Planning Mother’s Day weekend fun has never been easier. We’ve got the 411 on all the local activities, events, and hotspots. #FreeFunMadeEasy
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 […]
Don’t be shy about picking favorites! Share them with the world (or at least North AL) by voting in our 2017 Family Favorite Awards contest.
CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER – SUSAN MELVIN! He’s the “most famous reindeer of all” and he’s headed straight to Huntsville this holiday season! “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a musical stage adaptation of CBS’s highest rated Christmas special of all time and it’s sure to be a hit with parents (and kids) throughout the Tennessee […]
For more holiday fun including all the places to hear holiday music, catch Santa, watch holiday plays, cavort with holiday cheerfulness and just plain get in the holiday spirit visit the main page of our comprehensive 2016 Holiday Happenings Guide sponsored by Covenant Classical Schools and Daycares. The holiday season is a wonderful time of year […]
When the weather gets cold children get restless. Listed here are seasonal events that let you stretch your legs and shake the sillies out. Run! Jump! Laugh! and Play! this holiday season. For more holiday fun including all the places to hear music, catch Santa, watch holiday plays, cavort with holiday cheerfulness and just plain […]
If you’re looking for things to do in Huntsville with your kids this summer, look no further. Need a summer camp? Check out our 2016 Summer Camp Guide for all kinds of kid-friendly structured summer fun. Looking for children’s activities that are a little less structured and also fun, cheap, and often free? You’ve come to the […]
When it comes to celebrating fall in the Tennessee Valley, locals know that the many area pumpkin patches and corn mazes hold the most bang for your hard earned family buck. Here you’ll find several that are within driving distance and each offers something just a little different but they are all a whole lot […]
Nothing quite says fall to us here at Rocket City Mom like a caramel apple, a little kettle corn, and a pumpkin carving contest or two. You’re sure to find all that and a whole lot more in this long list of area fall festivals, carnivals and special events. Do you know of one we […]
Take a minute to imagine this scenario. You are a parent with a young child. Maybe more than one but at least one that is in diapers. Your family is in financial crisis and you are stressed about keeping them clothed, fed, a roof over their heads. You’ve got some assistance in the form of […]
Looking for a way to get out of the house with the kids but stay in the air conditioning and not spend a fortune? Look no further than the free and cheap movies offered by various local theaters. We do our best to keep this list up to date but encourage you to call the […]
The sun is getting up early and going to bed late this time of year which makes it the perfect time to explore the outdoors. Water attractions are always a big hit around here and for good reason (it’s just a tiny bit hot in Alabama in the summer) but they aren’t the only way […]
By now, you’ve probably heard us mention once or twice (or 25 times) that Rocket City Mom has partnered with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to bring a new and exciting event to the parents of the Tennessee Valley. What sets the 2013 Learning Expo apart from the other family-related fairs that take place […]
UPDATED 11/1/16: Like many Huntsville families, we’ve made the Galaxy of Lights a holiday tradition. Driving through a twinkling wonderland is fun for every member of our family, especially when we’ve got our favorite Christmas CDs playing in the background (or if you’ve forgotten yours, tune your radio station to 98.5 FM). And for every […]
Our current neighborhood is perfect for trick-or-treating. There are sidewalks on both sides of the well-lit streets, lots of young families with children, and most importantly, plenty of older families without children who want to stay at home and pass out candy. But not everyone is in that situation. Maybe you live out in the […]
Why do people homeschool? Are they crazy or just brave? A local mom lists the reasons and gives tips on homeschooling in Huntsville.