5 Minutes with a Mom: Beda Adams

Name: Beda Adams

Kids’ names and ages: Beda (12), Waylon (9), Ruby (4)

Where are you from and what brought you to NWA? Pittsburgh, PA and my Husband’s job

If you went back to college what would you study? Counseling or psychology

What’s your work background? Marketing/Sales, Management

If you had a whole day to yourself what would you do? Exercise, get a facial, have sushi (Tokyo on Dickson Street), shop for myself and end my day with songwriting and practicing guitar.

What’s something you’ve been meaning to do but can’t seem to get around to it? Call my mom and just talk to her (without interruptions) and ask questions about our family and without a doubt take her on a trip to Vegas, just the two of us!

What are some of your favorite things to do with your kids in Northwest Arkansas? Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville Library, Boingo Bounce, Fishing, Sonic’s Happy Hour Slushies. I am also a member of the NWA Playgroup and I absolutely love bringing them to our family activities/play dates.

What’s a make-up essential you couldn’t live without? Mascara

What would you do with an unexpected gift of cash? Give to family members and send money to certain people that I’ve met through out my years of traveling and working. I’ve met some pretty amazing hard-working people who struggle every day to support their families and would love to take a little pressure off of them. Of course give to my church to help spread the word  and contribute towards mission trips and give towards finding cures.

What’s one of the best pieces of parenting advice you ever received? 1. Always sit at the dinner table and talk to each other 2. Dishes and laundry can wait, if your children need you to listen, play or watch them do a trick……do it!

The worst? Children are to be seen, not heard.

If someone wrote a song about your life right now, what would a good title be? “Satisfy my soul”

Speaking of songs, don’t you and your husband write them? Yes we do and that’s how we met back in 1998! I was living in Pittsburgh PA singing in a Reggae Band called Mocko Jumbie when I decided I was gonna make a plan and move to Nashville Tn by myself  to become the Next Country Star. I’m from the north but I always had a little twang in my voice…lol…I then gave away all my apartment furniture and on April 1st 1998 I packed my little white ford probe with clothes and make up and off I went.

I met my husband Jason April 24th 1998 at a singer/songwriter bar called the Broken Spoke in Nashville where he was singing on stage. Jason at the time was a staff songwriter for  a major record label, Warner Bros. We have been together ever since that day…just like that old song goes…First came love, then came marriage, then came a baby (3) in a baby carriage..HaHa… We still write and sing music and hope for one day one of our songs will be cut by an artist. We also record songs for people all over the world. My husband is now a Federal Agent for Homeland Security and I am a preschool teacher here in Fayetteville.

One word to sum me up … Magnanimous:

1. Courageously noble in mind and heart.

2. Generous in forgiving; eschewing resentment or revenge; unselfish.

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