Giveaway: Mamma Mia Tickets and Bordinos!


Note from the mamas: Amy Cash won this fabulous giveaway. After returning from the show, Amy sent us a note: “I wanted to thank you guys so much for providing this wonderful opportunity for my 10 y/o daughter and I to spend some much needed mommy/daughter time together. You all enabled me to have a [...]

Giveaway: CHOCOLATE!!

Chocolates by Dojo's Designs

Note from the mamas: Kara Ault was the lucky winner of this delicious giveaway. Congrats, Kara! Oh, yes, yes, yes! This giveaway will make all the chocolate lovers swoon. But first, I’ve got to tell you the back story on these amazing custom-made chocolates I discovered late last year. I got invited to a jewelry [...]

Devotion in Motion: Waffle House

18 “Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.” Luke 8:18 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Three summers ago I was at a huge summer Christian conference with [...]

The Rockwood Files: The Squirrel Sequel — Revenge of the Varmits


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 We thought it was over. Three months ago, I wrote about a squirrel invasion in our garage and the two-week battle my husband waged against them and won – or so we thought. The holidays passed quietly with no signs of squirrels re-entering the attic space [...]

Tweens & Teens: Friendships and hardships


“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ~ Albert Camus Hello all and welcome to the January edition of…drum roll, please, Teens and Tweens! I had a question posed to me not too long ago and [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9 Thursdays


January is already halfway over, and a lot of those New Year’s resolutions are starting to feel like a big drag, right about now. If losing weight or getting in shape is on your list, you may want to join our radio discussion this morning (Thursday) on Magic 107.9 with hosts Jennifer Irwin and Guy [...]

Pet Parenting: Dog considers child a sheep


Dear Denise, Our new shelter dog, an Australian shepherd mix, just started “herding” my 4-year-old today. She kind of even goes after her and nips. She doesn’t do it to my 8-year-old though. What should I do? Dear Mama: Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a herding dog. I assume you have no plans [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Ferdinand the Bull at Walton Arts Center


One of my favorite things to do is take my preschooler to the Walton Arts Center. Her eyes light up even before the curtains open on that big stage, and she gets so excited about what we might see that she can hardly stand the anticipation. If you have a little theater lover or would [...]

Mealtime Mama: Snow ice cream!

ice cream

Did you ever eat snow ice cream as a kid? Well all this snow is reminding us of how good it is! We found a few recipes you can try. To start, just put out a big bowl when it starts to snow so you can collect enough for your ice cream. This is the [...]

Devotion in Motion: Mistaken Identity


22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.  1 Thessalonians 5:22 (KJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” For some reason, whenever I’m shopping at Dollar General or Wal-Mart, there will always be a customer who thinks I work there. Some little old lady will come up to me and ask, “Sir, can you [...]

The Rockwood Files: Three Days


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Right now I’m wondering what in the heck I was thinking when I agreed to this. A few days ago, while having a wonderful lunch at a favorite restaurant, my friend asked me if I’d do a “three-day cleanse diet” with her that she heard about [...]

Techno Mama: My baby has an e-mail address


By Sarah Martin Hood I know. I know. It seems nuts. But it’s true. My two year old has his very own email address. It’s free, it’s easy to set up — and unless something better comes along, he may just need it one day. And I may not be alone. Consider these statistics, from [...]

Like to bowl? Help a kid out while you’re at it!


We’ve all heard of Big Brothers Big Sisters, right? You might not know this, though: One of the organization’s most  important fundraisers every year is an event called Bowl for Kids’ Sake. All the money raised during the event is used to match children ages 6-14 with carefully-screened Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers. If [...]

Life with Ladybug: Lady in waiting


By Shannon Magsam I spent last weekend nesting. I know that’s usually reserved for someone expecting a baby and I’m not. But my sister is. It’s the only explanation I can come up with for all the time I spent ripping out closets, sorting through the garage wreckage and un-cluttering under beds. I’m a little [...]