Funny Friday: Laugh out loud photos

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Have you seen these great photos that have been circulating via email? Even if you’ve already enjoyed them in your inbox, they’re totally worth another look. Hope these pics make you smile today. Happy Friday! “Can I keep it?” “Bake for 20 minutes, then turn over…” Source: Third photo from (The other two did [...]

How smart are your appliances?

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We know you’re smart. And your kids are smart. Your husband is pretty smart. And your smartphone is a freakin’ genius. But… how smart are your appliances? With the spike in smartphone popularity, people have higher expectations for all the machines in their lives, including kitchen appliances. While our kitchens might not look like something [...]

Life with Ladybug: She’s turning 12. Fetch the smelling salts.

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By Shannon Magsam In three days my baby Ladybug will turn 12. That’s a pic of her (above) at a few weeks old. Don’t you just love those chubby cheeks? Mine, I mean. I haven’t quite wrapped my head around it, but ready or not – she’ll be a dozen years old. I remember when [...]

Ozark Natural Foods donates $20,000 to Apple Seeds Teaching Farm

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Isn’t it cool to see a local company doing generous things in the community? We were thrilled to see the news about Ozark Natural Foods making a HUGE donation — as in TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS huge — to an area non-profit group called Apple Seeds. This donation was on top of a $5,000 gift they’d [...]

Empty Nexter: How to be remembered fondly — and often

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By Carrie Perrien Smith Sometimes someone enters your life and weaves himself into it. That’s the way Jim was. He married my long-time friend, Kelly, eight years ago. He was a kind, cheerful, easy-going, helpful guy. That’s what she needed to help raise her three young men. We attended their parties, and they attended ours. [...]

Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: February 2014


Talent Wars Dinner and a talent show featuring local talent and local celebrities. You’ll get a great take-home bag. Feb. 1 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, Springdale More info: Click here Star Trek Film Festival/Geek the Library, Rogers Public Library RPL is hosting a free family-friendly Star Trek film festival beginning February [...]

Good Gossip: New judge, new babies and one cute actor

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Okay, we admit it. We love a little celebrity gossip but don’t want to do something we teach our kids not to do. It’s never good to indulge in stuff meant to humiliate or hurt another person. That’s why we came up with the concept of “Good Gossip,” which is celeb news minus any mean [...]

Giveaway: Win FREE financial planning sessions!


We bet that, like us, many of you made New Year’s resolutions to get your finances in order this year. But there are only a few days left in January and we haven’t quite started yet. This giveaway can help! If you don’t know where to start, financial planner Chris Haas of Freedom 5:one Ministries [...]

Mealtime Mama: Broccoli Salad


This salad is sweet and savory — perfect for the next potluck or as a side dish with dinner tonight. It’s delicious! Broccoli Salad Dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (I use a little less) Salad: 2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped 1/2 cup diced red onion 1 cup raisins [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: To fight or not to fight?

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You know how sometimes your kid will do something irritating, and you consider giving them a little lecture about it? But then you stop yourself because, well, some things just aren’t worth fighting about. But what things make it on your “worth a fight” list and which ones don’t? And how do you decide which [...]

Devotion in Motion: Be on the lookout for God’s gifts

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3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts:     the whole earth is full of his glory.  Isaiah 6:3  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash My younger son, Seth, has always been a man of few words.  One day when he was about 4 years old I [...]

The Rockwood Files: Goodbye to an old friend


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 A sad thing happened here a few weeks before Christmas. I didn’t write about it at the time, mostly because it’s not good to coat your laptop’s keyboard in salty tears and also because it was nearly Christmas – which is supposed to be the “most [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Joyce Binam Davis


Name: Joyce Binam Davis Daughter’s name and age: Paige, 3 years Where are you from and how long have you lived in NWA? Harrison, AR.  I moved to Fayetteville to attend the University of Arkansas. I’m not saying how many years ago that was! How did you meet your husband? During a haircut, my stylist [...]

Healthy Mama: Exercise guidelines during pregnancy

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By Dr. Matthew Steed, Mercy family practice doctor and obstetrician (and father of 2) I’m commonly asked what things are safe during pregnancy. Over the years, I’ve been asked some “odd” questions: “My aunt has been checking my cervix and thinks I’m in labor. Do you mind checking me?” “Is red wine good for my [...]