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Music Mama

Soothing the Savage Beast

There’s an old saying that goes like this: “Music soothes the savage beast.” So when you’re in the middle of a savage day and your mood has nearly deteriorated to “beast” level, try uploading some […]

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Life With Ladybug

Squirrelly

Heading home from school today, we drove past a dead squirrel, its body stiff, but its big, bushy tail whipping gaily in the high Northwest Arkansas wind. I quickly hoped my animal-loving daughter, Ladybug, wouldn’t […]

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Main Dishes

Chicken and Snow Pea Pasta

Ingredients: 6 oz. vermicelli or angel hair, broken in fourths 2 teaspoons oil 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½ inch strips 6 oz. frozen snow pea pods, partially thawed 1 cup skim […]

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Main Dishes

Spaghetti Pie

Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef ½ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped green pepper 1 jar (15 ounces) spaghetti sauce 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 eggs, beaten 2 […]

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Mealtime Mama

Mealtime Mama

Desperate for dinner ideas? Don’t worry, mama. We’ve got you covered. And if you’ve got a few recipe favorites you can share, send us an e-mail with the details.

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Mom Blogs:

My funny valentine

This love story begins with a blind date and low expectations. After all, I’d been on a few blind dates before and come away with nothing but the strong desire never to be fixed up […]

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Mom Blogs:

Second time around

Restaurant crowd sees naked nuggets Everybody said it would be easier this time. Potty-training kid No. 2 is supposed to be a snap, you see, because kid No. 2 is so eager to emulate the […]

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Mom Blogs:

When good dogs get old

This morning I looked out the kitchen window and saw our dogs, Holly and E.J., lying on the deck in a patch of sunlight. Sprawled out alongside each other, the curve of their backs fit […]

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Mom Blogs:

The sound of silence

When I was a little girl, my mother and I had a tradition. On a special night in September, she’d cook popcorn on the stove, make Coke floats and we’d settle in on the sofa […]

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Mom Blogs:

Today I laid an egg

Lessons learned in an unglamorous life Parenthood is not a glamorous sport. Often it can be downright humbling. Some days, it sneaks a toe over the line into “humiliating.” Last Sunday was one of those […]