Are you sabotaging your own goals?

By the end of January, many of us are STRUGGLING to stay motivated to work toward goals for the New Year. It all seemed so doable on January 1st, didn’t it?

mamas on magic 107.9During a recent week of Mamas on Magic radio segment, we talked about some of the most common ways that experts say we often sabotage our own success when it comes to accomplishing our goals or keeping those New Year’s resolutions. (Mamas on Magic airs at 7:45 a.m. weekdays on Magic 107.9. Tune in at that time to hear it live!)

To find out if you’re getting in your own way of meeting goals, click the play arrows on the audio bars below to hear the tips. (Or if you’re anti-resolutions, skip down to the last audio bar on the list and listen to that one!)

Doubts, past mistakes and conflicting goals

Comfort zones, deadlines, and inspiration

Are your goals too “squishy”?

What will you gain?

Making a case for “no resolutions”

Work life: raises, annoying co-workers, and Monday-morning blues

work life pic for radioAll mamas work. This we know for a fact. Where you do it is just a matter of geography. If you happen to be one of those mamas who spends a big chunk of your day at an office, we recently devoted a week of our radio segment on Magic 107.9 to a discussion on how to have a better work life at the office in 2016.

Mamas on Magic airs at 7:45 a.m. weekdays on Magic 107.9. You might just be on your way to work at that time. Tune in to hear it live!

If you missed the discussion on work life, click the play arrows on the audio bars below to hear it now.

Why you need to move while you’re at the office

For those with the Monday morning blues

Tips for asking for a raise

Annoying coworkers and how to deal

Workplace etiquette

 

What to do with all those photos

If you’re like us, your phone is bursting at the seams right now with all the new photos you took over the holidays. The most important thing is to back them up so that your photos are safe, even if your phone crashes or is camera icon iphonelost.

We discussed photo overload recently during our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segment. (It airs weekdays at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9. Tune in to hear it live!) If you missed hearing it, just click the play arrows on the audio bars below to hear tips on how to not only protect those photos but suggestions for some new, creative things to do with photos this year. We also talked about photo etiquette for social media and a few expert tips on how to look better in photos.

Photo storage and organization

Creative things to do with photos

Social media photo etiquette

Tips for looking better in photos

Cozy up on the couch with these Netflix shows

Happy Day Before Christmas Eve, mamas!!

old-style-tv-setWe love Winter Break because it gives us a little more time to just hang out with the kids. If the weather is too cold or rainy to get outside, it’s great to have a fun show to watch on the sofa with your favorite people.

We recently talked on the radio about some great shows to watch on Netflix this month. (The radio segment airs weekdays at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9.) If you missed the list when it was on the air, click the audio bars below to hear it now.

Great Netflix options for kids

Options for grown-ups

Good family shows

Just for laughs

Shows for the holidays

Ways to help others this holiday season in Northwest Arkansas

snowman nwa mall

This morning in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segment, we talked about opportunities to help out in Northwest Arkansas.

First up, the Angel Tree at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. If you’d like to help some local kids have a happy Christmas, stop by the Angel Tree at the Northwest Arkansas Mall and choose a name. The Salvation Army puts the “angels” on the tree and they all deserve to have some wishes granted. We only have until Wednesday to get our Angel Tree presents dropped off at the mall, so we better get over there ASAP!

Also, the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Northwest Arkansas could use your help with meals.

If you’re like most mamas, good food equals love, and there’s always an opportunity to help provide meals to people who are staying at the local Ronald McDonald House to be near loved ones at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. It’s actually on the third floor of the hospital and is set up like a big apartment with common areas and four bedrooms.

The rooms are usually filled by parents whose babies are in the NICU. If you’d like to help, just call and set up a date to bring over a main course, a couple of sides and a dessert. They typically say to bring enough to feed 8 to 10 people. Here’s the number you can to discuss bringing a meal: 479-338-4911.

Another opportunity to help out this month is by giving to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. For every $1 donated, they’re able to provide 5 meals to people in need in our community. Click here to visit the page and read more about how you can help, including the opportunity to “adopt a piggy bank” at work.

If you want to get hands-on, there are opportunities with the United Way of Northwest Arkansas. You can volunteer to do everything from wrap gifts to adopt a senior for the holidays. Just go to volunteernwa.org or call 479-750-1221.

Thanks, mamas! Happy helping :)