Author Archive | Beth L

Ultimate Adventure Park in Trussville

Birmingham Area’s Latest Trampoline and Adventure Park: Urban Air Trussville

We partnered with Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Trussville for this authentic experience!You know you’ve found a winner the moment your children break down in tears because they don’t want to leave the place in which you just spent three hours playing. That’s how we left the new Urban Air in Trussville, but let me […]

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Take the Trip :: It’s Always Worth It

This post is sponsored by our partners at Aviate, a lifestyle brand founded in Birmingham, Alabama, that cultivates a sense of travel and encourages everyone to check off bucket list experiences. Still based in Birmingham, and most known for hats donning 3-letter airport identifiers, Aviate now covers 160 cities, 45 states and 3 countries by […]

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Farewell to My Weekends

A Farewell Letter to My Weekends

My Dearest Weekends, I’m writing this letter with utmost regret. I’m afraid the time has finally come to bid you adieu. I’ve been avoiding this day for as long as possible, but the tiny dictators who rule the rest of my life have decided to play soccer this spring. So, my dear old friend, we […]

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What do you do? A question some SAHMs dread.

Guilt of a Stay-at-Home Mom

“What does Mommy do?” I heard my husband innocently ask my 4-year-old son as dread washed over me awaiting his response. Such a simple question that I’ve been asked countless times before at cocktail parties and social gatherings. Not so long ago, I would confidently answer, “I’m in marketing.” The conversation would easily continue as […]

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Parenting is like a marathon, with joy and hurdles along the way.

Parenting is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

On a blustery December morning, I completed my third marathon. After feeling great the first half of the race, I started to fade and had to keep my mind busy to get me across the finish line. I began reflecting on my first full year of marathon training and what I could do differently, better next year. I also thought a […]

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Oak Mountain State Park Family Hiking Trails

Best Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in Birmingham

Sitting at the tailend of the Appalachian foothills, Birmingham, takes pride in its natural beauty and cultivated miles of trail systems. Hiking with kids, especially young ones, isn’t always easy; but fortunately, there are many family-friendly (and dog-friendly) trails around town. Irondale Furnace Trail One of the best kept secrets in Birmingham, the Irondale Furnace Trail is […]

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