What Easter is All About


¶ Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed– in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52  (NKJV) By Bro. John [...]

The Rockwood Files: Gliding through Spring Break

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 It’s the first day of Spring Break, and I did something this morning I haven’t done in more than a decade. I slept – until noon. I don’t know if I should be proud or ashamed, but since I so rarely get that much time to [...]

NWA Calendar of Events: April 2013

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An Evening with Kool and the Gang Date: Tuesday, April 2 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Walton Arts Center More info: Click here Goodbye Charlie, Rogers Little Theatre Date: April 4-7 (March 29-31 also) Time: Varies Location: Rogers Little Theatre, Rogers More info: Click here First Thursday, Fayetteville Date: April 4 Location: Fayetteville Square More info: [...]

On Your Mind: High energy kid or ADHD?

Dear Tom, My 5-year-old son is very high-energy and has always been “on the go.” I always thought this was normal for boys this age. But lately I’ve had a few people ask me if he is ADHD. I dismissed the comments as rude, but last week my son’s Sunday School teacher asked me the [...]

Northwest Arkansas March for Babies

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As mothers, we all know that — even though pregnancy is a miraculous, wonderful thing — it can also be scary. And anyone who has ever been pregnant worries about premature labor and what might happen if the baby comes too soon. For many families, that fear becomes reality. Brooke and Baylee Tabor are sisters [...]

Updated list of 2013 Easter Egg Hunts in Northwest Arkansas

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We keep hearing about new Easter egg hunts around Northwest Arkansas, so we decided it would be a good idea to post an updated round-up! Please share any others you might know about in comments below. Pinnacle Hills Promenade Egg Hunt Children can hunt for eggs with the Easter Bunny starting at 1:30 p.m. on [...]

Empty Nexter: Is she really wearing that?


By Carrie Perrien Smith Okay, brace yourself. I’m going to weigh in on fashion. I’ve loved to follow fashion trends my whole life. I haven’t necessarily looked the part but often admired those that did. Early in my professional career in Dallas, I tried to get into the apparel manufacturing industry. It was a short-lived [...]

Northwest Arkansas Mom’s Choice Awards 2013 and a HUGE giveaway!

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**Voting is closed! We’ll reveal the winning businesses — and the winner of the Mother’s Day giveaway package — soon. When it comes to finding the best businesses in town, who knows better than a mama? That’s why we want YOUR opinions! Women and mothers are always on the lookout for the “best” when it [...]

Giveaway: Children’s show with pets at Walton Arts Center!

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Note from the mamas: Congratulations to Laura Wakefield, winner of the Popovich tickets! Have a great time, Wakefield family! Do you think your kids would love a show that involves a juggling comic who’s assisted by 15 house cats, 10 dogs, four geese, eight white doves, and two parrots? We thought so! We’ve got FOUR [...]

Mealtime Mama: Boil extra Easter eggs and make this!


Christy Walker, who blogs locally at Violets Before Roses, loves to collect cookbooks. She recently shared this “deviled eggs” recipe with us and she said they are absolutely delicious. She plans to make them for her family’s Easter brunch. The original source is Susan Bigelow of Westover Jr. H.S., Morgantown, West Virginia. Ms. Bigelow was [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Milestones for older kids

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This week we’re talking about the milestones older kids go through — those all-important steps they take as they approach adulthood. Click the links below to hear each day’s segment: Monday, March 25, 2013 radio segment  Tuesday, March 26, 2013 radio segment Wednesday, March 27, 2013 radio segment Thursday, March 28, 2013 radio segment Friday, [...]

Devotion in Motion: A blessing returned


“Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” ~ Hebrews 6:14 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” When I was a little boy in the 1960’s, before I started elementary school, I watched Captain Kangaroo every morning.Children’s programming was special back in those days.We didn’t have VCR’s, or [...]

The Rockwood Files: Playing the referee


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 When you give birth to your second child (or third or fourth or fifth), the nice people at the hospital usually give you a little gift as you leave to take the baby home. It’s typically something like a new diaper bag or a basket full [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Beth Hall

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Name: Beth Hall Son’s name and age: “Hap,” age 7. How long have you lived in NWA and what brought you here? I moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1995 to attend college at the U of A. Tell us about your photography career: I worked for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for 6 years and then started [...]