Calendar of Events: January 2014

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Last Night Fayetteville Date: Dec. 31 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Fayetteville Square More info: Click here Winter Break Wonders at Crystal Bridges Museum Art projects, pop-up playgrounds, family tours and performances. Date: Through Jan. 5 Time: Varies Location: Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville More info: Click here Sing-a-Long Sound of Music Date: Jan. 10 Time: 7 [...]

Mealtime Mama: Hobo Soup

My family and I went to a holiday cookie decorating party a week or so ago and the host, Robert Williams, served this soup. It was just perfect for a cold day and when Robert said it was super easy, I (Shannon) had to ask for the recipe, of course. I’m all about yummy and [...]

Top 5 reasons to put guests in a hotel


5. Your guests won’t need to worry that they’re inconveniencing you. We love it when we have out-of-town guests here for a visit. And some of you might really, really want those relatives/friends to stay at your house when they come to visit, and that’s great. If it works well for you and the guests, [...]

Devotion in Motion:

14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. 15 My times are in thy hand. Psalm 31:14, 15a  (King James Version) By Bro. John L. Cash Well, today’s column is being brought about by a number of remarkable “firsts”.  This is my first column that I’ve ever typed aboard [...]

The Rockwood Files: A snowy dilemma


Note: This column was written earlier this month during that LONG snowy week out of school. Enjoy. Sure, I was dreaming of a white Christmas. We all were. It had been about two years since we’d seen those big, fluffy flakes float soundlessly to the ground, and it was lovely to watch a blanket of [...]

What We’re Reading: Books to read on your holiday break

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If you’ve got a few days off to enjoy the holidays — and you’re a book lover — you may be looking for some good reads. Here are a few we’ve enjoyed recently. If you’re in a rut: Start by Jon Acuff. Jon has been the keynote speaker at several conferences we’ve attended and we [...]

Pet Parenting: My dog is itching like crazy

Dear Denise, My dog is itching like crazy, but he doesn’t have fleas and I’m not seeing any obvious problems on his skin. All that scratching is making him — and us! — a little crazy. Any idea what could be wrong? Dear Mama: I generally don’t like to answer questions that appear to be [...]

Cute gifts at Ozark Natural Foods

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If you’re running out to Ozark Natural Foods for last-minute ingredients or just to pick up another quart of milk, remember you can also find some pretty cool gift items while you’re grocery shopping. Look at all the cute things we’ve spotted at Ozark Natural Foods lately — cute Zum soaps, Blue Q coin purses, [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Christmas Week!

Can you believe this is Christmas week? It came so quickly this year. During this week’s Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segments, we’re talking about all those last-minute preparations, memories of Christmas Eve, favorite gifts on Christmas Day and so much more. Listen to Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m. each weekday to hear the segments, [...]

Devotion in Motion: Don’t miss it

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16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.  Ephesians 5:16 (NLT)  By Bro. John L. Cash I’m writing you a short devotion this morning, because I know you have other fish to fry. You probably don’t have a lot of extra time for reading, because ready-or-not, Christmas is upon us. So, I [...]

The Rockwood Files: Ailing wise men and flaming angels

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 ‘Twas the day before Christmas when I got a splinter in my eye that nearly ruined everything. I was 7 years old and all set to be Wise Man No. 1 in the annual church Christmas play the next day. What first felt like a pesky [...]

JumpZone Stocking Stuffer

We LOVE this idea for a last minute stocking stuffer. Right now JumpZone is offering a 6 Jump Multi-Pass for $20 that will let you bring 1 child in for a play session SIX different times. (No expiration date!) OR you can bring 6 kids in for one visit. We really like that this pass [...]

Military Mama: Changing the World One Life at a Time


By Jade Stone Well, I don’t know about you but this past year is a big blur. Looking back, there has been so much that has happened in what feels like such a short period of time.It started off pretty rocky.I’m not sure I’ll ever forget talking to Jay at Midnight on New Year’s Eve, [...]