Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for May 7, 2013:
JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us with Red Rock Tuesday. This month he featured Roosevelt Park in Bessemer. For more information on the many hiking trails and future plans, visit http://www.redrocktrail.org/.
MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch joined us this morning to discuss the recent rally in the stock market. He also discussed investing in vacation rentals and if now is the right time to invest in a beach house. Stewart says if you're not going to stay there for at least three months out of the year, you should probably stick with renting. For complete answers, visit www.welchgroup.com.
MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS - Cecilia Pearson with Alabama Baby & Child Magazine joins us with a look at gift ideas for Mother's Day such as a Designer Camera Bag from Capturing Couture, Nest Egg Necklace from Swaddle, Petunia Pickle Diaper Bag from The Swanky Stork, Cake Diaper Bag from The Swanky Stork, and I-Pad Accessories from Coach Store in The Shops of Grand River. For more ideas and information, visit albabymag.com.
CELL PHONE SAFETY - Judith Bitterli with AVG Technologies joined us today with a few pointers to help keep your kids safe with the cell phone. A "Mobile Moms Survey", released by AVG Technologies <http://www.avg.com>, the provider of Internet and mobile security to 146 million active users, asks many controversial questions that many researchers have shied away from, such as whether or not moms monitor their kids' devices for inappropriate inbound or outbound content; whether or not they know how to use parental controls; whether or not their kids have discovered inappropriate content on shared devices; and everything in between. It's no secret moms across the planet have accepted the fact that when it comes to reaching their children - and really getting through to them - there'd better be a smartphone involved. If you're thinking about buying your young child a cell phone, you're not alone. Nearly six out of ten parents said they bought their pre-teens a mobile device. AVG Technologies' Judy Bitterli discussed findings from this landmark study and give parents crucial tips on keeping their kids safe in the fast-moving world of technology.
GARDENING - Sandra Reaves joined us to discuss transitioning your garden from winter to summer plants. She showed us some Tendergreen seed stalks, baby blackberries, figs, pears, plums, thornless blackberries, peaches, and blueberry plants. For more information, visit her Facebook page - it includes lots of pictures, tips, how to videos, and info on veggie trials going on in the garden. It's a "real time, real life" look at home gardening and food preservation. You can find her at www.Facebook.com/JosieGladysGardens.
BRITTON ON BIO MECHANICS - Britton Lynn introduced us to biomechanics in sports! She talked with Dr. Glenn Fleisig about his practice at St. Vincent's American Sports Medicine Institute. She showed us how he uses technology to take a detailed look at athletes and their performance. He then uses that information to help them improve their performance and prevent injuries. For more information, visit http://www.asmi.org/.
NEW IN BOOKS - Susan Swagler joined us to talk about new in books! Susan Swagler writes about about books at her "Turn the Page" blog and in Birmingham Magazine. She introduces us to the Power to the She - a biography of a life well lived, fiction, essays and more fiction all celebrating mothers and sisters and daughters of all ages. She showed us:
Birth Cry by Shirley Roland Ferguson,
March with Me by Rosalie Turner
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts that Mattered Most
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama - the doctor joins us to take questions about your heart health! Remember the Kudzu Bug that gave us such problems in the fall? It's back! Our gardening expert joins us with advice on how to keep these critters from bugging you! Mickey takes us to the Birmingham Zoo to catch up on what's going on there these days! And Jeh Jeh visits the Spring Carnival. Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!