Devotion in Motion: The Day of the Living Dead

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50 ¶ And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had [...]

The Rockwood Files: She’s not heavy, she’s my housecat

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 I know it’s not nice to brag, but I can’t help it. Three months ago, as reported in this column, I brought home a scrawny stray cat who we found (or who found us) at a cabin in the woods. She was literally starving, and we [...]

Tweens & Teens: Trick or Treatment

“We can never solve a significant problem from the same level of thinking we were at when we created the problem” ~ Albert Einstein Welcome to the Halloween edition of Tweens and Teens. I’ve been asked to talk about drug experimentation from your Tweens and Teens…a very scary topic, indeed. Let’s start off with a [...]

Getting Healthy for Good: What’s your number?

By Laurie Marshall I recently read an online article by this guy who writes a lot about being healthy. I believe he’s also the editor of Men’s Health magazine. The article was about how to make good choices this Halloween season (yes, it’s an entire season at our house…) and made some comparisons between one [...]

Got outgrown coats? Donate them to kids in need

Mamas, as you know, a lot of families in the area struggle to put food on the table and have a hard time covering basic needs. As their children grow out of their current coats year after year, it’s difficult for them to cover the cost of a new one. To help with this, First [...]

Join the Mamas’ Halloween radio chat on Magic 107.9!

Good Thursday morning, mamas. We’d love for you to tune in to the Magic in the Morning radio show today around 8 a.m. and join in our conversation about Halloween. Call in and tell us about your kids’ costumes this year or one of your favorites as a child. Click here or on the graphic [...]

13 ‘Super-Natural’ Locations in The Natural State

  Whether you’re a skeptic, a believer or just wanting to do something a little different, here are 13 locations throughout Arkansas that might convince skeptics that a supernatural world exists within our own known realm. If it doesn’t prove that theory, it’s still a really good opportunity to experience something unusual in The Natural [...]

Life with Ladybug: Meeting snark with love

By Shannon Magsam She’s almost 9. That means some snarky attitude is creeping into my daughter’s speech (Disney Channel? No, ma’am, you are cut off). She’s trying on her older self for size and I have to keep handing her the smaller britches. I also have to keep reminding myself of all the things that [...]

All Akimbo: Home school?

By Kim Blakeley Everyone knows that when you have kids, time moves at the speed of light. But since Mojo has started kindergarten, it seems like it’s has moved at least twice that for me. He doesn’t complain about going to school or about anything that happens there, but if you ask him, he quietly [...]

Beauty Buzz: Make Halloween make-up vanish…

Dear Andi, My family plans on using a lot of makeup on our faces to complete our Halloween look this year. What’s the best way to remove the thick costume paint with little damage to our skin? A: Our grandmothers and mothers had it right when it came to removing heavy pancake makeup…cold cream is [...]

Giveaway: Organize a room in my house (please!)

UPDATE: We have a winner. Let’s all congratulate Jen Simmons! OK, ladies, which one would it be? Is your living room overstuffed with books, toys and clutter? Do you go a little crazy when you open up the door to THAT room and wonder when you’re ever going to have enough “spare” time to get [...]

Healthy Mama: More health text questions answered!

Last Monday we published the first installment of a list of text questions which where sent in by audience members who attended the Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference last month. Women texted questions to the panel of Mercy Health doctors and nurses, and the experts answered as many as they could in the hour. The [...]

Mealtime Mama: Halloween treats!

Happy Monday, mamas! There are only 6 more days until Halloween, so we thought we’d share a few recipes we found online for spooky Halloween goodies. The pumpkin spice cupcake sea creature pictured above really jumped out at us, and we’re betting it would earn you some “cool mom” points if you whipped these up [...]

Devotion in Motion: Lost and Found

6 “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’”  Luke 15:6 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” I’ve had a very stressful week. And it was all from the sort of problem that [...]