Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - Attention Tuscaloosa and Northport new and expectant parents don't miss the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Babypalooza Baby & Maternity expo Tour as it stops in West Alabama! This fun baby and maternity fair will be held Saturday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bryant Conference Center. Babypalooza is FREE to attend. Becoming a parent can be overwhelming, especially to first-time parents. The Babypalooza Baby & Maternity expo and mini-conference helps parents connect to local pregnancy, birth, and parenting resources in a high-energy, family-friendly environment. There will be a big baby shower with games and prizes, lots of vendors to educate you on their products and services, swag bags, and more to get you started with your little one! To get your tickets or for more information, visit http://babypaloozatour.com/.
TORNADO SURVIVOR - On Super Tuesday Shauna Nix was on her way home from work to pick up her daughter at her mother-in-law's house in the Greenwood/McCalla area off of Dickey Springs Road. As she drove down Dickey Springs a severe storm popped up and a huge tree crashed down on top of her car. This was just one of the many scenes that would play out over the next few minutes in that community. A tornado was moving through the area. Shauna was trapped in her car. Using her cell phone - she frantically called her husband - then 911. The tree and power lines were down all over and around the car. Her husband arrived first and got her out of the car. She escaped unharmed physically but mentally was a wreck. Shauna lost a cousin in the April 27th tornado and says that's all she could think about while she was trapped. She thought she was would die, too. Today she joined Janice in the studio to share her story!
LOVE DOCTOR - Janice talked with Dr. Misty Smith, LPC, from Mind, Body, & Heart Wellness Clinic about female friendship woes. The big problem with women is that we assume that we will connect with much effort because we are both women. We forget to nurture these friendships because we get busy with work, kids, husbands, & families.
1. Your friend is too busy &/or not dependable.
~Be honest & make her aware
~Ask her to be more reliable
~Sometimes we have to choose to spend less time with people
2. You do not like your friend's partner.
~Guess what??? It's not your partner!
~You can gently share any concerns
~You cannot tell her how to feel
3. The two of you were inseparable, and now you have nothing to say
~Talk about it
~Be willing to change the nature of your friendship
4. Your best friend & your new friend become friends, & no longer include you in plans
~Friend poaching happens often!
~Try to maintain some kind of friendship
~Be willing to find a new best friend
5. Your friend "broke up" with you with no explanation.
~Try to talk
~Try to move on
~Be prepared, friendship breakups are, many times, more painful than boyfriend breakups
Tips to better friendships:
1. Know who you are & have a strong self-confidence! It decreases envy, anger, & competition. It improves self-evaluation, expression of feelings, and healthy boundaries.
2. Know what the word "friend" means to you. Committed soulmate or casual relationship?
For more information, you can contact Dr. Smith at 1-888-38-MYMBH - that's 1-800-38-69624.
BARGAINOMICS - Judy Bates, the Bargainomics Lady, joined us with some deals this morning. She was at Bargain Hunt on Lorna Road in Hoover a couple of days ago and found racks of marked-down clothing, including plenty of 90 percent off buys. Bargain Hunt already offers discounted prices on all kinds of merchandise from clothing to furniture, so it was really nice to get this Company brand by Ellen Tracy top and several others for only 60 cents each. The majority were small ladies' sizes, but they also had some other sizes, plus men's and children's. Judy also found some Christmas ornaments at Big Lots for 90 percent off and paid only 70 cents a box. Even though January/February are the best time to pick up after-Christmas bargains, there are still plenty of good buys out there. Ladies, would it be worth $49 a month to have an unlimited wardrobe of fabulous new clothes? If your answer is yes, you need to check out www.GwynnieBee.com. If you wear any size between 10 and 32, this site can ship you your choice of the latest styles for only $49 a month. It's a members-only online rental company. As soon as you return one outfit, order another. If you need or want the hottest new fashions without breaking the bank, this is a great way to do it. Marie Claire, In Style, and even Forbe's Magazine has featured Gwynnie Bee.com. Judy also reminded us about the Alabama Money Expo from 9am-3pm, on Saturday at Carver High School. Could you use a little financial advice? The Alabama Money Expo is a free event! Topics include college loans, taxes, investments, retirement planning, and more. And even though it's free, you need to register to attend. Visit www.ALMoneyExpo.com to register or find more info! Judy explain that Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort has always offered camping sites & RV hookups, but now they've added two cabins with weekday rentals only $99 and weekend rentals for $110. The park covers over 1300 acres on Mobile Bay and includes a 300-foot fishing pier, two nature trails, a picnic area, and more. You can see more information on www.AlaPark.com or call the park directly at 251-626-5529. For more information on these and other deals, visit www.Bargainomics.com.
OUR HOUSE - James Hindman with Bento Construction shows us how to do-it-yourself for some small roof repairs that the average homeowner can do safely themselves without hiring a roofer. He reminds us that SAFETY is our greatest concern! Proper safety gear is a must! Be sure to have the proper shoes, gloves, and other protective wear. You also need to make sure you have the proper tools. For work on your roof, you generally need tools like a hammer, razor, and roofing knife. Also, make sure you have the proper types of nails or proper sized pipe boots for replacements. You'll need sealant. You can also look for a perm-a-boot - it's the easiest replacement product on the market. He reminds us that if you need to get to a safety rope and harness, then you need to call a professional! And that safety is your number one concern - when in doubt call a professional! For more information, you can find James Hindman at Bento Construction at 205-405-4347 or www.bentoconstruction.com.
BARONSFEST - The Birmingham Barons host Baronsfest at Regions Field on Saturday from 9:00 am to noon. UAB Baseball will be hosting a youth clinic from 9:15 am to 10:00 am with ballpark tours, free snacks courtesy of Golden Flake, Bud's Best, and Coca-Cola, and mascots on site throughout the open house event. Fans are welcome to stay for UAB's 1:00 pm game against Kennesaw State following the event free of charge. The event is open to the public and features a variety of interactive events for fans of all ages. For more information call the Barons Front Office at 205-988-3200.