NWA Calendar of Events + Spring Break activities: March 2014


Fantastic Mr. Fox Trike Theatre’s Youth Theatre production of Fantastic Mr. Fox is fun, family-friendly and springs to life on February 28th at NWACC’s White Auditorium. Performances run until March 2nd. Tickets are available on Trike’s website: www.triketheatre.org. Adults: $8; Students and Seniors 65+: $6. Come enjoy this fantastical story of mayhem with our group [...]

Life with Ladybug: 14 questions to ask your husband tonight

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My husband and I have a long history of asking each other probing questions on road trips. It’s a good way to reconnect, to get back a little of the old romance, to remind us of a time when we couldn’t wait to hear MORE about each other. So when we headed to Choctaw Casino [...]

Healthy Mama: What foods should I avoid eating while I’m pregnant?


By Dr. Matthew Steed, Mercy family practice doctor and obstetrician (and father of two) Most women seem to have a change in appetite immediately after finding out they’re pregnant. Your appetite may go into overdrive or disappear altogether. Along with the change in appetite you may notice strange cravings. Everyone has an opinion about what [...]

Giveaway: Tickets to see Chicago at Walton Arts Center

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Note from the mamas: Congrats to Kristy Hutchins, winner of the tickets and Bordinos gift card! The weather may STILL be cold outside, but this week’s Great Date Giveaway package is HOT. It includes two tickets to the Broadway show CHICAGO and dinner at the always amazing Bordinos Italian Restaurant, just a few steps away [...]

Mealtime Mama: A delicious Sungold Quiche


Happy Monday, mamas! We don’t know about you, but we love quiche. This recipe is from the Ozark Natural Foods recipe page (click here to see other great recipes) and it looks delicious. Sungold Quiche 1 9-inch pie crust 1 small onion 3 eggs Approximately 3/4 cup milk 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh chopped sweet peppers [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Do you have Mom brain?

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Okay, all jokes aside: Sometimes we really worry that our minds are slipping a bit. We’ve all heard about “mom brain,” and how parenting can sometimes make us less than razor-sharp, mentally. But when you feel like you’re struggling to remember all the things on your to-do list, or you walk into a room and [...]

Devotion in Motion: Cleaning up the mess

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10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash One of my favorite authors is Don Aslett, who has written dozens of books about cleaning, de-cluttering and organization. I’m not where I want to be yet, but I’ve learned a [...]

The Rockwood Files: Married with cold feet

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 When you’ve been married for a while, gifts aren’t as big a deal as they once were. There have been several times in our 15-year marriage when, instead of rushing around to find an anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift, Tom and I just say, “Hey, want [...]

Inside His Head: My husband has no friends except me

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Dear Inside His Head, My husband doesn’t have any friends he likes to do things with, so he wants to do everything with me. I love hanging out with him, but I don’t like it when he gets jealous when I go out with my girlfriends. I want and need both in my life. What [...]

Giveaway: Tickets to LEO at Walton Arts Center


Are your kids climbing the wall lately? Here’s an idea. Take them to see a show where the star really does climb the walls — literally. LEO hits the Walton Arts Center stage this Friday, February 21st at 8 p.m. (We’ll notify the winner of the four tickets on Thursday morning so you’ll have a [...]

Giveaway: Dancing with the Stars of NWA tickets!


If you’d love to be in the audience to see the fabulous Dancing with the Stars of NWA show, we’ve got two tickets for you! This would be a great date night event or a fun evening out with your bestie. ABOUT the DWTS of NWA EVENT: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on March 8 [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: What’s in your purse?

This week during our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio show, we’ll be talking about the MANY different ways parenthood takes over our day-to-day lives. Today (Monday) we’re taking a closer look at the purse. When Shannon and I first became moms 12 years ago, we went from cute little handbags to huge, bulging totes that [...]

Devotion in Motion: To shield and defend

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7 ¶ But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children. ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:7 (KJV) By Bro. John L. Cash Sometimes I write a column that strikes a chord with people. Last week’s devotional fit into that category, based on the response I received in my inbox. There [...]

The Rockwood Files: “Mom, what’s that supposed to mean?”

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 As a self-admitted “word nerd,” I love it when my kids want to know what something means. The English language is such a wonderfully complicated thing, and it’s fun to watch a kid’s comprehension grow along with her shoe size. But even word nerds are sometimes [...]

Video: Give yourself a Valentine’s Day manicure!

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Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to ditch the traditional manicure and do something kind of fun. We stumbled across this DIY nail tutorial on YouTube and loved the fresh ideas here. We’re not sure our hands are as steady as they’d need to be to pull off some of these designs, but the second [...]