Aren’t Enough: Social Media & the Search for Value

January 26, 2019

Parenting Points In the mind of every teenager echoes a simple question: “Am I enough?” One of the greatest struggles of the teenage experience is determining who they are, where they fit, and if they matter. Students seek to be cool enough, smart enough, athletic enough, popular enough, or successful enough. No matter what area …

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Giving Your Child Their Best Education

January 25, 2019

Education Extra Everyone has an opinion, a strong opinion, and they’re not afraid to share it. It’s been true since before your child was born. Sleep training or co-sleeping. Disposable or cloth diapers. Bottle or breast. When it’s time for school, the debate continues. Everyone seems ready to assert their thoughts. Public, private, homeschool, tutor. …

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It’s a Dance Party!

January 23, 2019

Are We There Yet? Your children or grandchildren are sure to smile and maybe burst into laughter as they meet their favorite Disney characters, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars characters and more- all while enjoying a “Dance Party.” There will be two “Live with the Characters” shows, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., on February 23, 2019, …

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Connecting Your Child to God’s Word

December 26, 2018

Parenting Points In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses gives the people of Israel a picture of passing their faith down to the next generation. He encourages the people that “these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when …

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Where to Invest Family Time in 2019: Consider an International Mission Trip

December 26, 2018

Mission Makers Brought to you by: Community Partner Brilliant Web Works, When your teenage son chooses Haiti over Disneyworld, you know you’re doing something right as a Christian parent. When your 11-year-old shares his salvation story in a park with over 100 people, you don’t have to wonder if the cost was worth it for …

Vulcan Park & Museum Lights Up the Holidays!

December 11, 2018

Looking for a great way to celebrate the Christmas season with the family? Visit Vulcan Park and Museum for the Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience, December 12-23 from 5 -9 p.m. At the top of each hour, beginning at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy a 15-minute lively array of dancing lights projected on …

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Mothers Helping Mothers

November 25, 2018

Photo Fun Mothers from Prince of Peace Catholic Church MOMs ministry collected and packed diaper bags filled with newborn care items valued at over $2700 and donated them to the Alabama Prison Birth Project. These bags will go home with the caregivers of the babies from Tutwiler, giving them a less overwhelming start in caring …

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Protect Your Kids Against Addiction: STEPS Proactive Parenting

November 25, 2018

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies Proactive parenting can be learned. Over the last few months in Birmingham Christian Family magazine, STEPS Proactive Parenting has outlined: Why teenagers choose to use drugs and alcohol. 10 mistakes parents make and how not to. Ways that parents can help their kids.   Protect …

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Holiday Tips for Family Caregivers

November 25, 2018

Healthy Living  As the holiday season approaches, many people are excited to see their friends, family members, and loved ones. However, for many seniors and their caregivers, it can become very stressful.  Big holiday celebrations can be overwhelming, especially for those suffering from cognitive decline or health problems. For family caregivers, decorating the house, organizing …

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The Best Time to Get Help Is Now: STEPS Proactive Parenting

October 25, 2018

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies,  If your son or daughter is experimenting with alcohol or drugs, it’s time for you to do something about it. Now! With teenage substance abuse, where there’s smoke, there’s often fire.    Almost all the emphasis on addiction treatment has traditionally been on recovery. In …