Summer Reading: Memorial Day Edition

Good afternoon, Alicia here! First, I would like to say ‘thank you’ to our current and former military men and women for their service. Both of our fathers have served in the military (Air Force & Army), so we understand the sacrifice of not only the service men…

Pepper Place Market

Pepper Place Saturday Market Yesterday, the morning started off gloomy and rainy; however, it wasn’t going to stop me from going to Pepper Place Market.  If you live in Birmingham, this is the place to be Saturday mornings. (It is part of 10 of the South’s…

Don’t Let Life Live You

Live life. Don’t let life live you. Life can become so busy. But, it’s important to take time for yourself. Why? You feel better as a person, you maintain healthy relationships, you are balanced, you de-stress and unwind, and you refocus and recharge. For example…

Bucket List: The Summer Edition

We are approaching one of my favorite times of the year:  SUMMMMMER!  (Jacob, not so much)  Although I will be teaching a four week summer camp and attending a couple of professional development sessions, I look forward to unwinding, reflecting, and relaxing (preferably by the pool).  Before summer, I usually…

Explore: Northern Ireland

Growing up in Birmingham, we hear and learn a lot about the Civil Rights Movement.  In downtown Birmingham, we have the Civil Rights District which includes sites such as the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park, and the 16th Street Baptist Church.  If you know anything about Northern Ireland…

Life Lessons at the Park

“I thank you for being so motivated, even when we have shown little or no interest in lectures by sleeping, texting, or talking, or even speaking slanderous words behind your back it takes guts to do that, and I’m sure we don’t realize or acknowledge…