Good Day Alabama: March 10, 2016

Good Day Alabama: March 10, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - Your favorite 10k run or ride event returns for the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration in Birmingham! Run, cycle, skateboard, go horseback and join the celebration with Birmingham's great craft beer story and support The Dannon Project. This year's Tour de Brewers event includes a very coolly renovated Good People Taproom, the brand, spanking new Cahaba Brewing Co. location, Avondale Brewing, Trim Tab and Ghost Train - tasting at Hop City. The event costs $25 per participant. You must be 21 to enjoy the beverages on the course, but it is family and pet friendly. Want a guaranteed t-shirt in the size you choose? Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Birmingham/TourdeBrewers8StPatricksDay. There will be packet pick up today at Tin Roof Birmingham from 11 am - 6 pm and at Cahaba Cycles in Homewood tomorrow from 11 am- 6 pm. Day of registration and packet pick-up will start at 9 am at Tin Roof Birmingham. The riders will leave Tin Roof first at 11 am and the runners/walkers/skateboarders will follow shortly after. Prizes/awards will be at Tin Roof at 2 pm. You will receive your prize ticket when you return to Tin Roof prior to 2 pm. You must be present to win. Food, music and drink specials at Tin Roof for the post event celebration.

EASTER FASHION - Cecilia Pearson with Alabama Baby and Child Magazine showed us some great fashion ideas for kids at Easter. For the little ones, she showed us two outfits from the Gymboree Outlet at the Shops of Grand River. She also had some models sporting some other fashions. Brewton wore an Oxford short with a patterned yellow and blue Andy & Evan shirt. The buttons on the cuff of the shirt have Easter egg. He wore a billfish dark tan Sperry Topsider. The outfit is from Jack n Jill and shoes from Sikes Children's Shoes in Homewood. Faith wore a smocked lilac dress by Petite BeBe – this is an everyday dress so she will get a lot of wear out of it for the spring and summer.  It's from Once Upon a Time located in Crestline Village and Homewood. Josiah rocked a tailored linen suit, red and white button down shirt, and Baton Rouge bowtie plus leather lace moccasin by Atlanta Moccasin. The outfit is from Jack n Jill and shoes from Sikes Children's Shoes in Homewood. Hadley had on polka dot waistline dress with Nina bonnet shoes in white. The outfit is from Jack n Jill and shoes from Sikes Children's Shoes in Homewood. For more information, visit http://albabymag.com/.

DR. F - RAISING TEENAGERS - Dr. Wayne Fleisig is a Psychologist with Childrens of Alabama. He reminded us of a few things we forget when raising teens!
   - You need to look at their perspective
   - Being a teenager is hard
   - Peer pressure is a big deal
   - Self-concept and defining who I am is a big deal
   - They are not little kids

OUR HOUSE - Cathy Borden from Home Depot showed us to reduce indoor allergens! Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from outdoor allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Blooming gardens and more time outside can make spring less enjoyable for allergy sufferers. Help downplay the outside impacts, clean to reduce indoor allergy triggers and prevent allergens from entering your home. You can take steps to reduce allergens inside your home! Decrease dust and mold buildup with a deep clean. Get rid of mold and mildew in common places like caulk, shower curtains and tile. Use a product to get rid of it and that will repel it in the future. You can even remove and replace your caulk and grout. Clean often and it will make it easier. Put together a caddy of go-to cleaning supplies at the beginning of the season, it'll be easy to tote around a bucket of supplies at the ready. Dust frequently to keep dust and dust mites at bay. Start dusting the highest surface of the room and work your way down. Get the job done right and use products that stir up as little dust as possible. Vacuum at least one time per week to keep dust and dust mites at bay. And in high-traffic areas make sure you vacuum the same spot on carpet in high-use areas seven times to remove ground-in dirt. Select the right air filter. If you have pets in the home or multiple allergy sufferers, purchase a premium filter with a Filter Performance Rating of 10. Premium filters reduce the most allergy-causing particles of any filter, including dust, dust mites, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, smoke and smog. Check your manufacturer's recommendations for the size and type of filter that will work best with your system and how often it should be changed. As a rule of thumb, it's best to change air filters every one to three months to cut down on dust and allergens. Remind yourself when to change your filter by writing the date you changed the filter on the filter's frame with a permanent marker.  In the spring, it's best to change more often.

SHERRI BURGESS - If God is good, then why does He allow terrible things to happen? It's a universal question asked by believers and skeptics alike. Some decide no answer exists, but not Sherri Burgess, the author of Bronner: A Journey to Understand - from New Hope Publishers. When Burgess and in a tragic drowning at home, she turned to God with the same question and in her grief learned there are answers. What she discovered about the Lord and herself she now brings to the world in this special book. Burgess says: Bronner was the baby of the family, the icing on the cake, the cherry on top, and everyone adored him. He was so much fun and super snuggly. He was like a cookie right out of the oven, and every morning was like Christmas morning with him. He was a two-and-a-half-year-old baby boy. You'd be hard-pressed to find much in the world better than that! He was curious, playful, spunky, loving, fun, precious and beautiful, and life with him was amazing. He was sunshine and a cool breeze kissing my face with life, and when I lost him I was utterly crushed and completely devastated. But God picked me up and gave me peace through understanding and hope for the things of the Spirit — things such as eternity, Heaven, God Himself and ultimately a greater understanding of who God is and why He allows such great suffering in the world.  Learn more about Bronner: A Journey to Understand at http://newhopepublishers.com/2015/09/bronner/ and visit Sherri Burgess' online home at www.burgessministries.com.


PET OF THE WEEK - Kathy Wolf with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Renni. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call 205-942-1211 or visit www.gbhs.org.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we talk with Sasha Baron Cohen about his new film! Comedian Faizon Love joins us with a few laughs! Jeh Jeh checks out a huge new Natural Hair and Health Expo! Mickey's weather kid drops by for a visit and so does one of Mickey's buddies from the Birmingham Zoo! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!