Beauty Buzz: How to keep make-up looking fresh in the heat

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Dear Andi, Now that the temperatures are in triple digits, what changes should I make to keep my make-up looking fresh in the sun? Andi: Ah, sun, sweat, humidity, chlorinated water…all part of summer fun in the sun and all very incompatible with a flawless face. But, no need to give up and bury yourself [...]

Devotion in Motion: When Bad Things Happen, Final Installment

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28 (NKJV) “The Missing Information By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” When I was about 4-years-old, I went with my mother to the dry-cleaners to pick up [...]

The Rockwood Files: A lesson on facing dread


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 I’ve performed my first successful surgery, and the patient is recovering nicely. I didn’t want to operate but I was the only one here when 8-year-old Jack ran his hand along the wooden banister and got a splinter in his finger. Tears and wailing started immediately [...]

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You know when you pre-heat your oven and a not-so-pleasant smell starts to fill the kitchen? The kind of smell that reminds you that the last thing you cooked in the oven spilled over the edge and burnt itself on the bottom of the oven? And you meant to clean it up but we all [...]

Mom’s Choice Winner: New Directions Physician Weight Loss Center


If you’ve ever jumped on the weight loss roller coaster, you likely had lots of company. But we know about a different approach to losing weight here in NWA. It’s a program with proven success and lots of support from doctors and new friends. The mamas have known Dr. Feezell, director of the New Directions [...]

What We’re Reading + Book Giveaway: Blacklisted from the PTA!


A whole year has passed since Lela Davidson and fans celebrated the launch of her book, Blacklisted from the PTA. Since then, Blacklisted has won half a dozen literary awards and has entertained folks from all over the globe (especially, we’d venture, fellow mamas who can totally relate to Lela’s hard-won stories). To celebrate this [...]

Mealtime Mama: {Healthy} Ice Cream, Cookies and Fruit Dip


Eating Innately is a great food blog written by local mom and chiropractor Dr. Mandy Warren. She focuses on healthy ingredients and often uses videos to help her readers with recipes. Two of her favorite desserts are (healthy) Vanilla Ice Cream and Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies. She also recommends her Fruit Dip for summer get-togethers. [...]

Empty-Nexter: I’m running. Won’t you join me in the race?

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By Carrie Perrien Smith It’s an election year. Most of us are armchair politicians if we bother to pay attention. Only about twenty percent of us even bother to vote if we are registered at all. As a society, we barely qualify as spectators in the political process. But real people just like us run [...]

Devotion in Motion: When Bad Things Happen, Part 6


3 Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. ~ Ruth 2:3 “The Divine Domino Effect” By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” When my mother was a [...]

The Rockwood Files: A Close Call


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Today I’m making good on my word. Our 4-year-old cat Percy, who was named for her persistence, is sprawled out across my desk, serving as a hairy paperweight for the file folders and papers I should be working on today. Now and then she reaches out [...]

Mom’s Choice Award Winner: The Children’s Hour

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Finding a daycare or preschool where you can trust that your kids will be happy AND safe is a huge relief. And who better to trust about where to go than (lots of) fellow moms? The Children’s Hour in Bentonville recently won TWO awards in the 2012 Mom’s Choice Awards, hosted by and Kid’s [...]

Inside His Head: Husband won’t stop rubbernecking at the pool

Dear Inside His Head husbands, Whenever we go to the local pool, my husband always stares at other women. I’m not really the “jealous type” but he is so obvious that I can’t help but notice. How can I convince him he’s being a jerk? GRAY: You can’t. I’d suggest you get him a pair [...]