Mamas on Magic 107.9: Your Kid Did WHAT?

Your Kid Did What

Did you hear about the time Gwen’s brother filled a water gun with pre-gelled Jell-o juice? No? Well, there was a white, long-haired cat involved. You can bet it didn’t end well. Yes, we played that little game “Your Kid Did WHAT?!” on the air this morning. If you missed it, click on the blue [...]

On Your Mind: Anxiety about school shootings

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Dear Tom, Even though it happened a long way from here, I can’t get the Sandy Hook shooting out of my head. I have two kids in elementary school and I’m feeling very nervous when I drop them off at school. It’s getting so intense that I’m considering pulling them out to homeschool them so [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Ripped from the headlines


It’s another round of HEADLINES! Parent style. This particular  Mamas on Magic 107.9 segment focuses on a headline about a 5-year-old child and her bubble gun. We’d love to know how you think the school should have handled this situation. Click the blue bar below to hear more about what happened. Click the comment button [...]

Doc Talk: What is a calcium score and why do I need one?

Sometimes we mamas worry about the wrong things. We worry about crazy accidents or abductions or natural disasters. But we forget that, statistically speaking, it’s the subtle, quiet things that threaten us most — like heart disease. We need to know what’s going on with our heart and the hearts of those we love. And [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Parenting stories in the news


Yes, we’re serious. A teenager gave her parents milkshakes that had a little somethin’ extra in them: sleeping pills. We talked about this crazy story plus a few others that have made headlines in recent weeks in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segment today. We’ll be on the air talking about more headlines tomorrow. If [...]

Beauty Buzz: A review of exfoliating products, procedures


By Andi Douglas, beauty editor Dry skin is a nuisance for anyone, especially in the winter when we cover ourselves in scratchy, wool outerwear and then come inside to the welcome, but, very dry heat. If you aren’t exfoliating properly, those little flakes of skin that go flying with your touch (I know, yuck, [...]

Giveaway: Vintage glamour photo shoot + hair and makeup!

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Note from the mams: Congratulations to Celesta McLaughlin, winner of the photo session. We can’t wait to see the “after” shots, Celesta! Have a great time going Hollywood! When was the last time you felt really glamorous? With your hair just so, wearing a beautiful dress and happy with your makeup? When we become moms, [...]

Mealtime Mama: Great tips, routines and recipes for your picky eater

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Guest post by Kristina Starnes, speech language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding Dinner time can be anything but enjoyable at times. Not only for those families faced with the challenge of having a very selective eater, but for a lot of families in general. We start our days often in a rush, getting child A [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Words that, like, should be banned in 2013


Happy Monday! This morning on our Magic on Mamas 107.9 segment, we talked about words that have been banned for 2013. Not really banned, mind you, but nominated to be banned — or voted on by your fellow Americans to be eliminated from the English language. The list includes: fiscal cliff, YOLO (You Only Live [...]

Devotion in Motion: The blessing of a second wind

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9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash My father’s oldest brother was named Howard. He outlived all of his siblings, reaching the ripe old age of 89 years. My Uncle Howard [...]

The Rockwood Files: Saying “no” to the Gimme Monster

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 By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 There’s a monster in the house. His name is Gimme – as in “Gimme more.” His attempt to take over the children’s minds is frustrating. Less than one month after Santa’s generosity, the Gimme Monster still can’t stop clamoring for more. But we understand how this [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: More tips from parenting expert Dr. Michelle Borba

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Are you absolutely THRILLED it’s Friday? Well, so are we! Today in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segment, we wrapped up a week-long discussion about some of our favorite parenting tips from author Michelle Borba. The tips today included: “Stress face to face communication.” “Stay calm and show your kids how to deal with frustration.”  [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Riana Thomas

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Name: Riana Thomas Children’s names and ages? Lauryn (6)  Sarah (11 months) Where are you from and how long have you lived in NWA? I originally grew up in the Green Forest/Harrison, AR area, however in 2006 we were moved to Chicago for my husbands job (talk about a culture shock), he was just transferred back [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Two words of parenting advice

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Well, hello there! This week in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segments we’ve been talking about some great parenting tips from one of our favorite parenting experts, Dr. Michelle Borba. The tips today (listen to the clip below for more info): “Expect kindness.” “Teach your kids that failure is okay.” “Be a safety net.” As [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Top 30 Parenting Tips

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We’ve been sharing some great parenting tips right and left this week in our Mamas on Magic segments on Magic 107.9! Today’s tips were really thought-provoking and one that was super practical: to make your child seem more assertive (which helps avoid bullies), have them look at the color of the “talker’s” eyes.  We think [...]