Life with Ladybug: I’m feeling 22


By Shannon Magsam I’m slowly waking up from my music coma. Eleven years ago, about 72 hours after giving birth to a baby girl, I started driving down a long stretch of highway where my radio could only pick up one station. And it played all kid music all the time. Even the CDs and [...]

On Your Mind: The timing of a divorce

Dear Tom, I know there’s never a “good time” for getting a divorce, but is it wise to delay it for the kids’ benefit? My husband and I agree that we won’t stay together long-term. Our kids are in college and high school and the youngest will graduate in a year and a half. My [...]

Doc Talk: What you need to know about heartburn


We’re nearly at the end of Heart Month, so we’re wrapping things up with a topic that may sound like it’s heart-related but it’s actually more of a common stomach problem — heartburn. So many people struggle with heartburn, and most moms know how it can really become a nuisance during pregnancy. But when does [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to treat large pores


By Dr. Cheryl Hull, dermatologist and owner of Hull Dermatology Most women are concerned about the visibility of their facial pores. There are three main things that cause pores to enlarge: genetics, age and sun damage. People who have thick, oily skin tend to have large pores as well. With age, pore size changes because [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Do you suffer from Facebook envy?

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Happy Monday, mamas! This week in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segments, we’ll be talking about Facebook. No technical stuff, but topics like etiquette, posting too much, how to take better pics and the benefits of staying the heck away from Facebookville. Today we talked about how the world’s largest social network could be affecting [...]

Great Date Giveaway: One Night Out with Queen


You know what you need? You need a date night that rocks — seriously rocks. So this week we’re giving two tickets to one rockin’ mama so she can take her sweetie (or a hard rockin’ friend) to see One Night of Queen at the Walton Arts Center on March 15, 2013. Things start rockin’ [...]

Mealtime Mama: A punch recipe fit for a prom


All this NWA Mom Prom talk has made us thirsty for some party punch. (If you missed that conversation, click here to read about the Mom Prom that Motherlode is throwing on May 4 and how you can buy tickets!) When I (Shannon) start thinking about punch, I can’t help but think of my Aunt [...]

Devotion in Motion: Dangerous “friends”

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1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. Luke 17:1  (NIV) By Bro. John L. Cash Being a pastor, people often talk to me when they need help with a problem. I counsel with members of my church, [...]

The Rockwood Files: T is for Team

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Most parents want certain things for our kids – good health, love, happiness and a strong faith. But sometimes when I’m watching our three kids goofing around together, the thing I wish for most is that they’ll always be on each other’s team. In this country, [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: What we wish we’d known then…

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Happy Friday, mamas! This week in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segments we talked about some of the things we wish we’d known when were were, you know, YOUNGER. No, we’re not ancient, but we do have a few parenting years under our belt and can definitely say that time is a great teacher. We’re [...]

Five Minutes with a Mom: Emily Garrett


Name: Emily Garrett Where do you live in NWA?  East Fayetteville Child(ren)’s names and ages: Maddisen 10, Phoebe 5, Cooper 2 Where did you grow up?  Northern Arizona How would you describe a typical day in your busy mama life? Everyday is different, but I try to start each day by spending some time in [...]

Pet Parenting: That dog won’t stop barking!

Dear Denise, My dog barks all day long and I’m worried my neighbors are getting annoyed. What anti-bark techniques or devices would you recommend? What about the sonic devices? I’m a little desperate. Thank you! Dear Mama: Barking dogs can be a real barrier to harmonious neighborhood living. Thank you for recognizing that. I get [...]

Good Gossip: Celebrities, comebacks and coffee perks

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It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for a little “Good Gossip” — the only guilt-free celebrity gossip column in Northwest Arkansas. We scour the magazines and the Web for the latest in celebrity news, being careful to weed out the nasty rumors so that you can enjoy your gossip without the guilty conscience. As always, [...]