Youth/Kids

Greek Festival

September 8, 2016

Begun in 1972 by the Ladies Philoptochos Society, this yearly event has blossomed into one of the premier cultural events in the Southeast. The Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Greek Food Festival is now the focal point for thousands people from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia who for three days experience the Greeks’ legendary …

5 Steps to Protect Children in the Digital Age

August 30, 2016

Let’s be honest. It isn’t easy raising children in a day and age where hundreds of thousands of dangerous images and messages are not only just a click away, but the clicks are happening on devices that our children are often carrying in their pockets. Consider these stats from CovenantEyes.com and CommonSenseMedia.com: 1 in 4 …

Paintball Is Good: For All Ages

August 26, 2016

A trip down Serene Drive near Bessemer will lead to a dead end that gives way to a gravel road. If you follow that gravel road you will soon arrive at not only one of the best venues for professional paintball in Alabama, but also a community built for families. After getting hands on experience …

Back to School from a Mom Perspective

August 26, 2016

My husband calls me a “schoolie.” I loved being a student, I loved being a teacher… I would go get another degree right now. Post-grad school I taught tenth grade at Briarwood Christian School, and after some settling in, found the job to be a source of great joy. My days were filled with hilarious …

Healthy Living

July 26, 2016

Be Sun Smart This August Whether it’s a last minute trip to the beach or lake, band camp or football camp, keep your family protected from the sun this month and all year long. Make sunscreen a part of your daily routine. Ashley Hanna, a nurse practitioner in pediatric dermatology at Children’s South, explains what …

Parenting Points

July 26, 2016

Keys to a Beautiful Heart Our children are growing up in a culture that emphasizes outward appearances. Our world defines a person by what can be seen on the outside. As they return to school this fall, our kids will meet new challenges to their worth and identity based solely on their appearance. We are …

Are We There Yet?

June 27, 2016

Alabama Splash Adventure: A Koch Family Masterpiece Alabama Splash Adventure owners Pat and Dan Koch have a unique amusement park to say the least. The goal of the mother son team is simple. Provide guests the best family atmosphere a park can offer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Many amusement parks can be very …

City Scene

June 27, 2016

Cool Off at the National Theatre on Ice Competition More than 75 figure skating teams from around the nation will converge on the Pelham Civic Center June 30-July 3 for the ninth annual National Theatre on Ice (TOI) Competition. The event will be judged by U.S. Figure Skating judges and programs will be evaluated on …

Legal Matters

June 27, 2016

  What You Need to Know About Children with Special Needs & Guardianship All parents face stress as they watch their children grow into adulthood and try to guide them on their life’s journey. Parents of children with special needs face even more challenges as their child reaches adulthood. In Alabama, a child is considered …

Bringing Out The Winner

June 27, 2016

Scars or Medals? Or Both? When you and I pass away and go on to the gates of heaven, what do you think God will be looking for when we meet him face-to-face? Is he going to be looking at what kind of clothes we wore? What our job or career accomplished? How big and …

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