Many of you have already planned your summer within an inch of its life, but we’d like to encourage you to take a few days to enjoy the simple pleasures of summer. Stroll down a fairway, ride the ferris wheel, enjoy a game of cornhole, or just soak up some tunes while eating your weight in […]
Christmas and Holiday concerts, caroling, sing-a-longs and such are listed here. Many of these events are free and open to the public but if you plan to go and want a good seat, get there early. Many of these events are Huntsville traditions and there WILL be a crowd. For more holiday fun including all […]
What better way to help area families than by sharing your local favorites with them? Rocket City Mom’s Family Favorite Awards are taking nominations until February 29th!
Looking for sparkly lights and festive holiday parades? You’ve come to the right place! Some of these events are free and some require tickets, but they are all sure to put you in the Holiday mood.
It truly is better to give than receive and we’re making it easy by providing this list of area charities and non-profits that could use your help this holiday season.
We’ve got all the 2015 Spring parades and festivals in Huntsville and North Alabama in one place. Ready for more spring related fun? Check out our full 2015 Spring Activities Guide sponsored by the Heart of the Valley YMCA.
With more than 70 hands-on activities, booths, and vendors, this year’s Earth Day Festival at Hays Nature Preserve was sure to be a hit. Yet, the people behind Operation Green Team couldn’t stop there. Despite their emphasis on conservation there is one area in which this group of environmentalists NEVER conserve and that’s fun. So […]
We’re counting our blessings here at Rocket City Mom, and finding they can’t be numbered. I hope you’re enjoying good food, friends, and family at some point today, and if you’re really lucky I hope you can work in a nap. We’ve listed some options for activities that might come in handy, especially if you […]
“Back to School!” This phrase conjures up different images to us moms… to some, it’s a rallying cry of freedom, to others it’s a bittersweet end to the summer. To me, it’s a bit of both. We enjoyed a fantastic summer traveling across the country – a 6-week mega trip (ok, so it was 2 […]
Motherhood tends to change your perspective on a whole lotta things. One of these is my view of exercise. Before I joined the honorable and blessed estate of motherhood, I used to think of exercise as a chore. I look back upon those days of my newlywed bliss and remember with regret all the perfectly […]
I first met the Guerrero family at the Seriously Fun Street Fair earlier this year. It was a hot summer day and I had just finished setting up the Rocket City Mom tent. Families were starting to arrive and stop at each booth – pretty soon I was chatting with moms and dads and noticing […]
We were shuffling down the school corridor at the end of the day, Mae and Haze holding hands with bent arms that extended and contracted at just the right moments to weave around teachers and avoid tripping over stray backpacks. Their haphazard precision denied me the excitement of going to the nurse’s office to get […]
I often think to myself that I should invent a “pause” button. Think about it ladies. What if, for just one single moment, we could put everything we’re doing down and just press pause, breathe, take a nap, go to the gym, read a book uninterrupted, or just enjoy the silence? Lisa McClendon, a singer […]
Hopefully this past week we’ve made it easier for you to learn more about the Huntsville City School Board and local mayoral candidates. And hopefully you’ve carved out some time in your day to head to the polls and cast your ballot – they’re open from 7:00AM – 7:00PM today. If you’ve dropped the ball, […]
How do you articulate things to your children that you just feel are right? Especially when you want to do so without hurting anyone with differing opinions, even if they’re so much louder than you? I don’t know these answers, and so I try to keep quiet in most instances. I try to smile about the chicken […]
RCM: What is your vision for the schools and libraries in your district, and what is your plan for working with the school board, superintendent, and community to implement this vision? HUNTSVILLE CANDIDATES Tommy Battle “One thing that comes with being mayor is that your district is the whole city. Each part of the city, […]
Whether you just finished feeding the ducks and fish at Big Spring Park, expended all your energy running around Biscuits Backyard at Earlyworks, or need a quick bite after a downtown appointment, Sam and Greg’s is the place to “fuel up” with kids. We have always been met with: quick service, delicious pizzas and sandwiches, […]
It started with a nap mat. Actually, it started with a supply list. I admit, I was terribly disappointed to not see tissues or clorox wipes. I wanted to win the award for best container. I wanted to be the mom who surely cares for her kids the most because I was willing to pick […]
As a native of Madison County, I’m loving the “culinary renaissance” of sorts that Huntsville is experiencing. I remember when it was hard to find a place to eat that wasn’t a chain, and ethnic food was few and far-between. Now that I’m a mom, healthy choices are more important than ever to me, so […]
Her screams could be heard halfway across the store. Walking by, I heard her mother say, “No! We are not going BACK to the bathroom! We’re not going to spend all our time at the store in the bathroom.” The screaming resumed with even greater intensity. “But I want to! I have to go! I […]