Mams on Magic 107.9: What Scares Moms Most {Accidents!}

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, Mamas! We know your kids are chomping at the bit to go collect all that candy! But since we’re Grade A Worry-Warts (and bet you are, too), we want to remind everyone to be safe! In fact, that’s what we talked about in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segment this morning. We’ve been [...]

NWA Mama Doc: How to help prevent premature birth


By Dr. Haley Vo, Mercy physician and mama of 3 I remember Halloween of 2005 very clearly.  I was 31 weeks pregnant with our first child. As my husband was out of town, it was my job to open the door and pass out candy to the few drenched trick-or-treaters we had that night.  At [...]

Military Mama: Here we go again (Part 2)


By Jade Stone Last time I left you with the chance encounter at the airport and said I would tell you the rest of the story later…I suppose it’s later! (Click here for romantic Part 1) The lethargy didn’t leave, nor did that awful sick feeling after my return from the Dominican Republic. I just [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: What Scares Moms Most {The Wrong Crowd}


It’s Halloween week, so it makes perfect sense to talk about things that scare moms most. There were so many things to choose from. Today in our Mamas on Magic segment, we talked about how scary it is when our kids hang out with the wrong crowd. It’s no secret that peers are a big [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: What scares moms most {Germs!}

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It’s Halloween week, so we thought it would be fitting to talk about things that scare moms most. So what’s really strikes fear in a mother’s heart? First up: GERMS. We hate it when our kids are sick and around this time of year, sickness abounds. This morning on Magic 107.9 we talked about some [...]

Giveaway: Win a copy of Gwen’s new book + a party invitation!

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Let me just start by saying I am crazy proud of my nwaMotherlode business partner and amazing friend, Gwen Rockwood. She has done something very brave. She has done something many writers only dream about. She has done something that required tons of internal wrestling, late nights, stress and vulnerability. What she has done has [...]

NWA Boutique Show Giveaway: Girls’ Night Out Tickets + Vendor Gift Cards!

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The NWA Boutique Show has got it ALL going on the weekend of Nov. 9-10. This week’s giveaway will send FIVE separate winners (and their friends!) to the boutique show’s special Girls’ Night Out event on Friday night! Before we get to those details, we want to give a shout-out to last week’s 5 winners: [...]

Devotion in Motion: The Christian history of Halloween


16 ¶ So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, 17   which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.  ~  Colossians 2:16,17 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” My older son, Spencer, is [...]

The Rockwood Files: “But what if we’re wrong?”


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Last night we heard the familiar sound of footsteps on the stairs well past bedtime. From the living room, I heard Tom talking in the kitchen to the kid who couldn’t sleep. Over the years, we’ve heard every “I can’t sleep” excuse in the book – [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Pop Quiz on Halloween Treats!


One of our favorite parts of Halloween is all the treats! Fun size, king size or any size, we love the chocolate treats the best and that’s what we talked about during the Mamas on Magic segment this morning on Magic 107.9. The segment airs Mondays through Fridays at 7:45 a.m. Click on the blue [...]

Photo report: Fun fall day at Farmland Adventures

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This weekend is shaping up to have perfect fall weather — sunny and crisp, not too cold or too hot, and the leaves are gorgeous right now. If you want to take the kids out for some fall fun before the weather gets too cold, we can definitely recommend spending some time at Farmland Adventures. [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Tips for Halloween Parties


If you’re going to welcome ghouls and goblins into your home next week, you may want to hear a few of the Halloween party tips we talked about today on Magic 107.9. Click the blue bar below to hear the Mamas on Magic segment that aired this morning at 7:45 a.m. Halloween Party Ideas Oct [...]

Five Minutes with a Mom: Rhonda Bramell

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Name: Rhonda Bramell (blogs at Bramell, Party of Five) Kids’ names and ages: Becca, age 5,  and Evan and Carley, age 2 What are the challenges/perks to having twins? Oh dear, that’s a loaded question.  It’s definitely a challenge not having enough hands–from trying to feed two babies at once when they were infants to now, [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Budget-friendly Halloween decor ideas

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Halloween decorations are SO fun and creative, but buying everything new from the store can add up to a seriously scary price tag. So today during the Mamas on Magic segment, we talked about a few different ideas that can help get the house decorated without breaking the bank. Click the blue bar below to [...]

Pet Parenting: How to prevent a dog from raiding the trash can


Dear Denise, My inside dog keeps digging in the trash can. I try to keep the lid closed, but sometimes we forget or he just knocks it off and goes for the contents. We’ve tried taking the trash out more often, but do you have other ideas for preventing this? Thank you! Dear Mama: As [...]