Mamas on Magic 107.9: Ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve

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Well, in just a few hours it will be 2013. Can you believe it? If you’re planning to stay home with the kids tonight, we’ve got a few great ideas for having New Year’s Eve fun, family style. We know some of your younger kids won’t last until midnight, so here’s a fun idea:  count [...]

Mealtime Mama: Dishes with Seoul


Happy New Year’s Eve! In the mood for something a little different? These recipes come from a super-talented dad who (unfortunately) doesn’t live in Fayetteville anymore. If you’re tired of the traditional holiday fare and want to bring some unique dishes to the table this week, try these recipes from Minki Chang. They are simply [...]

Devotion in Motion: God’s Wonderful House

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) Luke 2:4 (KJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” I dreamed about Heaven again last night.  Now that’s [...]

The Rockwood Files: How to Be in the Bee

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3      There are a few things my oldest boy inherited from me that he’s not crazy about – the smattering of freckles across his nose, pale skin that sunburns when we walk past a running microwave and feet that stay at subzero temperature. The gene pool [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Top Parenting Headlines of 2012

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Happy Friday! Since the year 2012 is winding down, we thought we’d look back and recap a few of the Top Parenting Headlines. This morning, in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segment, we talked about everything from The Tan Mom to the mom who loves Twitter so much (even more than Shannon) that she named [...]

Calendar of Events: January 2013

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Free Yoga Fayetteville Public Library The Fayetteville Public Library will hold free yoga classes on Monday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Walker Community Room beginning January 7.  The Hatha yoga style classes are suitable for both beginner and intermediate yoga practicioners.  Participants must bring their own yoga mat to every class. Instructor Casey Prock [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: What to do with visitors in Northwest Arkansas

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Good morning! We hope you had an amazing Christmas Day spent with friends and family. We know some of you have company today, so we thought we’d give you a few good ideas for what you can do together in Northwest while they’re here visiting. Our list includes: Terra Studios (Bluebirds of Happiness!) Crystal Bridges [...]

Check these out next time you’re cruising online

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Of course, we love it when you visit nwaMotherlode when you have a few minutes to cruise around online, but it’s always fun to share a new blog with our fellow mamas. Here are a few we’ve found recently: The Parenteer is a “newspaper” for parents and it’s FUNNY. None of the stories are real [...]

Merry Christmas from the Santa Mamas!

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Merry Christmas, mamas! We hope you’re having a fantastic day so far. Won’t you let us share a personal message with you via the airwaves? Here’s our Mamas on Magic segment from this morning: Dec.25 A Few Of Our Favorite Things xox, Gwen and Shannon

Mamas on Magic 107.9: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ for parents

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Christmas Eve is so exciting. But when the children are nestled, all snug in their beds, mamas and daddies will be putting together toys and trying not to go nuts. We found a Christmas poem on the Internet that we thought was really funny and thought we’d share with other parents who will be joining [...]

Devotion in Motion: Sick at heart over school shootings

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“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” ~ Luke 19:10 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” It’s been kind of hard for me to feel the Christmas spirit this year. The killings in Connecticut have broken my heart and have made me feel [...]

The Rockwood Files: Mom’s Letter to Santa

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Dear Santa, By now you’ve probably received letters from my kids. Don’t worry about the length of their wish lists. I’ve told them not to expect everything on the list to show up under the tree. A trampoline and a pony won’t fit in our living room anyway. As for their niceness or naughtiness, I [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Avoiding the holiday hassles

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Happy Friday before Christmas, mamas! Today we shared a few key phrases we hate to see on Christmas morning. Things like “batteries not included” and “some assembly required.” We asked Santa to please remember that we’re moms and dads, not engineers, when he places those toys under the tree. Oh, we also asked Santa to [...]

Brilliant and Clever tea-light lanterns

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By Laurie Marshall Ecclesiastes 1:9 says “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” It’s easy to prove this out by taking a quick look around the internet for unique craft ideas. When was a new baby website I used to [...]