What We’re Reading: Kids books on touchy subjects

We all know that some subjects are tough to explain to little kids with lots of questions or fears. So I was happy when I spotted a certain page in the Fall 2009 edition of Real Simple magazine’s special issue on family. This page suggested children’s books for specific topics. I wanted to pass some [...]

Dance Into the Decade at Fayetteville’s First Night Party!

On New Year’s Eve, join the family-friendly atmosphere at First Night Fayetteville, a celebration of the community and the arts from 6 to midnight on Dec. 31. To help you welcome the year 2010, First Night offers music, theatre, dance, visual arts, puppetry, storytelling and magic. Alcohol-free First Night is held at the Northwest Arkansas [...]

Does your kid love an audience?

We moms tend to find out pretty early when one of our kids is a natural performer. Some start singing, dancing or putting on little “shows” for us at an early age. If you have a child who loves an audience, you’ll want to know about the new series of classes being offered by Rogers [...]

Beauty Buzz: Going glam on New Year’s

Dear Andi, I want to look “glamorous” on New Year’s Eve, but I am stuck in my old make-up routine. What do you recommend to make the night more special? Dear Glamour-envious, Back in the day, you could have piled on the glitter make-up, thrown on your shortest dress and felt as special as the [...]

Little House on the Prairie Giveaway!

This is one of those giveaways that’s going to bring your childhood rushing back to you — particularly if you were a HUGE fan of Little House on the Prairie, like I was. We’re giving away two tickets to the opening night performance of Little House on the Prairie, The Musical at Walton Arts Center [...]

Devotion in Motion: A New Year in Our Father’s Care

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:11 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” I overheard a story this week. A man was recounting the time [...]

A long winter’s nap…

Anybody besides us feeling worn out after all the holiday hoopla? Buddy, we know EXACTLY how you feel. Here’s hoping your weekend is peaceful and relaxing.

Picture Mama: Santa baby!

Merry Christmas Eve, everybody! How much do you LOVE this photo of the little Santa Baby above? If this doesn’t get you ready for Santa’s visit later tonight, then we don’t know what would. Thanks to local mom Lisa McSpadden who sent in this photo of her son, Josiah. He will soon be joined by [...]

More fun pictures!

Thanks to local mom Ryan who sent in this photo of her adorable little Christmas mouse. “Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” 

The Rockwood Files: “You better watch out…”

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Even though Christmas isn’t over yet, I’m already a little sad that soon it will be. The kids will rip through those hours of shopping and gift-wrapping in about 30 minutes on Christmas morning. Then a few days later, I’ll have to pack away all the [...]

Military Mama: Just Keep Swimming

By Jade Stone, military mom The Christmas season is in to full swing and there’s a myriad of Christmas parties that one feels obligated to attend.  I do my social duty to make an appearance at each one mostly to prove that I’m doing okay. Though most of these people I see every day or [...]

Picture Mama: More cute pics!

Get ready to say “Awwwww…..” Here’s hoping that we are ALL this happy during the holiday season! Thanks to local mom Ryan who sent in this adorable picture of her little boy.

Need a job? Census Bureau is hiring 1,000 people

The U.S. Census Bureau will hire a thousand people in the Fayetteville/Springdale, AR area between now and next spring. This is a strong economic shot in the arm for the area. Up to 1,000 people will be on staff during peak times. “This is the largest civilian mobilization of workers in the history of the [...]

Underwood’s diamonds are this girl’s new best friend!

And the winner of the $1,000 diamond Underwood’s necklace is … DENISE BONANNO! Merry Christmas to Denise, huh?! This marquise-shaped filigree pendant has 29 round Underwood diamonds on it. The filigree design gives it a look of feminine, classic lace but it has all the strength of 14 carat white gold. The lace design carries [...]