Giveaway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Walton Arts Center

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We’re so happy the ‘tale as old as time’ is returning to Walton Arts Center. We know from the last performance (in 2010) that this live production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is AMAZING. And we have FOUR opening night tickets to give away so you can experience the romance and enchantment, too! An [...]

Freshair’s new Blowout Bar!

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There’s a new cure in town for bad hair days. Freshair Salon has opened a new “Blowout Bar!” Wildly popular in big cities, blowout bars offer a quick fix that takes your hair from ho-hum to amazing. A blowout includes a wash, blow dry and finish by a professional stylist. And it doesn’t matter if [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: All about food!

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Good Monday morning, mamas! Hope your week is off to a great start. This week during the Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio chat, we’ll be talking about FOOD — a topic that’s near and dear to our hearts (and stomachs.) We’ll talk about: lunchbox tips meal planning picky eaters after school snacks favorite fall recipes [...]

Devotion in Motion: Are you your brother’s keeper?


9 ¶ Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”  Genesis 4:9  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash I was walking past a television the other afternoon when I heard a talk-show host shout out a closing remark: “Remember! You, and [...]

The Rockwood Files: What to be when you grow up


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 There’s an ongoing conversation in our house about what we’re going to be when we grow up. Our three kids regularly revisit and revise their career plans – wondering aloud what the best or the coolest job might be. We’ve told them many times that there’s [...]

October 2013 Calendar: Halloween (and other) events in Northwest Arkansas!

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Fall Carnival at the Rodeo of the Ozarks Pride of Texas will be bringing rides for all ages. Armbands will be available. Date: Oct. 3-6 Time: 5 p.m. Location: Parsons Stadium, Springdale More info: Click here Benton County Sheriff’s Annual Haunted House Free “Scare Free Zone” for the more timid. This is one of the [...]

Healthy Mama: What you NEED to know about the flu shot

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By Dr. Matthew Steed, Mercy family practice doctor and obstetrician (and father of two) Q: I’m pregnant and don’t want to risk getting the flu shot. Do I have to get it? A: Yes and here’s why. Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to develop severe illness and die than the general population. Recent [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Eileen Jennings

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Name: Eileen Jennings Daughter’s name and age: Scout Pepper, 4 Where are you from and what brought you to NWA? Grew up in St. Paul, Madison county. Moved away a few times (Berkeley, Kansas City, France), but came back in 2004 so my husband could join his father’s architecture firm. If you went back to [...]

Doc Talk: Preventing Type 2 diabetes


We hear so much in the news about the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and how many health complications it can trigger. So today’s Doc Talk is devoted to how we can prevent this health issue in our lives and in the lives of our kids or husband. Click the video “play” button below to [...]

Baby’s name honors corpsman who saved father’s life

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All the babies born at Mercy Hospital are special, but the birth of Kellen Jason Kennedy caused an extra special flurry of excitement. Baby Kellen was an honor to his family, of course, but he also honored the navy corpsman medic whom he was named after. Just two years prior Kellen’s father, Marine Sergeant Marshall [...]

Jumpzone’s back-to-school special discount

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If you’re looking to book a birthday party (or maybe a fun Halloween party), you may want to take advantage of the back-to-school special going on at Jumpzone right now. The special is a $40 discount off a regular package (excluding the 5-kid package and last-minute booking specials). The $40 discount can be used to [...]

Good Gossip: Closet cat, best-dressed award and “under butt”?

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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 [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Kids and sports

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Are you in the car or near a computer or smartphone around 7:45 a.m. weekday mornings? If so, we’d love it if you’d join us for our weekday radio chat on Magic 107.9 during morning drive time. It’s called “Mamas on Magic,” and this week we’re talking about kids and sports, since so many of [...]

Mealtime Mama: Easy Chicken Soup


I ran across the recipe for “Paige’s Chicken Soup” over the weekend. I hadn’t seen it in several years, but when I pulled out a cookbook the  yellow, lined paper with the handwritten recipe fluttered to the kitchen floor. It’s starting to feel like soup weather, so enjoy! Paige’s Chicken Soup (Double Order) 2 cans [...]

Devotion in Motion: 3 reasons NOT to be anonymous


2 “For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. 3 “Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops. Luke 12:2-3 (NKJV) By Bro. [...]