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5 Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Opera

When we think of opera, you may think of elaborate stage performances like The Marriage of Figaro, or Madame Butterfly and you may not immediately think of opera as a kids’ activity. However, when I sat down with Keith Wolfe, General Director at Opera Birmingham, he shared that not only is opera a great activity for aspiring musicians, there […]

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My Big Fat Mafia Christmas :: Tips for Hosting During the Holidays

That title got your attention, didn’t it? Good, glad my attention-grabbing tactic worked! And to clarify, I don’t actually spend Christmas with the mafia; however, my husband used to! You see, his late grandfather was, in fact, in the mafia. He and his mom, my now mother-in-law, lived with my husband’s grandparents until he was […]

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Eight Literary Gift Ideas That Introduce Kids to Shakespeare

Whether your kids are already literature nuts, or they just enjoy a good comic book, this collection of children’s gifts are designed to bring the world of William Shakespeare to colorful life for elementary aged students. Styled to be content-appropriate for younger readers and featuring beautiful artwork, these historically accurate renditions of the collections of […]

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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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Learning How to be a Good Friend and Finding Your Tribe

A Girls’ Weekend I am sure everyone has slightly (or dramatically) different ideas of what makes up a fun girls’ weekend. I’m sure I’ve experienced the gamut of them all (well..maybe not alllll) in different stages throughout my life.  However, in this stage of being married and having children, a weekend away for myself and […]

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