The Rockwood Files: Conditional Love

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Today I’m embroiled in a dramatic love-hate relationship – with my computer. An hour ago, I was feeling a strong urge to open the second-story window by my desk and push this blankety-blank machine out while laughing maniacally as it crashes to the front lawn below. [...]

Inside His Head: What scares a manly man?

  With Halloween coming up, we started wondering: “what scares guys the most?” Typically, guys don’t “seem” to worry but we know they do. So we asked the anonymous panel of Inside His Head husbands to tell us: What makes you lie awake at night? GRAY: Hantavirus. Yep, that’s pretty much it. Just hantavirus. Ok, [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9 Thursday mornings!

Attention sports fans! The mamas will be huddling up with Magic 107.9 radio hosts Jennifer Irwin and Guy Westmoland this morning for our Thursday morning chat-fest, and today we’ll be talking about kids and sports. There’s a lot to talk about, and we’d love it if you’d join us for the discussion. You can call [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Sandra Ware

  Name: Sandra Ware Kids’ names and ages: Emily, 8;  Nora, 3;  Rose, 8 months How long have you lived in NWA? 5 years What brought you to the area? My husband’s job. He is a post doc in Physics at the University of Arkansas and the director of the GK-12 outreach program. What’s one [...]

Military Mama: What to expect when he comes home …

  By Jade Stone No one ever really knows how any soldier will react to their deployment any more than he or she knows what to expect to see when they get there but one thing is for sure, that soldier will never be the same. I’ve been asked on more than one occasion “what [...]

Giveaway: Girlfriend Getaway in Eureka Springs!

UPDATE! We have a winner. Congratulations to Pamela Marks, winner of the Girlfriend Getaway! Mamas seem to take care of everything and everybody. Our kids, our husbands, our aging parents, our houses, our jobs. That often leaves us at the bottom of the list. Exhausted mamas, we’re here to help. How does a “Girlfriend Escape” [...]

Healthy Mama: Your text questions answered

Last month, we attended the annual Business Women’s Conference at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center along with about 1,500 other women. It was a great group of women, and we attended some wonderful informational sessions — and an awesome talk by Helen Hunt. One of the sessions was on women’s health and was led [...]

Devotion in Motion: Pastoral Appreciation Month

6 Let him who is taught the Word share in all good things with him who teaches. Galatians 6:6 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Well, the month of October is here, and that means it’s “Clergy Appreciation Month.” Now, bit of a disclaimer here. I’m not fishing around for a present or Hallmark [...]

The Rockwood Files: Taking My Lumps

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 It started out like any normal Tuesday. I was running late for a dentist appointment. Three-year-old Kate didn’t want to go to her Mother’s Day Out program because she claimed to have a tummy ache, although I was skeptical. There was no time to argue, so [...]

What is a doctor’s doctor? Here’s what you need to know.

If, God forbid, your child gets sick and his or her doctor is having a tough time coming up with the reasons why, you’ll definitely want to know exactly what a “doctor’s doctor” or a “Meds/Peds Physician” is. We learned a lot from the following interview with Dr. Joel Fankhauser, and now we won’t be [...]

GREAT reason to get a massage

We’re entering the dreaded cold and flu season, and we all know that mamas don’t have time to be sick. So our ears perked up when we heard this report on The Today Show last week — five ways to AVOID getting a cold by naturally boosting your immune system. One of the five ways [...]

Getting Healthy For Good: ‘Those’ women

By Laurie Marshall You know how you run into someone you haven’t seen in a while who has obviously lost weight, and you tell them they look great and ask how they did it (purely to be polite, not because you really want to know), and they get all excited and proceed to tell you [...]

Join the Mamas’ radio chat on Magic 107.9!

If you love pets the way we do, you’re going to LOVE today’s radio topic. It’s all about Pet Parenting, and we’ll be talking about all-things-pets with our fellow dog lovers, radio hosts Jennifer Irwin and Guy Westmoland. We’ll be joining them for our weekly Thursday morning chat from about 7:40 a.m. until 9 a.m. [...]

Pet Parenting: Helping dogs handle Halloween

Note from the Mamas: Denise, our faithful Pet Parenting expert, is in the running for a Pepsi Refresh grant that will allow her to offer professional pet training services to newly adopted animals. Her goal is to help ensure that the adoptions are successful and permanent. CLICK HERE to vote for Denise. You can vote [...]

Cute pet costumes!

If your dog likes to get in on the trick-or-treating action, we found a few hilarious dog costumes online. Click on the photos to get more info on how to order it.