Mamas on Magic 107.9: How to stay on holiday budget


Happy Friday, mamas! Are you heading out to do a little holiday shopping this weekend? We know how hard it is to not get caught up in the Christmas rush and end up spending too much money. Nobody likes to be flat broke in January! So today during our Mamas on Magic segment, we talked [...]

Picture Mama: Boutique Show shots + gift ideas!

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We had SO much fun at the NWA Boutique Show on November 9-10, 2012. This event is always popular but this year the crowds were AMAZING. Seriously, the place was packed pretty much the entire time we were there, which was most of two days! We were able to visit with so many moms (and [...]

December 2012: Northwest Arkansas Calendar of {Christmas} Events

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Gardenland Express, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Date: Starts Dec. 1 Time: Varies Location: BGO in Fayetteville More info: Click here Block City Bizarre 2012 Toast some marshmallows! Get your Christmas shopping done! Do it local, and do it indie. See the list of participating businesses and special things they have planned here. Date: Sunday, [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: The non-gift gift ideas


If you’ve ever tripped over your kids’ toys — or worried that your mother’s knick-knack shelf would crash to the floor under the weight of just one more trinket — you’re probably wondering how many “things” you really need to buy them for Christmas. What if, instead of things, you placed “experiences”, like pottery lessons [...]

Animal behavior expert Denise Holmes helps solve pet problems in NWA

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We get lots of comments about our Pet Parenting feature on nwaMotherlode. What makes it so good is the practical approach that Northwest Arkansas pet behavior expert, Denise Holmes, takes when answering pet problem questions. She loves animals and it shines through in her answers. We recently did a little Q&A with Denise and thought [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Great gifts for moms!


Ho-ho-ho, mamas! Are you already finished with your Christmas shopping? No way? Oh, thank goodness! We’re not even close. (For those of you who said yes, we salute you!) Well, we know that moms are awesome at picking out the perfect gift for the people we love. But sometimes it can be difficult for our [...]

Inside His Head: Husband turns into Scrooge at Christmastime


Dear Inside His Head guys, This might sound rude, but my husband is obsessed with not spending money. With Christmas coming up, I can already feel my blood pressure going up. I’ll want to spend a reasonable amount of money on presents for the kids, family and friends and he’ll freak out that it’s “too [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Hot Toys for 2012


The shopping season is in full swing, but you may be at a loss for what to put under the Christmas tree this year for the kids. We’re here to help! Today, in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segment, we talked about some of the season’s most sought-after toys. As you can see from the [...]

On Your Mind: “I worry all the time…”

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Dear Tom, I feel uptight all the time because I have fears that something bad might happen to one of my kids or my husband or my parents. I can’t seem to stop imagining worst-case scenarios. What can I do to make this constant worrying stop? Dear Mom: Sorry you’re feeling the uneasiness of constant [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Genius ideas for hiding Christmas gifts


Happy Monday, mamas! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and survived Black Friday shopping. Speaking of shopping, we bet many of you now have a few gifts you’d really like to remain a surprise until Christmas morning. Today in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segment, we shared some genius ideas for stashing all [...]

Who won the washer and dryer from Metro? Meet her here!

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Fayetteville photographer Erica Erck was feverishly editing holiday photos for her clients when she got a phone call from a number she didn’t recognize. Distractedly, she answered the phone and heard news that shocked her: she had won the brand new washer and dryer from Metro Appliances & More in the annual fall Motherlode giveaway. [...]

Come out Thursday night for some fun + help women and girls in need!

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We’d love for some of you mamas in the Motherlode community to join us Thursday night for Womenade of NWA’s annual “BRA-raiser”. The event, called Give Thanks for the Girls, benefits local agencies that serve women and girls in need like Peace at Home Family Shelter, Fayetteville’s Glass Slipper Project and the NWA Children’s Shelter. [...]

Devotion in Motion: The gift of understanding

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1 ¶ O LORD, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. ~ Psalm 139:1,2  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Throughout this November, people have been making lists of blessings for which they are thankful. Thankfulness [...]

The Rockwood Files: Meeting of the married minds

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 When Tom and I were young and dating, we’d sometimes notice an older couple sitting in a restaurant in total silence. We wondered if perhaps they were mad at each other and using the silent treatment. But their facial expressions didn’t hint at an argument. Were [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Thank you notes to our husbands + big sales!


If you missed this morning’s Mama’s on Magic 107.9 segment, click the blue bar below to hear the thank you notes we wrote for our husbands: Dear Husband, Thank you for…. Nov. 23, 2012 Here’s a link with info on a few of the big Black Friday sales (or upcoming holiday events) we’ve heard about [...]