Revive Medical Spa has the remedy mamas need

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There’s one main reason why we mama types don’t go to the spa as often as we need to. It all comes down to the old “wants versus needs” argument. You probably know it well because we all use it on our kids. As in, “No, you don’t NEED a new video game. You just [...]

Tax-free weekend is August 3rd and 4th

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Ladies, prepare to shop! Because tax-free weekend is upon us, and many of us have some back-to-school shopping to get done. I got a LOT of great deals on school clothes and shoes all over NWA last year during the tax-free weekend so I’m looking forward to this year’s event, too. If good quality shoes [...]

NWA Calendar of Events: August 2013

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First Thursday on the Fayetteville Square First Thursday Fayetteville is a monthly event held on the Downtown Fayetteville Square, celebrating original works of art. On the first Thursday of each month, an outdoor art walk, live music, and a charity beer garden take over the Square, while participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access [...]

Good Gossip: Guilt-free celebrity news

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Love a little gossip but hate to do something you teach your kids not to do? Yep, we get it. That’s why we only spread around the “Good Gossip,” — celebrity news minus any mean stuff. So have as much as you want because this “dish” is all guilt-free. As always, this feature is sponsored [...]

Mealtime Mama: Who’s up for some French Cake Bon Bons?

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You know how we moms love to put our feet up and eat bon bons? No? Well, we think it would be nice every now and then! Below is a Bon Bon recipe from a friend’s awesome mother, Carrie Chastain, who also happens to be a great cook. This is an easy recipe, which makes [...]

On Your Mind: About Asperger’s Syndrome

Dear Tom, I’ve been reading a lot about Asperger’s Syndrome lately, and my son has many of the characteristics associated with this condition. He is 8 years old and has never been diagnosed. Isn’t this something our pediatrician would have already caught? What type of doctor typically diagnoses someone with Asperger’s and how should I [...]

Greatest Hits from nwaMotherlode.com

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Happy Monday, mamas! We hope your week is off to a good start. This week during our Mamas on Magic 107.9 segments, we’re talking about some of the articles that have received the most clicks, likes and comments over the past five years that this website has been a part of the Northwest Arkansas community. [...]

Devotion in Motion: Showers of blessings

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30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth. Psalm 104:30 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” When we were newlyweds, Susan used to drive back to Arkansas to visit her mom for a week, and I would stay at home to preach at [...]

The Rockwood Files: No time for whine

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 One of my main goals as a parent is to raise non-whiners. It’s not easy. We’re all inclined to whine when things don’t go our way. Babies do it. Toddlers do it. Reality TV stars do it. And increasingly, older kids and grown-ups who really ought [...]

Healthy Mama: When new moms have the blues

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By Dr. Matthew Steed, Mercy physician and father of two Little girls often play with baby dolls and dream of the day when they’ll have a baby of their own, so why after years of waiting are new moms suddenly sad once their new bundle of joy has arrived? Our first child (Glyn) was the [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Sarah Jewell

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Name: Sarah Jewell Son’s name and age? Luke is 11 and Jackson is 16 months How long have you lived in NWA and what brought you here? I was born in Springdale in 1980, but was raised in Farmington. My dad grew up in Fayetteville, and met my mother, who is from Southwest Missouri, while [...]

Doc Talk: Factors that increase risk of breast cancer

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It’s time for another virtual trip to the doctor’s office. Most of us know that we should be doing breast self-exams regularly. But do you know when girls should start doing self breast exams? And do you know the specific factors that put you at higher risk for developing breast cancer during your lifetime? Click [...]

Beauty Buzz: Yummy foods for glowing skin

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor Recently, I discovered a list of yummy foods that will help me get glowing skin while stuffing my face. The experts at www.lifescript.com published a list of 10 complexion-boosting foods that actually sound good. I was expecting suggestions like water (duh) and spoonfuls of olive oil and instead found [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Book week!

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In our humble opinion, there’s not much that’s better than an awesome book, a quiet spot and time to get lost in another world for a little while. So this week we’re devoting our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segments to all things books. We’ll talk about our favorites, old and new, as well as [...]

Pet Parenting: Finding a great dog for your kids at the local animal shelter

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It’s time for another installment of Pet Parenting! Local pet behavior counselor, Denise Holmes, who owns a local private counseling business Ain’t Misbehavin’, answers your most perturbing pet problems here. The latest question: Q: “We’ve decided to adopt a dog from the animal shelter. What’s the best way to introduce my 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old [...]