Devotion in Motion: When Bad Things Happen, Part 4

17 ¶ Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 [...]

The Rockwood Files: Mama needs some “spring” in her step

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 This morning I woke up, shuffled downstairs for caffeine and glanced out the kitchen window. What I saw woke me up faster than the Diet Dr. Pepper. It was snow. Let me rephrase that. It was MORE SNOW! “You’ve gotta be kidding me,” I said to [...]

Giveaway: Food for Thought

Editor’s note: Comments closed, chicks. We’ve got a winner! Congrats to Sara Schmidt, a work-at-home graphic and web designer and mom to Elijah and Morgan. We’ve got a bundle of gift certificates to give away, and all you need to do to throw your name in the hat is tell us what you think. The [...]

New ‘Techno Mama’ blog: Shop It To Me

Mama editor’s note: We’re so happy to welcome Sarah Hood as our newest mom blogger! As the name of her blog  — Techno Mama — indicates, she’ll focus on new, emerging or just plain cool technology — that moms are interested in reading about! We know you’ll like this first one about the website “Shop [...]

Tweens & Teens: A Special Story

Suffering is part of the human condition and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence.  ~ Billy Graham Most often, this blog discusses issues facing parents with Tweens and Teens; however, [...]

Life With Ladybug: On multitasking

By Shannon Magsam John calls from work and I’m editing a story on my computer. He asks after me and I tell him I’m fine, fine.  He asks, “What was that noise?” Oh, I just smashed down the trash so I could fit more in – that was an old squeaky toy of the dog’s [...]

Free eye exams for infants

One of our sponsors, Drs. David and DeAnne Witherspoon Optometry, recently told us about a national program designed to help parents get free eye exams for their infants 6 to 12 months of age. The program is called InfantSee. Click here to visit their website and read more about the program.  These eye exams for [...]

Military Mama: In the beginning…

By Jade Stone, Military Mama I’ve been writing this blog for a couple of weeks now and it occurs to me that as a reader, it’s often difficult to understand a writer’s perspective unless you know a little about where the writer has come from and what experiences have sculpted that person into what he [...]

Beauty Buzz: Top 5 List of Beauty ‘Don’ts’

  Dear Andi, What’s your top five list of beauty “don’ts”? Don’t skip sunscreen. Everyone says it; everyone agrees; few of us actually follow the rule. If you’ve ever seen me without my foundation and seen how many freckles I really have, you know that I am one of the worst offenders. If you find [...]

Amazing Moms: Becky Shaffer of Saving Grace

We couldn’t wait to meet Becky Shaffer last fall after we heard about her mission to help young girls aging out of the foster care system. The way we saw it, this was a new generation of moms (in the future) and they needed the extra support to help keep them on the right track. [...]

We’ve redecorated. Like it?

You’ve probably noticed our big invitation to “Take the Video Tour!” at the very top of the website, complete with our cheesy grins. Have you watched the video? James at nwaFamily Video did a great job of pulling everything together and making us look “professional”. He did say after editing this together that the blooper [...]

Party Giveaway: Oh, oh, oh it’s magic!

Comments closed. We have a winner! If your kids like to party, then you’ll definitely want to throw your name in the hat for this week’s drawing. It’s a FREE magic show by magician Joey Williams, and it takes place in the loft of Mad Pizza in Rogers. The owners of Mad Pizza are also [...]

Mealtime Mama: Soulful dad takes to the frying pan

This series of recipes is from a local dad to two (well, #2 is due in a few weeks), Peter Horton. To give you a little of Peter’s philosophy on cooking, let’s just start with the fact that he doesn’t understand people who don’t like to cook. To put it another way, he doesn’t understand [...]

Devotion in Motion: When Bad Things Happen, Part 3

2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.  John 9:2,3 (NKJV) “Aching Bones and Ugly Shoes” By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country [...]

The Rockwood Files: Deep-fried love

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 I fell off the diet wagon last weekend – and, oh, what a spectacular, delicious fall it was. I know I should take responsibility for it. After all, no one had a gun to my head, forcing me to go for that second or third helping. [...]