Your summer guide to u-pick farms an hour’s drive (or less) from Birmingham, including 6 in Jefferson County

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Blueberries, blackberries, peaches, tomatoes, yum! Muscadines? Those will be ready late summer. Check out these u-pick farm locations about an hour’s drive (or less!) from central Birmingham. We’ll start with Jefferson county, then move on to locations in Blount, Chilton, Cullman and Shelby Counties.

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17 Birmingham walking trails, including Kiwanis Vulcan Trail and more

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Rotary Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust

We know Birmingham’s hottest days aren’t the best for getting outside. But you don’t have to limit your exercise to the gym during the scorching summer. Birmingham walking trails offer lots of places to get out and get moving—and, in many cases, lots of shade as well.

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5 top-rated private high schools in Birmingham, including The Altamont School

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Class of 2018 at John Carroll Catholic High School. Photo via John Carroll Catholic High School.

For parents, there will always be a debate about the best way to do things when raising your children. One never-ending debate among parents is whether to send their kids to a high school that is public or private. If you are leaning toward private school, here are five of the top-rated private high schools in Birmingham. Continue reading “5 top-rated private high schools in Birmingham, including The Altamont School”

12 Birmingham yoga studios you need to know about including Areo Joe’s aerial yoga

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It’s nice to have you in Birmingham yoga classes. This guide will prevent you from feeling upside down and overwhelmed by the area’s offerings. Photo by Rachel Callahan

I know it can be intimidating to walk into a new yoga class, whether you’re a long-time practitioner trying a different studio or a first timer. I’ve practiced yoga regularly since 2011 and have taught since 2014, but I still get nervous when I try someplace new! But the guide to Birmingham yoga classes is here to help. Continue reading “12 Birmingham yoga studios you need to know about including Areo Joe’s aerial yoga”

5 tips to make home buying a breeze in Birmingham, including mortgage shopping

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When it comes to buying a home in Birmingham, there’s so much information out there. It seems like Google is not always your friend. Real estate, mortgages, closings, the list goes on and on. Get into your next home hassle free with these must-know tips.

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Your ultimate guide to the 10 best milkshakes in Birmingham

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One of the best milkshakes in Birmingham – Mooyah’s. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

The Alabama heat is in full force this year—what better way to chill out than with something cool and creamy? Welcome to your ultimate guide for the best milkshakes in Birmingham, both high-end and low-cost!

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Want brunch all weekend long? Birmingham offers it at Roots and Revelry, Five and many more!

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Brunch. Is there anything better than when two words combine to make a more delicious one? While many places offer brunch on Sundays, we’ve got the list of Birmingham’s hottest spots that serve it all weekend long! Continue reading “Want brunch all weekend long? Birmingham offers it at Roots and Revelry, Five and many more!”

Shop our Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Market at Pepper Place

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Dayspring Dairy offers a variety of sheep milk cheeses and caramel spreads that any foodie mom will love. Photo by author

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13. If that sentence just sent a wave of panic down your spine because you haven’t bought a gift yet, do not fret. Bham Now presents the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Market at Pepper Place. Open from 7 a.m. to noon this Saturday, the market has  gift options for every taste and budget.

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Birmingham’s Motivated Movers’ 7 simple tips to make moving easy, pain-free

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Our movers are wrap artists. Photo: Motivated Movers.

Packing and moving…at some point in your life both of these things will likely be necessary. You might have heard accounts of stressful, even problematic moving experiences.

Those stresses can be eased with good planning, preparation, and with help from a professional moving company.

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The ultimate service guide to downtown Birmingham

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Downtown Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship.

Ugh, my car is filthy. Ew, my nails really need a manicure. Mmm, I could really go for a snack. You may have had thoughts like these as you head downtown for a meeting or some other reason. But when you don’t have time to head over the mountain, where can you go for services like these that are close by? Find out by checking out this ultimate service guide to downtown Birmingham.  Continue reading “The ultimate service guide to downtown Birmingham”