Photo by Ana Good.

Maryann Pledger likes to joke that she has a tendency to “collect children.” As biological parents to three, adoptive parents to two and former foster parents, the Pledgers’ home houses five children - all under the age of 10. Read more


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Photos by Sam Chandler.

Mountain Brook man’s work ethic makes him an elite talent in long-distance running. Read more


What made Papou a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend could be summed up in one word: consistency. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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Photo courtesy of Beth Wilder.

Beth Wilder knows a thing or two about being a mom. That maternal wisdom paid off this year when the Mountain Brook resident was named Alabama’s Mother of the Year by American Mothers Inc. Read more


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Photo by Madoline Markham.

A mother-daughter team brings a jewelry store to Mountain Brook Village. Read more


“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” Elizabeth Stone Read more

Kari Kampakis

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