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Never Give Up Hope :: A “Homeward Bound” Story

Our family Labrador, Bruce, went missing in July of 2016. The emotional toll it took, specifically on our son Nixson, was devastating. He spent those two-and-a-half years praying for Bruce every single night; and in February 2019, his prayers were finally answered. One day, Nixson stood in my bedroom reminiscing of Bruce and insisted he […]

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I Had a (Fur)Baby!

We just got a dog, and it’s basically like I had another baby. I am overwhelmed, sleep deprived, and totally smitten all at the same time. I always wanted four kids, and now I have them! Our family is complete. A couple Saturday nights ago, I was sitting on the couch and mindlessly scrolling through […]

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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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