5 tips for dealing with sibling rivalry

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If you’ve got more than one kid in your house, chances are you know a LOT about sibling rivalry. Most of us have witnessed first-hand how brothers and sisters boxing gloves red(and sometimes cousins) can be best buddies one minute and then go into an all-out brawl the next minute. It can be exhausting!

So we devoted a whole week to sibling rivalry during our Mamas on Magic radio segment recently. (You can hear the Mamas on Magic segments by listening to Magic 107.9 around 7:45 a.m. each weekday morning.)

If you missed the radio discussion, just click the LEFT side of each audio bar below to hear it now online. Good luck to all our fellow mamas this summer as we all try to keep the peace. :-)

How to deal with sibling rivalry during road trips

The most common topics for sibling fights

Our sibling rivalry memories

How to help siblings develop better bonds

When sibling fights cross the line

Click HERE to listen to more Mamas on Magic radio segments on a range of different parenting-related topics.


Happy Fourth of July!

happy fourth of julyHappy Fourth of July! Hope you have a safe, fun holiday weekend.

flagIf you’re looking for a few family-friendly things to do this weekend, click the LEFT side of the audio bars below to hear this week’s Mamas on Magic radio segments. We cover everything from local fireworks shows to fun Fourth of July inspired food.

You can hear the mamas on Magic radio segments each weekday at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9.

Info on fireworks shows

Making kids more independent

Fun food for the Fourth of July

Tips for fireworks safety

Fourth of July traditions


Tips for getting kids to unplug

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Let’s face it. We ALL need a little digital detox now and then — a vacation from all the screens that eat up so much of our time and attention. We’ve noticed that our kids become kinda like little techno-zombies when they spend too much time staring at screens.

If your kids (and maybe you, too) could use some time away from electronics, click the audio bars below to get a few tips on how to step away from your favorite tech gadgets.

To hear more discussions like these, listen to Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m. each weekday to hear the “Mamas on Magic” radio chats.

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It’s June 6th! Have you thanked a teacher lately?

The school year is over by three o’clock today for most kids in Northwest Arkansas. Moms and kids have been busy this week thanking their teachers for another successful school year — all that extra patience and attention, even when the kids might have been not-so-easy to deal with. (If you haven’t had time to thank-youwrite a card or grab a small gift for your kid’s teachers, remember that most of them will be at school for another day or so while closing down their classrooms so you can probably drop something off then, if you like.)

We’re joining our fellow moms this week to say a huge thank you to our kids’ teachers and ALL the great teachers in our community.

Click the LEFT side of the audio bars below to hear a special shout-out for teachers of different age groups. These segments were recorded during our morning radio show, The Mamas on Magic, which you can hear at 7:45 a.m. each weekday morning on Magic 107.9.

Thank you to all the great preschool teachers!

This one’s for the elementary school teachers!

Middle school teachers — you rock!

Thank you to the Junior High teachers!

High School Teachers, thanks for the awesome send-off!


Local and national parenting headlines

We’re self-admitted news junkies around here, and the headlines that grab our attention most involve parents and kids. We recently discussed the latest Newspaper and a Coffee Cupparenting headlines — national as well as the ones reported by local moms — during our Mamas on Magic radio show, which you can listen to each weekday on Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m.

If you missed it on-air, just click the LEFT side of the audio bars below to catch up with the latest scoop on kids and parents in the news.

The “well-behaved kids” discount

Local kid opens a new bathroom option

8-year-old helps deliver baby brother

Kid has to do chores and good deeds to shave time off her grounding

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